10 Breathtaking Stained Glass Installations in Colorado Springs

Posted October 19th, 2023 by Nick Woodward
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Colorado Springs is home to some of the most stunning stained glass windows in the state. From historic churches to modern hotels, beautiful stained glass can be found all over the city. Here are 10 of the most impressive stained glass installations in Colorado Springs: Read More

Why Frosted Stained Glass is Making a Comeback 

Posted April 3rd, 2023 by Nick Woodward

For those looking to transform their Colorado Springs home into a beautiful and unique place, frosted stained glass is an ideal choice. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing, it is functional too. Elements of light and texture add a certain charm that can be hard to achieve with other materials. This is why many homeowners are turning to frosted stained glass for functional reasons like increased privacy or light control. With so many benefits on offer, it’s no wonder why this timeless trend is making such a big comeback!

The Benefits of Frosted-Stained Glass

Frosted-stained glass is a timeless and elegant addition to any home or business. It offers practical applications combined with an eye-catching appeal. This combination adds character and charm to any room. There are countless benefits to incorporating frosted-stained glass into your space – it’s not only beautiful but functional as well.

Frosted Stained Glass for Bathroom Window Privacy

Frosted stained glass can be a great option for bathroom windows needing privacy. Not only will it provide ample privacy, but also bring a certain charm too. It works well in bathrooms with both modern and traditional decor styles. It pairs wonderfully with organic materials like wood and natural stone, creating an eye-catching yet tasteful look. Having frosted stained glass installed comes highly recommended for keeping your home bathroom’s interior design sleek and functional.

Frosted Stained Glass to Cover Cabinet Clutter

A frosted glass cabinet panel is an ideal solution for adding elegance and sophistication to any room while at the same time concealing unwanted clutter from view. Our detailed designs are applied to glass surfaces to create an opaque or semi-opaque finish so you get exactly the coverage you need. 

Frosted Stained Glass for Added Security on Entryway Windows

Frosted stained glass windows are more than just a decorative touch. They enhance the function of the entryway of any home or building too. The translucent matting in frosted glass allows maximum light flow into the entryway while simultaneously helping to keep prying eyes from looking into the interior. With coverage like that, frosted stained glass is an effective way to add an additional level of protection to your property.

We Are the City’s #1 Frosted Stained Glass Contractor

At Scottish, we take the task of outfitting your building with beautiful frosted stained glass very seriously. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch craftsmanship and delivering an outstanding product to each client. Our team of experienced artisans is passionate about their work and is sure to bring out the full potential of your vision for the

Colorado Springs space. We want to ensure that we meet all your expectations for both aesthetics and functionality! With over 20 years of experience in the stained glass industry, Scottish Stained Glass is undoubtedly  KC’s leading contractor for anyone looking to add a unique touch

Free Stained Glass Estimates in Colorado Springs

We offer quality frosted stained glass installation estimates services for homes and businesses throughout Colorado Springs. We believe in providing superior customer service with precise attention to detail for each individual project. If you want to add style as well as security to your windows, contact us today for a free frosted stained glass installation estimate!


Elegant Entryway Stained Glass for Colorado Springs Homes

Posted October 26th, 2022 by Martin Faith

Could your entryway use a little TLC? If so, consider entryway stained glass for your Colorado Springs home! Read More

Add Elegance to Your Dining Room with Stained Glass in Colorado Springs

Posted August 11th, 2021 by Martin Faith
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Your dining room is a special place. It’s where you share holiday meals with your family and spending your time hosting parties and special events. So of course you want a dining room that impresses, but what if you don’t know where to start?

Consider adding stained glass to the dining room of your Colorado Springs home! Stained glass will not only make your dining room look beautiful and elegant, but also create privacy.

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How Can I Protect My Stained Glass from Hail Damage?

Posted August 29th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Hail is every Coloradan’s worst enemy. Hail here can be either super small and fine so that it almost looks like snow or the totally opposite and the size of marbles or even golf balls. You never know what you’re going to get.

