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Hyde Window Zipper. Are your old double-hung windows stuck or painted shut? Don’t destroy the window and/or the trim trying to pry them open, try the Hyde Window Zipper. The stainless-steel saw tooth blade saws out paint between sill and sash on paint-stuck Windows. 4.4 out of 5 star rating, based on 88 reviews.
Speedheater™ Cobra from Eco-Strip . With the Cobra infrared paint stripper, window sash restoration has never been easier! A 3-5 second contact time it makes quick work removing paint and glazing putty. Another benefit is it’s operating temperature (around 500°),so it won’t vaporize lead paint like conventional heat guns! Hit the link for more info!
SPEEDHEATER™ WINDOW KIT
Speedheater™ Window Kit from Eco-Strip. This Window Tool Kit comes equipped with a Putty Scraper, Boomerang Scraper, and a Chisel with Roller to help you remove both paint and putty without damaging the glass. For more product info hit the link.
SARCO TYPE M GLAZING PUTTY
SARCO TYPE M is the glazing putty of choice when glazing your windows [don’t use DAP!]. It usually skins within in a few days and is ready to paint. In outdoor conditions, it is important to topcoat (2 coats) as soon as it “skins”. Oil primer is not recommended.
Real, Old-fashioned spring bronze weatherstrip.
For doors & windows.
Lasts 100 years or more.
We show 3 types of spring bronze weatherstrip below. First there is the Pro-Type which is a single leaf and is sold in coils. Click here for installation instructions. Next there is the Cushion Type which has a V shaped cross section. The V shaped weatherstrip cannot be coiled and must be shipped in straight lengths. Finally we show the Interlocking type weatherstrip which is probably the best and most difficult to install.
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Samson Sash Rope. Samson #8 Sash Rope – 1/4″ diameter by 100ft long. The rope you need when repairing, restoring, rebuilding your Old House windows. Samson Sash Rope features high tenacity nylon core adds extra strength and reduces stretch. The outer coating provides chemical, weather and heat resistance. -Reinforcing synthetic core. -Polished to resist rot, mildew and wear.
ZINC NUMBER TACK SET
Numbered Tack Set. Premium quality reproduction of Acro numbering tacks made of the original white brass alloy. Large, easy to read 1/2 inch diameter head with 5/16 inch long barbed pyramid nail. This set is numbered from 1 to 25 and contains one of each numbered tack for matching windows to wooden screens, storm windows or shutters. Very sturdy 1mm thick nail head.