More and more window installers are moving away from sealing glazed units using methods such as; linseed oil putty, burnt sand mastics, etc. While putty replacements are becoming increasingly popular due to the limitations of the traditional methods. Linseed oil oxidises and becomes brittle with age and exposure to air while burnt sand mastics can be slow to set if made without driers. These are just some of the limitations of the traditional methods, while the latest in putty replacements remain permanently elastic and can be painted over within hours of application, depending on the brand.

Putty replacement is a developing technology and every brand is offering its own unique features and benefits. This can make the purchasing of the products more confusing than it has to be, which is why we have developed this comparison guide on our 3 best-selling putty replacements.

All the key features a window installer needs to know when buying a putty replacement are compared side by side below, and if you want to learn more about a specific product there are full data sheets available at the bottom of the blog.

Comparison Chart

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Hodgson Heritage Putty

£9.99 per tube

On offer until 30/08/19

Repair Care DrySeal

£13.99 per tube

On offer until 30/08/19

Timbabuild TimbaGlaze

£6.68 per tube

On offer until 30/08/19


Painting Times

This is the amount of time needed to wait before you can paint over the putty replacement.

Hodgson Heritage Putty

Recommended 3 hours waiting time.

Repair Care DrySeal

Recommended 2 hours waiting time.

Timbabuild TimbaGlaze

Recommended 1 hour waiting time.


Applications

This is type of window systems that the putty replacement is suitable for use with.

Hodgson Heritage Putty

Suitable for single or laminated glass, heritage units, Insulating Glass Units (IGU), bead glazing single glass, IGU’s and sightline units.

Repair Care Dryseal

Suitable for all glazing units, including standard and slim double glazed sealed units, laminated, acoustic and safety glass.

 

Timbabuild TimbaGlaze

Suitable for any type of glazing unit, new or repair.


Shelf Life

This is the time period after manufacturing in which the product will perform best within. 

Hodgson Heritage Putty

18 months recommended shelf life.

Repair Care DrySeal

12 months recommended shelf life.

Timbabuild TimbaGlaze

12 months recommended shelf life.


Temperature Resistance

This is range in temperature that the product is able to withstand and optimally perform under.

Hodgson Heritage Putty

Temperature resistant between -40 and 90°C.

Repair Care DrySeal

Temperature resistant between -5 and 40°C.

Timbabuild TimbaGlaze

Temperature resistant between -40 and 80°C.


Weather Resistance

These are the weather conditions that the product can remain performing optimally under.

Hodgson Heritage Putty

Product is water and UV resistant.

Repair Care DrySeal

Product is water and UV resistant.

Timbabuild TimbaGlaze

Product is water and UV resistant.


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Product Data Sheets

The performance indicators above are those that we feel are of highest importance, when deciding on the right putty replacement for an application. There are other features that set the products apart which are mentioned in the data sheets attached below:

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