Cementing is the messy part of the process. I mix up a black cement goo! which consists of, whiting (powered chalk), Linseed oil, and black pigment. I then carefully but firmly push the cement under the lead flanges. both the front and back of the panel needs to be cemented. The cement seals the lead and glass together, making it stronger and draft proof. It also cushions the glass from direct contact with the lead.
I then use more of the white chalk to clean up the cement from the glass and lead, which is another time consuming process! The final process is then the “Patina” application to black the lead, and the polish with Graphite grate polish. This completes the process and really sets of the beauty of the glass against the black shiny lead.
The panel is then left to completely dry out before I carefully pack it for shipping to my customer. Once dry I place it on my light-box for it’s final photo before it reaches it’s new home. I use DHL to ship panels to many parts of the world. The panels are fully insured for peace of mind.