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Houston Painted Stained Glass Artist

On 04, Apr 2022 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Painted Stained Glass | By Martin Faith

Painted stained glass is an age-old tradition.  The process for painting stained glass is very delicate and requires years of extensive experience to master. We have over two decades of experience in stained glass of all sorts, including painted stained glass.  Our studios employ many stained glass professionals dedicated solely to painting. Whether you are looking for painted glass restoration or an original creation read on to understand more about how these works of art are created.

The Age-Old Tradition Of Painted Stained For Houston Churches

Painted stained glass is a lovely and unique way to add character and beauty to churches in Houston.  However, creating it is no simple task.  The work is actually very scientific. The colors you see on painted stained glass are made using specific chemical interactions of minerals and oils.  

Painted Stained Glass Technique 1

In this process, the artist starts with glass that is already colored.  They then paint it with special black paint made of oils and minerals.  The piece is then fired in our kiln at 1250-1450 for a few hours until the paint melts into the glass.  Once the two are fused together the paint becomes part of the glass and will never rub off.

Painted Stained Glass Technique 2

The second method uses clear glass.  During this process, the colors are painted on the transparent glass one at a time and fired in between layers to build up color. Yellow is a particularly hard color to achieve.  This is because the chemical used for yellows coloring, silver staining, is very toxic.  It also doesn’t mix well with other colors. So when our artists are trying to achieve the color green, the yellow must be painted on the opposite side of the glass to keep the yellow and blue separate.  Even though this method is very time-consuming, it is the best way to get the true-to-life shading that stained glass aficionados love.

Houston’s Best Painted Stained Glass Artists

We are one of the oldest and most experienced stained glass studios in the US.  We know how to match painted stained glass from any era.  We also can create entirely new stained glass artwork using old and new techniques. So whether you are looking for an authentic restoration of your antique stained glass or something brand new–we are the stained glass contractor for you.  Contact us to find out more about  painted stained glass in Houston today.

Martin Faith is a celebrated stained glass artisan from Glasgow, Scotland. In 1991, Martin moved from Scotland to the United States and brought with him his personal collection of antique glass. After opening his own studio, he began selling items from his collection and also creating new custom stained and leaded glass windows for customers in the Houston area. Today, Custom Stained Glass Houston is one of the largest and most successful studios of its kind, specializing in stained glass repair, church stained glass restoration, and residential privacy glass. Over the past thirty years, over 50,000 windows have been produced and sold for over 12,000 customers. The company has been highlighted on top media outlets such as HGTV, the DIY Network, CBS, and NBC and has earned national recognition.

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