Putty drying times for window repair?

Old 12-01-03, 06:31 AM
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Putty drying times for window repair?

I just repaired one of my wooden storm windows. I followed pretty much the directions out of the Black and Decker Home Repair guide.

For putty, I used the stuff the sales guy at the Home Depot gave me. It has no directions on it nor guidelines.

I finished the window but after a week the putty is still slightly malleable. How long does it take this stuff to dry? Or is it even supposed to dry? Do I need to paint it or coat it with something?
Old 12-01-03, 07:58 AM
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The most widely used window glazing putty is DAP 33. It comes with instructions printed right on the tube or can. I have no clue what brand the guy at HD gave you that has nothing printed on the packaging.

How long it will take the stuff to cure IS affected by the weather conditions. Cold and rain will slow it down. But if it hasn't cured in a couple of weeks, I would remove it and replace it with one that will.
Old 12-05-03, 04:03 PM
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Glazing compounds such as Dap 33 don't actually dry hard like the putty of years ago. It can be painted now to protect it.

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