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Old Village removed the lead paint and restored these beautiful palladium arch windows (each with 61 panes) on this historic mansion on St Martin's Lane in Chestnut Hill
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Window Restoration ~ Paint Removal


Paint Removal and Restoration of Windows

The original windows in older homes are part of the fabric and character of your home. Old Village specializes in restoring the over-sized and specialty architectural windows often found on the older homes in Chestnut Hill,the Main Line and the historic homes of Philadelphia and throughout the Delaware Valley - like the beautiful palladium windows shown above on a home on St Martin's Lane (registered with the Chestnut Hill Preservation and Historical Association)


On the fence about whether you should Restore or Replace your old windows?
Read our blog post Window Restoration vs Replacement on which choice might be best for you.


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!

New EPA Lead Threshold Standards Proposed!

The Environmental Protection Agency on June 22, 2018 proposed to lower the dust-lead hazard standards on floors and window sills. These standards apply to most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as day care centers and kindergarten facilities. (press release)

Old Village Window Restoration

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Old Finish restored 25 windows in this c1840 townhouse on Rittenhouse Square
  • We remove the paint and glazing off-site using our new EnveloStrip™ process (see below).
  • Replace broken panes - using antique glass where appropriate
  • Reglaze the windows
  • Repair rotted or damaged wood
  • Repair and restore the sashes/sash cords
  • Add or Replace weather stripping
  • Fit the window so it is both weather tight and opens and closes as expected
  • Finish paint - matching your vintage colors with high quality, long lasting paints like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams or for a super high gloss we can also offer Fine Paints of Europe
  • Leave you with an original window that matches your home and looks and works like new (or better)
  • Save the windows from the landfill and improve energy efficiency - the Greener Solution
  • Old Village can also offer the highest quality architectural storm windows (see below)

Tight and Energy Efficient!

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Old Village removed all lead paint then restored this beautiful sunburst window in Chestnut Hill
  • Expertly Restored Older Windows are comparable to replacement windows in Energy Efficiency (Univ of Vermont, US Army)
  • Durable Old Growth Wood no longer available but these old original windows should last 50 years before needing maintenance and if properly maintained they should last indefinitely( The Craftsman's Blog)
  • Expected Life-span of a replacement window depends on the brand, materials, how well they are installed, and the environment they are installed in, and can range from 8-40 years (Improvement Center)
  • Keep the windows that were crafted to match and fit your house ~ Retain the antique, wavy, imperfect, distorted, beautiful glass that gives your home character!
  • Restoration Cost comparable to replacement
  • Older and Historically Significant Homes/Buildings are an Old Village specialty
  • Old Village is Certified for Lead Paint Removal and Abatement
  • New Energy Efficient specialty Interior Storm Windows available from Old Village (see below)
  • A Greener choice than throwing away absolutely good windows!
  • ... read more about myth-busting replacement windows

A Greener Choice!

Energy Efficient Internal Storm Windows

Older Windows + properly fitted storm windows are very energy-efficient and long lasting. Old Village can provide excellent Velva-Lume storm windows that are not only extremely energy efficient but are installed on the interior - preserving the look and character of your home.

(Old Village) 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."

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.


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Old Village removed all lead paint then restored this beautiful sunburst window in Chestnut Hill

Introducing EnvelloStrip™ 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.

EnvelloStrip™is a new proprietary process that developed by Old Village Master Painters to remove Paint, Varnishes, Lacquer, Shellac and other Finishes from windows, doors and more.

Not Dip-n-Strip, EnvelloStrip is environmentally friendly and safe for wood!

Most 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.

We Preserve the Details

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The millwork on the mulliion and the carving on the mintons after we removed the paint from this window on St Martin's Lane in Chestnut Hill shows the exquisite care that Old Village Master Painters takes when doing this kind of work on your fine home

EPA and PA Certified for Lead

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Old Village is EPA Certified for Removing Lead Paint and PA Certified for Lead Abatement and has a great deal of experience restoring older doors and windows with lead paint issues. See Proposed lower thresholds on lead dust exposure)

Specialty Storm Windows

Older Windows with the correct storm windows are very energy-efficient and long lasting. Old Village can provide excellent storm windows that are not only extremely energy efficient but are installed on the interior - maintaining the look and character of your home.

Historic Building in Virginia with Velve-A-Lume storm windows (West Window Corp)

"The preservation and renovation of homes and buildings of historic and architectural significance presents a singular challenge involving windows. Often, due to restrictions and guidelines enacted by localities, existing architectural details, such as windows, must be preserved. The VELV-A-LUME Storm Window has been used extensively in these situations. Designed to fit flush within the existing window opening, it's often difficult to detect that a storm window has been installed." (West Window Corp)

Beautiful Finishes

After restoration we apply the Old Village touch to bring out the absolute best in your windows and home. These windows and trim are finished in a deep, luxurious black that contrasts beautifully with the classic white walls.

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Interior windows and trim finished in luxurious black from Fine Paints of Europe

Repair and Preserve

This old shutter was really showing its age with most of the top part and several louvers completely rotted out. We saved it by replacing the rotted wood on the frame using a dutchman repair and reproducing louvers. After some high quality paint this old farm house shutter will be as good as new

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Old Village used a dutchman to replace part of this damaged shutter and reproduced several new louvers

Historic Windows

Old Village has an appreciation for older and historic properties and has had the pleasure to work on some of the finest in the area.



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Lots of details in this pedimented entrance to our clients fine home in Chestnut Hill. We removed all lead paint from this home while preserving the beautiful details and fine woodwork around these windows, the front columns, and the arched window to the left.



More than just a Painting Company ~ We Cater to Fine Homes

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
348 Railroad Ave
Ambler, PA 19002 USA
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