I think that's what it's called, isn't it? - pressing putty into window
frames to secure the glass panes. Haven't done any of this for at least 25
years and now need to replace old putty in the process of renovating a
couple of windows of our house. What I'd like to know is if there has been
anything new come on the market to replace the old stuff, or to make the
process easier? I was never much good at it, always had uneven finishes, and
I'm hoping life's a bit easier now?
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:29:31 +0100, steve marchant wrote:
If you can clear it all it can be replaced with a thin layer then pin
quadrant beading over it while still soft. Clean off the excess putty and
you are left with a clean finish ready for painting in couple of days.
Might need a mitre block for the quadrant.
It is more expensive than using putty alone but gives a much better finish
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 20:58:25 +0100, "steve marchant"
Yes. You bed the quadrant into the putty. The putty does the sealing.
I'd suggest drilling some holes (0.8mm IIRC) in the quadrant to take
the panel pins otherwise the wood will likely split. Putty over
afterwards then paint or varnish when dry. Used this method on
kitchen windows in my old house. Don't know how long it would have
lasted but I replaced all the windows with PVC after 10 years anyway.
You can get a putty tape now. I got mine from a double glazing contractor. I
think it came in a 10 Metre roll. Its two plastic tapes with 2mm of putty in
between. You use it like double sided sellotape. Peel of one plastic and
stick down to glass. Peel off other plastic and tack a wooden quadrant in
place as previous response says. Clean off excess putty. Its cleaner and
quicker. You might need a bit of practice so buy more than you need cos it
sticks like $^$^(. and you ruin it if its not in the right place.
Glazing mastic is better than putty, it can be applied by hand and it takes
ages to set (you don't really want it to set but remain flexible) as a seal.
It's specially made for glazing bead (you don't necessarily have to use
quadrant), Glazing bead looks a lot better than quadrant.
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