Stained Glass Through Time in San Antonio: The History of a Thousand Year Old Form of Art

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Mesmerizing stained glass windows can be found in San Antonio’s historic churches and older buildings. Stained beneath these towering works of art is an unforgettable experience. As the eye is drawn to the many different shapes and colors glittering in the light, one is instantly captivated by their intricacy and beauty.

Stained glass is an art that is so unique, so different than the traditional methods of using canvas or clay, that it’s sort of a wonder in itself how it came into existence. After all, what compelled people to spend hundreds of hours meticulously piecing together tiny little pieces of colored glass? This article highlights the story of stained glass, its remarkable origin and promising future.

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Stained Glass Through Time: The Evolution of Stained Glass as an Art in Austin

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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The term stained glass can refer to two different things. Stained glass can mean glass that has been dyed using metallic salts to produce a colorful appearance. Or, more commonly, it can also mean windows composed of multiple pieces of colorful assembled and constructed together within a single pane to create a colorful design.

Over the years, stained glass has evolved greatly as a form of art. While it was once used for simple purposes, such as creating jewelry or pottery, it now holds a greater importance in the world of architecture. In Austin, stained glass can commonly be found in luxury homes, high end establishments, and various types of religious buildings. Some of these works are older and more traditional looking, while others are brand new and highly contemporary.

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Stained Glass Through Time: From Ancient Wonders to Modern Day Art in Houston

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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When most people think of stained glass, they imagine the large, colorful windows that adorn the halls of century old cathedrals, mosques, and temples like the Chartres Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Notre Dame, and Sainte-Chapelle. But the truth is that the world of stained glass reaches far beyond this. Original glassworks were very different from these aforementioned examples, and the world of modern stained glass varies just as greatly.

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Stained Glass Through Time: Ancient, Modern, and Future Works

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Stained glass has nearly a thousand year long history as a form of art. In early times, it was colored glass was used for pottery and jewelry. Today, stained glass windows are common for Denver area homes and churches, especially for luxury properties and historic buildings. Throughout the course of time, the practice of glassmaking has undergone many changes and as result, works have become more advanced and ornate. As technology advances, it’s quite likely that stained glass will continue to evolve and play an important role in architecture throughout the world.

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Should You Repair Or Replace The Stained Glass In Your Dallas Chapel?

Posted March 14th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Dallas Churches

Lovely stained glass windows can be all around the great city of Dallas and these relics of history are beloved to parishioners as they are beautiful. In fact, they are so loved that here, at Scottish Stained Glass, get a number of calls from church pastors and congregations wondering if the dated stained glass they adore, is something they should have repaired or whether replacement is the only option. Perhaps the window frames are sagging or the glass itself is dirty, chipped, cracked, or even missing pieces of glass altogether. Time it seems has taken a toll on these one magnificent windows. However, many of these windows are nearing 100 years old and as such, have accrued a lot of value–monetary and sentimental. Whether to replace or repair stained glass is a question very much answered on a case by case basis but we have outlined a few things for churchgoers to think about below to help give you some guidance.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

Restoring damaged stained glass windows, especially very big ones, can be extremely expensive. However, keep in mind that, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window will go up to nearly 4x the value of a new window. So, while a new window may cost less upfront, it will be decades before its value comes anywhere close to a restored antique stained glass window. Regarding the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass Dallas, we have seen many congregations hold fundraisers to restore their prized glass and are happy to give you some guidance on what we have seen. Also, in our experience, this is a project we have seen most congregations and communities eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many customers are hesitant to replace their church stained glass because they think antique glass cannot be matched. It is true that some old glass and the corresponding techniques are difficult, but since we have some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, precisely matching almost any stained glass panel is well within our wheelhouse. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows. This process usually takes quite a bit of time but will restore these windows of great sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty. These restored windows will easily last another 80-100 years before needing restoration.

Consider The History Of Your Church’s Glass

Lastly, don’t forget what a long and unique history your Dallas church stained glass holds. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) your church’s stained glass windows may have been designed and built by stained glass master of the time, making them valuable. The work by this skilled artisan plays an important part of the history of your church and is valuable in and of itself. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

Watch an amazing church stained glasss restoration in the video below:

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Dallas 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 Dallas church stained glass.

