Stained Glass Repair and Restoration
We are experienced artists doing exceptional stained glass repair to windows, doors, panels, cabinet or even large historical pieces in churches or other old buildings that have been damaged over time or just by a recent accident. At Stained Glass Junction we can match the colors and shapes of the glass, re-soldering lead, clean the frames and reattach them and fill the imperfections. We specialize in stained glass repairs and restoration of your stained glass patterns or scenes.
Storms, dirt, neglect, and other factors, as well as the simple passage of time, all play a part in wearing stained glass. With proper color matching and careful attention to detail; chips, cracks, missing panes and other problems can be repaired. We are experienced stained glass repair artists and we can carefully make these replacements and restore the strength and beauty of your piece or pieces of stained glass.
We can design for the time period of your piece, research matching glass, and even reference historical books to make sure that it is right. We will work with you to examine the glass and talk to you about the piece or pieces that you are having repaired or restored to get the right vision and idea of what you want to accomplish. We will find the best price and the pieces to match it exactly or we will come up with the best solution so that you are completely happy with your stained glass repair.
Give us a call at Stained Glass Junction and let us bring the beauty of your piece back to life.
A Repair Success Story
We received a call from a customer who wanted to know if we could repair a front door that he and his wife had in their home. They have a old Victorian home in Colusa, CA that they have been restoring. They told us that the stained glass door panel came from The Bidwell Mansion in Chico, CA and it had been in their home for years. Their home is 147 years old, so we knew we were up against a big task because it was so old! The bevels that are made today are only about 3/16″ thick, the ones in his door are 3/8″ thick and are no longer available.
The glass around the bevels had been badly broken and they wanted more privacy at the front door. So we began by taking the door all apart. Then we spent about a week cleaning all the old putty off all the bevels and repairing cracks and other areas like broken tips. By gluing them we were able to keep the bevels in tack.
Next we had to reconstruct the original pattern. The customer wanted to change the back ground and borders for privacy, so we shipped them glass samples that are still made for that particular time period. They picked 3 colors that they wanted, which we were able to ordered from Denver. We redrew the pattern with the colors in it for them to approve.
After everything was approved and all supplies were available, we started fabricating the door. After the fabrication is complete then the putty is put on the lead and glass. After that the whiting goes on next, which dries the putty and helps clean the glass. These steps make a window air tight. It must sit for several days or longer depending on the weather. After the putty is dry it takes a number of days to clean the panel, because we want it to sparkle when it leaves here!
We have done hundreds of repairs just like this one, some have more exciting stories, worse damage and harder to find replacement pieces, but all of our customers are happy with our work.
Below are more galleries of restoration and repair pieces. We hope this will show you the type of work we do.