But if it is a bad hail storm, you can expect the worst. Colorado hail can destroy car windshields, skylights, and basically anything else in its path. This includes stained glass windows.

If you’re worried about hail damage, you may be wondering, is there anything I can do to protect my stained glass? We asked our experts at Scottish Stained Glass and this is what they told us.

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How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Projects in Colorado Springs

Posted July 28th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Do you have a stained glass window that needs to be restored or repaired? You probably have some questions about where to start.

Very few people know how to make stained glass windows, much less repair them. It’s one of the oldest art forms in existence, so only a handful of people have the knowledge and skill to make repairs.

Nevertheless, it’s important to get stained glass fixed as soon as it’s broken. Even if it’s only a tiny section that’s cracked or damaged, it’s best not to wait. Otherwise, the whole thing may start to fall apart and the stained glass may be lost forever.

Below, we’ve provided some information on the process for stained glass restoration in Colorado Springs and how to go about getting the repairs.

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What’s Different About Working with Scottish Stained Glass for Colorado Springs Customers?

Posted June 22nd, 2019 by Martin Faith
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At Scottish Stained Glass, we talk a lot about our custom stained glass process. Our process is part of what makes our company unique. We’re much more thorough than most other glass studios, and our process is part of what makes our windows both strong and beautiful. But what does this process look like on the customer side?

If you’ve never worked with us before, you may have some questions about what you can expect. Below, we’ve provided some insight on the different aspects that make working with Scottish Stained Glass such a unique experience for Colorado Springs customers.

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3 Reasons Why Church Stained Glass Is Worth Restoring for Colorado Springs Churches

Posted March 13th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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There are a variety of conditions that can cause stained glass windows to suffer significant damage to the point where they need professional repair. Sometimes, stained glass windows are broken by a severe storm after coming into contact with hail or high speed winds. Other times, the stained glass windows begin to deteriorate naturally due to the passage of time or flaws in their construction. Regardless, when issues arise, many churches hire a professional to determine what actions need to be taken.

If you have church stained glass windows that need repair, you may be wondering if the expense is worth it. After all, stained glass restoration in Colorado Springs can get pricey and many churches do not have extra funds just laying around. But before you decide to replace your stained glass windows, there are some factors you may want to take into consideration. If your stained glass is worth it, you could always try to hold a fundraising event to raise money for the repairs.

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Beautify Your Colorado Springs Home with Custom Stained Glass

Posted February 1st, 2019 by Martin Faith

Homes across the nation are always trying to find ways that beautify their properties while offering great value in improved equity. Enhancing your curb appeal is always wonderful for both resale as well as taking pride in your own home. Colorado Springs homes can definitely appreciate this– homeowners like to find aesthetic appeal that can really make their place stand out. Custom stained glass offers wonderful benefits in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. Beautify your home with this amazing opportunity!

Advantages of Custom Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Homes

Custom stained glass is visually stunning and eye-catching, providing a great way to transform your curb appeal as well as interior design. Stained glass is quite a versatile medium that can capture traditional to contemporary and everything in between. Stained glass is also a very compelling privacy solution. Obscure all unwanted views into your home from prying neighbors and strangers on the street. Privacy stained glass can be installed throughout your home in any area that requires more seclusion. Perfect for basements, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, built-ins, home bars, offices, hallways, and more, custom stained glass eliminates the need for window coverings. The great thing about stained glass is that it allows in an abundance of natural sunlight without sacrificing privacy.

Design Process for Custom Stained Glass in Your Colorado Springs Home

Scottish Stained Glass has successfully created and installed over 80,000 custom stained glass windows. We’re passionate about stained glass and love creating beautiful designs that perfectly complement your existing decor. Sit down with one of our stained glass artisans to discuss your design ideas and create the stained glass of your dreams! Whether you have a working design in mind or need inspiration, we’re here to help.

For more information regarding residential custom stained glass, please contact us!

