Replacing a broken glass window involves more than simply putting a new one in the frame. Before replacing the panel must remove all fragments of broken glass and scrape the grout. Be careful, wear gloves and goggles because they are sharp pieces of glass.
- Scrape and remove all material from the original window. Heat the glaze with a heat gun or hair dryer and then fragmenting a stiff spatula.
- Put a piece of tape, an ” X ” in the pieces of broken glass left in the window. This will prevent further breakage.
- Scrape the glass with a spatula to remove the top panel and then remove one piece with the tape. Show individual glass fragments remaining in the window frame. Use protective gloves when handling glass.
- Paint the exposed wood window frame with oil based primer that will help you be weatherproof. Leave overnight to dry primer.
- Apply putty on the window frame window frame and press it with a flexible spatula.
- Place the new glass panel in putty inside the frame and press the edge to make sure you have a firm seal.
- The end of a spatula pressed metal points on the edges of the window frame. These clips hold the glass in place, while grout dries.
- Soak in the short spatula and put more thinner around the edges of the glass and the window frame, creating a protection against the weather. The solvent contributes to a uniform distribution and is easier to remove the excess.