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I have several windows that need re-glazing. I removed the old glazing and cleaning everything up with ammonia and water. Took a ball of glazing compound and worked it in my hands to form a rope...mashed the rope in the appropriate spot where the glass and wood meet...took the glazing knife to it...and it looked good for about 2 inches, then the glazing compound starts to shred. The compound also does not seem to adhere very well to the glass/wood.
Any helpful hints?
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Is that a linseed oil glazing putty? If the container has not been well sealed it can lose its smooth stickiness and be crumbly. I think a bit of boiled linseed oil, worked in well, might rejuvenate it.
 

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If you prime the wood with oil based primer first, it sticks better. Also, glazing is kind of like an art form. Keep smoothing it, you'll get there.
 

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I use the window glazing in a caulking tube. You can smooth it nicely with a wet finger (although I do recommend dipping into a pail of water and not licking your finger, at least after the first time ! :shock: ) After I did several panes, I found I got the knack and could lay it on nicely with minimal smoothing.
 

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""(although I do recommend dipping into a pail of water and not licking your finger, at least after the first time ! :shock: )""

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Thanks everyone! Fortunately(or unfortunately) it rained here after work yesterday so I wasn't able to get outside to work on this project. I will add a little boiled linseed oil to the compound...I just happen to have some. And...it is probably more an issue of my lack of skill. I'll just keep at it until I get it right. Thanks for your help. :)
OK...I tried again today(Wednesday). I tried working the compound in my hands quite a bit longer than I had done the first time. That did the trick! Got one pane done. Not perfect...but acceptable. 15 more panes to go on this window. Sure hope I get a little faster as I go!
 
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