Replacement v Stained Glass Repair: Which One Is Right for Your San Antonio Church?

Posted March 12th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On San Antonio Churches

Stained glass windows are simply lovely and extremely cherished by the church parishioners in San Antonio churches. In fact, they are so loved that at Scottish Stained Glass, get quite many inquiries from church pastors and congregations trying to find out if their glass is salvable or whether it needs to be totally replaced. Perhaps the windows are sagging, dirty, chipped and cracked, or even missing pieces of glass and look in disarray. But these windows are perhaps 100 years old or more and possibly very valuable–so what to do? While there is no simple answer, below is some guidance on antique church stained glass to give you an idea of whether restoration or replacement may be better for your San Antonio congregation.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

The cost of restoring damaged stained glass windows in your church, especially large ones, can be extremely expensive. But one must keep in mind that, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window will be 4x more valuable than a new window. So keep in mind that, while a new window may cost less initially, it will be decades before it builds the value of a restored antique. In regards to the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass San Antonio, we may be able to help you with fundraising ideas we have seen other churches do. In our experience, this is a project we have seen most congregations eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many customers initially are hesitant to replace their church stained glass because they believe that the antique glass cannot be matched. While matching old glass techniques is difficult, since we have the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, we are able to precisely match almost any stained glass or technique old or new. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring very large church stained glass windows too. The process does take quite a bit of time but will restore these windows of great sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty, making them last for years and years to come.

Consider The History Of Your Glass

Finally, don’t forget what a long and wonderful history your San Antonio church stained glass comes with. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it may be the case that your church’s stained glass windows were designed and built by a master of stained glass making them valuable. The work by this skilled artisan of the time plays an important part of the history of your church too. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

See a church restoration for yourself in the video below!

Scottish Stained Glass For Your San Antonio 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 San Antonio church stained glass.

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Fort Collins’ Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 8th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The Fort Collins community agrees that historic stained glass preservation should be top priority in Fort Collins’ historic theaters, museums, and restaurants. This rare art form can display so much powerful imagery, symbolism, and more, reflecting artistic movements in history. Scottish Stained Glass is humbled to have helped so many in the Fort Collins community restore their antique stained glass pieces. We’ve completed dozens of commercial restoration projects and would love to help you with yours!

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Historical preservation is vital to any community. Many of the antique stained glass panels featured throughout Fort Collins’ historic theaters, museums, and restaurants are starting to reach the age of inevitable deterioration. When stained glass is about 75 – 100 years old, the glass and/or lead came may start to disintegrate, requiring it to undergo restoration. Historic stained glass restoration can actually increase antique value, improve property equity, and potentially increase customer retention while attracting new customers. Preserving heritage is important for our future generations– we hope to restore your stained glass panels for another 100 years.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

If you start to notice any visible damage or distortion on your stained glass windows, give us a call for an immediate consultation. Even if you’re uncertain if your stained glass is ready for restoration or just needs simple repair, we can help you determine if it’s a candidate for repair, restoration, or replacement. We conduct an assessment on your Fort Collins property to analyze your stained glass and to prepare a proper project estimate. Here you’ll understand the cost-benefit analysis and hopefully want to restore your beautiful, antique pieces of history.

For more information regarding Fort Collins historic stained glass restoration or to schedule an on-site consultation, please give us a call anytime:

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

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Salt Lake City’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to have helped Salt Lake City preserve their stained glass windows through historic stained glass restoration. We’ve completed dozens of restoration projects throughout the Salt Lake area, helping the community safeguard these historically prevalent stained glass panels. Stained glass starts to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark, making it relevant for historic commercial property owners to start investigating the process. Salt Lake City theaters, museums, and restaurants that these stained glass windows occupy need to start considering if they need/want to repair, restore, or replace these pieces.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass preservation is vital to Salt Lake’s community since these pieces of art are often one-of-a-kind and feature powerful symbolism and imagery. Stained glass can represent a certain time in history, tell a story, or display certain artistic inspirations of its time. Stained glass restoration also offers the additional benefits of increased antique equity, improved property value, and can lead to higher customer retention and attraction. Salt Lake historic commercial property owners have a lot to benefit from when it comes to antique stained glass restoration.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

