Stained-glass works are beautiful but fragile and they do require special care. The Stained Glass Association of America recommends minimal cleaning. Simply dust most of the time and when needed, wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth. It's best to use distilled water only -- hard water could spot the glass. Don't over wet the cloth, spray the glass or allow water to leak between the glass panes or window seams. Don't use scouring pads, steel wool or anything that contains ammonia or abrasive cleansers.
Waxing the piece helps preserve the original finish. There are many fine products for polishing your glasswork, but paste auto wax can do very well. Apply the wax onto both sides with a soft, lent free cloth. An old toothbrush can be used to apply the wax in corners and seams. Allow a moment or two of drying then wipe it back off with a clean, non-abrasive cloth. Use a different old toothbrush to remove the wax from the corners and hard to reach areas. Wooden toothpicks may be carefully used to make sure all the lines are thoroughly cleaned. Buff the piece with yet another clean cloth.
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