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If you have a true French door, then it will feature divided glass panes that are surrounded by mullions. If truth be told, original French doors are extremely easy to repair considering that their glass replacement just requires a single pane to be replaced. The best part is that it can be done in a fraction of the cost that it would take for you to indulge in extensive glass repair Sydney. Here’s how to do it:
Replacing glass in a French door
Before anything else, you need to break the left over glass on the pane using a hammer. Make sure that it is adequately disposed off. Now, use a hair dryer to soften the putty glazing around the frame’s edges. Once done, take a sharp paint scraper to do away with the glazer’s putty from the frame itself. This is going to help you smoothen the surface. However, make sure that you secure the points found in the putty.
The next thing that you need to do is to measure the opening of the window frame. This needs to be done widthwise from top to bottom, and inside to inside using a measuring tape. Also, it is highly recommended for you to keep a piece of the original glass with you for thickness comparison purposes.
Now take the new pane and set it in the frame. Use a flat-blade screwdriver and tack hammer to tap two points in to the frame’s edge against the glass on all four sides of the pane. Use a caulking gun to cover all the edges of the pane with latex glazer’s compound, and leave it to harden overnight. In order to blend in the new glaze, just apply a coat of matching paint or stain. The same process needs to be repeated with every broken pane.
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