(Closed) Experiences with etching cream?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
21 posts
  • Wedding: February 2013


I’ve never used etching cream… but! I work at a trophy store and we engrave/sandblast glass all the time! Maybe you could contact a local trophy shop and get some pricing? I work in Oregon, so I know pricing here might be different than NJ, but we typically charge a set-up fee ($8-$15 depedning on the difficulty of the piece) and then a per letter charge (.35 per letter). I know some places just charge a flat fee. If you don’t have too many glasses to do, it may be worth the extra expense to have a trophy shop do them for you 🙂

Post # 4
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also attempted etching and had the same issue as you did. I think I even left mine on for like 30mins one time. 

Post # 6
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I etched wine glasses for my bachelorette. It wasn’t super dark but it was even and looked nice (at least everyone said so). I left it on for 2 minutes. I also made sure to put thick globs on top of each letter and made sure it was even. Also make sure your stencils, tape, stickers etc are secure.

Post # 7
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I make etched glass stuff for gifts all the time. The darkness depends on the brand and the glass. Glass like pryrex doesn’t etch well.

I always leave mine on for longer than the bottle says, usually 30-40 minutes. You can also reuse the etching cream, scrape it off and put it back in the bottle before you rinse it off.

Good luck

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