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The Bond Between New and Old: Window Stools- The Groton House

The Bond Between New and Old: Window Stools- The Groton House

 

This late-1800’s home had recently been remodeled and entrusted to Castle Complements to paint when the carpentry was complete. All of the millwork in the house was custom milled of poplar and installed with great precision.

The original 25 windows, however, had been left in place along with the exceptionally large-14 inch wide stools (the exterior walls are brick). Window stools are commonly referred to as sills. The correct terminology for the interior portion that is horizontal and has no pitch to shed water is called a stool.

Stool vs Sill

Although the old stools remained there had been a new stool nose installed to accommodate the aprons and other new millwork around the windows like the chair rail. This posed a particular issue to make sure the new and old looked seamless when painted and did not crack apart in the future.

New and old window stool

New and old window stool

After sanding to ensure the profile of new and old was close Castle Complements applied a specialty product from Advanced Repair Technology(ART) that uses epoxy resins to weld the two pieces of wood together.

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ART Primer Applied

Within 30 minutes of the primer being brushed on we applied an overall coat of epoxy filler to bridge the gap between the two pieces and fill imperfections on the stool. This was done to all 25 window stools.

ART Epoxy Aplication

ART Epoxy Aplication

After an overnight cure the stools were sanded and subsequent coats of filler were applied to make the transition seamless.

Smoothing the transition

Smoothing the transition

Overall prep was done to the window then primer and finish coats were applied

Complete

Complete

Painted

Painted

Completed Window

Completed Window

The end result is smooth window stools that look like they are made from a single piece of wood.

Happy Customer-Happy Castle

 

 

Mathew Richards
Owner of Castle Complements Painting Co., Inc. with the never ending passion to deliver the best service to our customers. From top-notch communication, trained and background checked staff to the best performing products. We offer professional interior and exterior painting, powerwashing, deck care, carpentry and wallpaper services for residential and commercial spaces. Love Your Castle-Love Your Painter!