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Just getting going on my window rehab project. 120 year old double-hung sashes, I've stripped all of the 16 layers of paint off and epoxy filled the holes and such and the glass and glazing is completely removed. My question is about the next step:
Do I prime the bare wood sash with a high-quality penetrating alkyd primer (Benjamin Moore Fresh Start) and go from there (glazing and then painting), or do I need to brush on a coat of Linseed Oil first?
It's my understanding that while the primer seals the wood, the oil in the primer soaks into the wood and "nourishes" it. It seems to me that the BLO does pretty much the same thing. I want a high-quality job, but not one that involves a lot of unnecessary and redundant processes.
Thanks in advance for any help.