Window Glazing / Putty
Paint Immediately: You may paint with linseed paint right
after the window glazing is applied. This is an amazing time saver.
The linseed glazing may be used for filling cracks as well.
for Use: Remove putty from the container and cut/break into
four pieces. Heat, two pieces at a time, for ten seconds � test
carefully. You may heat the putty for a further ten seconds in five-second
intervals, if necessary. Knead the putty until smooth on a cold
surface. The microwave will dry the putty slightly; this can be
remedied by adding a teaspoon of our raw
linseed oil when kneading the product.
Our linseed putty can be dyed by adding pigments during the kneading
process; again this may require the addition of a little more raw
Cracked front putty can be temporarily sealed by adding a few
drops of turpentine to some fresh putty and applying this with a
brush over the top of the cracks. Dry off with paper after about
fifteen minutes. Can then be painted immediately.
Consistency of Linseed Glazing Putty: It is very easy to
knead the oil into the glazing after you have heated the glazing
in a microwave oven for 10 to 15 seconds. Heat with 5 minutes increments.
Remove the heated glazing from the container onto a cold surface.
Knead the oil into the glazing until it has a doughy consistency.
A soft glazing is required when you are going to apply window glazing
behind the glass (back bed ) in a sash, (setting the glass into
a bed of window glazing). The window glazing also needs to be relatively
soft to better adhere to wood or glass. A dry window glazing will
crack and subsequently fail within a short time. You can use small
amounts of chalk (whiting) to soak up any linseed oil that might
have gotten on the glass after applying all the glazing needed.
You do not usually have to add any chalk (whiting) to the window
Note: Make sure you apply shellac onto the glazing
grooves before you apply any glazing. The applied shellac in the
glazing grooves will prevent the oil in the glazing from drying
out. This will make the window glazing last for a very long time.
Shellac flakes work
the best. Mix the shellac flakes with just a few drops of denatured
alcohol. The mixture should be of the consistency of syrup. With
thick shellac you will only need one coat. Shellac is an excellent
barrier. Drying time is one hour. Maintain the paint and the window
glazing with the Allback Purified Organic Boiled