Seal between glass and window frame

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Aadd, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. Aadd

    Aadd New Member

    What should be used to seal between glass and wooden window frame. I think the guy who installed our windows has used decorators caulk. It's cracked and gone mouldy in places where condensation has formed.
     

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  2. ElecCEng

    ElecCEng Screwfix Select

    Looks like the acrylic sealant used on UPVC. Should have used glazing tape.
     
  3. Aadd

    Aadd New Member

    Thanks, is this something that cam be fixed easily?
     
  4. ElecCEng

    ElecCEng Screwfix Select

    Unfortunately it’ll be a case of scraping it carefully off, possibly even taking the panes out and re-sealing. Was the guy FENSA?
     
  5. Aadd

    Aadd New Member

    Yes he was FENSA
     
  6. Aadd

    Aadd New Member

    I've managed too scrape off the sealant in a few other areas where the mould was really bad. I was hoping I could just put a different kind of sealant onto it to neaten it up.
     
  7. ElecCEng

    ElecCEng Screwfix Select

    The important bit is what’s between the glass and the frame. If that’s ok then you can use any suitable frame sealant. Some are paintable, some are not (depending if the paintwork needs touching up). There will be a mould resistant version out there I’m sure.

    If you find the same cracked and mouldy sealant between the frame and glass, that’s an issue and it will need to be fixed first.

     

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