Surface Preparation & Application:
AS A FILLER:
Surface to be filled must be clean and dry.
Roll amount of putty needed with hand
into the shape of a point and press firmly
into place with finger or thumb. Finish
with a clean putty knife. Avoid
excess contact with surrounding area.
Product should be tooled and finished
while wet, as product will not
sand well. Allow skin to form before
AS A GLAZING
• Surfaces must be clean, dry and free of
frost. When re-glazing, remove all old putty and bedding.
• Prime wood sash with oil-based primer (before
• Knead material in hands to enhance workability.
Apply a thin layer of DAP® Painter’s Puttty‘53’®
(about 1/8” thick) to backstop of sash to provide
back-bedding where glass is to be set.
• Press glass firmly into place. If glass is over 24” in
horizontal dimension, use setting blocks at quarter
points on bottom rail. For clear glass maintain ¼”
minimum contact area between glass and compound.
For heat absorbing glass, 3/8” minimum contact area
• Install glazier’s points at quarter points of windowpane
to hold glass. Space points no more than 18” apart for
outside glazed sash. For inside glazed sash, space them
no more than 12” apart.
• Press putty into sash filling height and width of
L-shaped recess completely. Smooth putty to an angle
that sheds water and glaze corners to a rounded finish
• DAP® Painter’s Putty ‘53’® applied as glazing must
be painted after it has skinned over and attained a
firm set, approximately 7 to 14 days. Use either a
high quality oil-based paint, or prime with a high
quality oil-based primer and topcoat with a high quality
acrylic-latex paint finish. Note: DAP® 1 Painter’s
Putty ‘53’®is not for use on insulated glass units wi
th an organic seal, plastic window panes,
stained or leaded glass or any window pane over 48”
in any dimension.
FOR BEST RESULTS
Do not apply Painter’s Putty ‘53’® if temperature
is below 40°F. For best results, prime Painter’s
Putty ‘53’® with an oil-based primer before
painting with latex paints. Test lacquer or finishes
containing aromatic solvents over DAP®Painter’s
Putty ‘53’® before using. Product must be painted to
maintain durability for both interior as well as