So I had the idea to scan the explanation of each method from some of our old books--as attachments--and you should be able to right click on the instructions and follow the instructions on printing out from this blog--on the message board. You can put it in your files and compare the various methods of applying Gallery Glass whenever you are planning a project. Choosing the application method is about the first step to completing a window makeover, so you will be on the right track with your supplies list. You have to plan the whole project for it to turn out successfully.
It is also used for window makeover "inserts"--the method of cutting clear panels to the identical size of window panes --leading and painting the design--and then using a point gun or pressure points to affix the "inserts" against the glass. This works well because the edge of the "insert" is rarely visible to most people and it is so much faster and easier than the modular or the vertical method. It is also the easiest way to change your mind--and do a new design--or just have the plain windows again. The example to the left is a perfect example of an insert--chosen because it was much too detailed to do vertical and too "interlaced" to do modular.
I am often asked to explain the Vertical Method. That is the method that only Gallery Glass Window Color can accomplish. It is the only glass paint in the marketplace that is thick enough to be applied vertically. One very important requirement of the vertical application concerns the viscosity (thickness) of the paint. I recommend that you always test the supplies that you plan to use for vertical application on the window where it will be used. Start applying the prospective paint in a back and forth motion, squeezing and spreading. If the pool of paint "runs", then I would plan on buying a fresh bottle. Gallery Glass gets thinner as it ages, so therefore new unopened bottles will yield better results.
This method is used primarily to save money by not having to buy "inserts" and for window design installations that have fairly straight lines and gentle curves. Also they should be fairly open because standing in front of a window for hours and hours, can be quite taxing. But sometimes it is worth it to save the $100+ dollars for inserts! Look at the step by steps to see how this particular window was done.