If you think stained glass is just for medieval churches, think again. Many homes have stained glass items that add vibrancy and beauty to their rooms. Use these tips to find out how easy it is to get clean stained glass.
Give the glass a good dusting. We don’t need to tell you how— just use a dry clean cloth or your favorite duster and go over the entire surface. This step is especially important if it’s been a while since the glass was cleaned. You don’t want to create mud on the glass when you start wet-cleaning.
Fill a large container with warm soapy water. Dip a sponge or rag in the water and wring out the excess water.
Start washing from the top of the glass and work your way down. Have a second cloth on hand to dry the glass after you’ve cleaned it. Work in sections. Clean and dry one section before moving one to another.
For hard-to-reach creases and corners, use a cotton swab dipped in soapy water to loosen and wipe away grime.
If your stained glass is very old or valuable, your should not start cleaning without consulting a professional first. A conservator will be able to tell you what cleaning methods will be safe for very old or heavily damaged glass.
Clean Stained Glass for Beautiful Color
The difference between dirty and clean stained glass is impossible to miss. Cleaned stained glass lets in more light for a much more dramatic effect. Maintain your glass to ensure it keeps your home beautifully colorful.