RESTORE AN OLD WINDOW FRAME STEP-BY-STEP

The Woodworker|June 2020

RESTORE AN OLD WINDOW FRAME STEP-BY-STEP
Dremel’s informative guide takes you through all the necessary steps for restoring an old window frame back to its former glory
Dremel

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

An old window frame

Safety gloves

Safety glasses

Dust mask

Ear protection

Awl

Triangle paint scraper

6.4mm (640) Router Bit (HSS)

Dremel Multi-Tool

4.8mm (504) Flap Wheel

Two-component filler

Filling knives

Random orbit sander & 120 grit abrasive

EZ SpeedClic Sanding Mandrel (SC407)

13mm 120 grit (432) Sanding Bands

Brush

Degreaser

Piece of dry cloth

Small bowl or bucket with water

Painter’s tape

Packing knife

Paint suitable for outdoor use

Paintbrush

Small foam paint roller

Paint tray

A few pieces of scrap wood

Do you need to restore an old window frame? If so, then look no further than this informative and easy-to-follow guide from Dremel, which comprises nine straightforward steps that will help you effectively harness your sanding skills in order to get the job done. Put your knowledge of wood sanding and sanding tools to the test with this handy home improvement article, which will ensure your old window frame looks as good as new.

STEP 1 Inspect the wood for rot

Before you start sanding, you’ll want to check your window frame for wood rot, a fungus that eats away timber, as this can compromise the structure of the frame. Firstly, remove the frame from its hinges and lay it on your workbench. This is the easiest way to get to work. Using the sharp, pointed tool known as an awl, start tracing along the edges and crevices of the wood and check for soft spots, as this signifies wood rot. Anywhere the awl easily pierces the surface of the wood, you’ve found rot

STEP 2 Remove wood rot & old paint

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