We make getting started on your historic stained glass restoration project simple and stress-free. If you notice any signs of deterioration or need help spotting them, we’re happy to start with an on-site consultation. From there we can determine which stained glass panels are candidates for repair, restoration, or replacement. It’s important for us to identify what causes have lead to deterioration of your stained glass, so we can ensure these factors won’t cause as much harm in the future.  Our restoration goal is to prolong product life for another 100 years.

If you have any questions regarding historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (801) 895-4383

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Kansas City’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Kansas City is known for their beloved stained glass features housed throughout the city in historic theaters, museums, and restaurants. The Kansas City community agrees that preserving historic stained glass for future generations is an important task. These rare treasures can feature symbolic messages, significant art, and meaningful sentiment. Antique stained glass around the age of 75 – 100 years are most likely ready for restoration. We always recommend restoring at the first signs of deterioration in order to prevent any potential irreversible damage.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Restoring stained glass is vital to preserving Kansas City heritage and history. Many theaters, museums, and restaurants that house these stained glass features are often visited by the community in order to enjoy these relics. Historic commercial property owners can actually increase their property equity, improve antique value, and restore their stained glass for another 100 years. These financial benefits definitely make historical preservation worth it. Stained glass restoration can also lead to more customer retention while attracting new ones.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our historic stained glass restoration project begins with an on-site consultation. Whether you’ve spotted signs of deterioration or would like us to determine if your stained glass is ready for restoration, we’re happy to help you get started. The assessment determines what external factors have lead your stained glass to require restoration. This allows us to create individualized restoration plans for each piece based on their requirements. Our goal is to preserve these treasures for another 100 years for more generations to enjoy. The assessment can provide the project estimate as well, giving you the opportunity to analyze the costs and benefits.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration in the Kansas City area, please give us a call anytime: (816) 399-3764

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Dallas’ Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is proud of our acclaimed historic stained glass restoration process. We’ve completed dozens of antique stained glass restoration throughout the Dallas area– helping our community preserve these historical treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Many of these stained glass panels are featured through Dallas’ theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. With so many benefits both monetary and sentimental, stained glass restoration has a lot to offer Dallas’ historic commercial property owners.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass preservation is significant in most communities due to its rich history and unique symbolism. Many of Dallas’ theaters, museums, and restaurants actually attract patrons with their exclusive stained glass pieces. The restoration process can actually be a great ROI and prolong your stained glass for another 100 years. Historic stained glass restoration can actually improve antique value, increase your property’s equity, and help retain and attract customers. With so many benefits, stained glass restoration is definitely something historic commercial property owners should look into.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Our team of local stained glass artisans begin the historic stained glass renovation process by helping identify candidates for restoration. Some stained glass may need simple repairs while others can cost significantly more than their value to restore, meaning replacement can be a better financial option. No matter what your stained glass requires, we can help. We begin with an on-site assessment that identifies underlying issues, structural integrity, and more. This assessment allows us to give you an accurate project estimate while giving you all the information for a proper cost-benefit analysis. If you decide to proceed with the restoration process, we transport your historic stained glass back to our repair studio.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (972) 591-8413

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in San Antonio’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass San Antonio is proud to have helped preserve so many beautiful, meaningful stained glass pieces throughout the San Antonio area. These one-of-a-kind stained glass pieces are featured throughout San Antonio’s historic theaters, museums, and restaurants. Stained glass unfortunately begins to disintegrate around the 75 – 100 year mark, meaning a lot of the antique stained glass in your community is ready for restoration. Stained glass restoration offers San Antonio historic commercial property owners an extensive list of benefits.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Preserving heritage through stained glass restoration is vital to any community, especially San Antonio’s. These historic theaters, museums, and restaurants that house these pieces usually attract customers because of their historic features. Stained glass can showcase powerful symbolism and beautiful art– your community will thank you for preserving these pieces of heritage for them. Not only is stained glass restoration significant on a sentimental level, restoration can actually lead to higher antique value, increased property equity, and higher customer retention and attraction. This great ROI can actually prolong your stained glass for another 100 years, giving future generations heritage to treasure.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

