Tools needed are heat gun, tape measure, gloves, small wire brush and putty knife. The materials needed are linseed oil, putty and glaziers push point.
The following are the steps to follow in the replacing windows glass panel.
- The window pane must firstly be cleaned and prepared for re-glaze. A small wire brush should be used to clean off the residues on the window frame. A bead of linseed oil should be applied with a brush if the window is old. This will make the wood to bond with the glazing compound. You might have to warm up the glazing compound until a thin bead can be made out of it. There might also be a need to practice a little so as to get the right consistency. Wherefore, you don’t have to worry if you don’t get it perfectly with the first try.
- The area to be glazed must be measured, the measurements should be written down and then taken to a hardware store, so that when ordering the glass, it will be as precise as possible with the measured dimension. When you get to the hardware store, purchase a package of push points, the ones with little triangles that will hold the pane in the frame. Then You will have to push the points right into the sides of the muntin bars. If it’s a small pane of glass, you can use two points on each side of the glass around all four edges of the pane.
- This is were you Apply the Putty. The putty knife must be held at an angle and then ,you haveto smooth a bead of putty out in one motion in order to get an even line. You can paint it when it gets dried. Don’t clean it when the sun is shining on the window, so as to keep the glass crystal clear.