Leaded Glass Doors- how can I refresh them?

Liz, HomeTalker
by Liz, HomeTalker
How would I go about refreshing the lead portion of this style door? Some of the gold is rubbed off of the lower right door portion. Is this even fixable? Can I change the color to black or is that ridiculously unheard of? (our detailing is black in our kitchen, no gold anywhere) Help. I'm clearly uneducated in leaded glass but would like to learn. Thank you in advance.
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  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Jun 18, 2017

    Is the glass in many small pieces connected by the leading or is the leading backed by a large piece of glass?

    • Liz, HomeTalker Liz, HomeTalker on Jun 18, 2017

      It appears to be several pieces leaded together. No large piece of glass is on the backside.

  • Teresita Martinez Teresita Martinez on Jun 18, 2017

    Try making a paste of baked Nguyen soda and lemon. Leave on for 15/20 minutes then wipe off with a warm towel

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Jun 18, 2017

    Then, remove the doors, mask like crazy and spray paint.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 18, 2017

    Agreed - there is a spray chalk paint that could work well for this!

  • Patsy Gonzales Patsy Gonzales on Jun 18, 2017

    Rub and Buf is sold at Michaels and Hobby Lobby and works wonders on all kinds of materials. Try it !

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jun 20, 2017

    I have a leaded front door that after years of sun exposure the lead looked terrible...I decided to try a silver metallic craft paint and used a very thin artists brush to paint all the lead...it took a very long time but it refreshed the look and pops on my black front door...it was a lot of careful slow work as I took pains not to get it on the glass you need to wipe it off immediately ....have you considered painting the cabinet brown wood to a lovely white or cream color? I think it would update the whole look if you paint the lead as well....just a suggestion and also the interior of the cabinet as well to show off your collectibles and dishes inside as well....

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    • Liz, HomeTalker Liz, HomeTalker on Jun 20, 2017

      Thanks again, so much. :)