Stained Glass restoration: Do it Yourself or Hire A Stained Glass Expert?

Churches with stained glass are lovely, and it indicates the long history of religion in the United States. We have several beautiful ancient churches with stunning stained glass in Houston. These works of art must be maintained so that future generations may enjoy them. Stained glass repair, on the other hand, might be expensive, and some congregations may be tempted to perform it themselves. The good news is that there are things you can do yourself when it comes to stained glass maintenance. However, a professional should handle extensive repairs and restorations.

DIY Church Stained Glass Maintenance

A professional stained glass artist will be able to handle the majority of church stained glass repairs. However, there are a few things you groundskeepers or maintenance personnel may do to keep your glass looking good and usable for your church members.

Light Cleaning Of Your Stained Glass: The dust, dirt, and grime that accumulate on stained glass over time can be removed by washing it with a soft cloth dampened with distilled water. Stained glass cleaning does not require the window to be taken down and is an essential component of good care. If your stained glass is painted, you should ensure that it has been fired since paint can damage the finish.

Maintain wood frames around the Stained Glass: The wood frames of your Houston church’s stained glass windows are crucial. This component keeps the piece intact and anchors the entire piece. As a result, moisture sealant and paint should be utilized to preserve the wood and keep it in good condition. Follow the instructions for applying these sealants carefully avoiding getting any of them on the glass itself.

Replace missing or loose putty when needed: ¬†Your church maintenance professional can repair the putty on stained and then paint it over to keep your church’s stained glass looking new. However, this is only a visual fix only for when you notice cracking or flaking putty on the outer portions of the window. Distinguishing putty from lead or glass may be difficult though. This is why it is preferable to hire someone like us to perform any putty repair.

Contact us with concerns about your¬†Houston church stained glass repair or a free onsite consultation; we’re always eager to answer inquiries or come out for a no-obligation onsite inspection.

Martin Faith

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Houston Stained Glass. Martin has been cultivating his skills as a stained glass artisan for over 30 years, passing on his knowledge and expertise to his team so that, together, they can create the most beautiful stained glass windows the world has ever seen. Martin's initial education in the trade took place in Glasgow, Scotland, the stained glass capitol of the world. He is an expert in the history of stained glass, its evolution, methods for conservation, and its many different styles and forms, including art deco, prairie, Greene & Greene, art nouveau, Mackintosh, floral, mission, beveled, and contemporary. Over the years, Martin's company has produced thousands of stained glass windows, which includes custom creations made for homes, churches, and commercial buildings located all throughout the Houston metro area.