A significant advantage of using glass for your fencing, balustrades or doors is the fact that it can be decorated to suit your tastes and the functional requirements of the installation. One of the most common methods of providing glass with added visual appeal is to use the technique of acid etching on it.
Acid etching involves the application of hexafluorosilicic acid (a mixture of hydrochloric acid, quartz, sulphuric acid and calcium fluoride) to the surface of the glass in the required pattern. The acid works on the glass, creating the required imagery. In addition to creating patterns, the technique may also be used to create frosted glass.
Acid etched glass is primarily used in installations where visual appeal is a priority, or where a degree of privacy or light reduction is needed. We are able to provide glass etching that’s been designed to suit your individual requirements, enabling our customers to benefit from custom etching that allows glass to be used in a wide range of different locations. Whether you want a glass door that has an element of privacy achieved through acid etching, or want an acid etched balustrade that makes a powerful visual statement, glass etching can create the look that you want.
Glass isn’t the only material that can be acid etched in order to achieve exciting visual effects. Concrete etching stain causes a similar effect on concrete, leading to the creation of an attractive marbled effect which can be enormously appealing. If you want to know more about acid etching and the results that can be achieved, our team is always happy to tell you more. With years of experience in providing acid etched glass that offers a stunning addition to your home or office, we are ideally placed to advise on this technique and how it could give you the end result you’re looking for.