What You Need To Know Before Your Colorado Springs Church Begins Its Antique Stained Glass Restoration Process

Posted November 17th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Many religious groups consider their stained glass an important part of their church. If a church is very old, the stained glass has likely been a part of the church for a long time and therefore has memories and sentimental value attached to it. Even stained glass windows that are newer or more modern may still be meaningful to a church due to their aesthetic value. Seeing the way that the sun floods in through the stained glass and sends beautiful colors and dancing rays of light across the floor and interior is almost a spiritual experience in itself. That’s why when stained glass windows begin to suffer due to age and deterioration, many churches opt for stained glass restoration.

At this point in time, many churches in the Colorado Springs area are due for stained glass restoration. Colorado Springs was founded in 1871 and therefore many of its churches and structures are well over a hundred years old. If stained glass has been around for over a century, it is likely due for some cleaning and minor repairs. With stained glass restoration, your Colorado Springs church can enjoy your beautiful stained glass windows for another hundred years.

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How to Create a Customized Look for Your Colorado Springs Home with Scottish Stained Glass

Posted July 30th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Despite the popular belief, stained glass isn’t just for churches. In fact, architects and interior decorators have used stained glass in various manners, in windows, cabinetry, lamp shades, for decades. When used correctly, stained glass can have a very interesting effect. It filters and softens light and also adds color and variety.

While many people opt to make their stained glass the focal point of their entryway or living room, this doesn’t always have to be the case. In fact, there are many subtle yet alluring ways you can create a customized look for your Colorado Springs home with Scottish Stained Glass.

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How to Create Beautiful & Unique Pieces of Art for Your Colorado Springs Hotel with Scottish Stained Glass

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

With so many hotels located throughout the Colorado Springs area, finding effective ways of attracting new customers and retaining repeat clients is pertinent. Hotel owners are always looking for ways to really individualize their hotels especially artistically and creatively. Stained glass provides such a diverse medium for hotels to create beautiful and unique pieces of art that are both eye-catching and stunning.

Custom Stained Glass Features for Your Colorado Springs Hotel

Scottish Stained Glass specializes in beautiful custom commercial stained glass features designed specially for hotels. From jaw-dropping stained glass ceilings to tasteful stained glass detail work, we’ve got you covered. Stained glass can even be used for visual marketing– from custom signage to unique decor themes that promote your brand. This versatile medium can be utilized for privacy concerns in bar areas, hotel spas, and any communal area that requires seclusion to promote guest comfort. Stained glass features can really make your Colorado Springs hotel stand out, making it a new favorite destination for your guests.

Custom Stained Glass Design Process for Colorado Springs Hotels

Scottish Stained Glass performs an on-site consultation prior to every commercial stained glass project. We always like to see the space in person so that we can define project needs, goals, requirements, and challenges. This also allows us to provide a more accurate project estimate as well as have one of our stained glass artisans sit down with you to begin hand-sketching your ideas. Our custom studio can design virtually anything you have in mind that would perfectly enhance your Colorado Springs hotel. Once hand sketches are completed, we enter those designs into our advanced computer-aided design software and utilize Photoshop for perfect color matching.

For more information regarding custom commercial stained glass features for your Colorado Springs hotel, please contact us or call: (719) 380-9193

How To Incorporate Stained Glass Into Your Colorado Springs Custom Home Design

Posted May 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Custom Stained Glass For The Perfect Custom Built Home

Having a home custom designed and made for you is a very exciting time!  Sure, there are a lot of decisions to make but each one gets you closer to the beautiful home you always dreamed of!  When it comes to choosing some of the interior architectural elements, nothing could be more ubiquitous, gorgeous and functional than something like stained glass either!   It is a fantastic way to add privacy to the parts of your home that need it without sacrificing that one-of-a-kind feel. In fact, stained glass is incredibly customizable and goes great in new or modern homes too.  Not only that but, it is always incredible elegant, no matter where you decide to have it installed. Below are the most popular places we install stained glass on custom homes for maximum impact and effortless style.

