Caring For Stained Glass


The history of stained glass goes back to the Gothic and Renaissance periods and was one of the popular painting techniques in Europe. The popularity of stained glass has decreased some over the years, but there are still many people who take a liking to the beautiful artwork.

If you have found yourself one of the many lovers of stained glass, then it's likely that you have a stained glass piece in your home! Keeping these beautiful works of the art clean and cared for is extremely important. They are not like normal glass windows that you can easily and quickly spray glass cleaner on, wipe with a paper towel, and call it good. Stained glass involves a different approach.

For general cleaning purposes, using a soft dry cloth to dust your stained glass should usually do the job right. If for some reason your stained glass has gotten much dirtier, adding some dish soap to distilled water with a soft damp cloth, and should do the job.

Starting at the top of your window and working your way down, gently wipe away any dirt and grime from your stained glass. If you encounter a stubborn spot, add some pressure when you rub the cloth, but not too much as you don’t want to break the glass. To get into the corners, take a cotton ball and dip it in the dish soap and distilled water mixture. Aside from corners, this technique can be used to get into the hard to reach places. After you wipe each section down, follow up with a dry cloth or a paper towel if that’s all you have available. As always, with older stained glass windows that are made of lead, you should err on the side of caution and wear gloves to clean your window.

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