Removing Putty From Old Windows & Glass Replacement - Painting - Page 3 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2013, 12:27 PM   #31
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Removing putty from old windows & glass replacement


There is a new attachment for oscillating tools called the Putty Chomper. It is Fantastic!! Try puttychomper.com

Advertisement

mattiej777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 12:30 PM   #32
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Removing putty from old windows & glass replacement


There is a new attachment for oscillating tools, it's fantastic! try http://www.puttychomper.com
mattiej777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 06:58 PM   #33
Member
 
Davejss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Massachusetts
Posts: 405
Rewards Points: 364
Default

Removing putty from old windows & glass replacement


There is a tool specifically made to heat up old window putty. It looks like a soldering iron, with a 90 degree point on the end. It works great.
I have restored countless old colonial windows in the Concord, Mass. area using our window iron. Some of that putty was approaching one hundred years old, or older, and was hard as a rock. Take your time, let the heat do the work, and remove the softened putty with a stiff putty knife.
Davejss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2014, 05:00 AM   #34
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 14
Default

Removing putty from old windows & glass replacement


Bumping this old thread because I am working on a very similar project.

I took one sash out of a 1920s (?) frame and tried to remove the putty mechanically, mostly using a chisel. I did get all of the glass out, though I broke a few in the process.

But an encrustation of old putty 1/16"-1/8" thick remains, so after reading this posting I thought I would try the raw-linseed-oil-and-bleach method. I mixed up a 50:50 blend and brushed it on the putty. I would say it has softened a tiny bit in the past 48 hours, but not enough to make it any easier to get off.

Can anyone with experience with this method make any suggestions? Reapply? Different blend? Give up and try something else?

Should say I assume that this is linseed oil putty, but I don't know for sure. The building was built in the 1980s, but the windows were salvaged from earlier construction. Whatever it is, the putty is rock hard.

Many thanks,
traghel

Last edited by traghel; 11-14-2014 at 05:01 AM. Reason: Grammatical correction & additional information
traghel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2014, 07:52 AM   #35
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,817
Rewards Points: 2,670
Default

Removing putty from old windows & glass replacement


Have you tried heating it to soften it?
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 07:07 PM   #36
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 14
Default

Removing putty from old windows & glass replacement


On a second experiment with a heavier coating of the linseed oil and bleach mixture, it did more-or-less liquify the putty. But it took a lot of oil-and-bleach to liquify a small amount of putty, so I'm not sure whether that will be practical in the long run.

I have not tried heat yet, no. The consensus seems to be that the infrared devices work better than heat guns for removing paint, but what about putty?

Also, how much of the putty do I really need to remove? Clearly I need to get the mating surface between the glass and the mullion clean (i.e., where the inside face of the pane actually touches the wood). But do I need to get it all off the outside edge of the mullion, which will actually take the new putty (i.e., the surface perpendicular to the pane)?

Thanks again,
traghel

Advertisement

traghel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Double-paned window glass replacement maximizer Building & Construction 5 08-18-2008 01:06 PM
Replacement Windows-Storm Windows simon Remodeling 27 11-17-2007 06:18 PM
Flashing for New Construction Replacement Windows in Stucco House BigJimmy Building & Construction 10 11-03-2007 01:48 PM
Replacing Glass In Windows OVRMYHEAD General DIY Discussions 1 04-26-2007 07:07 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts