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Stained glass restoration

Atelier Timotéo Vitraux can offer any type of simple or complex restoration on stained glass not classified as a Historic Monument.

Working in collaboration with local workshops authorized to restore them, we could still offer you a solution.


We also carry out adaptations of existing panels (modification of dimensions, reintegration of part of old stained glass in a new panel) and the double-glazing of old panels.

The restoration offered in our workshop is based on the principles of restoration-conservation prescribed by the DRAC and other organizations.



Double glazing:


All stained glass can be double glazed, if they are not in relief.

The stained glass is then integrated into the air space which separates the glasses making up the double glazing.

It will then be sheltered from time, bad weather and much more secured. In addition, the stained glass being composed of glass but also of lead which can be bad to health, this process makes it possible to include stained glass in any building or premises (school, gymnasium, nursery, refectory, bathroom, kitchen , etc ...). The glazing may be laminated or toughened glass in order to meet certain safety standards and provide protection against projectiles or intrusions.


Double glazing is therefore a solution guaranteeing durability, security, health and thermal and sound insulation.

Keeping restoration:

Each stained glass window, whether recent or very old, can be restored. The restoration processes are relatively similar, with a particular interest in the safeguarding of old pieces.  


Generally, we try to keep as many elements as possible.

The lead weakened by time or by a shock are replaced while keeping the width of the original lead. Missing or weakened welds are taken up.

Broken glasses can be removed and put back or replaced without having to dismantle the panel. If the pieces are painted or very old, we try to keep them as much as possible by sticking with translucent or opaque silicone (CAF) which we will then touch up with cold paint to be sure that this doesn't make a streak of light. Parts that are not recoverable or that would interfere with reading of the panel are replaced.

The replaced parts or the leads added during the last restorations and which disturb the reading of the panels are removed or replaced in respect of the original pattern.

An old piece cannot in any case be annealed so it cannot be repainted in a lasting way. We then have three choices if the paint has disappeared: cold repainting the parts erased with a special paint or remaking a new piece, maybe we can do a doubling with a piece includind the original design.

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