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Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Sep 30, 2022 9:49 AM
       Old Window (by Richard [MI]) Sep 30, 2022 10:22 AM
       Old Window (by Steve [MA]) Sep 30, 2022 10:47 AM
       Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Sep 30, 2022 10:50 AM
       Old Window (by Busy [WI]) Sep 30, 2022 10:58 AM
       Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Sep 30, 2022 11:05 AM
       Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Sep 30, 2022 11:10 AM
       Old Window (by Steve [MA]) Sep 30, 2022 3:51 PM
       Old Window (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 30, 2022 8:15 PM
       Old Window (by Hoosier [IN]) Oct 3, 2022 2:32 PM
       Old Window (by Hoosier [IN]) Oct 3, 2022 2:32 PM

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Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 9:49 AM
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John's post jogged my memory about a paint problem of my own. I have a large, 5' x 8' fixed window. About 60 years old. I have to scrape, sand and repaint this thing every year or two. Paint just flakes off. It's the last window in the house that I haven't replaced(yet) with vinyl. I've been using latex that is both primer and paint. How do y'all make paint stick to old, weathered wood? --107.141.xx.xxx




Old Window (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 10:22 AM
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Once you have the old loose paint off, try putting a coat of linseed oil on it first. Then paint with oil base paint if you can get it.

With latex, the paint allows water vapor to go through it and the wood absorbes the water, expands and contracts with the seasons and the paint cracks and flakes.

The linseed oil will fill the pores of the wood and the oil paint should resist the water better.

Just my opinion as someone who helped put themselves through college painting old windows and trim. --24.180.xx.xx




Old Window (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 10:47 AM
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I concur with Richard. Just make sure that you use boiled linseed oil & not raw linseed oil. --71.184.xxx.xxx




Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 10:50 AM
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Richard, how long to let the linseed cure before painting? --107.141.xx.xxx




Old Window (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 10:58 AM
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Richard, thanks for that. I'm planning on standardizing the colors on my little empire next year, and peeling paint is something which concerns me. I'm going to source oil based paint this winter. Scott, thanks for asking.

BTW,, Scott, when you do get around to replacing that picture window, I suggest you consider putting in three or four openable windows. Either double-hung, or casement. I've replaced two large banks of windows that had the large center fixed panel and two small double-hungs on the side with a bank of evenly sized double-hung. Tenants most often open the center panel now, for ventilation. Well, I should say, Window World replaced them; I can replace a bedroom or kitchen window, but those big windows, I leave to the pros.

I figure, if a tenant breaks a window, now its just one sash that need replacing, not the whole thing. And more ventilation is great. On our own house, we had very large, wide windows down TWO living room walls ( awning panels on top, fixed panels on bottom. We had Pella redo those walls, taking out about three feet of window on each wall, and we went with casements. House is much more even on temperatures, and we still have plenty of windows. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:05 AM
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Steve, I just happen to have an old can of boiled linseed oil in my garage. Still liquid! --107.141.xx.xxx




Old Window (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:10 AM
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Good ideas Busy --107.141.xx.xxx




Old Window (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 3:51 PM
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Scott, it's been my experience that boiled linseed oil dries in a day or so raw linseed oil can take a week or more to dry.

://www.reference.com/world-view/difference-between-raw-boiled-linseed-oil-1c91e39f6cb272dc --71.184.xxx.xxx




Old Window (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 8:15 PM
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Good information to know. --73.113.xxx.xxx




Old Window (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 2:32 PM
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Benjamin Moore makes an excellent bonding primer, but I've only used it for interior such as glossy stained wood trim. Suggest calling them and asking if they have an exterior version. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Old Window (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 2:32 PM
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Benjamin Moore makes an excellent bonding primer, but I've only used it for interior such as glossy stained wood trim. Suggest calling them and asking if they have an exterior version. --99.92.xxx.xxx



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