In this blog post, we will talk about the use of acid for glass etching. This acid allows you to create finishes on different surfaces, but mainly on glass. So we have a new surface to work on and customize with our details.
- How does this material work?
This material is an acid that corrodes the surface of the material giving it an opaque finish, this result is pleasant to the touch since no roughness is felt.
- On what surfaces can it be used?
The tests we have carried out have been on glass; in cups and glasses, mirrors and some metal surfaces without surface finishes, the rest of the surfaces I invite you to experiment and tell me how it is.
- How do I apply it?
The appropriate way to place this acid is by applying a template, you can create one using your cutting machine or use a prefabricated one, you place it on the surface on which you are going to make the engraving, eliminating as many bubbles and roughness as possible. and then you apply a thick layer of the acid for 15 minutes and then proceed to clean it with water.
1. Place the template on the surface to be worked on.
2. Apply the acid coat inside the stencil area. Wait 15 minutes.
3. Wash the surface and enjoy the finish.
- But I feel that this result is not enough, what else should I do?
Although with the first application you can get excellent results, it may be necessary to apply a second layer.
- Second layer?
Yes, without removing your stencil, you reapply the acid with a thicker, more even layer, thus allowing more of the material to penetrate the surface.
- Any other advice?
Remember to apply the layers as evenly as possible, otherwise you will see spaces with less corrosion than others in the results, which can affect your final work.