Drafty Window Tips

Blue Painters Tape

It's almost impossible to totally seal any window. A quick solution, though not pretty, is to use that blue painter's tape around the inside of the window. It stops drafts, and is easy to remove without taking paint with it.

By Don (02-07-1999)

Seal and Peel Caulk

Another method is for you to use Seal & Peel. This clear caulk lets you fill the gaps around the window. Come spring it just peels right off. No paint loss or staining. You will need a caulk gun, which is inexpensive. Ask a clerk how to use it.

1) Cut off the tip of the caulk canister at a slight angle. Do this near to the tip. You can always cut a bit more to make the hole bigger.

2) While pulling the trigger on the caulk gun, run a bead of caulk around the window and sash edges. Let go of the trigger about 5 inches before the end. The caulk will continue to flow out of the tube.

3) You will have skips and blobs. This is OK. Wet your index finger with plain water and smooth out the caulk so it seals along the window and sash.


4) Wipe any excess caulk off you fingers on a paper towel.

5) If you have left-over caulk seal the tube by shoving a nail or a screw into the tube.

6) You may want to go out for an hour or so when you are finished. There will be a strong smell of "rubber cement" that can be annoying.

By PT (02/07/2007)


Drafty Window Tips

Another good way to cure a drafty window problem is to cover it on the inside with plastic. (05/18/2009)

By Anonymous


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