Stained Glass Product Care:
When you receive your stained glass work of art, it will arrive with a coating of mineral oil. You can gently wipe off the excess with a soft cloth. The oil is applied to give the glass a scratch-resistant shine and protect it for the long distance journey to your home. We make every effort to represent stained glass colors accurately, however, due to the hand crafted nature of these products, slight color variations are normal and help make each piece unique. The final appearance will also depend on the lighting of the room where the stained glass is displayed. Stained glass lamps will also change colors when lit or un-lit.
Eventually, dirt, soot and grime may build up on the glass from pollution, smoke and oxidation. These deposits reduce the amount of light passing through the windows, giving them a dull, muted appearance. Cleaning the window will restore it to its original appearance. The first attempt should be with plain water. NOTE: If you aren't sure whether or not your glass piece is painted, do not use anything stronger than plain water. If plain water doesn't work, try using a non-ionic detergent. If this method doesn't work, try a stronger solution. Stained glass can be cleaned with acetone, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol or mineral spirits to remove shellac, varnish or stain. After cleaning, be sure to remove all chemical residue with a non-ionic detergent and thoroughly rinse off with clean water. Please remember, a little maintenance and care will keep your stained glass investment beautiful for many years to come. Care Instructions