Glossary


Opaque

Non transparent.

Opaque

Non transparent.

Paint (for glass)

A mixture of finely ground glass, metallic oxides and a liquid mixing agent, such as water and gum arabic, used for painting on glass. It has to be fired for permanent adhesion.

Paint (for glass)

A mixture of finely ground glass, metallic oxides and a liquid mixing agent, such as water and gum arabic, used for painting on glass. It has to be fired for permanent adhesion.

Painted Glass

Painted glass is stained glass painted and fired in a kiln to a temperature of 1,200 degrees so the paint can fuse into the glass.

Painted Glass

Painted glass is stained glass painted and fired in a kiln to a temperature of 1,200 degrees so the paint can fuse into the glass.

Palladian Window

A window with three panels, the center panel being wider, with an arched top.

Palladian Window

A window with three panels, the center panel being wider, with an arched top.

Panel

Unit of stained glass leaded together and made to fit an opening in the framework of a window. May be of any shape.

Panel

Unit of stained glass leaded together and made to fit an opening in the framework of a window. May be of any shape.

Panning or Cladding

Is the process of wrapping exposed wood with flat aluminum coil stock to make a maintenance-free surface.

Panning or Cladding

Is the process of wrapping exposed wood with flat aluminum coil stock to make a maintenance-free surface.

Perimeter Bar

An F-shaped metal bar usually composed of aluminum that serves as the perimeter frame for protective glazing.

Perimeter Bar

An F-shaped metal bar usually composed of aluminum that serves as the perimeter frame for protective glazing.

Perimeter Framing

Framing that will fit the entire perimeter of the stained glass window.

Perimeter Framing

Framing that will fit the entire perimeter of the stained glass window.

Pivoted Window

A window that swings open on pivots at the top and bottom.

Pivoted Window

A window that swings open on pivots at the top and bottom.

Plate Glass

Machine-made glass that has been ground and polished so that it is free of flaws and distortions. It is usually at least 1/4 inch thick and is used primarily for bevels, mirrors and large store windows. Until the early 20th century, polished plate was optically much clearer than standard window… (more)

Plate Glass

Machine-made glass that has been ground and polished so that it is free of flaws and distortions. It is usually at least 1/4 inch thick and is used primarily for bevels, mirrors and large store windows. Until the early 20th century, polished plate was optically much clearer than standard window glass.