How To: Restore a Double Hung Villa Window, Part 2 of 67 – Catches

Our window catches have been covered with several layers of paint and rust. Most had siezed and probably not moved in many decades. Needless to say they looked a little worse for wear. However, with the help of an electric drill they were quickly restored to their original intricate beauty.

Here’s how:

  1. Remove window if necessary, and use a screwdriver and hammer to chip away at the paint to get into the screw recess.
  2. Apply force and remove screws.
  3. Mount catch in vice or screw into a fixed piece of wood.
  4. Purchase the cheapest wire brushes for a drill from Mitre 10 (yes, in this case, cheapest is probably best, as they will be softer and made from brass).
  5. Apply wire brush to window catch.

The end result:

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2 Responses to How To: Restore a Double Hung Villa Window, Part 2 of 67 – Catches

  1. David says:

    Really nice finish! — purty

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