Interior sealing glass to wooden frames.

Jul 29, 2018
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Huddersfield. UK.
United Kingdom

I'm currently doing work around the bungalow involving six reglazing jobs; three are single pane three are double glazed. To the bungalow rear we have a little used two roomed extension which suffers extremes of our climate; today it's a hot 28C but in winter it plummets to sub zero. In winter the windows suffer condensation which runs down to the frame causing a dirty black line along the putty joint; last winter was bad and although daily I removed the excess water it must have got well into the joint now with the hot weather it's actually blown some of the paint lifting and cracking it.

I'm raking the joint out and this time intend to run paintable sealant along to prevent water getting into the joint; I'm using Geocel painters mate caulk;


I'm always willing to learn from those who know more than I do so can any member suggest a better method please; funds aren't a problem but I want to do jobs once and do them well.


This is the extension room I'm working in.

Here's one of the glass to frame joints being raked out; the linseed oil putty is very old and brittle; it had also sunk a bit so was a water trap; any dirt on the glass over the years was washed down by the condensation to form an ugly black line.

Not pretty but I'm not the type to simply rub down with abrasive paper and cover with new paint only for it to quickly fail. The frames are now very dry so perfect to receive plenty of TLC; I don't care how long it takes or what it costs I want to do a top job. I've just replaced the worst window glass with a new double glazed unit but it was a terrible job having to open up the rebate.

Kind regards, ColinW.


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