photo of old windows with peeling paint
photo of old windows with peeling paint

Window Restoration ~ Paint Removal

Paint Removal and Restoration of Windows

Got windows like those shown above and not sure what to do? They may be old and covered in layers of peeling lead paint but they are part of the fabric and character of your home. Old Village can restore these windows at a cost comparable to replacing them.

  • Don't Replace Old Windows ~ Restore Them!
  • Old Growth wood windows will last a very long time with proper maintenance
  • Retain the antique, wavy, imperfect, distorted, beautiful glass that gives your home character!
  • Keep the windows that were crafted to match and fit your house
  • Energy Efficiency comparable to new windows (Univ of Vermont, US Army)
  • Restoration Cost comparable to replacement
  • Old Village is EPA Certified for Lead Paint
  • A Greener choice than throwing away absolutely good windows!
  • ... read more about myth-busting replacement windows

Stripped, repaired and repainted ~12 window sashes for original double-hung windows on 110 year old house, stripped repainted and weather stripped 2 doors, and repainted walls and ceilings of three rooms..... We are supremely satisfied!


Restoration includes complete removal of old paint - including lead based paint - repairs, reglazing, installation and painting to give you beautiful, original, working windows with energy ratings comparable to new windows.

Restore ~ Don't Replace!

The original wood windows in your older home are likely made of old growth wood that just isn't available today. According to The Old House Guy these windows should last about 50 years before needing maintenance - and if properly maintained should continue to protect your home for 200 years or more. Replacement window manufacturers offer warranties of 10 years and independent sources estimate the life span of replacements at only 10-40 years. Old Village can restore your old windows, maintain the character of your home and allow your windows to continue protect your home for many years.

They took excellent care of our home, which is over 120 years old, and comes with lots of "surprises", like shutters that have been rigged up with wire for 50 years or the rotted window sills that couldn't be seen during the proposal phase. These "surprises" never seemed to bother them; they knew exactly how to handle each issue without a big production being made of the problem. Our home looks absolutely beautiful. We would highly recommend Old Village Master Painters and will certainly be calling them again for our next project."

Old Village Window Restoration

  • We remove the windows and remove the paint and glazing off-site using our new EnveloStrip™ process see below.
  • Replace any glass that is broken - using antique glass where appropriate
  • Reglaze the windows
  • Repair rotted or damaged wood
  • Repair and restore the sashes - replace sash cords where needed
  • Add or Replace weather stripping
  • Fit the window so it is both weather tight and opens and closes as expected
  • Finish paint with high quality, long lasting paints - we can color match your existing vintage colors
  • Leave you with an old window that matches your home and looks and works like than new (or better)
  • Save the windows from the landfill and improve energy efficiency - the Greener Solution

EnveloStrip™ Proprietary Paint and Finish Removal Process!

Many older homes have interior and exterior doors with multiple layers of old paint or varnish. We can remove these old paints and finishes off-site using our proprietary EnveloStrip™ Paint Removal Process.

EnveloStrip™ is a new process that we developed to remove Paint, Varnishes, Lacquer, Shellac and other Finishes from windows, doors and more. Not Dip-n-Strip, EnveloStrip is environmentally friendly and safe for wood. The work is done off-site at our facility to eliminate any mess at your home. We can easily handle oversize doors and windows, and homes with large numbers of doors and windows as is common in the older homes in Chestnut Hill and the Main Line.

Old Village is also EPA Certified for Removing Lead Paint and has a great deal of experience restoring older doors and windows with lead paint issues.

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Historic Windows

Old Village completely restored this c1844 cottage on the grounds of The Highlands in Whitemarsh, including removing lead paint from the entire structure, and removing and restoring the doors and windows.

photo of Gardeners Cottage at The Highlands after restoration
Gardener's Cottage at The Highlands after restoration by Old Village Master Painters
photo of Gardeners Cottage at The Highlands after restoration
Gardener's Cottage at The Highlands after restoration by Old Village Master Painters

Specialty and Oversized Windows

We specialize in restoring the over-sized and specialty architectural windows often found on the older homes in Chestnut Hill and the Main Line, like these beautiful palladium windows on a home on St Martin's Lane that is registered with the Chestnut Hill Preservation and Historical Association.

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Old Village safely removed the old lead paint, primed and repainted the windows, and restored the louvered shutters and side casement windows at this home on St Martin's Lane
photo of Federal Home Arched Windows
Old Village safely removed the old lead paint, primed and repainted the windows, and restored the louvered shutters and side casement windows at this home on St Martin's Lane



See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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