Etching cream-- I used Armour Etch. It's available at craft stores like Michael's. You can also get it on Amazon. (view on Amazon) Glass cleaner -- Isopropyl rubbing alcohol is recommended over the Windex-type glass cleaner pictured below. This is a tip from my friend Paul who is experienced in etching glass.
Developed in the mid-1800s, acid-etched glass became popular for its ability to shield patrons in drinking establishments from view while letting in natural light. Victorian and Edwardian homes quickly adopted the look, and today, etched designs appear on windows, mirrors, even glassware.
But if you are a true DIY enthusiast, you might be tempted to make your own homemade glass etching cream. What Is Glass Etching Cream Made Out Of? As you can probably tell by its name, glass etching creams are a form of acidic liquid that you can use to etch away parts from the glass surface.
While it makes a great decoration, etched glass is notoriously difficult to clean.It is particularly vulnerable to grease stains, as well as simply accumulating dirt and dust over time. However, by using the proper strategies, it is possible to keep acid etched glass clean with a minimum of effort and time.
Acid etching isn't hard, but you are working with an acid that can easily burn your skin. Don't take shortcuts on safety! Be sure to cover your work surface with craft paper or newspaper and wear disposable gloves. First, align and secure your stencil onto the surface. Using the craft stick, dip the ...
Recently I decided I wanted to play around a bit with glass etching. A few years ago glass etching was a big thing among DIYers and it felt like time to bust out a little Armour Etch and see what I could come up with again. I decided to play around with a couple of glass mugs and a couple of mason jars.
Etch wine glasses with your own custom design. These make a great gift! We'll show you every step with this glass etching video tutorial. Have you ever used etch cream to etch wine glasses? It's easy!
Acid-Etched Glass: Acid etching is a fantastic way to make beautiful, long lasting gifts. I used it to create two sets of custom anniversary wine glasses for under $10. Armour Etch cream is available at most craft stores or on Amazon for about $20 in a standalone bo...
How to Acid Etch Concrete. Concrete that hasn't been treated in any way after being poured can be too hard and smooth to accept paint or protective sealants. However, etching (or washing) concrete with acid opens the pores of the concrete...