Point snip tip

After all the work I put into restoring nearly 100-year-old windows, it’s annoying to be able to see the metal point or the paint that covers the glazing from the inside of the window because of a shallow rabbet holding the glass. So, on the advice of my old-house cohort, I snipped the tips off the points that protruded beyond the edge of the rabbet or would force me to paint so that it would be visible from the inside. I’m pleased with the results and the approach, which takes only a few more seconds when installing the glass.


A full-size glaziers point


Snipping off a millimeter or two


A shorter profile that allows for applying putty and paint without them being visible from the other side

This entry was posted in ingenuity, painting, points, rebuilding, windows and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s