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  1. #1
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    Default 1920's leaded windows

    I recently purchased a home built in 1924. The exterior windows and the door on the butler's pantry have leaded panes. I was cleaning old paint off of the butler's pantry door and see that the muntins (grids/grilles/whatever they're called) seem to be painted. Underneath the dull grey 'paint' is shiny silver. Are the old muntins supposed to be shiny - or are they painted grey for a reason?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by DebbieM; 03-24-2013 at 10:06 AM.

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    Default Re: 1920's leaded windows

    They are not painted!

    They dull grey you see is the natural condition of the lead holding the glass together, leave it be. You probably didn't do any damage, but I would not recommend you do that again. If you live in a decent sized town or a town with a number of historical homes there is likely a company that specializes in leaded glass repair/making/installation. Talk to them, they would likely love the chance to replicate your pattern if you like it.
    It's this old house, not this built after your dad was born house.

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    Default Re: 1920's leaded windows

    Thank you for the info. I only scratched off a little on the inside of the door, so no real damage done.

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