Bear Glass provides the service of sandblasting glass. Sandblasting glass is becoming one of the very popular methods of etching glass. Sandblasting glass can result in producing the most elegant etching on glass. There are various techniques used in sandblasting glass that can create works of art as a finished product.
Sandblasting is essentially the process of blasting the surface of glass with grit which peppers the surface, giving it a milky white appearance.
Sandblasting is a general term used to describe the act of propelling very fine bits of material at high-velocity by steam or air to clean or etch a surface. Synthetic particles or small pieces of coconut shell are sometimes used instead of sand in sandblasting applications.
Glass etching via sandblasting glass is a beautiful and elegant method of creating a graphic design on the surface of an otherwise smooth piece of glass. Etched and carved glass has been widely used throughout history, being found in upscale banks, hotels, residences, restaurants and theaters. The resulting etched surface can then be embellished even further with color to produce an even more impressive end result.
Sandblasting glass is the perfect addition to glass doors. The etchings make wonderful details to front doors or kitchen cabinets. Bear Glass can help you design your sandblasting glass needs to best fit your project or overall design goal. Sandblasting glass can provide you with design alternatives that you did not think were possible.
- Cover the back of the glass before sandblasting.
- Shelf paper is generally 2 mils thick which is barely thick enough to sandblast safely without blasting through.
- The finished product usually looks best from the other side, so spell out words backwards, etc.
- Glass etching can also be done with acid cream.
- Someone with a vinyl plotter cutter can create some patterns that would be helpful
- If you use a white adhesive paper, you can trace the design on with carbon paper or spray adhesive the back of your design and stick it to your contact paper and cut through both the design paper and the vinyl.