Step 7: Insert the Points

Insert the Points Save That Sash
Photo: David Carmack
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Using a putty knife, slide each new glazier's point on the glass and push it point first into the wood sash. Plant at least two points, evenly spaced, on each side of the pane. For large panes, the spacing between the points should not exceed 12 inches.

TOH Tip: "On warm days, lubricate the tip of the putty knife with linseed oil so that it doesn't pull out the glazing compound."
—John Dee
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    Tools List

    • flat prybar
      Pry Bar
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-Head Screwdriver
    • electric heat gun
      Heat Gun (with nozzle shield)
    • utility knife
      Utility Knife
    • putty knife
      Putty Knife
    • dremel
      Dremel (with carving bit)
    • Natural Bristle Brush
      Natural Bristle Brush (for oil-based primer)
    • synthetic brush
      Synthetic Filament Brush (for top coat)

    Shopping List

    1. Flexible Epoxy Wood Repair System

    2. Plexiglas

    3. Glazing Compound

    4. Glazier's Points

    5. Oil-based Primer

    6. Acrylic Latex Paint

    7. Weatherstripping, if needed

    8. Silicon Spray

    9. Sash Cord or Chains