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Painting old wood windows

Posted by Preston Scott on May 10th, 1998 07:30 AM
In reply to Painting wooden windows by Chris Luther on April 21st, 1998 10:02 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Chris,

You didn't say, but when you had the old lead paint stripped, did you remove the glass?

If so, or for that matter when replacing a pane, it's important that boiled linseed oil be applied to the wood before applying the glazing compound or putty. This not only preserves the wood but also prevents the wood from sucking oil from the glazing compound causing it to shrink and loosen. After drying a few days, a coat of paint should be applied to the glazing compound to prevent it drying out completely, cracking and loosening in time.

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