Bonding the stained glass to the existing clear glass which means that we are going to leave in the existing clear glass. Install the leaded glass on the inside of the home right up against the clear glass. The first thing we’re going to do is make sure that the existing clear glass is completely cleaned. Spray some Windex on to the glass making sure that it only goes in the middle of the glass. Then wipe over to the edges from there we want to make sure, we don’t soak the wood surrounding the glass. Because that would allow moisture to seep in behind our stained glass. Use a razor blade to get this clean, and you may have to take your razor blade and take it into the edges. Make sure that both the outside and the inside of the door are completely cleaned. this will allow
The stained glass is also cleaned, There are a couple of methods to clean the stained glass either that can be done. The stained glass can be held up against the door, and that’s another method to get it clean. When you look at the beveled pieces the rough side of the bevel comes towards you, that is the sight it will be facing you. When you install the door there’s also a rough side and a smooth side to the actual stained glass itself. In this case the rough side of the stained glass will go against the existing clear glass. After the glass has been cleaned the next step is to tape the door. There are two types of tape there’s quarter-inch tape and there’s half inch tape. Use the size of tape that corresponds to the outside size of the lead on the door. Place it right on the edge of the glass at the closest point to where the glass meets the trim.
To cut the tape at the edges you can either use a pair of glass snips or you can use a razor blade. After the tape has been placed all around the glass press it down. Make sure that it’s completely stuck to the glass to drive fit the door. Make sure that actually fits before pull off the tape, and there are no marks on the stained glass when holding the door.
Always hold the stained glass from the joints, as this is the strongest point of the stained glass. Place the stained glass at the bottom of the door. first of all and press it up against the black tape and then work your way up towards the top. But at the same time just be careful because it is glass, and it can break if you press on too hard. The next step is to get the door ready to receive the caulking. Apply masking tape all the way around the stained glass and then all the way around the trim. The masking tape is being applied to the stained glass leaving about a sixteenth of an inch gap. Actually still see some of the lead after the tape has been applied. The Installer starts to attach masking tape to the trim and just leave about an eighth of an inch gap between the tape on the lad and the tape on the trim.
The next step would be to choose the color of cocking. White cocking normally the choices would be white or brown or see their color. The nice thing about having the masking tape there is that you can just very roughly put the caulking into this gap. After the cocking has been smoothed off then it’s time to peel the tip pull the tip straight towards you. Do not to put at an angle as that may pull some of the cocking. When you pull the tip so pull it straight down or straight across depending on on the direction that the tape is going. The tape must be pulled off immediately that you’re finished