Acid Etched and Brilliant Cut Glass

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Acid Etched Glass

If you require a professional standard of acid-etched glass, contact R.S. Glass Design Limited, we are the leading handcrafted glass design specialists in the U.K. Our unique craftsman is one of the few specialists in the U.K. who can offer this high skill level.

R.S. Glass Design Limited are an expert in a selection of bespoke decorative methods for smooth glass and mirrors, including traditional acid-etched and sandblasted glass. We are time-served craftsmen with many years of experience. We can bring you our gorgeous etched glass designs and products such as doors, windows, tabletops and many more, all for reasonable, cost-effective prices.
Hand Crafted Acid Etched glass design
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Bespoke Acid Etched Decorative Design

Acid etching is a method used to recreate traditional pub windows. You will find these types of windows within and on listed buildings, banks or building societies. We'll provide our beautiful designs for one, two or more storey buildings, ensure that you discuss the quantity with our professionals over the phone, and we'll deliver on quality.

We also offer these services for leading high street stores that improve their corporate identity with smooth etched glass.

Glass etching consists of creating art externally of glass by using acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances and quality sandblasting techniques.

Generally, this method is applied after the glass is blown or cast, although mould-etching has replaced some kinds of surface area etching.

The elimination of trace elements of glass causes a particularly rough surface, creating the effect of a translucent top quality of frosted glass.

Bespoke Acid Etched Decorative Design

Traditional & contemporary glass design

We produce bespoke contemporary glass items. Our time-served craftsmen are perfectionists. They will provide and create distinctive, smooth acid etched glass to the highest of standards. These are handmade for residential and commercial spaces.

We are also able to duplicate traditional period designs. Popular applications for acid etched glass include:

  • Door Panels
  • Screens
  • Cladding
  • Balustrades
  • Table Tops
  • Mirrors
  • Transoms
  • Sanitised Shower Screens
  • Partitions
  • Signs
  • Windows
  • Traditional Pub Windows

Acid-etched and sandblasted styles on glass using a functional glazing service.

They offer a level of privacy and light transitions when required producing interest and variety.

Traditional & contemporary glass design

What is Glass Acid Etching?

Acid etching is often confused with sandblasted glass. Acid etching supplies more surfaces, degrees of transparency and diffusion of light.

As a result of it is a specialised technique utilising potentially dangerous chemicals. The results produced are fantastic.

Acid etching is a process using hexafluorosilicate acid (H2SiF6) which, when anhydrous, is colourless.

The acid solution is created by dissolving silica in a mix of hydroelectric acid, quartz powder, calcium fluoride, and concentrated sulfuric acid.

Acid etching is sometimes known as 'French Embossing' and dates back to the Victorian era.

The process gives a frosted appearance and etched finish to glass with delicate tones of white and diffused shades, and this method is capable of producing very intricate patterns. Decorative glass, especially in windows, are stunningly beautiful works of art.

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Popular applications of acid etched glass

R.S. Glass Design Limited Ltd can recreate satin glass panels for all of our customers in search of the perfect door panels to enhance the designs and themes of their household. 

Transoms over the top of doorways are a beautiful way to enhance the entrance of your home or property.

Whether you choose a square style or gorgeous archway, the acid-etched glass design can provide a strengthening crossbar and stunning glass windows above your doors to add to the overall aesthetics. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, screens have become a part of our natural lives; we are gradually becoming more familiar with screens separating conversations.

However, we can also use screens in various ways and in numerous different fields. Our screens, created through acid-etched glass, provide an excellent, robust shield for all our clients and customers. 

Our talented staff utilise acid-etched glass to form stunning partitions valid for any industrial, commercial industry and domestic home. They enhance your spaces and yet provide them with the privacy barrier they require. 

Windows are one of the first and most popular products that we produce at R.S. Glass Design Limited Ltd. Customers can enjoy stunning panel designs or plain household windows that are virtually free from obtaining drastic marks or fingerprints. 

The acid-etched glass is clear, lasts longer and is sturdy no matter the glazing you have opted for.

R.S. Glass Design Limited provides its customers with acid-etched glass that our professional team can utilise to create stunning mirrors successfully.

The materials ability to not pick up marks and fingerprints makes it great for exciting designs, cuts and logo's to be printed on it for clothing store mirrors or engaging mirror frames. 

Through using the hydrofluoric acid-etched sandblasted glass, we can reproduce age-old

Victorian sash window designs that you may have found in traditional pubs. The glass designs succeed in helping us curate many new designs to fit your company's specifications.

Acid-etched glass is incredibly robust and a perfect fit for any surface, which is why we can still use this fine material to produce stunning, minimalistic looking tabletops that will hold various plates, mugs, paperwork and fruit bowls. 

It can be handy to provide handrails along the sides of floors or to lead down the stairs of your buildings so that customers or guests can balance themselves, or you can offer fall prevention. 

You can utilise acid-etched glass for your railings or fences regardless of the building or property type. They have incredible strength that makes them durable and robust enough to lean on.

You'll be happy to know that you can utilise our working etched-glass acid products for signs.

Whether they are signs that you wish to display on the windows in a store or on the cladding of a building, contact our professionals via the phone number or email address available on the website.

Sandblasted glass, acid-etched glass are both helpful in producing cladding and building outerwear. The chemicals and materials used give it a thickness that makes it very strong and perfect for this use in all areas. 

Satinised, sandblasted glass acid is a material made almost exclusively of one specific sheet of clear glass.

R.S. Glass Design Limited Ltd has its very own distinctive satin-like appearance that offers our clients both the privacy and obscurity necessary to cleanse and bathe themselves regularly without reducing the amount of light that it lets in.

It provides the significant benefit of not allowing marks like dirt or fingerprint to obstruct it.  

Specialist acid etched techniques

R.S. Glass Design Limited will work with you to make you design a reality. We use our traditional techniques and many years of experience to produce distinctive designs for both interior and exterior glass.

Machines can not replicate the old fashioned, and time proved traditional methods adequately. We hand acid etch each part of the design and image, ensuring perfection every time. A clear glass panel will become a unique design with a bespoke pattern.

Acid-etched glass is confused with sandblasted glass as white acid looks similar. Nevertheless, the acid-etched glass could provide many more coatings and levels of openness and diffusion of light.

Frequently Asked Questions About Glass Acid Etching

The art of acid etched decorative glass

Acid etching is one of the forgotten arts, and only a few people can use this method today. It is likewise more expensive as it is a lot more specialised.

However, when you see the result of your design and the level of dedicated craftsmanship, it takes to produce a unique piece, it is worth it.  It makes use of possibly lethal and hazardous chemicals.

Hydrofluoric acid is the only acid which is destructive to glass. It also dissolves human tissue, so strict safety precautions are vital when using this process.

Contact our glass specialist

If you would like to discuss your acid-etched glass project with us, please call today on 01204 596 055. Our highly experienced team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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