My mom has windows that are about 10 years old. I noticed the caulking around her windows were very nasty and started to crack. I hated looking at them, so I decided to do something about it.
Here is a better picture of the caulk. I cleaned it and try to scrape as much of it as I could off all the windows.
She also has some really old shutters, and they looked horrible.
For the caulk, I used Lexel in white. It’s just as waterproof as silicone and way easier to use and clean up. Unlike most silicone, it’s paintable. But if you use it, you have to wait 2 days to coat it with latex paint and a week for oil based paint.
When it came time to paint, I decided to go with a spray paint. So I used Rust-Oleum high performance spray paint. High gloss white for the windows, and high gloss black for the shutters.
This project I did a little at a time for a few months. But all of her windows are done and they look so much better.