By Frank Roleff, Mineral County Historical Society
The steam chest that Lynn brought was used to soften paint on the sashes after glass removal. With 20 to 30 minutes exposure to steam in the cabinet, paint can be removed with appropriate scrapers with little effort and no paint/lead dust.
Because not all of the paint could be removed on the 14th, Lynn left a steam generator and cabinet for follow-up use. Progress continues to be made on preparing the sashes for painting and reglazing.
Lynn’s ingenuity with building and use of the steam devices referred to has saved the Foundation’s hard earned dollars for other projects too large for its volunteer force. With information gleaned from this workshop, the Foundation project manager believes that restoraton of all of the remaining windows in Traveller’s Rest can be accomplished with little or no money spent on labor. The Mineral County Historical Foundation sincerely thanks the Preservation Alliance for making Lynn Stasick available for this window restoration project.
Thank you to our blog contributor, Frank Roleff, for this complimentary article. For more information about having Lynn at one of your workshops, click HERE.
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