Step 5: Prime the Sash

Prime the Sash to Save That Sash
Photo: David Carmack
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Wait another day, until the epoxy is fully cured, then hand-sand the sash with 100-grit paper, and wipe up all the dust with a tack cloth. Seal the wood with a coat of oil-based primer.

TOH Tip: "Without a coat of primer, the wood will suck the oils out of the putty and turn it brittle prematurely."
—John Dee, painting contractor
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    Tools List

    • flat prybar
      Pry Bar
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-Head Screwdriver
    • electric heat gun
      Heat Gun (with nozzle shield)
    • utility knife
      Utility Knife
    • putty knife
      Putty Knife
    • dremel
      Dremel (with carving bit)
    • Natural Bristle Brush
      Natural Bristle Brush (for oil-based primer)
    • synthetic brush
      Synthetic Filament Brush (for top coat)

    Shopping List

    1. Flexible Epoxy Wood Repair System

    2. Plexiglas

    3. Glazing Compound

    4. Glazier's Points

    5. Oil-based Primer

    6. Acrylic Latex Paint

    7. Weatherstripping, if needed

    8. Silicon Spray

    9. Sash Cord or Chains