Many homeowners who want to restore their wooden windows in the attic, garage, and interior home are seeking guidance on how to repair rot and decay on wooden windows that has amassed over time.
It is advisable to refer to the wealth of information that is available before attempting this delicate project. The specific information will detail which products can best assist in this undertaking. It is also recommended that a project of this nature be discussed with a window expert or someone else with comparable knowledge. If an expert is not available, acquire the necessary information by visiting a local library or attending a seminar on the matter.
For wooden window projects that require repair to large hole gauging and severe wood splits, a filler product is recommended. Fillers are available in different sizes and types and can be purchased at home improvement stores throughout the country and on the Internet. Fillers are commonly manufactured in squeezable cylinders so that dispensing the product is simple. After the filler is applied, provide time for it to harden and then sand, using the correct grit grade, and finish with a finisher. Consult with subject matter experts on which type of sandpaper and finisher to use.
For small nail holes in the window frame the use of putty is recommended. Putty can be purchased at home improvement stores or on the Internet as well. They are generally pre mixed and can match the color of a specific wood if a swatch of the window is brought to the store to compare. Just a dub of into the nail holes is necessary. Allow the putty to harden and dry.
Rotted wood is caused by damages from water. Wetness and moisture makes wood soft and can bring about mold. For rotted repairing, chisel out the rotted area with a screwdriver and pry out the rotted fibers of wood until cleared. Provide enough time for the area to be totally dry before laying down a coat of hardener. Hardeners are available from the same stores and from the Internet as well. Apply the hardener, permit time for it to saturate into the wood and dry, before applying filler.
For repairs to window sills, use a urethane based finish product. Ensure that the sill is cleaned and wax free. Allow the sill be dry thoroughly before scuffing with a sandpaper recommended for this purpose.
These recommendations provide homeowners with an overview on how to repair rot and decay on wooden windows in their homes. It is strongly suggested that an ample amount of time be given to researching, planning, and costing the project before it is undertaken.