An Eyebrow Scrape

Yesterday, I laid flat on my back, and scraped off 123-years of paint from the wood frame of the eyebrow window under the dining room. I LOVE THIS WINDOW. Then I sanded, and primed the ancient wood.


The sash is restored, and is sitting in the basement.

I am hoping to paint the frame tomorrow. If not, I lose the weather for a while.

Also, I have to recreate the rotted wood sill.

I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited about this small project soon being completed!





  1. Sandra Lee on December 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    What a blessing! I know this makes you so happy because this is your favorite window!

  2. Tony Bianchini on December 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    …and this is so very essential to complete the north facade!

    • Ross on December 21, 2017 at 8:37 am


  3. Derek Walvoord on December 21, 2017 at 9:25 am

    And make things less drafty!

  4. Barb Sanford on December 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Hoping you were able to get to this before the rain arrived.

  5. wendy on December 22, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Do you ever use chemical strippers or do you always scrape? I’m a virgin restorer about to get started on a ton of windows and would appreciate any advice.

    • Ross on December 22, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Hi, Wendy!

      I do both, scrape and strip.

      It just depends on the situation.

      The stripper I use is by Klean Strip, Premium Stripper, STRONGEST. They also sell a milder stripper but I always use STRONGEST.

      The stuff is good! And make sure you wear gloves!

      • wendy on December 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm

        Thanks for the info! Happy holidays!

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