A new video:
Lead-safe operations are shown at the beginning and at minute 2:40 and 8:40.
Excellent narration and photos of the details of your work. I am concerned that the rest of the paint on the sash is in pretty bad shape with serious alligatoring and almost peeling, too. I bet it’s just a matter of a few years before the rest of the paint pops off and you end up having to do the same spot process on the other parts of the sash. It seems a shame to spend all that time (off and on for a few days of drying) and not strip off all of the paint, at least. Granted, to do a thorough job, one must totally remove the sash. Even better would be to soften the dry, hard, deteriorated glazing and replace it as well. That would give a better seal on the glass against air leakage.
I bet it’s just a matter of a few years before the rest of the paint pops off and you end up having to do the same spot process on the other parts of the sash.
That day may come, but I’m confident it will not be any time soon. The window right next to this one received this same treatment 19 years ago and it’s holding up just fine. This sash had the exterior glazing renewed 12 years ago and is still doing its job of sealing out the water, which is why the paint will no longer peel.
It seems a shame to spend all that time…
It’s no shame at all. Some building owners simply cannot afford to completely refurbish their windows, or even one sash. But, they can afford to do spot maintenance, and in the process save considerable money and save their windows at the same time.
With the time and materials it would take to refurbish this whole sash, up to a dozen sashes can be spot maintained, which will pull them through another two or three decades. I’ve been using and refining these spot maintenance and repair methods over the past four decades and find that they really do last that long.
Get more details on this method right over here at the Forum:
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