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What Mistakes Are You Making With Your Glass?


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What Mistakes Are You Making With Your Glass?

If you are like me, there's probably a lot of glass in your home. I have windows, doors, appliances, art and a range of other things in my home that all incorporate glass. I love art, and I love working with my hands. Through the years, I have learned how to repair different types of glass, how to clean it and more. Wonder what mistakes you're making with your glass? Want to learn tips? Then, check out my posts. I hope to help you protect and love your glass. Hi, my name is Andi, and I love glass. I hope that my posts help you.

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Tips When Replacing Glass in a Wood Window Frame

The frame for the windows within your home can be made from a variety of different options, but wood is common for homes that are older. If you have a broken glass window that is in a wooden frame, it is possible to replace the window glass without requiring the entire window frame to be replaced. Before you remove the broken glass and insert a new glass pane into the wooden frame, it is important for you to be aware of replacement tips that are designed to make the process simpler. 

Removal

You always need to begin by wearing heavy duty gloves and removing all parts of the broken glass pane from the frame. Some of the glass might be in large pieces, but there will likely be some smaller glass pieces that also have to be removed. You also need to pay careful attention to the grooves within the wooden window frame where the new glass pane will be inserted. You need to make sure that these grooves are smooth and clean of all debris. If there is old putty in this region that has become hardened, you can use a heat gun to soften the old putty so that it can be removed.

New Glass

Once you have a new glass pane that is the correct size to fit your wooden frame, you can prep the frame by applying a thin coat of linseed oil around the rabbet of the frame where the new putty will be applied. This linseed oil will ensure that the new putty will adhere to the frame. The type of putty that you will place around the frame of the window will be a glazing compound. You need to form the glazing compound into a thin rope shape and then press it into the window frame around the rabbet.

Make sure that the putty is firmly in place by pushing it into the frame using a putty knife. This will make sure that the putty is secure enough for the new glass window pane to rest against. You need to make sure that after the new glass pane has been inserted into the frame that it is pushed up against the putty. Even with the putty attached, the pane should be lying flat on the rabbet of the window frame. You will then be able to take the glazing points and press them into the wooden frame to ensure that the new glass pane is secure.