How to Restore Wooden Curved Eyelid Window Frames
Eyelid window frames, also called eyebrow frames, are part of a dormer. The dormer originates from the eyelid frames the dormer and the roof in an eye shape. Unlike the transom — which can be shaped just like a semi-circle — that the eyelid framework has arms on both sides descending to advertise the eye shape. The trim round the framework is not removable and have to be restored in place.
Scrape and eloquent
Window curls are always painted. Thick, weather-resistant paint seals and protects and even though the framework is typically recessed to the dormer, the paint loses it quality due to weathering and finally lifts, flakes off or peels. Eliminate of the paint as possible. Switch into a putty knife and use it to scratch tight cracks, profile corners and lines. After removing the loose paint, use a wire brush to keep on scraping against paint. Fold a sheet of sandpaper and smooth the paint. You don’t need to sand it down. Just make sure the paint is stable and smooth.
Spokes and Bicycles
Tons of eyebrow frames have intricate mullions, muntins or skinny wooden designs which resemble spokes or a sunrise of a bicycle. These parts are delicate and crack or break. The perimeter of the framework is composed of wood which crack where grain lines curve at odd angles, or can separate along adhesive lines. Fill each one the cracks using resin adhesive. Mix the powdered resin until it’s the consistency of thick syrup or glue. Use a putty knife to force glue into gouges, stains, cracks and holes. Wait 1 hour if needed and fill. If the adhesive will not remain in place or runs out, stick a strip of masking tape. Place clamps that are small on the cracks and allow the adhesive to dry. Scrape off dried glue using sand and a glue scraper lightly with sandpaper.
Spoons and Rubber
The outside of the frame usually has weathered or glazing compound about it. There may be caulk along designs or the spokes on the framework. Slide a utility knife round the caulk to reduce it loose from spokes and the framework. Pull the loose strands of caulk and framework. Scrape the rest caulk using a putty knife or the corner of a chisel off. Apply elastomeric exterior silicone in which you removed the caulk that is original or glaze. Silicone stays rubbery and flexes with the natural regeneration and growth of the framework. Don’t use anything that doesn’t have this rubbery formula — it will not last. Apply a bead of silicone and then smooth it out with the tip of a plastic spoon. The tip of the spoon is ideal for smoothing a tough bead into a curve involving glass and wood.
Apply a coat of paint to the framework using a paintbrush. If the framework has designs that are fragile or spokes, cover around them. Paint a smaller brush being used by the spokes. Permit the paint and include one or two more coats into the framework. Repeat filling holes, sanding, scraping and repainting the inside of the window in case you have access. Check above the window. In case you have pieces replace them to ensure the window remains protected from the elements.