What Are the Different Types of Stained Glass?

Posted August 17th, 2019 by ssgadmin

When people think about stained glass, they typically picture colorful, traditional windows found in churches. Some people may be aware that there are different types of stained glass available, ranging from leaded, clear glass to traditional. Even fewer people may realize that there are actually 20 different types of stained glass! Here are some of our favorites:

The Different Types of Stained Glass

  1. Architectural: characterized as smooth on one side and textured on the other.
  2. Cathedral: translucent in nature, cathedral stained glass is typically made in one color and can be blown or machine rolled.
  3. Semi-antique: translucent, machine-made glass that has a consistent thickness and surface striations.
  4. Full-antique: handmade stained glass that’s translucent with rich colors, often having trapped air bubbles and pockets.
  5. Flashed: this antique glass has a second layer of color over a base color that can be exposed through etching or sandblasting to create a design.
  6. Craquel: referring to full-antique stained glass that’s been dipped in cool water to cause an exterior layer of glass to intentionally crack for an alligator pattern.
  7. Fractures and steamers: also known as confetti glass, the shards of colored glass and thin glass rods create an opal or clear base.
  8. Glue chip: artisans utilize an animal hide glue to apply cathedral glass that’s sandblasted on one side and uses a special technique to tear flakes away to create a pattern.
  9. Iridescent: opalescent or cathedral glass that’s coated with a thin layer of metallic salts for a shimmer effect.
  10. Mirror: colored art glass and clear float glass are coated with a reflective layer.
  11. Opaque: great for stained glass mosaics, can feature one or more colors.
  12. Opalescent: milky, luminescent glass.
  13. Ring mottled: opalescent glass with hazy surface.
  14. Streaky: swirls of color not mixed together.
  15. Seedy: cathedral glass with smooth surface and small air bubbles.

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Posted August 15th, 2019 by ssgadmin

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Does Stained Glass Need to Be Cleaned and How Do You Clean It?

Posted August 14th, 2019 by ssgadmin
does stained glass need cleaning

Stained glass windows are a popular feature in churches and cathedrals. But churches aren’t the only place they show up. They’re also very common for historic homes, especially those built between the years 1880 and 1930. Many homeowners appreciate their decorative glass because it provides privacy and adds character to their home, and therefore choose to keep it in tact.

However, over time, these windows can sag and deteriorate if they’re not cared for properly. Many homeowners are confused about whether they need to clean the stained glass in their Austin home, and if so, how to do it properly. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the things that owners can do to keep their leaded glass in good condition.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean Stained Glass?

Posted August 7th, 2019 by ssgadmin
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Are your stained glass windows overdue for cleaning? Perhaps they look a little bit foggy. Or maybe it seems like there’s just not as much light coming through them. You may be wondering, does leaded glass need to be cleaned and, if so, how do you clean it?

After all, ordinary windows, sliding glass doors, and glass tabletops need cleaning. Otherwise, they’re get covered in dust and fingerprints. But with stained glass, the need for cleaning might be less obvious. Furthermore, the same chemical cleaners that you use on ordinary glass are far from suited for the job.

Here’s how to tell if your Fort Worth stained glass windows need to be cleaned and what the best methods are for getting the job done.

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How Much Does it Cost to Repair Stained Glass?

Posted August 7th, 2019 by ssgadmin
cost to repair stained glass

Stained glass windows are a rare and elegant feature. Many churches and homeowners cherish their stained glass, so when it’s damaged, they’re willing to invest in repairs.

Sometimes, the window is a family heirloom and therefore it has sentimental value. If it’s part of a historic building, then there are cultural and educational reasons for its preservation. In some rare cases, if it was made by a famous artisan such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, or the Greene brothers, the window may be worth a lot of money.

In these cases, it makes sense to invest in repairs for the stained glass. But how much does this process cost? Well, that all depends on what types of repairs need to be made and how bad the damage is. Let us explain.

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