I bought these great old shutters that will work as window screens. To say the least these shutters were in need of a deep clean. Perfect project for the linseed oil soap I make! I have a bucket of hot water to wring the rag out, and I put a small amount of soap in a spray bottle and mix with water. That’s all you need just spritz the surface and wipe clean then wring the rag out and repeat.
Our new kitchen lighting turned out great. I converted our old track lighting to a very cool pendant light. I used an amber led Edison bulb this light has a very warm feel and goes great with our 1905 house.
The photos in this post show a project I’ve been working on over this winter. It’s an old school in Hemlock NY now converted to Little Lakes Community Center. I’ve been tasked with restoring all the windows, window frames and doors. This batch of photos shows the weathered windows being worked on step by step to the point of being painted. A prior post shows the painting and glazing steps. This project is a great example of much needed maintenance and how it can be done using linseed oil products. If this was a total restoration all the glass would be removed and reset. This project is repairing the window utilizing the old glazing where still viable.
Just a short video showing my shop where I’m currently rehabilitating wooden windows for a old school in Hemlock NY.
When you use linseed oil paint on windows you are rehabilitating you should paint onto the glass past the new linseed oil putty. This ensures a good seal of the newly repaired window. This short video shows how I clean up that line of paint to the glass. Hold a long scraper to the new glazing and tight to glass. Take a razor blade held horizontal to scraper and slide down glass using scraper as a fence. This creates a perfect line of paint to glass for a professional look.
Here is a short video showing how I prep the new tub of linseed oil putty prior to use. I do this because the oil within the putty settle to the bottom of the tub of putty. Making the bottom layer of putty to sticky to use. So I remove all the contents of a new tub of putty and hand mix with gloves on to a even consistency. At this point it is ready to use and is a perfect consistency. You can split up the putty at this point and put in plastic bags. If you are going to use all the putty within a month just put back in original container and put plastic sheet over top then close lid.
This post is a number of small videos showing the different steps involved with redoing a old window. I’m using the linseed oil method. First I remove all the glazing that is loose then is apply shellac to the rabbits. I bed the rabbit with glazing and install the new window. I paint the old glazing that needs to be repaired with a slurry mix of linseed oil putty and raw linseed oil at this point you can fix the defects with the putty. Once the window is glazed it is painted right away.
I haven’t posted to my blog in a while. Ever since the move back to Rochester New York I’ve been working on painting and finishing projects using linseed oil paint and varnishes for the most part. These products work very well with the thought of longevity and beauty in mind. Here are a few photos of jobs completed in 2021.
I’ve been working on a window and door project for the Little Lakes Community Center in Hemlock, NY. The windows are very rough with most of the gazing falling out. This winter I’ve been removing windows and working on them at my shop. Here are a few photos showing the progression from start to finish. I’m using the linseed oil method which uses linseed oil putty for the gazing and linseed oil paint. These windows have not been worked on in over 20 to 30 years and they need attention. A perfect scenario for a linseed oil approach.
Here is the finished deck I wanted to show. I choose a rain shoot so you can see the water beading up. I just applied to the horizontal boards of the deck and railing this wood was bare after cleaning. There is on good coat of pine tar and raw Linseed oil applied. Will last and protect wood for at least a year. The deck was first cleaned with my Linseed oil soap the I make! The process is easy especially if you like the natural wood finish.