Using old windows

I have several old windows that I want to paint holiday designs on the panes. Some of the panes are missing the glazing and/or the glazing is loose. Do I have to replace all the glazing or can I use something else to secure the panes of glass?
  7 answers
  • Z Z on Aug 06, 2015
    Photos would help.

  • Julie Julie on Aug 06, 2015
    I have tried repeatedly to upload photos. Ive been in touch with Hometalk support to no avail. I was hoping for suggestions without my photos...

    • Z Z on Aug 06, 2015
      @Julie, what type of devise are you using? Maybe I can help you with uploading them.

  • LoriKindler LoriKindler on Aug 07, 2015
    Well if it's just decorative, I would use caulk.

  • Lee Lee on Aug 08, 2015
    glazing is NOT hard to do. The glazing product , a puddy knife, and common sense. If you can caulk and finish off nicely you can glaze. (you will have to remove the old glaze regardles)

  • Sheila Sheila on Aug 08, 2015
    If you want to make something to use over the years, you need to do it right fix the glazing before you start decorating it.

  • Julie Julie on Aug 08, 2015
    I don't understand the "common sense" part of the comment?

  • LoriKindler LoriKindler on Aug 09, 2015
    She's right - glazing is pretty easy. It's a putty so you can roll it between your hands to create a rope and then push it right at the edge of the window/glass. Then, using the putty knife, hold at a 45 degree angle and shmutz it in, and remove the access. Once the access is off, go over the glazing again with the putty knife to make it smooth. If you go with the caulk routed, cut the tube at a 45 degree angle, and put it on. To get that smooth finish, wet your fingertip and wipe along the caulk.