Repair a rotten window frame. Fairly simple job but you need patience. 1. Hack out the wetrot with an implement, I used an old fork 😬
2. Douse the exposed wood with hardener and leave for 30 minutes, this stuff stinks! Use an old brush for this as the brush is no longer usable afterwards
3. Mix together a golf ball size of the wood filler with the developer using an old, hard piece of plastic or wood. You need to be quick now as it sets very quickly
4. Fill the hole trying to get the shape as close as possible as it sets really hard and is difficult to sand. Leave to dry for 2 hours.
5. Repeat if necessary, I did several applications because the wet-rot was so deep.
6. Sand down to shape with rough sand paper (I used a palm sander), then medium then fine. This is the part where I should have masked off the glass as I scratched the window pane with sand paper oops 😬!!
7. Paint and you’re done!
This job was super satisfying. I saved myself £500 as no window firms I spoke to were willing to replace just the sash part of the wood window. I’m all for sustainable but these wooden windows are a pain and they rot quickly, especially living near the sea as we are. This should keep me going a few more years. I was intimidated by this job but it wasn’t that difficult. Give it a go. When it’s done it’s the best feeling in the world! #wetrot #windowrepair #windowrestoration #restoration #housediy #houseproject #victorian #victorianhome #diy #girlsdiy #girldiy #womendiy #mumdiy #seasidehome #ronseal #woodhardener #windowrepair #wirral #fchardware #hardware #hoylake #makedoandmend - 2 days ago