included a rigid methodology to maintain the organization of all four thousand
one hundred and sixteen glasses. It all started with the preparation of the
construction site, which included the closure of sidings on the outside (in the
garden) and internal (on the stairs of Chesf). After isolation, was made the
dismantle the stained glass, where all one hundred twenty-eight panels were
photographed to record, numbered and stored in drawers specially built for the
occasion. With this record was made a detailed damage map to security the service.
After dismantling, the next step was to build a new support steel structure. For this new structure, the iron (which was the used material) was substituted for stainless steel in order to dramatically reduce rusting. The pieces were produced in the workshop of Jobson Figueiredo in Igarassu under Severino Gomes command. The new beams and stainless steel support bars were taken to Chesf and assembled in the building with translucent glass, thus the structure was ready and waiting for the restored stained glass pieces.
All panels removed undergone a cleaning process in three steps: washing with water, with kerosene and with sodium bicarbonate. After washing, the next step was the replacements. Each panel has a recovery according to it needs, some of the panels were in good condition, but most needed interventions. Hundreds of jobs have been carried out, the most common problems were: broken glass, lead deteriorated, inadequate materials of ancient botched restoration. For the broken parts were blanks in the same format on paper and later in new glass, dismantled the dashboard and made replacement. This surely was the most laborious and meticulous service of the entire restoration.