When an old window frame is exposed to moisture penetration into cracks, it can start to decay or get damaged. At this point, you might need to repair the frame on time or it will begin to rot more till it gets destroyed completely. To repair an old window frame is easy, and it will look like a brand new one. This article will discuss the steps you need to take if you want to repair your old window frame.
First, you will need to assess the damage to know how extensive it is. To do that, you need to remove the whole frame with a screwdriver to assess the extent of the rot, if the rot is within the outer frame and the sill then it is still repairable, However, if the rot affects the entire window including the window frame and the inner casement, then you might consider changing the window.
To repair the damaged frame, you need to scrape out the rotten area either with a knife or a screwdriver. After you have cleaned the rotten area, you can then treat the damaged area using wood fillers, which will act as both fillers and adhesive. Once the area is dry, then you can sand it, add another adhesive and sand smooth it. After that, then you can coat the window frame with good paint.
In the case where the rot affected a larger section of the frame, it is better to replace the whole section of the frame rather than leaving some decayed part.
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