This photograph of the Southeast Elevation illustrates the scale of the project, showing 11 of the 44 stained glass windows in the church.
Back in 2013, when we examined the exterior of the forty-four wood frames for the stained glass windows at First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, New Jersey, they were in terrible condition. The paint was flaking and peeling from all the frames, exposing bare wood throughout. Fortunately for the church, the majority of the stained glass was in good condition; for the most part, it was only the stained glass in the operable ventilators that were in need of restoration. Fast forward to the summer of 2016, when we stripped all the frames down to bare wood and then primed and painted them. Wood repairs were made with marine grade epoxy and wood replacement was necessary in some areas. Additionally, the frames were resealed to the building, the stained glass was resealed to the frame, and the stained glass was cleaned.