Stained glass restoration is recommended once disintegration and deterioration begin to happen. There are many signs that can tell you if your historic stained glass is ready for restoration or not– warped glass pieces, missing glass pieces, deteriorating lead, discoloration, and more. We’re happy to help you get started on this project with an on-site consultation in order to determine the factors that have lead to deterioration as well as how to strengthen your piece for optimized quality of life. The assessment will reveal project estimates as well as cost-benefit analysis.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration in the San Antonio area, please give us a call: (830) 214 7835

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Austin’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Austin’s historic theater, museum, and restaurant owners agree that preserving the antique stained glass features is significant in multiple ways. Stained glass windows add a lot of character and history important to these types of establishments– many customers may be inspired or emotionally tied to these beautiful, unique pieces of art. Historic stained glass begins to deteriorate when they’re around 75 – 100 years old. That’s why more and more antique stained glass pieces are now under consideration for restoration. Did you know that proper stained glass restoration can actually lead to another 100 years of product life?

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass has often been used as an expressive medium in the past– artists can convey messages relying heavily on symbolism and imagery. Preserving these pieces of heritage and history can actually increase antique value, improve commercial property equity, as well as attract and retain customers to your establishment. The restoration process can definitely end up being a great ROI and preserves these one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Austin commercial property owners agree that increasing investment property value is always significant, especially when it can help heritage features remain available to the community.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

If your stained glass is displaying any signs of deterioration or damage, it’s important to have experienced stained glass artisans complete an on-site assessment. This assessment allows us to analyze causes of damage while providing more accurate estimates and determining if the stained glass is worth restoring, repairing, or replacing. We like to help our customers make the most informed decisions, offering different options and price points. If you decide to preserve your piece of history, we carefully deliver the stained glass to our repair studio for the restoration process.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (512) 539-0455

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Houston’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Houston is renowned for their beautiful, historic stained glass windows that are featured throughout different historic theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. Did you know that stained glass typically starts to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark? Many stained glass pieces are reaching that age, making historic stained glass restoration a relevant issue. In order to prevent further damage, stained glass should be restored during the first stages of deterioration. With a multitude of opportunities and benefits, stained glass restoration can deliver another 100 years of product life.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Not only is it extremely significant to preserve heritage through stained glass restoration, this intriguing process can actually increase antique equity, improve property value, and attract more guests and customers to your historic Houston theater, museum, or restaurant. Protecting and prolonging stained glass pieces can really add character and enrichment to these public buildings, inspiring our community and sharing messages through a different media they’re not used to. Proper stained glass restoration can be a great ROI, allowing Houston commercial property owners an opportunity to continue preserving history for generations to come.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

If you’re starting to notice any signs of stained glass deterioration, including warped glass pieces, damaged/fallen glass pieces, white film on your stained glass, brittle lead deterioration, etc. please contact us immediately. Once we schedule an on-site consultation, we can analyze all the root problems causing your stained glass to deteriorate and create a custom plan-of-action in order to better restore your stained glass. We can provide estimates and cost-benefit analysis regarding the historic stained glass restoration to help you make the most informed decision. Once you’ve decided whether or not to proceed, we can take it from there– transporting your stained glass back to our studio for repair.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Denver’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Did you know that you can actually preserve your historic stained glass for an additional century? Most stained glass windows and panels start to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark. We always recommend starting the restoration process after the first signs of deterioration are present. After proper restoration is completed, we can actually prolong your stained glass for another 100 years until it needs to undergo another restoration process. Restoring the stained glass in your Denver historic theaters, museums, and restaurants can add serious equity to your commercial property while preserving a piece of art and history.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass restoration is such a renowned, appreciated process due to the fact that it preserves heritage, history, and significant pieces of art. Alongside the sentimental value, stained glass restoration can actually increase the antique value, heighten property equity, and improve commercial building aesthetics. Antique stained glass can add that certain, unique charm to Denver historic theaters, museums, restaurants, and more. We’d like to think that in another 100 years the owners of these beautiful antique glass pieces will be appreciative of our restoration process and value the heritage preservation.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

