Every day, pretty much, something gets better about the Cross House.
Yesterday, a window sash was restored. It contains a stained-glass panel, which was restored last month. But the sash itself needed to be restored. The side of the sash facing outside was stripped of its old paint, and then 0000 steel wool was used to polish up the wood. The side of the sash facing inside was stripped of its old shellac using denatured alcohol. The hardware was also removed, left in the stripper, then cleaned, and reinstalled. The glass panel was bedded, and glazed. When the glazing dries, the exterior will be primed with oil-base paint, and then two coats of black oil-based paint.