Step 1: Prep the window

For bare wood, rub on protective beeswax. On painted sashes, guard against toxic lead by sealing the finish under clear polyurethane. Spritz the glass with window cleaner.
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    Tools List

    • chisel-tip paintbrush
      (or rag) for sealing the finish
    • 12-inch stainless steel ruler
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
      or paper cutter
    • wirestripper

    Shopping List

    Polyurethane to seal painted sashes

    Beeswax to coat bare-wood sashes

    Window cleaner

    Photo mats precut to fit the photo sizes2-inch paper tape for framing

    2 eye hooks

    Picture wire