Step 8: Tool the Putty

Tool the Putty to Save That Sash
Photo: David Carmack
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Press another rope of compound around the edge of the pane. Make a smooth bevel between the glass and sash by pulling a putty knife over the compound. Repeat on the other panes. Wait at least a week, then coat the putty with oil-based primer. Apply a top coat of acrylic latex paint to the putty and sash.
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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