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by patrick
Sat May 23, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Painting Frames, Sills and Casing
Replies: 6
Views: 20021

Re: Painting Frames, Sills and Casing

John, any concerns about the perm ratings for alkyd primers? I thought the recommendation for using acrylic latex paint as topcoat was to promote breathability and transmission of water vapor out of the wood. Wouldn't an alkyd primer with a perm rating of less than 1 act very much like an alkyd topc...
by patrick
Sun May 17, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Assess & Document Conditions
Topic: Initial assessment of windows I want to save
Replies: 9
Views: 13702

Re: Initial assessment of windows I want to save

Well, I have further assessed in very disorganized and stream of consciousness fashion my windows, at least first floor ones. I have found one nightmare sash, open to weather as my wife placed a window AC on it...in my defense/excuse making, I go abroad a lot, I didn't notice this unit there till no...
by patrick
Mon May 04, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 31
Views: 110504

Re: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

Two quick and probably useless observations about the above videos: The artist in the non-talkie video seems to be using what looks like Dap 33! The Sashco putty used by Mr. Gustafson is no longer offered by Sashco, on their website...
by patrick
Mon May 04, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing Putty & Rabbet Pre-treatment Test
Replies: 1
Views: 3588

Re: Sash Glazing Putty & Rabbet Pre-treatment Test

Hello, John, as you know I'm in the early stages of window sash assessment and doing considerable research on materials and methods. I keep wavering back and forth between an American system and a Swedish system. I'm of the generation that has always been a bit cavalier about environmental health an...
by patrick
Sat May 02, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 31
Views: 110504

Re: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/113166 John, thanks for that tip. Now, I read the GSA document (attached link) and the preferred method is dipping, although liberal brushing is an option. My question is this: If I were to dip the windows in the WRP paraffin formula, would that have an effect on t...
by patrick
Fri May 01, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Assess & Document Conditions
Topic: Initial assessment of windows I want to save
Replies: 9
Views: 13702

Re: Initial assessment of windows I want to save

Thank you John. This will be a long term project, I have 36 windows to do (this one is probably the worst specimen). I've been looking at your videos, I like your methodology, trying both systems (Swedish vs. American) on two windows in the back of house and see how to proceed with the rest. Thanks ...
by patrick
Fri May 01, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Assess & Document Conditions
Topic: Initial assessment of windows I want to save
Replies: 9
Views: 13702

Re: Initial assessment of windows I want to save

I was able to reduce the size of the images. I think they show that the window is restorable, most of the damage coming from previous overly-aggressive restoration attempt.
by patrick
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 31
Views: 110504

Re: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

- Allback Linseed Oil Putty (can paint immediately with Allback paint) John, one the reasons I'm developing doubts about the Swedish system is this. How can you paint immediately what is known to be a very soft putty without destroying the tooling? Especially if using one of Allback's stiff Swedish...
by patrick
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 31
Views: 110504

Re: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

John, can water borne pretreatments with mildewcide (like Copperkote) be applied in combination with a solvent borne WRP (I'm thinking specifically the mineral spirits/paraffin/alkid varnish WRP)? By this I mean applying the waterborne pretreatment, let dry, then the solventborne WRP...Or are there ...

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