Sandblasted Glass

Sophisticated elegance with sandblasted glass

Sandblasted glass, also known as etched glass, has a cool sophisticated elegance, and dramatic effects can be achieved. Sandblasting is a process in which sand is used to “blast” a decoration into the surface of the glass. Designs are available as either sandblasted background, with the pattern left clear, or pattern sandblast, with the background left clear, depending on the function of the glass.

Privacy Glass

Sandblasted glass allows you to add privacy, yet bring in more natural light, whilst adding a rich custom look to your home. Sandblasting is a great way to have designs on both mirrors and clear glass. Designs can range from a simple border to a full decorative feature. We have a hundreds of designs available for you to choose from and our expertly trained, in-house design team can re-create, replicate or work to customer’s own artwork or drawings. Please contact us with your design requirements for a quotation.

How glass etching and frosted glass is produced

Glass etching is usually done in one of two ways: glass is either acid-etched or sandblasted. We at UAGlass use the sandblasting method.

Sandblasted Glass

Glass can be covered in a stencil pattern and sandblasted, the covered pieces of glass from the stencil are removed and smooth clear glass is left underneath, this creates the pattern. The stencils are created from a material that resists the effect of the abrasive sandblasting.
Since glass sandblasting is a subtractive process, blasted areas appear frosted while the un-blasted area is clear. We carry out sandblasting by machine, which involves blasting high-pressure sand particles at the glass, which erodes the surface of the glass. Removal of minute amounts of glass in this way creates the characteristic rough surface and translucent quality of frosted glass.