Stained Glass Repair and Protective Coverings

A successful Art Glass restoration is not only dependent upon structurally reworking the piece, but of preserving the artistic intent and experience of the window. As an Artist Studio, we pride ourselves upon the ability to connect with the original artist of the work to be restored, and strive to keep our work consistent with theirs. This is not only a matter of color or exterior appearance, but of glass texture, thickness, metal came, patina color, and support bar techniques.

As an artist studio, we pride ourselves upon our passion in finding the correct materials and performing the necessary studies for a through restoration. Our clients understand the efforts that go into such an endeavor and expect nothing short of receiving the best possible solution.

We believe protective covering should:

– Be either safety or tempered glass for their architectural and never-yellowing qualities. Lexan only for highly vandalized areas.
– Blend with the architecture. Material should be recessed into the existing molding without any unnecessary metal channeling.
– Be properly ventilated to protect windows from premature degradation.
– Be easily removed for future building maintenance.

Schwarzschild Home Monument Avenue
Richmond, Virginia
Monument Avenue Restoration Richmond Virginia ©Cain Art Glass, All Rights Reserved

  This beautiful home on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia was undergoing a complete restoration by Dovetail Construction, and this […]

Fluvanna Baptist Church
Scottsville, Virginia
Fluvanna Baptist Stained Glass ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

This beautiful country church has been standing since 1852, and churches of this age all begin to suffer from the same […]

Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church
Scottsville, Virginia
United Methodist Chapel Stained Glass Protection ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

      This lovely little chapel in rural Fluvanna County, Virginia was in need of some attention. Having been […]

Seay’s Chapel Methodist Church
Palmyra, Virginia
Seay's Chapel Protective Coverings Church Stained Glass Repair Detail ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

Seay’s Chapel Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church located near Palmyra, Fluvanna County, Virginia. It was built between 1893 […]

Mineral Baptist Church
Mineral, Virginia
Mineral Baptist Church Protective Coverings ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

After the August 2011 earthquake just a few miles away, this historic church in Mineral, Virginia sustained heavy damage. A […]

Palmyra United Methodist Church
Palmyra, Virginia
United Methodist Church Protective Coverings

This country church had recently been repainted, and they decided to replace their old yellowed plastic coverings with new tempered […]

Bingham’s United Methodist Church
Dyke, VA
Stained Glass Window Restoration Country Church

This humble country church called us to repair broken pieces within their windows and to permanently paint dedication plaques to […]

Wakefield Baptist Church – Wakefield, VA
Stained Glass Restoration Protective Coverings Church 01

Before restoration This church is an excellent example of our approach toward beautiful small country churches. Our philosophy is not to […]

Stained Glass Painting Restoration
Haymarket, VA
Stained Glass Painting Restoration Washington ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

This was a private restoration for a couple in the Washington DC area. They had a beautiful painted glass window […]

Private Residence – Montgomery County, Maryland
Stained Glass Panel Restoration Washington DC (1)

                  These beautiful windows had been brought to the US from England […]

Tabernacle Baptist Church
Petersburg, Virginia
Baptist Church Stained Glass Transom ©Cain Art Glass 2016, All Rights Reserved

After this historic Baptist church in Petersburg was vandalized, we were tasked to replicate the century-old window for this historic […]

Emanuel Episcopal – Chatham, Virginia
Stained-Glass-Window-Restoration-Episcopal-Church-Lynchburg-VA-300x240

This historic Episcopal church in downtown Chatham was in need of some attention. Though the lead was in good shape, […]

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Salem, VA
Complete Stained Glass Restoration Salem Virginia 01

This is one of two large windows in which both of the wood frames had to be replaced. We braced […]

Historic Manor Chapel – Baltimore, Maryland
Stained Glass Catholic Chapel Restoration Washington DC

This Historic Chapel, located on a private estate that dates back to before the Civil War, was being completely restored, […]

Fork Union Military Academy Chapel – Fork Union, VA
Stained Glass Restoration Painted Stained Glass Preservation 01

One of the great pleasures of our work is working on beautiful stained glass windows that inspire our own work. […]

Colonial Heights Baptist Church – Colonial Heights, VA
Colonial Heights Virginia Baptist Church Restoration 01

As churches grow and rebuild, they often take their stained glass windows with them. Here we removed one of the […]

French Ambassador’s Home – Washington, DC
Restoration French Embassadors Home Washington DC 01

Southern exposure is hard on leaded glass. In this section of the home, the leaded glass was literally falling out […]

Church of Our Savior – Charlottesville, VA
Stained Glass Restoration Church of Our Savior Charlottesville VA 01

Here we removed all of the stained glass windows, brought them to our studio, and removed all of the lead […]

Grace Episcopal Church – Bremo Bluff, VA
Grace Episcopal Church Stained Glass Window Protection 01

A beautiful church in Fluvanna, Virginia with several styles of stained glass that were greatly enhanced by removing the faded plastic and replacing with […]

Fork Union Baptist Church – Fork Union, VA
Fork Union Baptist Church Stained Glass Restoration Cain Inc 2016

Removing faded and yellowing plastic coverings and replacing them with clear tempered or safety glass with proper venting systems is […]

First Christian Church – Hopewell, VA
First Christian Church Hopewell Virginia Protective Coverings 01

Removing faded and yellowing plastic coverings and replacing them with clear tempered or safety glass with proper venting systems is […]

Residence – Baltimore, MD
Antique Stained Glass Skylight Restoration 01

This is the original skylight window for a four-story stair case in the historic district of Baltimore, Maryland. Found in […]