Help Painting Windows

Old 10-20-05, 12:54 PM
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Help Painting Windows

I have a new rental that has old fashioned storm windows--with brackets. If you've ever heard of the phrase "Time to hang the storms," well, it's literally time for me to hang these storms in Iowa.

I've stripped and sanded them, and overall they look ok. But, some of the corners of the windows had rotted out from sitting around the couple years before I bought the place when it was uninhabited, and a few spots here and there are otherwise uneven.

Anyway, does anyone have a recommendation of how I can patch up the rounded corners a little? Maybe a high durability plaster-type of compound that I can apply, prime, and paint?
Old 10-20-05, 03:53 PM
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Is it feasable to cut out the bad section and glue/nail a new piece of wood where the rot was? I have used durhams rock hard putty for exterior repairs before but I don't know that it would hold up on a surface that is moved around every year.
Old 10-20-05, 04:34 PM
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I agree with the above. I've also used Durhams on exterior, and it holds up fine. Bondo makes a good, hard patching compound also. If this is an outside corner, it may get knocked back off if handled roughly.
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I'm giving the Durham's a try. I like how you can add a couple of drops of the finish coat in there to color it. I did notice, however, that it tends to crack upon drying. Sands pretty well and feels solid as a rock, though.
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If you are replacing a corner or a fairly big piece anywhere consider using a small stainless steel screw or two screwed into the wood below the surface of the patch. It will help it not fall off. The stuff is pretty good without it, but I go the extra mile.

Make sure you go into the good wood deep enough though.If you can't don't use a screw.

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