Caring for your Leadlight
They stand the test of time, and with some minimal care, they will last a lifetime.
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- Invest in a doorstop that secures your door when open to stop it slamming in the wind. The latch types attached to the shirting board are the most secure and convenient to use.
- Close exposed windows in inclement and windy weather.
- Leadlights can be cleaned with glass cleaner or methylated spirits and a lint free cloth. When needed, they can be cleaned with warm soapy water (dishwashing liquid), and a soft brush, dried off with an old cloth or towel and followed up with methylated spirits or window cleaner and an old lint free cloth for a streak free finish.
- The lead has an oxidised dark grey colour to it which will be refreshed after cleaning. You don’t need to treat the lead with special cleaners or polish.
- I don’t recommend paper towels or newspaper as the lead tears into the paper and leaves lint behind.