The historic stained glass restoration process begins with an on-site assessment. Our team of local stained glass artisans complete an assessment that determines the root problems causing deterioration as well as provides an estimate for the project and cost-benefit analysis. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with the historic stained glass restoration, we carefully remove and transport your pieces back to our repair studio. We restore each piece of glass and create new, stronger leading for the lead came. You’ll be stunned by the appearance of your newly restored stained glass once we’ve reinstalled it.

For more information regarding historic stained glass restoration for your Denver commercial property, please give us a call: (303) 766-3811

Should Your Congregation Repair Or Replace The Stained Glass On Your Austin Church?

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Replacing And Repairing Stained Glass On Austin Churches

Stained glass windows are as beautiful as they are cherished by the parishioners that adore them. So much so here in Austin that, it is no wonder we, Scottish Stained Glass, get quite a few inquiries from church pastors and congregations trying to decide whether to replace or repair the stained glass windows in their chapel. Perhaps they are sagging, dirty, chipped and cracked, or even missing pieces of glass and look beyond repair, but they are over 100 years old and possibly very valuable–what to do? While there is no simple answer, below is some guidance on antique church stained glass to give you an idea of what to do next.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

The cost of restoring some badly damaged stained glass windows, large ones, in particular, can be very expensive, however, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window can be up to four times the value of a new window. So while a new window may be less upfront, it will be decades before it builds the value of an antique. In regards to the cost, at Scottish Stained Glass Austin, we may be able to give you advice on fundraising drives like we have seen other churches do to restore your gorgeous stained glass. This is a project we have seen most congregations eagerly support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

A lot of customers that come to us, do not initially consider restoration because they believe that the antique glass cannot be matched. Make no mistake, matching old glass techniques is difficult but, as some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, we have access to the finest custom glass manufacturers in the world and can make or have made exact matches to your current glass. We also have developed special methods for removing and restoring massive church stained glass windows The process is lengthy and could take months but will restore these windows of sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty, making them last for decades to come.

Consider The History Of Your Glass

Most importantly, don’t forget what a long and glorious history your Austin church stained glass comes with. If your stained glass is very old (dating back to the early-mid 20th century) it is possible your church’s stained glass windows were designed and built by a master craftsman of the time making them valuable and something that plays an important part of the history of your church. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

Scottish Stained Glass For Your Austin 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 Austin church stained glass.

Replacement v Stained Glass Repair: Which One Is Right for Your Houston Church?

Posted March 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Signs Your Stained Glass Needs To Be Repaired Or Replaced

Stained Glass WindowsStained glass is a lovely artform cherished by many church parishioners in Houston area churches. It is so beloved in fact, that it is no wonder we, Scottish Stained Glass, get myriads of inquiries from church pastors or congregations fretting over whether to replace or repair the stained glass windows that are perhaps sagging, dirty, chipped and cracked, or even missing pieces of glass. Whether to restore or repair is a question that does not have one simple answer but here is a bit of guidance for you.

Weigh The Cost Of Replacing Vs. Repairing Stained Glass Windows

While it is true that the cost of restoring some badly damaged stained glass windows, particularly large ones, is quite expensive, once it is restored, the value of this antique stained glass window can be up to four times the value of a brand new window. A new window may be less upfront but will require decades before it builds the value of an antique. As for the cost factor, Scottish Stained Glass may be able to help you with a fundraising drive to restore your gorgeous stained glass, a project we have found most congregations are eager to support.