Best Areas For Stained Glass In Custom Built Homes

Bathroom Stained Glass:  Windows on bathrooms, while essential, can turn out to be quite tricky.  While you want the most sunlight possible, large windows often end up letting in both sunlight and the prying eyes of the world.  Stained glass in the bathroom of your custom built home is the perfect way to let in all the natural light you crave without sacrificing privacy, in a place where you really need it.

Entryway Stained Glass:  The entryway of your home is the first thing that people will see when they come to your newly built haven–why not start those visiting your home off in style with gorgeous stained glass on your sidelights and/or transom windows?  Not only will it impress guests coming into your home, it will make a bold statement from the outside too, for those just passing on.

Kitchen Stained Glass:  When you have a custom home built, sometimes it is hard to think far enough outside the box to get something really unique.  One way to do this is to work with stained glass in areas it is perfect for but infrequently seen! One of these areas is the kitchen and stained glass is just perfect to use on cabinets to really pack a design punch!  The great part about stained glass on kitchen cabinets is, it gives enough coverage to the odds and ends in your kitchen cabinets to obscure clutter, but enough transparency to mimic the open cabinet feel! And, since stained glass is 100% customizable, it allows for you to really add your own touch to your custom kitchen area.

Watch the video below for more information on the amazing benefits of stained glass for homeowners in Colorado Springs

For more information on stained glass for your Colorado Springs home, contact us today for a free consultation.


Help Your Colorado Springs Hotel Stand Out with Custom Stained Glass

Posted April 22nd, 2018 by Martin Faith
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It’s true that stained glass was once most commonly used in religious architecture. But modern times have changed this, and now stained glass is used in all types of buildings ranging from single family homes to commercial properties like restaurants and hotels.

In fact, in a commercial setting, stained glass can be a huge tourist attraction. Many hotels, some of which exist right here in Colorado Springs, with custom stained glass windows gain a large amount of business because people book their weddings and parties there just because of the stained glass.

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Custom Made Stained Glass Family Crests For Your Colorado Springs Home

Posted April 10th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Custom Stained Glass Family Crests For Your Colorado Springs Home

When it comes to stained glass what many people don’t realize is that the traditional church style designs or even poplar home floral or geometric designs are not the only types of stained glass window designs out there.  In fact, there is a huge variety of stained glass window themes and styles to interest nearly anyone. One of these less known but just as amazing styles is family crest stained glass. They can be custom created to fit your family sigil and badge and we can even add the crest’s motto or slogan.  Whatever you feel best represents your proud family history, can be easily created here at the stained glass studios of Scottish Stained Glass.

How Are Stained Glass Crest’s Created And What Do They Look Like?

As we mentioned, each family crest is individually crafted, right here, in-house at Scottish.  The design of a family crest is usually octagonal but, of course, the shape is totally up to you and your family.  Since or stained glass crests are hand created they will become an heirloom of your family, lasting for generations to come!  However, they also come with a lifetime transferable warranty so these can be passed on from generation to generation. In fact, If properly maintained they will last 80-100 years before needing repair!

Can I Give a Stained Glass Family Crest As  A Gift?

The answer is yes–absolutely.  A piece of family crest stained glass can be made as a window, window panel or a hanging panel.  The great thing about giving the gift of family crest stained glass is the whole family gets to celebrate and enjoy their heritage with a piece like this.  We have done crests for schools, fraternal organizations, and similar organizations, so this is a ubiquitous gift for those who are hard to buy for.


For more information on lovely stained glass for your Colorado Springs home, watch our video below!

For more information on our custom stained glass creation or to talk to someone about a family crest for your Colorado Springs home, contact us today!


How to Enhance Your Colorado Springs Chapel’s Stained Glass

Posted April 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Colorado Springs is known for all its beautiful chapels and the many, historic stained glass pieces housed in them. These gorgeous antiques offer more than aesthetic appeal– they offer church goers symbolic messages vital to the worship process. Chapel stained glass offers inspiration and hope in many different ways to every congregation member that witnesses them. Enhancing your Colorado Springs’ stained glass is both beneficial for your followers as well as for your chapel’s equity.

