Stained glass restoration
History in new glory
The conservatory of this house from 1910 has 7 stained glass windows. The old lead came of these windows is in very bad condition and the glass is broken in several places. Follow the steps I performed in this restoration.
To be able to remove the original windows, I apply tape so they do not fall apart when being removed.
2. Windows removal
I remove the old window putty, so the panels can be removed.
3. Lead removal
I carefully lift the glass from the lead. I reuse the glass when possible, old lead will be recycled.
4. Glass cleaning
The glass is thoroughly cleaned, all broken glass parts are replaced with newly cut glass.
5. New lead
One by one I put the panels in new lead.
Soldering a panel.
7. Apply sealant
To make everything waterproof and to prevent the glass from rattling, I treat all windows with sealant.
I put all the windows back in the frames and secure the windows with fresh window putty.
9. End result
Finished! The stained glass can take another 80 years 🙂