Superior Stained Glass Glazing Assembly Solution Than Traditional Putty or Cementing Methodsa
Through development of this unique glazing formulation, stained glass professionals and hobbyists can now eliminate the tedious and messy process found in traditional putty or cement glazing methods. By choosing to use the NO Days Glaze process of building your stained glass window, you are able to unlock all the unique benefits of building a solid, stronger and resilient stained glass window.
Traditional putty and cement glazing methods are difficult to work with, create a weak bond, release fume byproducts, add extended cure time and constatnly need to be mixed to maintain a usable consistency. NO Days Glaze is always ready (off the roll) to eliminate traditional glazing methods and deliver to you its superior bonding and sealing capabilities.
How to Use No Days Glaze:
What others are saying about No Days Glaze:
Just wanted you to know that I started using No Daze Glaze soon after it was available to your retailers. My glass supply shop locally had some samples that she shared with me – I was hooked. I love the non messy work with No Days Glaze. I’ve done several pieces, including a large window for a church, and was delighted with the ease and finish using this product…You came up with a super product and I’m enjoying using No Days Glaze and excited to try more products. You have one satisfied customer that started when you only had No Days Glaze. Keep up the excellent work – love your product!
~Martha Roberts of MIRGLAS Glass Art
It worked like a dream! I was repairing a 1908 oval convex window and the No Days Glaze worked great on it.
I absolutely loved using the NO Days Glaze product. I found it incredibly easy to work into the construction of my piece. I used the quick cure method and allowed for the additional heart thickness. This change was very easy because I use glass design software to create my patterns so I just entered the new heart thickness and the adjustment was made. I wasn’t sure how much additional time would be spent on adding the strip of glaze to the lead while constructing so I was a little leery at first. But I found that I spent only an extra couple of seconds per strip. If you can cut lead, then you can build a piece with NO Days Glaze. The time spent on adding the strips of NO Days Glaze to your lead during construction adds up to be far less time then is spent using the cement method. Furthermore, after my piece was soldered I used my heat gun and watched the product go to work. The glaze expanded around the glass and you can just tell that it is creating a far stronger window then the cement method. And after heating up the front side you are done!! You don’t need to flip the piece over and do anything to the other side, what a time saver. Cementing a project was always a very tedious and dreaded part of building a lead window for me. I just knew there had to be a better way!! NO Days Glaze is the future of our industry and I for one am embracing this new technology and in turn am increasing my production dramatically! Thank you for making such an incredible product!
~Cori Levitt of New Orleans Glass Creations
Why No Days Glaze?
- Quick Cure Time
- Adds Strength, Superior Sealing
- Eliminates the Mess
- Non-Toxic, No Fume Byproduct
- Designed for both interior or exterior stained glass window application
- Easily re-work or remove glass pieces, if necessary
- Learn More in our FAQ’s Section
- Available in multiple widths from 1/8″ (3.18mm) to 3/16″ (4.77mm) to fit a variety of sizes of lead and zinc came
- Rolls of 50 ft, 100 ft and 250 ft.
- Note: 25ft rolls have been discontinued (Sept 2014)
- Black or Clear
- Note: pewter has been discontinued (Sept 2014)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What width of NO Days Glaze do I need?
|Figure 1||NO Days Glaze Width = Came Channel Width|
|NO Days Glaze is manufactured in 4 pre-formed widths. Regardless of what lead or zinc came type or brand you are using, there is always a NO Days Glaze size available to fit within your metal came channel. The NO Days Glaze is slightly undersized in width to allow a snug fit into your lead or zinc came channel.
Channel width refers to the width of the channel inside the metal came where the glass is placed. Most metal came sizes are measured and sold in “Face Width” and not “Channel Width.” If you use a 5/32″ metal came Face Width, this does not mean you need a 5/32″ (0.156″, 3.96mm) NO Days Glaze size. The correct NO Days Glaze size is the one that matches the size of your channel width. For example, if you are using a metal came that has a 3/16″ Channel Width, then you would use a 3/16″ (0.188″, 4.78mm) NO Days Glaze size.
Figure 1 represents a Round H Came design with a Face Width of “A” and a Channel Width of “C.” The correct NO Days Glaze size to use is the one that matches Channel Width “C.”
For more assistance in determining the channel width of your lead or zinc came, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a free NO Days Glaze Gauge Kit.
