Window Glazing Workshop

How to putty a window

A window glazing workshop led by Steve Jordan, noted window specialist and author of The Window Sash Bible.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Fifty years ago, almost every painter, carpenter, and homeowner knew how to putty (glaze) a window. Today this relatively simple task is usually done by painters but is often neglected as more and more windows are replaced.

This short workshop will introduce the materials and tools needed to glaze a window, including traditional oil-based and water-based materials as-well-as quick-drying shop-specific products. We will demonstrate how to remove old putty, spot glaze, and replace broken panes of glass. Safe measures for working with lead paint and putty will be part of the tutorial.

WHEN: Saturday, October 16th

WHERE: Stone-Tolan Historic Site, 2370 East Avenue, Rochester

COST: $30

Instructor: Steve Jordan

Attendees should bring a putty knife and wear old clothes or a protective shirt and are welcome to bring a window sash to work on.