Understand That Scottish Stained Glass Can Match Your Existing Glass

Many of the customers that come to us for their Houston church windows do not initially consider restoration because they believe that the antique glass cannot be matched today. However, this is categorically untrue. As some of the most skilled stained glass repair artists in the state of Texas, we have access to the finest custom glass manufacturers around the globe and can have specially made glass built to match your original. Not only that but, we have developed special methods for removing and restoring massive church stained glass windows The process may take months but will restore these windows of sentimental and monetary value to their original luster and beauty and make them durable for decades to come.

Consider The Historical Value Of Your Glass

Often times congregations forget what a long and glorious history their Houston church stained glass comes with. If you stained glass is very old/dating back to the early-mid 20th century, it is possible your church’s stained glass windows were designed and built by a master artist, which makes them an important part of the history of your church. In this case, investing in an extensive stained glass repair project may well be the best choice for your congregation.

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Scottish Stained Glass For Your Houston Church Stained Glass Restoration

If your church stained glass is showing signs of wear or has not been inspected in some time, it is best to have Scottish Stained Glass come in and consult with you. With old stained glass, it is best not to wait as the damage will only grow worse and more costly to repair over time. Contact us today for a free, onsite consultation of your Houston church stained glass.

Why Choose Scottish for Your Fort Collins Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
fort collins church stained glass restoration

At Scottish Stained Glass, we operate with a different mindset than the average glass studio. We’re passionate about our work and our clients. We’ve worked with religious groups of all types in Fort Collins on their church stained glass restoration projects. This work is a true joy for us, and we like to think that after 25 years of experience, we’re pretty good at it too. Below, we’ve outlined some of the reasons that makes us experts in the art of glass making and stained glass restoration.

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Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration: Why Experience Matters

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
Colorado Springs church stained glass restoration

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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How to Find the Right Studio in Salt Lake City for Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
salt lake city church stained glass restoration

Caring for your stained glass windows and conducting routine maintenance inspections is important for preserving their beauty and structural integrity. During an inspection, you should take care to check your windows regularly for signs of deterioration. If you do notice signs of deterioration like cracked glass pieces, misshapen or sagging leading, or other signs of wear, it’s important to get a professional inspection done as soon as possible.

However, not all studios are capable of handling this type of highly technical and meticulous job, which is why it’s important to carefully consider your options. In this post, we’ll discuss how to find the right studio in Salt Lake City for church stained glass restoration and what to look for in a repair company.

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Kansas City Church Stained Glass Restoration: What You Need to Know

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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If your Kansas City church has a stained glass window that is in need of restoration and showing signs of deterioration such as cracked glass, loose pieces, or warped leading, you will need to seek the assistance of professional glassmaker. A glass company will be able to conduct the repairs safely in a controlled environment in their workshop. If this is the case, you probably have some questions about the matter. In this article, we’ll provide some information to help clear up any questions or matters of confusion about glass repair, including an explanation of the restoration process process, costs, and when to consider replacement.

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San Antonio Church Stained Glass Restoration: Warning Signs of Deterioration

Posted March 3rd, 2018 by Martin Faith
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If your church has stained glass windows that of a very old age or are historic, it’s important to inspect them every once in a while to identify signs of deterioration. Catching damage early on can prevent the further degradation of the window and reduce the risk of safety hazards. In the case that your San Antonio church stained glass needs restoration, it’s better to get it done sooner rather than later.

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Austin Church Stained Glass Restoration: When Is It Necessary?

Posted March 3rd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Over the years that we’ve been in business, we’ve worked with many churches and religious groups in the Austin area. Some of the oldest stained glass windows that we’ve seen in Austin are in churches, temples, and religious buildings. For this reason, our church projects are most often restorations.

When we are approached by a church or religious group, one of the first questions they usually ask is How can I tell if my Austin church stained glass windows need restoration? In this post, we’ll outline the steps one can take to conduct an inspection of the condition of the glass, when a professional should be called in, and how to raise funds for restoration projects.

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Our Process for Houston Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted March 3rd, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Over the twenty-five years that we’ve been in business, we’ve created and restored over 40,000 stained glass restorations, many of which were in the greater Houston area and other Texas metros. Throughout this time, we’ve perfected our processes and come to see the art of glass making in a whole new way. Not only does glass design and restoration require an artistic eye and skilled hand, but it also requires precision, planning, and experience.

