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Acid Etched Glass and Sand Blasted Glass

Hereford Glass specialise in a variety of bespoke decorative design techniques for glass and mirrors including traditional acid etched and sandblasted etch glass.

Acid etched and sandblasted designs on glass offer a functional glazing solution where a degree of privacy and light transitions is required creating variety and interest

We create bespoke contemporary glass pieces for domestic and architectural spaces as well as reproducing traditional period designs.

Popular Applications:

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

Glass Acid Etching (French Embossing)
Acid etching is often muddled with sandblasted glass. Acid etching offers more finishes, degrees of transparency and diffusion of light.

Although acid etching is a more expensive option due to it being a very specialised technique using potentially lethal chemicals the effects produced are absolutely fabulous.

Sandblasted Etched Glass
Sandblasting is the process of blasting the surface of glass giving the areas blasted a frosted appearance.

Sandblasted glass is usually used to obscure the view but still transmit light. Sandblasted contemporary and traditional panels are extremely popular and repeat patterns are used when privacy or screening is required, many of the patterns we use are reproductions of Victorian originals, some patterns offer more privacy than others. Sandblasting offers a creative flexible solution for example if the glass is sandblasted both sides a multi-tonal effect is produced offering another dimension.

Sand Carving
Sand carving is achieved by blasting away at the glass for longer periods to establish layers of depth, which gives the glass a 3 dimensional effect.

Satinized Glass
Satinized glass is produced by acid etching one side of clear sheet of glass; Satinovo glass has a distinctive, uniformly smooth and satin-like appearance that gives obscurity/privacy without compromising light. One of the popular advantages of this product is that it does not mark with fingerprints or dirt as readily as sandblasted etched glass.

For more information or a quotation for your bespoke glass requirements please call 01432-359358 or email

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