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How to Avoid White Mold on Stained Glass
- 1). Apply undiluted ammonia onto the stained glass using the soft scrub pad. Apply the ammonia in a circular motion while lightly scrubbing all the solder lines until tiny bubbles start to appear.
- 2). Rinse the ammonia from the scrub pad and use a new clean pad rinsed with water to thoroughly rinse the stained glass. Make sure that you remove all of the applied ammonia with the scrub pad. Dry the stained glass using the paper towels.
- 3). Turn the stained glass over in order to repeat Steps 1 to 3 on the other side of the glass. End with drying the glass with paper towels. Allow the glass to dry completely by leaving it for at least three to four hours.
- 4). Buff its beading using the paper towel until the towel has no traces of black.
- 5). Apply patina with the small paintbrush. You will notice the solder lines will begin to appear silver in color. You may leave the solder lines as they are if they look good.
- 6). Wipe off the excess patina with the paper towel as soon as it has dried. Allow the stained glass to dry for at least three hours.
- 7). Apply the paste wax to the stained glass and leave it for at least four hours or until it dries to a haze. Use the flannel rag to shine the stained glass.
- 8). Get the nail file and wrap it in a rag. Use this to trace the stained glass closely to the solder bead. This will remove any wax built up in the corners and along the solder lines.
- 9). Turn the stained glass over as you repeat the waxing process.