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Sash window repair in Shepreth

This was an interesting window refurbishment project for Mary and William. Our details were passed to them by friends.

Their exterior woodwork still looked well but the paint came off in many places letting water in. The wood started rotting beneath the layer of flaking paint. The first thing we did was putting protective film around the windows inside the house. The film protected the interior of the house from dust.

We took out the badly rotten windows, removed the old paint and replaced the rotten wood with Accoya. This is our standard process of refurbishing windows. We wrote about it here (link to window refurbishment page).

Almost one-third of the old cracked putty was replaced with resinous wood filler from Window Care system range. The remainder of the existing putty was lightly sanded and primed before painting.

The gables were rotting at the ends. Again, we removed the old paint, sanded it where the wood beneath it was sound. The rotten wood was carefully cut out and replaced with Accoya. The next stage was masking the areas around the windows and gables. It was necessary to protect the stonework when the wood is paint sprayed. The sprayer gives much better coverage than a brush and leaves no strokes. The sprayed surfaces look immaculate as if they are brand new.

The result of our work exceeded the clients’ expectations. Both Mary and William were very pleased with how neat the windows looked. The paint lines on the glass panes were straight and sharp, adding to the feeling of sophistication given by the beautifully crafted doors and windows.

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