Colorado Springs Chapel Stained Glass Repair and Restoration

Enhancing your Colorado Springs chapel stained glass is easy when you have Scottish Stained Glass at your disposal. From small, timely repairs to large restoration jobs, we’ve got you covered. If your stained glass isn’t quite ready for restoration but just needs a little love, we’re happy to help enhance its current state. From polishing and cleaning to simple in-chapel repairs, we can enhance your stained glass in multiple capacities. If your stained glass is a candidate for restoration, our acclaimed process can add another century of product life. Restoration can transform your existing stained glass, giving it a fresh, sparkling new look. Repair and restoration can provide the enhancement you’re seeking while adding additional antique equity for your chapel.

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Colorado Springs Chapel Restoration Process

Scottish Stained Glass is renowned for all our successful chapel stained glass restoration projects we’ve accomplished throughout the Colorado Springs area as well as the rest of the nation. Our comprehensive restoration process ensures that you and your congregation will be stunned by the appearance of your newly restored stained glass. Our extensive process restores each individual piece and completely remakes the lead came with modernized reinforcements. The assessment we complete determines causes of deterioration so we can individually custom plan proper restoration for your stained glass panels.

For more information regarding Colorado Springs chapel stained glass restoration, please contact us or call: (719) 380-9193

Stained Glass Restoration In Colorado Springs: Preserving Pieces Of History

Posted March 27th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Colorado Springs Churches

Colorado Springs arguably has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the country, all with their own unique look and history. These gorgeous pieces of history are cherished by the parishioners of the churches they grace. In fact, they are so loved, we do quite a few restorations in the Colorado Springs area here at Scottish Stained Glass. However, not every church is sure what to do with their aging stained glass windows and one question we get quite often is whether to replace or restore. This makes sense since often times the glass can look beyond repair: the frames may be sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether; conditions all too common in stained glass windows that are nearing 100 years old. When we get this kind of inquiry we always tell church patrons that whether to replace or repair stained glass is really a case by case decision, however, we can shed some light on factors to consider when making that decision as we have below.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very large ones, is usually quite expensive. However, once they are restored, the value of these stained glass window is actually 4x that of valuable any new window. While a new window may cost less initially, it will be decades before its value is close to that of a restored antique stained glass window. Since funding a project like this is always an issue, at Scottish Stained Glass Colorado Springs, we are happy to give you advice on fundraisers we have seen other churches do. It has been our experience that this type of project is one most congregation and even communities readily support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Another reason churches hesitate to replace their stained glass is that they think antique glass cannot be matched or recreated the same. While it is true that techniques used to create some older stained glass are often hard to replicate, we are happy to report that at Scottish, we hire the best stained glass repair artists in the state, who are able to precisely match nearly any stained glass panel. Also, for those very large windows, we have developed special methods for removing and restoring and reinstalling them precisely. Keep in mind these types of restorations are lengthy but well worth it once the amazing process brings these windows of such value (both sentimental and monetary) back to their original luster and beauty for the next 100 years.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Stained Glass

Finally, church members must never forget the long and unique history their Colorado Springs church’s stained glass windows. Their value is as much monetary as it is sentimental–so keeping them and restoring them may be the best idea. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it is likely that your church’s stained glass windows were designed by a stained glass master of the time, greatly increasing their value; works by this skilled artisan plays an important part in the history of your church and something you may want to preserve.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass shows signs of wear it is a good idea to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. In the case of very old stained glass, it is best not to wait because the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Colorado Springs church stained glass.

Stained Glass Through Time: The Past, Present and Future in Colorado Springs

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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If you’ve ever driven by the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, then you’re probably aware of the prominence that stained glass has in Colorado Springs architecture. Beautiful stained glass windows of the past and present can be seen all through the city of Colorado Springs. Many belong to churches, but some reside within historic homes, hotels, and various building buildings.

Stained glass has long been a revered form of art. Many people are familiar with famous works like Sainte-Chapelle, Notre Dame, and the Canterbury Cathedral. But where did stained glass get its beginning? In this article, we’ll dive into the full history of stained glass, including its ancient past, current existence, and promising future.