Now, we have developed a signature process that we use for all Houston church stained glass restorations. In this post, we’ll reveal some our knowledge about stained glass repair and restoration as well as trouble signs to look out for when it comes to the degradation of stained glass.
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Does Your Denver Church Need Stained Glass Restoration?

Posted March 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith
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It is normal for stained glass to require restoration at some point in its lifetime. This is especially true for antique stained glass windows, since these windows are often the ones with the most constructional errors and structural flaws. In the case of deterioration, restoration is necessary to preserve the structural integrity of a stained glass window. If you think that your Denver church may need stained glass restoration, you can conduct a visual inspection. Here’s how.

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Painted Stained Glass Experts For Churches In Fort Collins

Posted February 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass:  Fort Collins Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artist

Painted stained glass is an old and difficult art form that we, at Scottish Stained glass, have spent the last three decades working in and are proud to call ourselves experts in.  While the process is delicate and time-consuming, painted stained glass is also quite fascinating and something we love crafting. Continue reading to get a better understanding of the complex processes involved in crafting a painted stained glass masterpiece.

The Beautiful Tradition Of Painted Stained On Churches

Painted stained glass is a gorgeous way to add to the beauty of your Fort Collins church chapel. However, what may appear to be a simple end piece is actually quite complex to create and involves a fair amount of science.  This is because the colors you see on painted stained glass are achieved through the use of specific chemical interactions of different minerals and oils on the glass at certain temperatures.  Our artists must accurately predict what colors will come from different mixtures of chemicals when fired in our kiln.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.  Because of this, 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.

Painted Stained Glass Restoration In Fort Collins

At Scottish matching styles on restoration projects is a wonderful challenge that we love taking on.  We get a great sense of satisfaction in recreating steps of a former stained glass artist to restore or enhance their work.  What we do is a lot like detective work because it means piecing together different types of chemicals and techniques used by the original artist.  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 get the exact right look, our artists sometimes do numerous iterations.  Here at Scottish Stained Glass, we are always up to the challenge of restoring your stained glass back to its original beauty.

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 Fort Collins Church.

 

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

Original and Restoration Painted Glass projects for Salt Lake City Church Windows

Posted February 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass:  Denver’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artist

As many people here in Salt Lake City know, painted stained glass is an age-old tradition that is lovely and abundant on churches in the area.  At Scottish Stained glass, we can proudly say that we have a deep working knowledge of this artform and love sharing our knowledge with the community at large. The process for painting stained glass is absolutely fascinating and requires years of experience in order to master.  We know because we have spent the last 3 decades learning this delicate craft and excel in painted stained glass techniques both old and new.   So, whether you are looking for painted glass restoration or an original creation read on 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

While painted stained glass may look simple to the untrained eyes is actually quite a complex art form.  The beautiful look you see on churches throughout the Salt Lake City is actually achieved through a complicated process that sometimes looks more like science than art. This is because the colors you see on painted stained glass are actually achieved by way of different chemical interactions of minerals and oils.

Painted Stained Glass Method 1

The artist starts with colored glass and then applies special black paint onto it. The piece of glass is then fired in our kiln at 1250-1450 for a couple of hours until the paint melts into the glass.   After the firing, the glass has the lovely bold colors you are used to seeing on stained glass and the paint is now a 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 then fired in between layers of color.  This allows the artist to build up layers of shading or color and give the piece depth.

*Interesting fact: 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.

Denver’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artists

At Scottish, matching styles on restoration projects is always a challenging but fun challenge.  Figuring out what type of techniques the original artist used is an adventure and one we love going on.  For instance,  old artists would sometimes paint glass black and then use a stick to rub off part of the paint to give the piece texture, or to put in elements like blades of glass. To figure out the final look,  our artists sometimes do numerous iterations to make sure you painted stained glass restoration matches the original precisely.

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

 

We would love to hear about your painted stained glass restoration project or an idea you have for an original piece. Contact us today to get started!

