Acid Etch Glass

For your acid etched glass project

Create A Unique Design with Our Acid Etched Glass

Etching refers to the technique of creating art on the surface of glass
by applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances.

Walker TexturesTM acid-etched glass products offer a wealth of opportunities to architects, interior designers and decorators. The consistent quality, durability and rich look of Textures products is unmatched. Walker TexturesTM glass creates a translucent satin appearance which obscures view while maintaining a high level of light transmittance.

Acid etching, also known as 'French Embossing' is a process invented in the Victorian era. It gives a frosted, etched finish in delicate tones of white and diffused shades and is capable of producing very intricate patterns.

History of Acid Etch Glass

In the1860's acid etching and brilliant cutting started to be done on a semi industrial scale for the burgeoning house market. The invention of the large rotating stone wheel for the technique of 'brilliant cut' glass bore fruit in the very elaborate panels mostly seen in pubs. In the late 1870's craftsmen invented means of imitating acid etching more cheaply with sandblasting.

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Product Specification

Textures Satin

The satin finish is characterized by a highly polished surface and high light transmittance.

Textures Velour

The velour finish is characterized by its smooth surface and lower light transmittance providing a higher level of opacity.

Textures Opaque

The Opaque finish offers the lowest level of translucency of our three finishes. Yet, its smooth and silky surface provides great visual quality.

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