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Our Featured Church Stained Glass Restoration Project

On 02, May 2022 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass Repair And Restoration | By Martin Faith

We’re honored to announce the completion of our recent church stained glass restoration project at The Rising Church. The Rising Church is located in Arvada, CO, and is renowned for its incredible homeless outreach and foodbank services. One evening after the church had closed, a pedestrian walking by had thought they heard noises coming from the empty church. They decided to throw rocks through most of the stained glass windows in an effort to stop whatever they believed was happening inside. Luckily, no one was inside the church but 90% of the windows were damaged.

The Rising Church Stained Glass Restoration Process

Our team carefully removed the windows and transported them back to our studio for restoration. We utilized custom glass blowing and found other pieces in our inventory for a perfect color match to any damaged glass. We then utilized a proprietary invisible glass mending technique for the hand-painted glass pieces. Once this was completed, new lead came was built. An additional challenge we faced was that the original windows were missing some of the lead framing in order to fit the church. We resized the windows and shaved some of them down on-site in order to create a structurally sound fit and installation. New polycarbonate was built with custom ventilation to provide a protective layer on the exterior of these stained glass windows. We also painted the exterior framing to freshen up the look.

Work With Austin’s Leading Church Stained Glass Restoration Studio

Stained Glass Austin is honored to be the leading church stained glass restoration studio serving the state of Texas and beyond. Our trusted team can help guide you through your upcoming restoration project and provide the guidance you need to add at least another century to the product lifespan. For more information regarding stained glass restoration, please contact us!

Martin Faith is a talented artisan, businessman, and collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. After moving to the United States from Scotland, Martin opened up his own studio which produces custom, handmade stained glass. He and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows for over 12,000 customers of various styles including Art Noveau, Art Deco, Mission, Prairie, Greene & Greene, contemporary, and beveled glass. Martin's areas of expertise range widely and include historic glass preservation, religious stained glass, and restoration. His work adorns the walls of homes, businesses, and churches all throughout the city of Austin and the surrounding area.

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