Friday, August 3, 2018
The case of the rotted window sills
The paint bridged across the gap between the bottom of the aluminum screen frame and the 2-by wooden sill.
How did I figure this out?
Across the floor and down the hall. Gotta love the vintage linoleum.
The fix cost ten cents per window. I pried the aluminum frame up and shimmed it with two nickels. Nickels are almost exactly 2 mm thick.
The gap bridged with paint. Modern paints are almost a gel.
I was not successful scraping the paint out immediately after painting. The paint just flowed back in. I was more successful going back about 45 minutes later. The paint had solidified enough by then that it did not flow back.