How to Care for Stained Glass

How to Care for Stained Glass

Caring for Your Stained Glass in Dallas

While durable, stained glass still requires basic cleaning and care over time to keep it looking beautiful. Follow these proper maintenance tips to preserve your stained glass investment in Dallas.

Recommended Regular Cleaning

  • Use a soft, damp cloth to gently wipe down stained glass every 2-3 months. This removes dust and debris.
  • On textured glass, carefully use a soft brush to lift trapped particles from crevices.
  • Check for deterioration of glazing putty/cement and re-seal gaps if needed.
  • Periodically inspect supports to ensure stability and hardware tightness.

Preventative Care Measures

Taking a few preventative measures enhances stained glass longevity:

  • Install protective StormShield plastic film over exterior side to protect from weathering.
  • Ensure proper ventilation and airflow around glass to prevent condensation buildup.
  • Limit direct sun exposure which can cause expansion, movement and fading over time.
  • Consider protective coatings that shield against UV rays while allowing light transmission.

Caution When Cleaning

Exercise caution when cleaning stained glass to avoid damage:

  • Never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads which can scratch surfaces.
  • Avoid ammonia-based products that strip protective coatings.
  • Do not spray cleaners directly onto glass which can seep into crevices.
  • Never use a squeegee on stained glass which can dislodge panels or break solder joints.

Stained Glass Restoration in Dallas

If your stained glass sustains any damage over time:

  1. Contact a reputable stained glass company for repair service.
  2. An assessment can determine if chips, cracks, broken sections, loose supports, or weather seal failures need mending.
  3. Expert restoration can return damaged stained glass to its original splendor.

Trust Stained Glass Dallas

To keep your stained glass looking pristine for years while avoiding mistakes, consult professionals like Stained Glass Dallas. Discover our glass cleaning, preventative care, and restoration services for Dallas homes and businesses by contacting us through our website today!

Martin Faith

Martin Faith is a master craftsman, builder, and designer of stained glass windows. Martin learned the art of glassmaking while living in Scotland, where he was born and raised. He has been studying stained glass as an art form for over 30 years. When he moved to the U.S., Martin opened his own shop and started selling antique and custom stained glass windows. Martin's areas of expertise range from historic and religious stained glass to popular styles such as art nouveau, Mackintosh, floral, beveled, Greene & Green, and prairie. Over the years, his company has produced and sold over 50,000 stained glass windows to customers located in Dallas and throughout the country.

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