Whittemore-Durgin Stained Glass Supplies, 825 Market St.,
Rockland MA 02370
Stained glass supplies and tools, art and architectural glass, and so much more!
SEND FOR OUR FREE LEAFLET (below) giving the formula and methods that commercial stained glass studios have used for centuries to cement and waterprooof leaded glass windows which are to be used in windows exposed to the weather. Enclose a self addressed envelope. We will provide the postage.
Cementing a stained glass object which will not be used as a window may be done simply by buying some black glazing compound, and knifing it into voids between the edges of the lead and the glass. A rubber spatula can be used for this operation. The same spatula can be used to remove the excess, and then the project can be sprinkled with sawdust and rubbed with a coarse towel. This process will clean it up and give the glass a sparkle, and give the lead a darker appearance. After the glazing compound has set for a few days, you may clean the project with a commercial glass cleaner.
Free! The traditional method of cementing or waterproofing a stained glass window that has been constructed with lead came. (Recently revised to reflect the latest theories about this ancient practice.) If you are a consenting adult, and would like a free copy of our own formula for leaded glass waterproofing cement, add it to your order. If you don't need to order anything, just send us a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will send it to you.