Post # 1
I tried etching some pilsner glasses tonight for my wedding party and it came out so so- I left it on at first for only a minute as the bottle says but it seemed too light so I tried 10 minutes and it came out no darker, and uneven (I suppose from my application). I’m so discouraged and this little bottle was expensive (and scary since it apparently can eat through your skin to your bones if you get it on you) Does anyone else have experience with etching? I really can’t afford to buy them off etsy so I wanted to DIY but let’s face it, I bake, I cook, but I suck a crafting 🙁 bleh
I’ll take a pic in a little and post it up here if anyone is interested
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
thanks for the advice! I will look into it
Post # 6
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
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.