Painting a slag glass lamp base and frame - Amanda's lamp repair
Painting a shade and base
Amanda’s restoration involved NO slag glass bending or cutting. I was so happy to know none of her glass was broken. Her glass is a very rare acid washed glass (no shine) which can no longer be made. While debatable its a fact.
Paint: Her main issue was the visual corrosion caused by a cleaner left on the base and shade metal. Pitted oxidation on the surface and back side of the metal where the cleaner was not wiped off. Some say ammonia is the cause some say salt. Its just part of the problem because most of her paint had aged out. Basically the bond between the (lead) paint and metal starts to flake. When this happens the raw metal is exposed to everything.
Metal: Minor metal breaks where the white metal filigree connects over the glass panels.
Re wire: Every 20-30 years all lamps require re wiring. In some cases for safety, parts need to be upgraded to code..