If you ever have the urge to paint windows, don't waste any time putting masking tape around the glass to prevent paint from getting on it. You will only be disappointed with the result. Paint will always seep under the tape or you won't remove the tape soon enough and will pull all the paint of with the tape. Paint them like this:
Then go buy one of these:
It's a widget. You score the paint where it meets the glazing putty and then scrape it off. Of course it helps if the the paint is dry.
I have been replacing sash cords all week when I get a chance. It can be a bit time consuming since I have none that work and have to pull out all the weights and re-thread all the pulleys. I got the three living room windows done last week and the two dining room windows done this weekend. If anyone is interested, I can explain the process of sash replacement. If no-one is interested, well maybe I'll do it any way!