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Ever wondered how those glaziers manage to putty up timber windows. In this short video, we will give you some tips.
A great job, starts with ensuring that the putty is pliable and soft. For this you will need to knead it like making pastry. If you do not do this vital step it will not be smooth and easy to work with, so it not just a matter of opening the tub and starting – you have to work it – so get to it and start kneading.
Obviously we do not expect you to be a two handed expert – like our staff.
Once the putty is pliable, simply using your thumb and forefinger, roll the putty in from your hand and push the putty against the rebate in the timber. Squishing the putting over the glass and in to the top of the timber rebate. Continue to do this around the entire frame, until all of the rebate is filled with putty.
If you run out of putty, no problems go back and knead some more and join the putty with the section already completed and off you go again.
See how easily the putty is pushed in to the frame, this is because is in the softened state – so we cannot stress enough the importance of making sure you work the putty. This process will make the job, oh so much easier.
So the putty is all in, now your need to start to clean it up. Grab your putty knight and setting it at a 45 degree angle, run the knife along the timber rebate.
Then collect up the excess putty. Ensure you have a smooth edge, and continue to do this until all the excess is removed. Don’t throw away your excess, recycle it back in to your putty tub.
If you are not happy with the result – simply remove the putty and start again – this is truly a case of practise makes perfects.
A job well done. Remember the putty is very soft, so take your time and care, as you clean off the excess. So whilst you can go ahead and hang your window, it is certainly not ready to paint – allow it to dry.
Now your turn to do your windows.
Thanks for watching, we hope you enjoyed this short video.
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