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Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Colorado Springs Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 8th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass Colorado Springs is proud to partner with local historic theaters, museums, and restaurants in order to conserve antique stained glass windows and panels that may be housed in these properties. Stained glass restoration offers our community the opportunity to preserve these unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. From sentimental to monetary benefits, Colorado Springs historic commercial property owners have a lot to benefit from this intriguing process.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

With a multitude of benefits, restoring stained glass in Colorado Springs is highly significant due to its heritage preservation. Stained glass started breaking down around the 75 – 100 year mark, meaning a lot of our stained glass windows are starting to disintegrate. The restoration process can actually prolong these stained glass panels for another 100 years, allowing future generations to appreciate their historical value, sentimental worth, and symbolic messages. Stained glass restoration can actually increase property value, improve antique equity, and optimize customer retention and attraction. It’s important to us to help your community preserve as much heritage as possible.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our team of experienced, local stained glass artisans can help you start your historic stained glass restoration project in a timely, worry-free manner. If you see signs of deterioration, we recommend giving us a call as soon as possible so we can begin the assessment. If you’re uncertain about what your stained glass requires, we can help you with that too. Your stained glass may require simple repairs which wouldn’t require us to remove it. If you stained glass needs restoration, we do need to transport it back to our workshop in order to properly restore it. In some cases, the cost outweighs the benefits and we may recommend replacement. The decision is always up to you of course, we’re just happy to help in whatever way possible.

For more information regarding your Colorado Springs historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (719) 380-9193

Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration: Why Experience Matters

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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If your Colorado Springs church has stained glass windows that need restoration because they are damaged or deteriorating, it’s important to get the repairs done as soon as possible. Neglected issues can lead to further, more complicated problems and unnecessary expense. However, restoration is not a matter that should be rushed into hastily without care or consideration. Working with an experienced studio is crucial as it can make a huge difference in the results.

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The Custom And Restoration Painted Stained Glass Experts for Colorado Springs Church Windows

Posted February 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass:  Colorado Springs’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artist

Painted stained glass is a very old art form that takes years of experience to master and perfect. Here at Scottish Stained glass we have, in fact, spent the last three decades honing our craft and are proud to call ourselves experts in the field.  Difficult as it may be, the process of painted stained glass is actually quite fascinating and something we absolutely love to do.   Whether you are looking for painted glass restoration or a custom creation from our studio, learning how we will make or restore your church’s stained glass could be of great interest to you and your congregation.  Continue reading to get a better understanding of the complex processes that will be involved in crafting your one-of-a-kind painted stained glass masterpiece.

The Beautiful Tradition Of Painted Stained On Churches

Painted stained glass is a lovely and unique way to add to the beauty of your Colorado Springs church chapel.   However, this seemingly simple craft is actually quite complex and even scientific.  This is because the colors you see on painted stained glass are actually achieved through the use of specific chemical interactions of different minerals and oils.  Our artists must accurately predict what colors will be brought forth after firing or layer them to achieve the exact hue.  This is done through trial and error combined with extensive knowledge of the chemical and firing process.  The painted stained glass methods are listed below.

Painted Stained Glass Method 1

The artist starts with colored glass and paints special black paint made of oils and minerals onto it.  This piece of glass is then fired in our kiln at 1250-1450 for a couple of hours until the paint melts into the glass.  The paint then becomes part of the glass and will never rub off or be removed.

Painted Stained Glass Method 2

The second method involves clear glass.  During this process, colors are painted on a clear piece of glass one at a time and fired in between layers of color to build up layers of shading or color. Any color that involves the use of yellow can be particularly difficult in this method as the chemical used for yellows color (silver staining) is very toxic and will destroy other colors.  For this reason, when trying to achieve the color green for instance, the toxic yellow must be painted on the opposite side of the glass as the blue paint in order to keep the yellow from damaging the blue paint.

