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Blog on how long putty takes to dry

Blog on how long putty takes to dry

A question that’s commonly asked is how long does putty take to dry.

Believe it or not it actually takes between 8-12 weeks before its dry enough to be decorated. Some people don’t leave it this long but we recommend you do.

One of the reasons putty has been used by glaziers for so long is that if painted it never really goes hard and dries out completely.

Putty is used as a sealant more than a fixative, and after it has been painted will remain reasonably flexible and a good sealant for years to come, not hard not soft.

If you see a derelict house where the paint has dried and peeled off, you will usually see the putty has dried out completely too, it has cracked and fallen away, all the natural linseed oil which keeps it as a good sealant has dried out.

If you have any putty queries or would like to buy some putty please do not hesitate to contact us.