|Completed Storm Window left to dry.|
|This type of glazing point is much easier to push but they also |
have a setback. Their edges are sometime hard to cover with
the glazing compound.
|Don't use these they are awful to work with. |
The setup on the right show how I use a putty
knife to push it in.
Once the window panes are firmly in place, it is time to press in the glazier's points. I thought I still had some good points at home but all I have were these flat and large triangle points. I decide to use them since I did not want to run out to the store, this was a mistake. The triangle points are hard to push in and they need to pushed in a lot further compare to the other designs. While trying to push in one of the points, my glazing knife slipped under my thumb nail. Boy, there were a few #### when that happen. I kept on working until all the points were inside the lip edge.
|A completed glazing corner.|
|Putty Knife top. Glazing Knife is on the bottom.|
A week later I primed the caulk with an oil-based primer from what I read I needed to use an oil-based primer. If using a water-base primer the glazing compound may fail sooner because the oil migrates out faster. Last Wednesday was the first day I found time to start applying the exterior paint on the frame. The hardest part painting a narrow bead of paint along the caulk edge and the glass. Doing this forms a seal between the glass and glazing. If you use a scraper on the bead to clean up, there is an chance that the seal been broken and the window will not weather very well.
|Primed glazing: You can see how hard is it to keep a steady |
hand along the glass and glazing edge.
|Unfinished panel on the folding door.|
My next unfinished project is shellacking the second panel to my closet door. I finished half the door awhile ago but never found time to complete the job. Don't ask how long ago it was; it is embarrassing to think I left it undone so long.