Common solders for stained glass are mixtures of tin and lead, respectively:
- 63/37: melts at 183°C (362°F)
- 60/40: melts between 183°C (362°F) and 188°C (376°F)
- 50/50: melts between 183°C (362°F) and 212°C (421°F)
- 40/60: melts between 183°C (362°F) and 234°C (454°F)
- lead-free solder (useful in jewellery, eating containers, and other environmental uses): melts between 118°C (245°F) and 220°C (428°F), depending on composition.
50/50 and 40/60 solders are more often used in leaded panel work. Their wider range of melting temperatures allows the solder to spread and become flat.