Restorations Process

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Restoring Stained Glass Windows

Basic Process Steps

  • Label and take pictures of each panel then removing them from the existing frame

  • Making a pattern - cartoon rubbing

  • Dismantling each piece from the old lead came​ and cleaning glass

  • Replacing or painting pieces to match in color and texture

  • Re-leading the window using the same lead came profile as the original

  • Soldering and then sealing with a linseed oil base putty

  • Installing back into the existing or a newly made frame

     

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Cathedral Basilica of St Louis, Stained glass window