Colorado Springs’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artists

At Scottish matching styles on restoration projects is always a challenge but one we love taking on.  There is no greater satisfaction that successful recreating the steps of a former stained glass artist to restore or enhance their work.  Often times it is a lot like detective work because it means figuring out what type of techniques the original artist used.  For instance, sometimes artists would paint the black paint on their glass and then use a stick to rub off part of the black paint to give the piece texture, or put in unique elements like blades of glass.  In order to pinpoint exactly what was done our artists sometimes do numerous iterations.  Here at Scottish Stained Glass, we are always up to the challenge of restoring your stained glass to its former look and luster.

Learn more about the history of stained glass here or watch the video below.

Contact us today to find out more about original or restoration painted stained glass for your Colorado

Our Technique for Restoring Colorado Springs’s 100 Year Old Church Stained Glass

Posted January 30th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Colorado Springs is home to some of the most elegant, historic churches on the Western side of the US. These Colorado Springs churches feature some of the most beautiful, symbolic, antique stained glass windows. We’re proud to have worked with local churches to restore these pieces of art, prolonging their product life for another 100 years. Scottish Stained Glass is the recognized leader in stained glass restoration. Our distinguished stained glass restoration process is perfect for adding more equity to sentimental pieces of art in your Colorado Springs church.

Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration

We begin every restoration process with an on-site assessment. This assessment allows us to really analyze all underlying issues that have over time lead to the deterioration of your windows. Lead begins to oxidize at around the 75 year mark, leading to the production of white powder and weaker stained glass frames. There are many exterior causes that can warp the shape of your stained glass as well, so properly investigating these issues allows us to create a custom-fit restoration plan to better deter those problems from arising again. Once the assessment is completed by our team of local, experienced glass artisans, we delicately deliver your stained glass window back to our repair shop.

Mimicking Damaged Stained Glass from Your Colorado Springs Church

Once your stained glass window arrives at our repair shop, we soak it for at least two weeks in a proprietary soap blend that thoroughly removes all excrements and stains that have built up from the last 100 years. We locate perfect matching stained glass pieces to replace any damaged original glass from either our vast inventory of over 50,000 stained glass pieces or by having it custom made. Our design experts can replicate painted glass as well mirroring the original technique. We rebuild your stained glass window with lead, tin, and black cement, guaranteeing stronger durability.

Call today to schedule a free on-site consultation on how Scottish Stained Glass can stun you and your congregation with newly restored stained glass panels: (719) 380-9193

Transform Your Colorado Springs Basement with Stained Glass

Posted January 8th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Basements can be such a wonderful bonus space for Colorado Springs homeowners. They’re so versatile, you can turn them into pretty much anything! Whether you’re remodeling your basement into additional guest room space, your own personal bar, or a fun family entertainment area; stained glass can be the perfect solution to really transform your basement!

Revamp Your Basement with Stain Glass

Basements in Colorado Springs can range with window wells, small windows, to no windows at all. Whether you want to transform that window well into an aesthetically pleasing, functional piece of art or you’d like to add some custom stained glass to the back-splash or cabinets of your home bar, we’ve got you covered!

Basement windows typically don’t have the most pleasant view, leaving you with a view of a concrete wall or the bottom of the fence and yard. Stained glass is a great way to add both beauty and character to your Colorado Springs basement, transforming that unpleasant view into one of custom, one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Basement Stained Glass Functionality and Aesthetics

Many stained glass options offer privacy, which is definitely a needed solution for those cumbersome window wells. The great thing is that stained glass and leaded glass enable privacy for whatever guests you many have staying in your basement without having to sacrifice that beautiful Colorado sunlight! Stain glass in your Colorado Springs basement can really open up that space while adding that elegant touch of custom art.

We’ve also done many custom stained glass cabinet projects, which really can make your Colorado Spring’s basement stand out! From Bronco’s themed back-splash stained glass in personal bars to cabinets embedded with family crest stained glass, the possibilities are truly endless.

Schedule an in-home consultation today to transform your Colorado Spring’s basement with custom stained glass: (719) 380-9193


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