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Glass etching is a technique used to create artistic designs on glass surface through the application of acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances. It is widely used for decorative glass and mirrors, including mirrors, windows, furniture, wine bottles, artwork and more.
We use the following glass etching methods:
2. Acid Etching
Sandblasting is the process whereby a stream of abrasive materials such as sand is forcefully propelled against a glass surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface.
Sandblasting is one of the most suitable processes to produce designer glass. High pressure abrasives are blasted onto the glass for surface etching, creating a frosted look. This procedure ensures the glass has a translucent surface. When sandblasting, through the application of different sand coarseness degrees, users obtain a greater glass variation, with a rich, textured appearance achieved through depth blasting.
Acid etching uses acid resistant material to cover the specific glass areas you want protected, then applies hydrofluoric acid to glass surfaces for design creation.
Acid etching achieves the same effects as sandblasting, however, it features a number of other advantages, including the fact it is a simple process requiring very few tools. With the use of a variety of etching materials, acid etching can also create a matte effect.