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Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

Welcome to my blog. When I was a teen, I started dabbling with coloured glass and stained glass art. Later, I helped work on a number of houses, and my partner and I often changed the windows in those houses. Through that experience, I learned a lot about maintaining, protecting and repairing glass. Currently, I am not working on any projects, so I decided to create a blog full of the information I have learned about glass over the years. Whether you are an artist, a glass installer, a homeowner thinking about new windows or anyone else with a question or concern about glass, this blog is designed for you.

Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

3 Must-fave Glazing Supplies for Glass Merchants

by Catherine Smythe

If you are a glass merchant who has decided to expand their business in order to bring in glass crafters and hobbists, then you may be considering carrying glazing supplies. This endeavor can be time consuming, but it can reward you with a new line of customers in a fairly short time with the write marketing and products. If you aren't sure what key products you should be offering for this glazing supplies expansion, consider the following must-haves.

Glass Sealants

One of the top must-haves on your glazing supplies list should be glass sealant. You will want to carry at least a few styles of traditional protectant glazes or coatings. In addition to these coatings and spray on protectants, you will also want to consider some do it yourself kits that will appeal to beginners who want to get everything they need for a specific glass project in one kit. These kits can also range to intermediate hobby levels as well.

Release Agents

Release agents are used in glass crafting to release adhesives and other hard to remove items from the glass surfaces. These are a must have if your customers are trying to remove stickers or embellishments from older or antique glass in order to use it in a project. You can offer these release agents in spray form or in paste that can be painted onto the glass surface. These may also come in a variety of options depending on the type of removal, such as complete glazing removal, being performed.

Glazing Clips

Depending on the size of the glazing project, glazing clips and hangars may be necessary. This is a must have supply for most glazing projects and something you should have on your shelves if you want to make this business expansion. Remember, these clips are not just for wall hanging or mounting. You will also need to offer clips for glass table tops and art pieces as well. 

These are just three of the must-have glazing items you should carry as a glass merchant if you want to offer more options for customers. If you are ready to start your business expansion you should also consider some of the glazing basics like cleaning supplies, clothes, and painters tape. Kits for beginners or kits designed for specific types of previously glazed or treated glass are also useful for hobbyists in the glass project community. Glean more tips by contacting other glass merchants like B.C.I. Glass.