Your home speaks volumes about you. Attention to minor details and the urge to make everything appealing certainly says a lot about your search for perfection. So what can you do to ordinary glass windows to ensure that they stand out from what everyone else in the neighbourhood has? The answer is rather straightforward; bring in leadlight.
Leadlight is popularly referred to as stained glass. It is made by fitting pieces of glass in a lead frame, creating decorative glass panels with artistic designs and patterns. These patterns result from using glass fragments with different colours. If you are looking for a unique way to finish your windows, here are a few reasons leadlight stand out.
Few window fittings have the same level of versatility as leadlight glass. During manufacture, the fabricator inculcates different techniques and designs into one panel. They can be floral, graffiti, geometric, human or wildlife oriented provided they can create a unique aesthetic appeal. The good thing about leadlight is that it is not limited to windows alone. You can have them in doors, skylights, staircase rails and even lampshades within the house.
Sense of Luxury
How many times have you sat somewhere and just thought "everything here must be quite expensive." That's the sort of feeling that leadlight can create in any space you install it in. The coloured glass fragments do a great job of refracting light and changing the appearance of paint, wallpapers and other items around. It adds a sense and ambiance of luxury within your interior and exterior space.
It is very common to find window fittings and finishings that demand so much in terms of maintenance. Thankfully, this is not the case with leadlight. Immediately after installation, specialist polish is added to the leadlight to bring out the desired colour and gloss effect. This polish needs a few months (two to three months) to set and cure. During this period, don't use harsh detergents and cleaning agents when washing the leadlight. In fact, it is advisable to leave them unwashed for this period unless it is necessary. After the curing period, clean the polished leadlight using a soft cloth and a soft-bristled brush.
Have you ever heard of repairable glass? Broken leadlight can be repaired. In case of a problem, the panels are removed from the frame, dismantled wholly or partially and re-arranged to the original design. You had better not be the do-it-all person here. This job requires a professional.Share
6 June 2017
Hello, my name is Sandra. I live in Western Australia with my husband and our two kids. I wanted to start a new blog so I could talk about windows and the joy they can bring into a person's life. I didn't fully understand or appreciate windows until we moved into our current home. It is a large place with plenty of windows. When I first stepped through the front door, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The light was amazing and the view made me want to cry. Having so many windows to look after has meant that I have had to learn a lot about maintaining them. I hope you enjoy my blog!