Three Side Advantage
A Superior Technique for Structural Strength and Sealing
The advantage of NO Days Glaze is in its ability to provide a strong bond and waterproof seal using all 3 sides of the metal came and glass surfaces. This is accomplished by placing the NO Days Glaze into your lead and zinc came channel first versus brushing putty or cement in last. This slight change in assembly process allows for increased structural strength and superior sealing. When packaged with the benefits of ease-of-use, time-savings and low cost installation, NO Days Glaze is the ideal product for building quality stained glass windows.
Surface Area Equals Strength (Compare the Differences)
Diagram A represents how traditional putty or cementing methods can allow for sealing failures over time by inadequately filling the gap between glass and lead. Diagram B represents the full 3 side sealing and bonding capabilities of NO Days Glaze, which helps to reinforce the lead and add strength to the window.
|Diagram A (Putty or Cementing Methods)||Diagram B (NO Days Glaze Method)|
|Traditional glazing methods may fill the gap between glass and lead to prevent rattling of the window, but does not always seal adequately due to its porous nature and the unknown amount being applied.||The “Inside Out” method using NO Days Glaze allows you to take advantage of ALL available glass and lead surfaces (reinforcing the strength of the window) by placing the NO Days Glaze into the metal came channel FIRST versus brushing the putty or cement in LAST.|
3 Methods of Assembly and Heating with NO Days Glaze
Hobby Cure Method (Tool Required: Standard Heat Gun)
This method is ideal for beginners or for professionals wanting to test NO Days Glaze first. This method is the slowest, but will allow you to become familiar with the length of time needed to activate the glazing material. After you familiarize yourself, proceed to the Quick Cure or Professional Fast Cure Methods.
|Assembling, Heating and Curing Piece by Piece. Insert NO Days Glaze into lead or zinc channel and heat as you go. Solder joints at the end when all came/glass edges have been heated using a standard heat gun. This method requires no special glass cutting to prevent pattern growth the glass gets pushed into the lead channel as the NO Days Glaze is heated.
Quick Cure Method (Tool Required: Standard Heat Gun)
|Assembling Entire Window, Heating and Curing at the End. Insert NO Days Glaze into lead or zinc channel. Assemble your entire window. Make sure to tap glass pieces into place so they fit snugly. Solder joints and heat each length using a standard heat gun where the glass meets the came. Special glass cutting required if pattern growth is a concern. Each edge of the glass must be cut short by 1/32″ to accommodate for the thickness of NO Days Glaze inside the lead channels before heating.
Professional Fast Cure Method (Tool Required: NO Days Universal Curing Station)
Please note that with all methods, we recommend performing a small test sample in order to accommodate yourself with the method and heating time required.
Makes Repairs or Re-Positioning Easy
A unique characteristic of NO Days Glaze is embedded in its ability to be reheated and reactivated. This makes stained glass repairs easy to perform offering instant flexibility as you re-assemble your stained glass panel. The ability to re-heat NO Days Glaze to activate it makes removing broken pieces of glass for repair simple, without damaging the lead or other pieces of glass.
NO Days Glaze Phase-Change Temperature
The NO Days Glaze inside the lead or zinc cannot be re-activated by indoor or outdoor temperature conditions due to the elevated phase-change (the point at which the glazing turns from a solid to a liquid) temperature of 160F / 71C. For triple glaze stained glass windows, we recommend ventilating the enclosed space to allow consistent air flow and to prevent continuous heating of the enclosed space between the 2 outer panes. Failure to properly ventilate your triple glaze window may result in a “greenhouse effect” thus raising the temperature of the enclosed space. Ventilation of a triple glaze stained glass window is an industry standard building technique and will ensure longevity of your triple glaze stained glass window.
The Pre-Formed Glaze Advantage
The pre-formed advantage of NO Days Glaze allows us to meet a wide variety of stained glass window applications designed to be used with an array of metal came types and brands. NO Days Glaze is pre-formed to dimensional and thickness tolerances manufactured to superior quality guidelines set forth by our ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certification. A high standard that ensures you receive the same consistent quality product every time.
The Road to Building a More Resilient Stained Glass Window
When looking at the overall picture of producing a stained glass window using lead or zinc, from concept to completion, much less physical labor and time is involved when using NO Days Glaze as your glazing solution.
Since there is no process of forcing the putty or cement between the glass and metal came, no waiting to cure, minimal clean up, no waste, no shelf life, and no flipping over the window to glaze the other side after the first side has cured*, NO Days Glaze is the ideal product for assembling and marketing a better stained glass window.
*It is recommended to cure the glazing from both side for non-insulated installed windows to thoroughly seal all gaps.