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How to Glaze a Window

Follow these steps to keep the warm air in during the winter and cool air in during the summer.

Instructions

  • : Always wear leather safety gloves and safety glasses when working with a heat gun. Always wear leather safety gloves and safety glasses when working with a heat gun.
  • Step 1: Remove the window Remove the window. By taking the window out, you'll save time and have better results.
  • Step 2: Clamp the window in place Clamp the window in place on a flat surface.
  • Step 3: Remove old putty Remove old glaze with the heat gun and putty knife.
  • TIP: Use sheet metal to protect the glass if you do not have a heat shield attachment on your gun.
  • Step 4: Prime bare wood Use the paintbrush to apply primer to any bare wood around the window.
  • Step 5: Apply new putty Apply the new putty to the entire outer edge of the glass with the putty knife.
  • Step 6: Smooth the compound Dip the putty knife in mineral spirits and smooth the compound. Repeat this step several times until the compound is completely flat.
  • Step 7: Remove the excess compound Remove excess compound from the seam with the putty knife. Wait until it's completely dry and reinstall your newly glazed, more energy efficient window.
  • FACT: Storm windows can reduce heat loss through windows by 25 to 50 percent.

You Will Need

  • Leather safety gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Clamps
  • A flat working surface
  • A heat gun
  • A putty knife
  • Primer
  • A paintbrush
  • Putty
  • Mineral spirits
  • Sheet metal (optional)

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