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Subject: Window putty

Window putty

From: Chris Norman <chris_norman>
Date: Friday, December 7, 2001
Amanda Clydesdale <mandyc [at] aocscot__co__uk> writes

>We have a set of 200 year-old windows that are about to undergo
>refurbishment prior to re-installation. ...
>... Has anyone come
>across a safe and commercially viable way to remove said putty with
>minimal damage to the glass?

Most glazing putty uses linseed oil as the primary vehicle. Ordinary
paint stripper has been successfully used to soften old putty,
however depending on the treatment of the sash paint stripper may be
incompatible with the goals or techniques of the conservation
efforts.  If a gentler alternative is needed soaking with linseed
oil may work.  More information can be found at:
<URL:http://www2.cr.nps.gov/tps/briefs/brief09.htm>.

Chris Norman
Norman Preservation Services
105 North Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-480-9262


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