FAQS - ART's Glaze-Ease 601
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Frequently Asked Questions for ART's Glaze-Ease 601
- How does Glaze-Ease 601 compare to the linseed oil putties that are common for glazing windows?
Glaze-Ease 601 is easier to apply and tool than linseed oil based putties. Linseed putties tend to dry out and crack, showing signs of aging sometimes in less than one year. Glaze‑Ease 601 is a high-solid acrylic compound designed for a 40 year life expectancy. Unlike linseed oil putties, Glaze-Ease 601 can be used with insulated glass and Low-E coatings.
- How soon can I paint Glaze-Ease 601?
Glaze-Ease can be painted within 24 hours, and will fully cure within 7 days. Linseed putties can take weeks to cure. Use oil or latex paint systems, may also remain unpainted.
- If I get excess on the glass, how is it removed?
A thin film of Glaze-Ease 601 will dry within minutes of application. A razor knife will remove any excess quickly and easily.
- How long does it take Glaze-Ease 601 to fully harden?
As noted above, Glaze-Ease 601 takes only 24 hours to cure for painting, and will fully cure within 7 days. It takes one full day for a 2 mil thickness, when applied in average temperature and humidity. A typical thickness will fully cure in 5 days.
- Is Glaze-Ease 601 applied like linseed oil putty?
Glaze-Ease 601 is dispensed directly out of a standard resealable caulk tube. No “thumbing” or kneading required. Tooling can be achieved with a standard putty knife or the unique squeegee applicator designed specifically for Glaze-Ease 601. 601 is also ideal for backbedding.
Glaze-Ease 601 has a light “whipped cream” consistency and is easily tooled to desired shape.
- What special preparation is required before applying the Glaze-Ease 601?
The only preparation is a clean dry surface. Please do not apply linseed oil to the wood before installing Glaze-Ease 601. Primed or bare wood is fine. Glaze-Ease 601 will also adhere well to Plexiglas, metal, and synthetic materials such as PVC.
- How much coverage can I expect from a tube of Glaze-Ease 601?
A tube of Glaze-Ease 601 will cover approximately 35 lineal feet in a 3/8” by 3/8” rabbet. Of course, coverage will vary for spot repair.
- Can I use Glaze-Ease 60l for Spot Repair?
With repair work, often the old putty is so brittle that it is difficult to remove without breaking the glass. With 601 Glaze-Ease, remove all loose material and tool it right up to (or even over top of) the old brittle putty.
- If the glass breaks, how do I remove the 601?
Because Glaze-Ease 601 never turns brittle, it can be cut out with a knife. Unlike caulking compounds, it will not tear the wood when removed.
- Is Glaze-Ease 601 suitable for historic restoration?
Yes, after painting Glaze-Ease 601 retains the look of traditional linseed oil putty without the draw-backs found in conventional putties. Glaze-Ease 601 protects the wood and metal from the elements of nature including UV light and moisture. Glaze-Ease 601 has been specified for projects with the National Park Service, The Maryland State Capitol, and Hearst Castle State Park, just to name a few. Glaze-Ease 601 is ideal where product reversibly is desired.
- Where is Glaze-Ease 601 available?
Ask your favorite retailer to stock Glaze-Ease 601, choose one of our Retailers, order direct On Line any time or call 607-264-9040 9:00 am to 5:00 PM EST.