DIY glass etching techniques

March 22, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Glass

DIY tips, DIY glass etching techniquesGlass etching provides privacy as well as an elegant look to your office or home space.  Glass etching can be done by various methods like surface etching, carving or shading. Using etching cream is the easiest method of etching glass at home. All that you will need is some patterns, contact paper and carbon papers for tracing purpose, maybe some ideas of patterns from the web.

Thoroughly clean the glass you are intending to etch. Maintain your safety by wearing latex gloves and a full sleeve shirt while working. Save the pattern on a sheet with adhesive on the glass so that it does not move when applying the cream. Apply the cream generously over the pattern. Leave on for at least 15 minutes. Use running water to wash off the cream and you will have your etched glass.

You can also etch the glass randomly for abstract effect without using any pattern. It looks good even like that.