4 recipes for grandfather putty (like a stone): for wooden window frames, furniture repair and restoration
Jan 04, 2021
Now almost everyone has plastic windows. However, it cannot be said that wooden windows have been completely forgotten, and no one is installing. Some have wooden windows in the country, bathhouse, garage, outbuildings, workshop, gazebo, etc.
Someone just left the old windows and, as a matter of principle, will never replace them with plastic ones. Wooden windows have the main advantage - they are made of natural, harmless material.
Plastic windows retain heat well, but wooden ones do just as well. However, there must be a condition - the absence of gaps between the glass and the frame. This ensures tightness and fixation of the glasses.
Many people use glazing beads, but water flows under them, the tree begins to deteriorate.
A good putty will help keep the wood frame longer. It should be plastic, with excellent adhesion to wood, not react to temperature changes, moisture ingress.
Various putties are available for sale. But there are several old recipes that are better than store ones and will last for decades.
By the way, I remember how my grandfather did putty from egg white and powdered chalk. This mixture was also not bad.
1 recipe. Putty out of tar has one drawback - black. it is not convenient to use it everywhere, but it will be irreplaceable for a bath, garage, gazebo.
The tar is placed in a metal container and cooked over low heat (up to 2 hours). Then remove from heat and cool until warm. Sift the ash through a sieve and add to the tar in small portions. Stir and add more until the desired consistency is achieved. The putty hardens quickly, so you need to work quickly.
2 recipe. A simpler putty from flour and sand. It turns out not so durable, enough for a couple of years. This option is temporary when you need to get the job done quickly and nothing is at hand. Everyone can find sand and flour in their own area. The sand needs to be taken fine.
Mix sand and flour (1: 1) and dilute the mixture with water until it is pasty.
3 recipe. Putty from chalk and liquid glass not a bad option either. This putty is heat-resistant, can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees. Mix 2 ingredients (powdered chalk and water glass). The putty is very strong, sticks to glass and won't be easy to tear off.
4 recipe. Most popular among glaziers. Only two ingredients are needed: crushed chalk and linseed oil. Instead of linseed oil, you can use drying oil (dries faster). With linseed oil, solidification takes longer. But it all depends on the room temperature and humidity. The plus is that the longer the putty dries, the more durable it will be and there will be no cracks on the surface. At least a day, two dries and can be painted. But it is better to wait a week, another, and then start painting.
This putty smells good, it is nice to wrinkle it in your hands. Dilute chalk with linseed oil or drying oil to the state of plasticine.