Window Restoration: Restore Wooden Windows
with The Silent Paint Remover.
Now, with the Silent Paint Remover it is well worth the effort
required to restore old wooden windows. To replace quality wood
windows like this is almost impossible and very expensive. New replacement
windows today will not last nearly as long as these old windows.
We hope to bring more understanding about the restoring old windows
instead of listening to the window salesman, who only what to sell
you new replacement windows. The salesman never lets you know that
you can restore the old sashes!
restoration. This window needed desperate attention for restoration.
Carefully open sealed windows. Heat the sash edges with
the Silent Paint Remover and use our Window
and Clapboard Opener to easily open any window painted shut.
This tool is a great for releasing any window or seam painted shut.
Just heat with infrared
and run the tool in the seam. Remove all paint to the surface of
the wood. Remove the window sashes.
Remove the window glazing. Heat the window glazing with
the Silent Paint Remover. Immediately
remove the paint - and as soon as possible - scrape the inside sash
edge to remove the window glazing with the Chisel
with Roller tool. This is a very useful tool for window restoration.
are the tools that work well. We used a clapboard
with roller and the Silent Paint Remover
for removing all paint and glazing on this window.
Professional Restoration Tool Kit includes all of the restoration
tools you could ever need - and an ingenious tool case too.
Remove the glass. Once all paint is removed on both sides
and all glazing pins are removed the glass can be taken out. The
glass should not be forced out. If there is any resistance re-heat
the glass slightly until any window glazing of silicone caulk releases.
Do not apply any pressure on the glass because it may cause the
glass to break.
all old paint and clean the glass.
and apply primer. Do a light hand sanding to make sure the edge
is clean and ready for the first coat of linseed oil primer - a
long lasting base for the topcoats.
linseed oil can be injected into seams and creates a perfect rot
resistance. If you can wait for the linseed oil to dry.
the linseed oil primer on the edge where the glass comes in contact.
Make sure it dries a day or two in room temperature. Clean off the
glass with a glass scraper before reinstalling the glass.
Apply caulk. When the
primer is dry, apply a paintable window caulk. Use a good quality
caulk. This step replaces the use of glazing pins. The window caulk
will hold the glass in place. You will also get a good seal around
the glass edge.
window glass. Replace the glass and press it onto the caulk,
gently. Let it settle for a day before you removing the excess caulk
and before applying the window glazing.
The Silent Paint Remover makes it
possible to remove paint on all wood surfaces and is very effective
on wooden windows and doors.
we have removed all the paint around the exterior of the window
frame using the Silent Paint Remover.
We are finding very old wood under the many layers of paint in excellent
condition. This house was built 1912.
It is amazing the quality of the wood that was used those days.
This restoration is really worth the effort.
Finish the job. Finish restoration with two coats of linseed
oil primer and two coats of 100% acrylic topcoat. Make sure you
paint approximately 1/8" onto the glass to ensure a good seal between
the glass and the sash.