This blog is associated with the work we do at Minnesota Window Restoration.  It is a combination of our experiences, tips for your own projects, and general ramblings about window restoration.  Thanks for visiting and please let us know how we can make this a more useful tool for those interested in window restoration.


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  1. Hello, I am in need of a source of exterior window sill blanks, the air-dried Northern White Pine you mention would be just the thing. There are three sills in a building I own in rural New York that have rotted through and are beyond restoration.. locally I haven’t been able to find stock that is thick enough.

    Thank you!


  2. Hello, I love your blog. I have started trying to restore the windows in my house (circa 1950). I’m hoping you can clarify something for me. I just put new glass in an old window frame, using DAP glazing putty and glazier’s points. I was planning on waiting another week or 2 before priming/painting. I have heard conflicting things about whether the glazing itself should primed and painted or just painted. What do you do? Also, I’ve read that it’s necessary to paint onto the glass itself in order to seal the glazing. Is this true? It seems like that would make it impossible to get a clean line… Any insight you might have here would be very helpful.

    Thank you!

    1. For DAP putty you’ll want to let the glazing skin-over before applying oil-based primer. (The top coat can be water-based.) You do indeed want to paint the glass – not much just about 1/32″. When the paint adheres to the glass it is forming a barrier that keeps moisture from creeping under the putty. Thanks for reading! Mike.

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