Introducing Wooden Window Restoration with
The Silent Paint Remover& Old-fashioned, Organic, Linseed
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Action: See the Silent Paint Remover™ in action! In this video, we
show the step by step process of restoring an old window.
New replacement windows used today will not last nearly as long
as these old windows did. Don't listen to the window salesperson
who only wants to sell you new replacement windows! It is well
worth the effort to restore old wooden windows - read 10
good reasons. The Silent Paint Remover
makes it possible to remove paint on all wood surfaces and is very
effective on wooden windows.
NOTE: Extend your season for window restoration with Winter
window covers. Working on exterior siding is best during the warmer
season so doing windows should be allocated for the colder season.
Making a temporary window cover to hang on the exterior is a great
help to keep the weather out while working on the painted window
Before window restoration. This house was built 1912
and this window needed desperate attention before restoration.
the Silent Paint Remover these these
old storms and window sashes can be easily restored and made to
work and look like new again. In addition to the Silent
Paint Remover, we are introducing a new, organic
linseed paint and window
glazing from Sweden (made from organic flax seeds) that will
make this restoration job last for 40-50 years (with inexpensive
Carefully open sealed windows. Heat the sash edges with
the Silent Paint Remover and use our Window
and Clapboard Opener to easily open any window painted shut.
This tool is a great for releasing any window or seam. Remove
all paint to the surface of the wood. Remove the storm window
and the window sashes.
Remove the window glazing. Heat the window glazing with
the Silent Paint Remover. Immediately
remove the paint - and as soon as possible - scrape the inside
sash edge to remove the window glazing with the Chisel
with Roller tool. This is a very useful tool for window restoration.
Remove the glass. Once all paint is removed on both
sides and all glazing pins are removed the glass can be taken
out. The glass should not be forced out. If there is any resistance
re-heat the glass slightly until any window glazing or silicone
caulk releases. Do not apply any pressure on the glass because
it may cause the glass to break. At
the same time make sure not to overheat the glass, this may crack
the glass. Shield the glass with heat
resistant aluminum tape or by wrapping the foil around a piece
of cardboard as protection.
Remove Paint.The Silent Paint
Remover makes it possible to
remove paint on all wood surfaces and is very effective on wooden
windows and doors. This is a classic storm door from a 1912 American
four square house. It had an amazing amount of paint on it. The
restoration brought the door and the glass and screen inserts
back to it's original look and will last another 100 years once
painted with linseed oil paint.
Paint Chip Collector Box.
is a simple and effective method of collecting the paint chips
as you are scraping the paint off a window sash. This will prevent
dust and chips from falling onto the floor making the paint job
much safer when working with lead paint.
has removed all the paint around the exterior of the window frame
using The Silent Paint Remover. We
are finding very old wood under the many layers of paint in excellent
condition. The quality of the wood that was used those days is
Important preparation! Hand sand and apply shellac in
the glazing grooves.This
is very important preparation! By applying the shellac (only in
the glazing grooves) you will prevent the oil in the linseed oil
glazing from escaping into the wood. Wood will draw the oil out
of the glazing if it has a chance.
Inject Linseed oil into joints for maximum protection.
Raw linseed oil will take a long time to dry, therefore it is
useful to inject a small amount into joints to prevent any moisture
from entering into the wood. This creates a perfect rot resistant
barrier. If you plan to paint on this surface with the our organic
linseed oil paint,
inject the organic cleaned
& boiled linseed oil for the best results. You can also
heat the wood with the Silent Paint Remover when applying the
oil. The oil will thin out significantly when heated and will
penetrate and absorb deeper into the wood. This significantly
improves rot resistance.
Apply linseed oil window glazing. A great advantage to
using organic linseed oil paint and window
glazing is that you can paint right away. No need to wait
for the glazing to skin over (dry). Regular chemically made glazing
must be dry before you can paint and that can take weeks. This
is a substantial time saver. By using organic linseed oil products,
the cost savings is exponential over time, too.
The Allback linseed glazing can also be used as wood filler.
glazing is made just like it was made 100 years ago, but with
a cleaned and sterilized linseed oil. The glazing is soft and
adheres very well to wood and glass. When you receive the glazing
container, heat it up to about 90 degrees F. Empty the entire
compound onto preferably a cold surface and knead the oil into
the glazing. Massage the glazing until it is uniform. Any unused
glazing can be stored in a freezer. Linseed oil glazing and the
linseed oil paint are not sensitive to freezing or hot temperatures.
It will adapt to the temperature, stay somewhat flexible, and
will never cure to a hard of a shell as all chemical paint will
do. This is the reason it will last so long. Maintenance is done
by applying the cleaned,
boiled, linseed oil or the linseed
oil wax. Get more information about Linseed
Oil Paint and Products.
Linseed Oil Paint. No primer coat is required. If you intend
to paint on very dry wood Start with a coat of cleaned,
boiled, linseed oil with a small ammount of paint mixed in.
This paint has a time tested, 1000 year old history and lasts
50 years on the exterior of a building. Maintain every 5-10 years
with the cleaned boiled linseed oil or the linseed oil wax. Will
never cause wood to rot. Use Linseed oil soap for cleanup.
modern chemically made products, we can be lucky to get 5-10 years
at the most before we experience paint failure. Hundreds of years
ago, linseed paint products were used and windows lasted for 100's
of years without any problems. Find out more about using organic
linseed products today: www.solventfreepaint.com.
We ship anywhere in North America.
Another advantage of using the linseed glazing and linseed
paint is that you do not need to use any masking tape. You
can simply use a spackle or run a glass cleaning blade along the
edge to clean up the edge after the linseed paint is dry. Linseed
paint is superior to any paint and lasts many times longer than
conventional petroleum based paint you find and paint stores.
Make sure you paint approximately 1/8" onto the glass to ensure
a good seal between the glass and the sash.
Finished job. The surface preparation on this project
was extensive. All
paint was removed down to the wood before the primers went on.
The project generated an entire pickup truck of paint chips that
were drooped off at the local recycling center for hazardous waste.
When this project was done in 2003, we did not have the information
about organic linseed
oil paint (I wish we did) so the painter used what we had
been recommending at the time: This window has a linseed oil primer
( Muralo Brand )* and 3 coats of C2 ( C2 paint is a brand used
in this area ) 100% acrylic . If we had used linseed oil paint,
the appearance would be more natural. We are already seeing some
small cracks in the paint after only 4 years and the color has
faded slightly. You can expect this from modern chemically made
paint. With linseed oil paint, there is no primer. If the surface
is extremely dried out, you can apply a coat of the cleaned boiled
linseed oil as a primer but this is not a separate paint primer
product. By adding some paint into the cleaned boiled linseed
oil, your are able to see where you have applied the linseed oil
better. The exterior of this house can be seen in the Rand
Place project featured on this website.
* The Muralo linseed oil primer is not to be confused with
Allback organic linseed
oil paint. The Muralo product is a chemical based primer
with large amounts of solvents and other chemicals. The Muralo
linseed primer is made with a small amount of linseed oil that
is not cleaned.