Found 23 results for the keyword ‘Glass’

  • Window installation choices

    When you're thinking about changing the windows in a house, you need to make one fundamental choice: whether to slide the new window into the old window frame (the first photo), or whether to remove the old window right down to the structure of the house (the second photo) and replace the whole t...
  • Painting tips for using masking tape.

    You have the choice of working harder before you paint to mask off the glass, or working harder after you paint to clean off the glass.Most of us will use masking tape. Be aware that there are different grades of glue on masking tapes.The Painter's tape has a lower tack, it sticks less, which co...
  • It is all wet behind the shower tiles. Why?

    Ed writes from Ajax, Ontario : All 3 walls of my bathroom shower stall are finished with 4" ceramic tiles and are in good shape. When I had to remove one of them, I discovered that the drywall was behind it was so wet that I had to put a fan on it over night to dry it out before I could glue...
  • CAN I KEEP FROST OFF MY WINDOWS?

    In Canada, other than on the lower mainland of British Columbia and on Sable Island, it is impossible to maintain a comfortable level of humidity in the house and not have frost on single-pane windows most of the winter.Using two panes of glass allows the inner pane to be warmer than the outer on...
  • Different thermal pane window spacers

    Peggy is moving from Calgary to Vancouver and in her new province she says she can't locate the SuperSpacer windows that she loved in Calgary. That brings up the whole question of what are different window spacers, and why some are available in some areas of the country and not others.Thermal pa...
  • WHICH CAULKING SHOULD I USE?

    -- Oil base, resin base and polyvinyl acetate caulking do not hold up. There are far too many better caulkings available to waste time and money with these old formulations.-- Latex based caulking is inexpensive, can be painted and has medium durability. It is acceptable for baseboards and caul...
  • Removing baked on grime from the outdoor side of windows.

    Michael, a retired high-rise window washer, wrote in: "When acid rain gets baked onto your windows from the sun without regular cleaning, it can be impossible to get off with regular window cleaner. So I suggest using oven cleaner on your grimy old windows and they'll come out looking sparkling ...
  • Glass blocks to replace rotting shower windows.

    David has one of those showers with an openable sliding window right inside the shower. It is kind of nice having a window in a shower, if you have an open field and no neighbours. If you have neighbours, you will certainly have a curtain on the window, or frosted glass. In any event, take a g...
  • Cutting Glass

    A viewer asked me for some tips on cutting glass.First work on a flat surface with clean glass, gloves and goggles. Oil the wheel in your glass cutter. Score the top of the glass but pass only one time all the way from end to end, never twice and never pass the cutter over an existing cutter...
  • Etching Glass

    Before you attempt to etch glass, you must have very clean glass. Use vinegar and water -- and coffee filters make great lint free cleaning cloths for glass.Mac-Tac shelving paper is the stencil material to use to cover the glass. Its adhesive will keep the acid from flowing under the stenci...