One question that we get asked often at Salt Lake City Stained Glass is, “How do I take care of the new stained glass windows in my Salt Lake City home?”. Well, the answer to this question truly depends on the situation. Some stained glass windows require different care than others due to their age, makeup, or condition. When in doubt, it’s always best to consult a professional. However, there are some general guidelines you can follow on what to do and what to avoid when it comes to caring for your stained glass.**
What You Should Do
In order to preserve the appearance of your stained glass and make sure it lasts, you may want to consider taking the follow steps for care and maintenance.
Do clean your stained glass windows from time to time. Wiping the dust off your windows from time to time can help prevent the buildup of muck or grime and keeps them looking vibrant and beautiful. However, cleaning should not be done in excess. The Stained Glass Association of America recommends keeping cleaning to a minimum.
Always use something soft and gentle like a feather duster or soft cloth to clean the glass. If you feel like you need to get the cloth slightly damp in order to remove the dust, this is okay to do as long as you don’t soak it too much. It’s best to use distilled water for this.
Do check your windows for signs of deterioration, especially if they are considerably old. If the leading of the panel starts to bow or sag, it should be fixed immediately. Never try to fix the panel on your own. A stained glass repair studio can help restore your windows safely.
What Not to Do
Here are some things you should avoid doing when it comes to stained glass.
Do not use commercial cleaners on the glass. Some cleaners will remove the paint or dye and cause damage to the glass. This is especially true for antique stained glass windows.
Do not use a rough sponge or scouring pad to clean the windows. If there is a considerable amount of buildup on the glass, it should be taken to a professional for restoration.
Do not get water or moisture inside the panel.
**Please note that Salt Lake City Stained Glass is not responsible for any accidental damage that may occur to your stained glass windows. All windows are different and may require different care. If you are ever unsure about what method is best for your glass, it’s best to consult a professional.
Get More Advice on Caring for Stained Glass from Salt Lake City Stained Glass
Still not sure about how to care for the stained glass windows in your Salt Lake City home? Just give us a call. We have over 25 years of industry experience. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need.