Trying to keep warm during the winter months has led me to look at different ways to plug the gaps around the house.
i came across the issue of one of the bedroom windows not being fixed properly in the timber frame, and not sure how to fix it.
I've had a look around and the recommendation is to clear out the old putty and use a linseed putty to fill the gap and fix the window due to the timber.
has anyone had any success with this product, or can point me in the right direction to help?
I recently refurbished some of our old wooden double hung windows and encountered the same issue. What I did was first remove the old putty along the side that is broken or damaged. Then replaced it with the linseed putty. I found it a little difficult to get a smooth finish but probably down to my technique. It was relatively simple to do and apply. Once done, I undercoated and repainted the whole window.
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I thought I'd provide an update as I finally had a chance to give it a go this weekend.
i ended up clearing out the old putty, brushing out any dust and applying the putty pretty easily (prob due to the warmth).
The timber window do need to be replaced but just need to stop the draught for now.
Gave it a bit of a smooth out, cleaned up the edges with a scraper and letting dry over the next few days before applying some paint.
Thanks for the help team