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Seal gaps around windows

When doing maintenance on my wooden window frames I noticed that some of the strips around the frame that hold the glass in place were missing. Here's an easy and affordable way to fix this.

 

When doing maintenance on my wooden window frames I noticed that some of the strips around the frame that hold the glass in place were missing. There's an easy and affordable way to fix this using Alcolin Wood Mate. You will find this product on the shelf at your local Builders store.

Place a strip of masking tape on the glass pane that aligns up with the edge of the strip on the inside - or about 5mm in from the edge of the frame - or more if the glass pane is not flush with the edge of the frame. You want the tape at least 5mm in from the edge of the glass pane.

Use a craft knife to cut the end of the Wood Mate cartridge tip.

Pop the cartridge into a caulking gun and slowly squeeze the gun to release a bead of Wood Mate along the edge of the frame. If you need to stop at any time, start where you left off.

Use a profile to gently - and slowly - run over the top of the sealer to even out and push down into the gap between the glass and the frame. This gives a professional finishing touch to the finished edge.

After applying the sealer, immediately pull away the masking tape and let the sealer cure.

 

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