Painted Stained Restoration Experts For Your Kansas City Church Windows

Posted February 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass:  Kansas City’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artist

Painted stained glass is beautiful and as difficult to create as it looks, however,  it is an incredibly rewarding art form that we at Scottish Stained Glass have perfected over the last 2+ decades.  This makes us one of the few experts on painted stained glass in the Kansas City area and we are proud that when churches in the city are looking for original or restoration painted stained glass, they come to us!  And rightfully so–at  Scottish, we can successfully take on and complete any type of painted stained glass work. For more information on the fascinating process that goes into creating one-of-a-kind works of painted stained glass art or restoring one, continue reading for the particulars of our beloved craft.

The Long and Lovely Tradition Painted Stained Glass Tradition

Painted stained glass is simply stunning and, as it happens, is a unique way to add character and charm to your  Kansas City church–there is no question about that.  It is also a feature many churches in KC already have.  On the surface, it may look like a relatively simple art form but the process is quite detailed and could even be considered scientific. This is because colors on painted stained glass are brought about through complicated chemical interactions of different minerals and oils, which result in various majestic colors.

Painted Stained Glass Method 1

The most basic method for painting color onto stained glass is for the artist starting with colored glass and then applying special black paint made up of oils and minerals onto it.  This starts a chemical reaction that changes the glass into rich colors you see on church and home windows and  is completed when the piece of glass is fired in our kiln at 1250-1450 for a couple of hours.  After the glass comes out the paint/color is permanently melted into the glass.  Now that the paint is part of the glass it can 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.

Scottish Stained Glass: A Painted Stained Glass Specialist For Kansas City, Texas

Restoration projects for painted stained glass come with their share of challenges but are definitely worth the time and effort involved in restoring the beauty of your glass.  The main challenge is figuring out precisely what type of techniques the original artist used.  For example, sometimes artists would use black paint on their glass but scrap some of it off with a stick to add texture. This same method was also used to etch in individual elements like blades of glass.  No matter what type technique was used,  our artists work hard to mimic them exactly– sometimes even doing multiple iterations to get it right.

 

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

Here, at Scottish Stained Glass, we take great pride in what we do and always love the final, beautiful outcome! Contact us to find out more about original or restoration painted stained glass for your Kansas City Church today!

Painted Stained Restoration Experts For Your San Antonio Church Windows

Posted February 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass:  San Antonio’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artist

Painted stained glass is no simple process but it is an incredibly rewarding one, with a beautiful outcome that we, at Scottish Stained Glass, have taken years to master.  The process for painting stained glass is actually quite fascinating and for one to become proficient in it it takes years of practice.  For this reason, we are proud to say that with over 30 years experience in original and restoration stained glass, we are arguably experts. Regardless of whether the painted stained glass in your San Antonio church is old or new, at Scottish, we can successfully take on and complete any type of painted stained glass work. To better understand the intricate processes that go into crafting a one-of-a-kind painted stained glass masterpiece or bringing an old piece back to life, we have outlined a few of the particulars below.

The Long and Lovely Tradition Painted Stained Glass Tradition

Painted stained glass is a gorgeous and unique way to add character and charm to your  San Antonio church–there is no question about that.   Your San Antonio church may actually already have some in it right now.  Although it may seem like a simple art form, the process can be quite complicated, and make use of chemistry in addition to artistry. This is because colors you see on painted stained glass are brought about through the use of complicated chemical interactions of different minerals and oils.

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 example, 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.

Scottish Stained Glass: A Painted Stained Glass Specialist For San Antonio, Texas

Matching styles on restoration projects is definitely a challenge and involves figuring out precisely what type of techniques the original artist employed. For example, sometimes artists would black paint on their glass and then use a wooden stick to rub off part of the black paint–this added unique texture. This same method was also used to scribe in individual elements like blades of glass.  Regardless of which techniques the original artist used,  our artists work hard to mimic them exactly– sometimes do multiple iterations to get it right.

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

Difficult as it may be, here, at Scottish Stained Glass, we take great pride in what we do and always love the final, beautiful outcome! Contact us to find out more about original or restoration painted stained glass for your San Antonio Church today!

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