My family gave me a collective eye roll when I mentioned I wanted to paint our window well grates. Before our exterior was painted, I NEVER paid attention to the window well grates in our backyard. All of a sudden, the aluminum finish was a little dull, tired and did not look great against the freshly painted exterior.
Kind of like my complexion after the long winter.
Window well grates serve a purpose. They are the gatekeepers for blowing leaves, little critters and random debris that finds its way to the edge of the window well.
And, if you have a garden level or walk out basement you may have a few window well grates to cover your egress window. But, safety doesn’t mean window well grates can’t get a refresh!
You can see where a plan to refresh the window well grates was lower on the to-do list for some family members. The concrete foundation did not add a pop of color.
I used Primer + Paint black flat spray paint for this project. That’s it! I taped packing paper to the adjacent wall to minimize paint spray on the house. I’m not always the most diligent when it comes to the prep part of the paint. I always say, “That’s why there’s touch up paint.”