As inarticulate as I am in this rambling video, I wanted to share what I’ve been…





As inarticulate as I am in this rambling video, I wanted to share what I’ve been up to this week. Less than stellar camera work and narration, but thought it would be a good share to describe 2 different epoxy repair strategies on the same job. The 2nd and 3rd floor sills were very poorly repaired some time ago – last photo is an indicator of the condition of the top 4 windows on the place. 1st floor sills were in comparatively decent shape, but still required a fair amount of epoxy fill and shaping. Before any repairs (after a thorough scrape and rough sand throughout) I drilled a number of tiny holes into each sill. This allowed me to “funnel” acetone deep into each chunk of wood, pulling out all the wetness that was trapped inside. I repeated with the acetone until each sill showed that no more moisture was migrating to the surface. Then, those tiny holes allowed the respective epoxy primer/consolidants to penetrate deeply. These should be solid for some time. I finished the day by applying a heavy 4th coat of primer (2 before light fills/sanding, 2 after), which will fill some of the remaining low spots, and give me a good surface for paint. Has all weekend to dry + 1 day! #restoration #windowrestoration #woodrepair #epoxyrepair #paintprep #exteriorpainting #exterior #historichomes #1860s #phillyrowhomes #artmuseumarea #exteriorcontractor #shutterinstallation #paintproject #homeimprovement #addedvalue #historicvalue #imrambling

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