How Do I Putty A Metal Window Frame?

How Do I Putty A Metal Window Frame?

How Do I Putty A Metal Window Frame?

  1. The area around the outside of the window frame must be coated with glazing putty. The putty must be fully spread across the back side of the window frame. As you apply the putty, keep pressing your fingers against it. If you have any gaps in the putty, use a piece of cardboard to fill them in.
  2. The other side of the window frame must also be coated with glazing putty. However, as you apply it, keep in mind that there will not be enough glazing to completely fill in all gaps between the tacks holding it to its original position.
  3. Now, push tacks into the window frame so that they go through the glazing putty. The tacks should be spaced about two inches apart from one another.
  4. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe off excess glazing putty from the window frame, and then let it dry in a hot dry area for 24 hours before putting up your new curtains or blinds.
  5. Once the glazing putty has dried and you have placed your new window coverings on the frame or made your new curtains, use a sharp knife to pry off the old curtain rod from its hanger and attach it to your new rods with matching screws so that they match up perfectly.

You can use glazing putty to fill scratches in your window but it must be used in a manner different than that of most glazes. To properly use glazing putty on the inside of a window, you must first remove all previous coats of glaze.

This is because the surfaces will not bond properly if they are not clean. Once you have removed all previous coats, clean the entire window frame with a damp cloth and allow it to dry completely before putting up your new curtains or blinds.

How Do You Fix Cracked Window Putty?

  1. Gently ease the edge of your putty knife into the crack and give it a wiggle to remove any cracked putty. Don’t be too rough or the window will crack. It’s simple. If your old window has no putty (it may have fallen out a long time ago) and there is exposed wood, paint it with an oil primer first and allow it to dry before applying putty.
  2. Apply the putty. Apply a generous amount of putty to the tip of your putty knife and squish it into the gap, making sure it is in proportion and height to the rest of the puttied sides for consistency when painting later.
  3. Soak the putty knife in mineral turpentine. What a helpful tip! This will soften the putty and allow you to smooth it. Run the knife flat along the putty, using the edge of the window frame as a guide. If there are any gaps or you are dissatisfied with the coverage, repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have a smooth line.
  4. Clean up the lines with the tip of the putty knife. Scrape away any excess putty that has accumulated on the window frame. Don’t make things difficult for yourself. As a guide, use the edge of the window frame.
  5. Allow the putty to cure for two weeks before painting. Regular putty necessitates this, though rapid-dry putty that cures in 48 hours is available (possibly a trade-grade putty if you can get your hands on it). After it has hardened, any thin film of putty residue on the glass can be scraped off with a paint scraper.

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