Advice For A Smooth Stained Glass Restoration Is Preparation
Congratulations on your decision to get have the stained glass in your home restored! Soon you will see new life and luster in your glass and your home decor. Now that is done the next steps will be the restoration itself and like any job involving renovations and/or a contractor coming into your home, there are some things you can do to prepare your Fort Worth home. Below we have outlined a few suggestions for your preparations based on questions we get and advice we give to our customers about getting ready for a home improvement project.
How To Get Ready For A Stained Glass Restoration
Whether To Stay In The House Or Leave During A Stained Glass Restoration
One thing we are often asked is whether the homeowner should stay or leave during a restoration. For the most part, we suggest you stay. While stained glass restoration involves “deep cleaning” and even some scrapping–most of the chemicals are rather gentle and non-toxic for homes, pets, and humans. In the cases when more in-depth repair work needs to be done or one that uses harsh chemicals, we will most likely be doing that part in our studio.
Clean/Clear The Area Around Your Stained Glass Window
Since stained glass is breakable (not any more than normal glass) it still always runs the risk of glass pieces where they shouldn’t be or breakage. For this reason, will want the area to be completely clear so your stained glass restoration specialist is able to easily maneuver and safe. Also, take the time to clear off all ledges, shelves and, especially stairs–as these are areas that will be more useful empty.
Protect Your Furnishings And Also Keep Kids/Pets Away
Make sure you take a good look around before the work begins and move what you can out of the way, more to the point–cover anything you cannot move. Although most of the cleaners we use when restoring home stained glass are fairly mild–water stains could happen if things aren’t covered. For sure, keep kids and pets away from the work area–even gating them in separate rooms. Things like ladders, buckets, dirty rags, and even loose glass are all items that could be laying around and be dangerous for children and animals–even adults too!
Probably the best piece of advice we can give you is–if you have any question on stained glass restoration and/or crews, make sure to ask. Any reputable stained glass restorer should be able to tell you all you need to know and be happy to do so. At Fort Worth Stained Glass, we are happy to answer any questions before, during and even after we restore your Fort Worth home’s stained glass. Contact us today for more information on stained glass restoration!