Sash restoration progress
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Historic HomeWorks Forum Forum Index -> Windows & Doors Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next 
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Sash restoration progress Reply with quote

I'm restoring sash in my 1925 house - very slowly and finally getting to posting some pics. Hoping to post more as I go. Had to contend with metal weather stripping and repairs to sill that I'll add photos for later.


JulieL_steamer.jpg
 Description:
Here's sash on the easel and Jiffy steamer in back (for paint removal).
 Filesize:  100.51 KB
 Viewed:  241 Time(s)

JulieL_steamer.jpg



JulieL-glazing.jpg
 Description:
Stripped and glazed sash.
 Filesize:  122.03 KB
 Viewed:  230 Time(s)

JulieL-glazing.jpg




Last edited by JulieL on Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:18 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's painted sash #109. My last photo shows that I forgot to prime the sash before I glazed - I was eager to glaze. So now I've posted the sequence of tasks on my workshop wall. Also trying to be more patient with the sanding before and after priming to get a smoother finish. Knowing this and doing it are two different things!


sash109.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  36.8 KB
 Viewed:  241 Time(s)

sash109.jpeg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnleeke
Site Admin


Joined: 20 Aug 2004
Posts: 2940
Location: Portland, Maine, USA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice even bevel and miter at the corner of that putty and lapping paint onto the glass pane--Good!
_________________
John

by hammer and hand great works do stand
by pen and thought best words are wrought
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: interior finish Reply with quote

Maybe I should rename this post "sash progress - or lack thereof". But as we all know, other things come up with an old house. But here is what the interior looks like of sash done this fall - numbered correctly now, it's #101. It has made it so much easier since I number all the sash.

Based on John's advice, I use varnish mixed with artist oil color (winton #3 burnt umber) and rubbed it on. I got the color match right, but used a different brand varnish that had a bit more gloss. So I may play with that a bit before the next one. But for my first one, I was pretty pleased.

I matched the finish to the mahogany woodwork on the interior doorways, as the framing of the sash has faded a lot and will need a light refinishing at some point. But that is low on the list for now. A lot more sash to work on.



sash101_interior.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  95.12 KB
 Viewed:  210 Time(s)

sash101_interior.JPG



sash101_interior_stain.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  113.45 KB
 Viewed:  214 Time(s)

sash101_interior_stain.JPG


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnleeke
Site Admin


Joined: 20 Aug 2004
Posts: 2940
Location: Portland, Maine, USA

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julie, WOW, looking good! What varnish brand and product did you use?
_________________
John

by hammer and hand great works do stand
by pen and thought best words are wrought
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I used Cabot Spar Varnish Satin (#18042 on the label if that means anything).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject: The BEFORE pictures Reply with quote

Here are a couple of BEFORE pictures.

It is so worthwhile to take the "before" pictures, as it makes your progress and results so much more evident. It is easy to forget how bad they looked before. What an improvement in condition, appearance and function.



sash101_puttyfailureJ.JPG
 Description:
Putty hadn't been maintained for years. Breaking and letting a lot of cold air through in the winter.
 Filesize:  128.73 KB
 Viewed:  195 Time(s)

sash101_puttyfailureJ.JPG



sash101_ paintbuildupJ.JPG
 Description:
That's a lot of paint.
 Filesize:  118.08 KB
 Viewed:  185 Time(s)

sash101_ paintbuildupJ.JPG


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more pics. A. Pulling out upper sash #102 carefully so as not to scratch the interior finish (varnish). Note the nice metal weatherstripping - tricky to work with but is working great. B. first attempt where I did not bed the pane deep enough. I recall the putty was not warm & pliable enough to get a thin bedding layer. Takes a little more patience in jiggling the pane into place & checking all around to avoid this mistake.


image.jpg
 Description:
Removing top sash..(I'll fix the orientation of the photo another day when I figure out how to do that)
 Filesize:  100.91 KB
 Viewed:  189 Time(s)

image.jpg



image.jpg
 Description:
Thick bedding putty
 Filesize:  115.01 KB
 Viewed:  190 Time(s)

image.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:34 am    Post subject: Treating weathered stops Reply with quote

Discovered some water damage and light rot on the unfinished base of the stops. Was thinking of treating with penetrol or should I use water repellent sealer like thompsons's? I'd only treat the unfinished side; the exposed varnished side looks fine except the very base.
This is from rain coming in through the open lower sash. Once repaired, I will be able to open up all my sash from the top to allow the breezes in without wetting & staining sill or stops.



image.jpg
 Description:
Interior face of stop with water damage
 Filesize:  98.32 KB
 Viewed:  193 Time(s)

image.jpg



image.jpg
 Description:
Varnished side of stop
 Filesize:  95.21 KB
 Viewed:  191 Time(s)

image.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnleeke
Site Admin


Joined: 20 Aug 2004
Posts: 2940
Location: Portland, Maine, USA

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you like to bring those stops to the workshop next weekend? We could show the whole group how to work on them.

Also, we can work on your glazing bedding techniques at the workshop.

_________________
John

by hammer and hand great works do stand
by pen and thought best words are wrought
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do. And I'm bringing one of these 3 light sashes. Ripped the old putty out in record time; must be getting the hang of it. Good show & tell & challenges for me to learn from: dropped and cracked meeting rail (I'll be getting rid of that booster block if wood on the clasp), loose muntins and tight panes, and taking care to not damage clear finish on interior.
I'm ready!



image.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  103.56 KB
 Viewed:  185 Time(s)

image.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jade



Joined: 11 Feb 2005
Posts: 785
Location: Hawley MA

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:14 pm    Post subject: bedding Reply with quote

hi julie...
i think your work looks fantastic and i commend you for taking on the challenge! may i make a suggestion? when we putty sash that are to be stained, we dye the putty first...we use a dry pigment purchased at an artist store...knead til you get close to the stain color...sarco tends to soften when stained unless the putty sets up for a good long time, maybe 3-4 weeks...
keep up the good work and enjoy your workshop in portland...

....jade
heartwood window restoration
hawley, ma
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jade. I was going to use the oil pigment so thanks for the tip on using dry pigment. And I'll wave on the way up to Maine.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JulieL



Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 51
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:37 pm    Post subject: Storm window refinishing Reply with quote

Here's a storm that I am restoring. Had a broken pane so I figured now was the time to do other repairs too. Top of frame need epoxy treatment so I can secure the hangers which had gotten really loose with wear. The original paint had been removed at some point and repainted but it was starting to fail. And what I need help with is this bottom section. I am sure they cut off some rot at the bottom of the frame, then added this new piece across the full width of the sash. It's in good condition but the end grain of the stiles is no longer exposed to allow moisture to escape. Should I do anything here or just leave it be? Should I paint the bottom of this sash or leave it unpainted like my other storms?


image.jpg
 Description:
Bottom corner of exterior storm.
 Filesize:  116.95 KB
 Viewed:  153 Time(s)

image.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnleeke
Site Admin


Joined: 20 Aug 2004
Posts: 2940
Location: Portland, Maine, USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this old repair is still performing, I'd keep it, and not paint the bottom edge. If it's not broke, don't fix it.
_________________
John

by hammer and hand great works do stand
by pen and thought best words are wrought
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Historic HomeWorks Forum Forum Index -> Windows & Doors Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next 
Post new topic   Reply to topic All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum