Remove all timber glazing beads, starting with the longest. To remove the bead, insert a filling/putty knife between the bead and frame, and tap it towards the centre of the pane. This should separate the bead from the sash or frame until a gap of ~5mm is achieved.
How do you remove beads from a wooden window?
Removing the external beading
The wooden beading can be removed using a sharpened screwdriver or chisel. This should be entered between the beading and the frame NOT between the beading and the glass. Gentle levering will generally get it to come off.
How do you remove beads from UPVC windows?
Use your lead knife to pry the beading out of place, taking care not to damage the frame or glass. Once the beading begins to come away, it can then be pulled off by hand. Pulling the beading away carefully by hand helps minimise the risk of damaging the window or its surrounds.
How do you remove glass from a wooden window frame?
Put on protective gloves and tap the glass from the outside to loosen it. Work one corner out of the frame, grasp it with one hand and pull gently as you tap. When the glass is loose, support it from the bottom edge when you pull it out of the frame.
How do you remove hardened window putty?
Hardware suggests using a heat gun, unless you can handle a propane torch or a glazing iron. Heat the putty evenly rather than focusing on one area of a time. The heat can build up, making the glass hot enough to expand, crack or explode. Once the putty softens up, take your putty knife and get to work.