Stained glass window panels – When most people hear stained glass panels, images come to mind of old cathedrals with extremely large panels depicting religious scenes. Windows for your home can come in a variety of shapes, designs and sizes, which can be used in many rooms throughout house. Colored glass panels can also be fixed on doors if it is a large entrance door outside or inside sliding doors, stained glass can add a unique touch while allowing in light.
Time and elements do take a toll on glass, but much less damage occurs than you would think. Actually too much cleaning can be worse for panel than sun and rain. Stained glass window panels in old cathedrals have been in place for centuries with minimal damage to surfaces. With proper care and knowledge of signs of damage your panels can look great for generations as well.
Generally any stained glass exposed to weather, outer surface of a window is kept clean by natural means. Any extra washing is more likely to scratch and damage glass considering this unnecessary task. Interior stained glass window panels, on other hand need periodic cleaning. In general, glass surface should not be wet cleaned as water can damage components glass, lead, putty, and metal. Dust Light is best method of cleaning these glass surfaces with a soft, dry possibly combined with a suction brush. While you should always be careful that brushes and implements used are soft to avoid damaging glass surface in process.