Tips on How to Maintain Your Fort Worth Chapel’s Stained Glass

Tips on How to Maintain Your Fort Worth Chapel’s Stained Glass

Stained glass plays such a crucial role both historically as well as in offering inspiration for clergy and congregation members. While stained glass restoration is required every 75 to 100 years, finding ways to maintain the condition of your priceless windows can definitely extend the time period between restorations while ensuring permanent damage never occurs. Chapels in Fort Worth are always looking for tips in maintenance– here are the most important pointers for keeping you stained glass in great condition.

How to Properly Maintain Your Fort Worth Chapel’s Stained Glass

When it comes to cleaning, it is definitely pertinent to clean your stained glass regularly. At minimum, cleaning your stained glass at least twice a month but preferably once a week is best practice. The cleaning solution is really significant for the cleaning process as well– finding a pH neutral cleaner is required for proper cleaning. Wiping down your stained glass with anything acidic is detrimental to hand-painted glass as well as the longevity of the lead came (the supporting framework). We recommend wiping down your stained glass with something soft and non-abrasive in order to avoid scratching the glass or accelerating deterioration. It is also very important to keep any reinforcement glass and framework regularly cleaned as well.

Repairs and Restoration for Fort Worth Chapel Stained Glass

Even with regular maintenance, accidents happen. Whether you need minor repairs or a complete restoration process, we’re here to help. Minor repairs can often be completed in your chapel while restorations do require removal of your stained glass. If you’re not sure what your stained glass needs, you can always contact us for a consultation. We can help you discover if your stained glass is ready for repair, restoration, or replacement.

For more information regarding stained glass maintenance in your Fort Worth chapel, please contact us!

Martin Faith has dedicated his life's career to the study, preservation, and exploration of one of the world's most beautiful and rare forms of art. For the past 30 years, he has been running his stained glass studio based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Martin's company specializes in an array of stained glass styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary, including Mackintosh, Greene & Greene, art nouveau, art deco, prairie, beveled glass, and religious. He has personally overseen numerous restorations for churches during which rare and valuable glass was saved from extinction. Over the years, he and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows for homes, churches, and buildings in Fort Worth and throughout the continental U.S.

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