The 10-panel vintage window survived the trip from Orange, California to the Midwest. It’s a pretty big window at 5′ x 2′ ft … which meant this piece would take a huge bite out of my vintage glass collection.
The vintage windows I look for have to be sturdy, with clear glass that doesn’t wiggle or show separation (rotting) from the frame … not even a little bit.
I use a clear adhesive to glue the glass to the glass, in a well ventilated room, with a wheeled tile cutter, a small hammer – on a sturdy surface – wearing safety glasses with a first aid kit near by … but not children or pets. Safety First – Always wear safety glasses when breaking or cutting random glass dishes, cups and/or glass objects. Depending on the type of glass they can and some will shatter in a bazillion pieces … maybe more. Be careful.
… available at home improvement, box stores & tile shops everywhere.
Best Glue for Glass
1. “CLEAR” E-6000 is a my adhesive of choice for glass on glass projects and with all toxic adhesives, make sure to work in a well ventilated area.
DIRECTIONS & TIPS FOR USING “Clear” E-6000:
Apply E-6000 directly to each piece of glass to be bonded.
Always wear safety glasses when cutting glass.
SPECIAL TIPS: To extend life of product, be sure cap is secured back to original position. Use a toothpick as a disposable applicator for very small applications such as beading. Remove, recap and allow plastic nozzle to dry. Remove dried product from nozzle by pulling out through threaded end and reuse nozzle.
2. Weldbond Adhesive for Mosaic Tile and some Glass Projects
Best Glue for Indoor Tile & Glass Projects
Great for projects with kids.
Dries clear … in most circumstances.
Longer working time.
Weldbond says this about their wonder glue …. A unique product, WELDBOND is more than an adhesive. It’s also a powerful universal primer for porous surfaces. It’s a weather-proofer, dust-proofer, hardener, and bonding agent. Just mix WELDBOND with sawdust, grout, cement or plaster and be amazed at the tremendous strength this product! Non-toxic and dries clear – in most situations – making it a perfect adhesive to use when crafting with kids. Dries to a clear, flexible bond most of the time.
Mastic is a non-slip high performance, smooth spreading mortar formulated for interior installation of all types of ceramic wall & floor tile. Mastic keeps things from slipping … especially good for concrete, back-splashes and larger projects!
Thinset is an adhesive mortar made of fine sand, cement and water. It’s best used to attach objects to concrete, stone and cement. Perfect for mosaic art outdoor applications.