Stained Glass Repair
Repairing Your Damaged Stained Glass Windows
Stained Glass Repair Is a Wonderfully Perplexing Combination of Art, Science, and the Magic of Light
Simply said, a repair is not a restoration! A repair simply replaces the glass and there may be other changes. A restoration returns the item to its original condition and this is frequently not possible.
The simplest repairs usually involve replacing a single lite or piece of glass in a window or panel with a close match. If the window or panel is in good condition and the damaged glass is clear, it is easy. If the glass is colored, the shape complex, beveled, painted, or other surface treatments—it gets slightly more difficult to absolutely impossible. I will try to give examples below.
Broken Stained Glass Panel
REBUILT STAINED GLASS PANEL
THESE ENTRY PANELS FAILED AND WERE REDESIGNED AND REBUILT.
This stained glass mosaic window
Had been constructed by gluing colored glass to a sheet of clear glass and then filling the voids with a glazing material. The installation of the window was poorly done, leaked, and it failed. This panel has more than 500 pieces of glass some of which are smaller than 1/16 of a square inch. The restoration took a long time, a sash and frame had to be made, and carpentry was involved.
THESE HISTORIC, ANTIQUE PANELS
Had all failed or been damaged. They were successfully repaired or restored with a mixture of old and modern glass and materials.
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