EgressEtch Glass Etching Stencils, Supplies, and Instruction

Instructions For In Place, Vertical, or Large Project Etching: Supplies

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Etched inset window from a restored Victorian door.

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TIP:   NEVER etch when air temperature or window glass is cooler than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.


Always Be Mindful of Safety!
Wear safety glasses. Wear disposable gloves or washable rubber gloves.

Step 1: Before you begin etching, assemble all the items you will need to complete the project.

The items you will need for inplace glass etching

A)  Window Cleaner
B)  Paper Towel
C)  Bucket & Cloth Towel or Rag 
D)  Dishwashing Soap
E)  Foam Brush
F)  Vinyl or Rubber Gloves
G)  Safety Glasses or Goggles
H)  Masking Tape
I)  Burnishing Tool
J)  Putty Knife

K)  Utility Knife or X-Acto Blade
L)  Single-edged Razor Blade
M)  Tape Measure
N)  Carpenter's Square
O)  Etch-All Cream
P)  Window Juice (wet mount only)
Q)  Plastic Sheeting or Drop Cloth (not shown)
R)  Ladder (not shown)
S)  Stencil (not shown)
T)  Timer (not shown)

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TIP:   NEVER leave your project once you start. Give your project your undivided attention from beginning to end. Never allow etching cream to dry on the glass or surrounding surfaces. It is extremely difficult to remove if it is allowed to dry.


       Materials ready? Continue on to Steps 2 - 5, "Preparing the Glass and Placing the Stencil."

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