Like all Mylar stencils, they can be used with paint, markers, and other stencil techniques to work on surfaces other than glass.
A: Armor Etch and Etch Bath will NOT work on EVERY Pyrex item.
Coloured glass. Stained glass is one of the best types of etching for a variety of reasons. Engraving on colored glass makes the engraved or tangled parts stand out more. When engraving on clear glass, it is sometimes difficult to see the frozen parts, especially if sour cream is used.
For a more pronounced engraving, use the brush to move the cream over the stencil. About 1 minute and 3 minutes to break the air bubbles, resulting in an uneven incision. Let the cream sit for five minutes. In total, the cream should remain on the glass for at least five minutes, stirring included.
Use paints specially designed for glass such as enamel, acrylic or solvent based.
- Acrylic paint is specially designed to adhere to glass and provide color transparency.
- Enamel products can be used on shiny and non-glossy surfaces and provide solid coverage of the painted area.
I etched a lot of glass and slate with glass etching cream, but through my research I found that it didn’t work when I etched stainless steel.
If you don’t leave the caustic cream on long enough, the cream won’t have enough time to react with the glass. Too long can leave burn marks on the glass or weaken the stencil. For Over N Over stencils, Peel N Etch stencils and hand cut vinyl stencils up to 5 minutes.
Apply a few drops of Pinata Tint on the sponge and mix a little. Paint over the white engraving in one direction. Wipe off the excess with a drop of cleaning solution on a cotton ball or paper towel. Squeeze some white Rub N Buff into a bowl.
Whenever you use your design, always clean and dry the glass first, press the design onto the glass and rub it firmly. Use a brush to apply a thick layer of caustic cream to the glass. (Do not pour, as the cream will leave permanent marks.) Wait 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water and remove the stencil.
Yes, just like glass burns. The etching process removes the shiny glaze and leaves a coarse ceramic layer that is perfect for coloring. For detailed instructions on how to etch glass and information on the materials I use, see my Pi (e) Plate Project tutorial. Here is the quick wash version for tiles.
Etching is used to expose the microstructure of the metal through selective chemical etching. It also removes the thin and severely deformed layer that is put in when grinding and polishing. For alloys with more than one phase, etching creates a contrast between different areas due to differences in topography or reflectivity.
Etched glass. The etched glass is a sandblasted glass, by machine or by hand. You can get different shades and blurs. For example, you can get a very hard engraving that is completely matte, or you can just get a nice fabric.
A: All models made with Armor Etch, Etch Bath and Sand Etch are PERMANENT and dishwasher safe. Nothing else is needed. After the finished project has been washed and dried, that’s it.
Engraving. A permanent matte effect can be achieved by using a glass collector cream. While you’ve probably never heard of these products, the artisans love them. Armor Etch Glass Etching Cream leads the popularity list (see Amazon).
Frosted glass paint is a spray that creates a subtle translucent effect, ideal for vases, pots and even cabinet doors. Mask off the areas you don’t want to paint with masking tape, stickers, or stencils.
To apply Rub n Buff: Wrap a small piece of soft absorbent paper around your finger and squeeze a small amount of Rub n Buff onto the end of the towel. You can also use a cotton ball. Split Rub n Buff on the engraving.
Self-etching primer. After removing the rust flakes from the metal of your car, apply a self-etch primer. It is a mixture of phosphoric acid and zinc. The way it works is that the acid pushes the zinc to the top of the metal. It is purely a surface coating and does not prevent rust.
White vinegar and lemon juice are an acid and help dissolve and remove hard water deposits from the glass shower walls. These products can cause glass etching damage if stored longer than recommended by the manufacturer. Please contact us if you are faced with etched glass.