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How to Repair and Repaint Old Window Sashes

Learn techniques for repairing and reglazing old windows.

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Materials

  • double-strength glass, cut to fit if required
  • 1 gallon two-part polyester resin
  • latex window compound
  • glaziers push points
  • oil-based primer
  • cotton-polyester blend rope, 1/2" diameter
  • exterior latex caulk
  • poplar or pine stock for new parting bead
  • 1 gallon glazing compound
  • boiled linseed oil

Tools

  • belt sander
  • table saw
  • chisels
  • random-orbital sander
  • air compressor hoses
  • compound miter saw
  • pneumatic brad nailer
  • ladders
  • Speedheater infrared paint-removal system
  • air compressor
  • pneumatic finish nailer
  • putty knife
  • carbide blade wood scraper
  • heat gun
  • thickness planer
  • glazing knife
  • bar clamps
  • sandpaper: 80, 120, 220-grit
  • extension cord

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