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I am trying to re-glaze glass in galvanized casement windows.
Is there some trick to make the glazing compound smooth out? When I run my putty knife along the joint the material
seems to pull away from the joint. The only way I have been able to work the compound is by adding a small amount
of mineral spirits or brushing some on after I have pushed the compound into the "L" joint. I am using
new glazing compound from a gallon can.
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(1) Kneed the compound so that is is very soft and a little sticky.
(2) Apply putty using you fingers onto the muttons "window frame" before setting the window.
(3) Set the window on top of the putty, working around the window, pressing on the glass so that the putty ozzes
out of the back and sides. There should be no air pocket and the putty should fill all of the back stop of the
mutton. Approx 1/8" of putty should be behind the glass now.
(4) Set your glaszing points or clips now.
(5) Trim the excess putty flush from the inside of the window. Do NOT trim the excess putty on the outside.
(6) Work from the one side, top, other side then bottom. This will help keep putty from messing up the finished
(7)Start by rolling the kneeded putty in to a (approx) 1/2" string. Set the putty with you thumb, pushing
it firmly into place. The key here is to have more than enough putty Not less.
(8) Use a spray bottle of window clean such as Windex. Lightly spray the section. This will help keep the putty
from sticking to th knife. NOTE Always keep the knife clean.
(9) Press firmly on the knife, the edge shoud follow the back stop of the mutton while resting on the outer edge
of of it. This is more of a cutting than a smoothing action. If you need to touch up use the spray bottle to keep
the putty wet and also keep the knife clean.
(10) A great way to make it look good,use a wide blade putty knife to strighten up the putty edge of the putty
by gently pushing and trimming.
Stripping and Reglazing Old Sunporch windows
I am presently trying to repaint the outside of my sunporch.I
am using a heat gun and scraper.Should I remove all the old glazing even if it is in good condition. What tools
do I need ? Where do I purchase them? How do I properly remove the glazing? I have a home repair book but it doesn't
go into detail.
It is not necessary to remove glazing that is in good condition. To remove the
old dried up cracked stuff, just pick it out with a small flat screwdriver. (well it is what I use) Just be careful
not to crack the glass. It should just pop out once you get it started.
In the process of chipping out the old glazing around an old window, I put a crack
in one of the panes. What do I need to do to install a replacement piece of glass? Also, some of the old glazing
chips away easily, and some won't come off so easily. Is there a better method than chipping away at it with a
Try to soften up the glazing with a heat gun. CAUTION excessive heat on or around the glass will crack to
We just moved into a 50 year old house and all the windows need major repair scraping,
glazing. They are 9 pane glass. We were planning on repairing them but are unable to find information on glazing.
Do you have any information? Should we bother going to all the work, or would it be better (and cheaper) to opt
for replacement windows?
Deciding to save the windows or replace them depends on a couple things. Your windows with 9 panes are probably
a style which being old is not easily replaced and may well compliment your house's looks. On the other hand, they
will not be as tight and being single pane, not as energy efficient. Sometimes aesthetics outweigh efficiency.As
for reglazing, it is not too hard. You should pick out all the old hard glazing and then put in new. It is sold
in tubes (like caulking) which makes installing it easier. Squeeze it in and then use a putty knife to wipe it
flat into anice triangular bead.