Posted 6 years ago
Purchased this old window at a second hand store today, it is 40 by 18 inches, including the frame. I don't know anything about stained glass windows so looking for tips on what I should do to clean this up. On one side the frame is painted black the other white. All of the painted surfaces are chipping, based on the age thinking it may have lead paint on it so want to get the paint off or prevent it from chipping more. I was thinking I should scrap the paint off and repaint or coat the wood. The glazing is missing in a lot of places so that needs to be replaced.
I'm not sure if repainting and glazing negatively impacts the value of the window. I know some people prefer to leave items in as found condition, I'm usually of the mind to refinish. Any recommendations are appreciated.
I love the colors and design in the window, looking forward to finding a place in my home to display it.