Original and Restoration Painted Glass projects for Denver Church Windows

Posted February 20th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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

Painted stained glass is an age-old tradition that we, at Scottish Stained glass, have a deep working knowledge of. The process for painting stained glass is actually quite fascinating and requires years of extensive experience to master. As such, we have spent almost 3 decades learning this delicate craft and now excel in painted stained glass techniques both old and new. Whether you are looking for painted glass restoration or an original creation 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

There is no arguing that painted stained glass is a lovely and unique way to add character and beauty to chapels in Denver. However, this seemingly simple look is actually achieved through a complicated and, some may say, scientific method. The colors you see on painted stained glass are actually achieved through the use of specific 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 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.

 

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Denver’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artists

At Scottish matching styles on restoration projects is an interesting challenge and means figuring out what type of techniques the original artist used. For instance, old artists would sometimes 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 individual elements like blades of glass. Our artists have to do numerous iterations sometimes to pinpoint exactly what type of painted stained glass techniques were originally used and mimic them exactly. However, we are always up to the challenge here at Scottish Stained Glass! Contact us to find out more about original or restoration painted stained glass for your Denver Church today!

Our Technique for Restoring Fort Collins’s 100 Year Old Church Stained Glass

Posted January 30th, 2018 by ssgadmin

We’re proud to have partnered with many local Fort Collins churches in order to restore their sentimental, beautiful, antique stained glass windows. Some in the Fort Collins church community have had to throw fundraisers in order to restore their stained glass windows, but everyone in their congregation has always been stunned with the finished product. Our acclaimed stained glass restoration process is a thorough, multi-step operation that can add another 100 years to your stained glass’ life!

Assessment of Fort Collins Church Stained Glass Panels

The most significant step in church stained glass restoration is the assessment. Our team of local, experienced glass artisans begin with an on-site assessment in order to pinpoint the actual causes of your stained glass’ deterioration. With a lot of problem solving and analyzing, our team is able to create a proper course-of-action that’s custom fit for your stained glass’ needs. This enables us to restore your stained glass windows properly and deter those underlying issues from happening as fast. Once we’ve determined a customized plan-of-action, we cautiously remove your stained glass and deliver them back to our repair studio.

Restoring Your Fort Collins Church Stained Glass

When your stained glass arrives at our repair studio, we soak it for at least two weeks in a proprietary soap mixture making sure all impurities and stains are completely removed from the original glass. This also allows us to take the glass and lead apart easier, making sure we properly dispose of all lead components. The next step is the fun part: finding perfect matches to distorted or damaged glass pieces. If we can’t find the absolute match in our inventory of over 50,000 stained glass pieces, we have it custom made. If your stained glass features any painted glass, our design experts can replicate any original technique. We rebuild your stained glass window with lead, tin, and black cement ensuring optimized durability.

Call today to learn how Scottish Stained Glass can restore your Fort Collins church stained glass windows: (970) 672-0451

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

Posted January 30th, 2018 by ssgadmin

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

Our Technique for Restoring Salt Lake City’s 100 Year Old Church Stained Glass

Posted January 30th, 2018 by ssgadmin

We’re proud to have partnered with many local Salt Lake City churches in order to restore their beautiful, antique stained glass windows. We love giving back to the wonderful Salt Lake City church community and helping recapture their stained glass window’s lost youth. Our acclaimed, comprehensive restoration process can add another 100 years to the life of your church’s stained glass windows! As the recognized leader in church stained glass restoration, Scottish Stained Glass can restore Salt Lake City church’s stained glass windows of all ages, sizes, and styles.

Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass Restoration Assessment

Our extensive restoration process begins with an on-site assessment. Our team of local, experienced stained glass artisans complete an assessment in order to evaluate underlying root causes of deterioration in order to create a custom plan-of-action. Once we’ve completely assessed every contributing factor of deterioration, we cautiously remove your stained glass window and transfer it back to our repair studio.

Replicating Damaged Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass

Once your stained glass window has arrived at our repair studio, we soak it in a proprietary soap blend for at least two weeks. This facilitates the thorough removal of all dirt and impurity build-up from the last 100 years. We then take the lead apart and dispose of it properly. We rebuild the stained glass pieces by finding duplicates of your damaged glass in our ample inventory of over 50,000 stained glass pieces or have glass custom made. If your stained glass window features painted glass, our design experts can recreate original techniques by hand, ensuring a 100% match. Once all glass pieces are repaired or replaced, we rebuild the window with lead, tin, and black cement. These materials strengthen the joints of your stained glass window, ensuring lasting durability for the next 100 years.

Once your stained glass window is reinstalled in your Salt Lake City church, we guarantee that you and your congregation will be amazed with the fresh, brand-new look of your restored stained glass. Call today to schedule an on-site consultation on how Scottish Stained Glass can restore your church’s stained glass windows: (801) 895-4383

Our Technique for Restoring Kansas City’s 100 Year Old Church Stained Glass

Posted January 30th, 2018 by ssgadmin

Kansas City features some of the most beautiful, historic churches displaying elegant, vintage stained glass windows. Scottish Stained Glass is honored to have restored some of these beautiful, antique stained glass panels, contributing back to Kansas City’s wonderful church community. Our detailed, thorough stained glass restoration process is definitely something we’re well-known for, a process completed all over Kansas City and the rest of the Western half of our nation.

Kansas City Church Stained Glass Restoration Technique

Our church stained glass restoration technique begins with an assessment. Our team of local, experienced stained glass artisans start with an on-site assessment in order to evaluate the root issues that have caused the deterioration of your church’s stained glass windows. The on-site assessment allows us to analyze all contributing factors in order for us to better manipulate a custom-fit course of action when it comes to the restoration itself. For instance, if your stained glass is a concave shape it could mean that years of wind flow coming across your church is causing a vacuum, sucking the glass the other way.

Once we determine all underlying causes of deterioration regarding the glass, lead, and composition as a whole, our team carefully removes your stained glass window and transports it back to our repair studio.

Processing Kansas City Church Stained Glass Restoration

We soak your church’s stained glass panels in a proprietary soap mixture for at least two weeks, ensuring we’re able to remove the dirt build up from the last 100 years. Once we take apart your window, we replace or replicate any distorted or broken pieces from either our vast inventory of over 50,000 stained glass pieces or have it custom made to perfectly match.

We rebuild your stained glass window with lead, tin, and black cement, heightening durability and strength. Once every piece is polished to perfection, our team reinstalls your stained glass ensuring everyone in your congregation will be stunned by its new, fresh appearance.

Call today to schedule an on-site consultation to find out how Scottish Stained Glass can restore your Kansas City church’s stained glass windows: (816) 399-3764

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