Tinting GlaZol
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Harold Pomeroy



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Tinting GlaZol Reply with quote

Has anyone tinted GlaZol glazing compound? I need to make it work with red paint. Black or red putty would be great.
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Harold
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done this often. Simply mix and kneed in dry pigments, it takes only a very small amount of pigment, a tiny pinch will color a double-fist-sized wad of putty. Artists' pigments are available at any artist or craftsman supply house. Masonry pigments work too. In a pinch we once used photocopier/printer toner for black. If you have red powdered chalk for your carpenter's snap line that would work too.

One time we took charcoal from the fire place, crushed it up into a powder and it worked fine.

Brick dust would work, I got mine when we visited the the brick kilns. You might find lighter shades of red and pink in "rotten" bricks down in the cellar of an old building.

I look out the window and my neighbor's little girl is drawing pictures on the sidewalk with thick sticks of chalk, with a variety of colors. So, I guess that toy-store chalk could be crushed up for pigment.

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jaegerhund



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you explain why you want to tint it? The glazing will not be painted? I'm kind of confused. Or are you tinting it to better match your primer and top coat?


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Harold Pomeroy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Andy and John. I will buy some dry pigments.

Justin, the purpose is to change the color of the putty visible when looking from the interior of a window. One can see the back of the glazing compound, even when the sight line of the putty is held tight to the muntin width. Of course one has to be noticing to see it, and that's a judgment call.

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jaegerhund



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh -- OK Harold - thanks for the explanation -- makes sense.

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jade



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting read.......

harold, when tooling the putty, i typically stay back from the rabbet about a 1/16 of an inch and then paint to the line...maybe your rabbet is rather narrow? what is your experience using glazol? i used it last summer when a client requested it...after speaking with a ugl rep a number of times, i followed all the instructions and the glazol off-gassed causing the paint to peel within days of installation...last week i completed and delivered a project where the architect specified glazol...though ugl claims that the putty may be primed overnight, i waited days...5 weeks after priming with a good oil based primer, the primer still left a mark on my fingertip...

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Harold Pomeroy



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jade,
I just wait a few days, then prime twice with acrylic primer, then paint with acrylic paint. This stands the test of time, behind storms.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get dry powdered pigments at your local artists' shop, local masonry supplier (for coloring mortar) or online over at Abatron:


http://www.abatron.com/cms/buildingandrestorationproducts/woodrestorationmaintenance/pigments.html

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