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Frequently asked Questions
Is exhaust ventilation necessary when working with paste or liquid?
When etching small glass surfaces, exhaust ventilation is not required. When etching large glass (for example, 1 x 1 m), about two kilograms of matting paste will be required to cover the entire area with the desired layer. During etching, a slight evaporation of the chemical reaction products from the glass surface occurs. Therefore, it is recommended to etch such areas in a ventilated area or in the presence of ventilation. Although, ideally, any chemical process should take place in the presence of ventilation. And in the case of working with a matting paste, even if there is a source of water nearby. The same goes for working with a matting liquid.
I need to completely etch glass measuring 1.5 by 0.7 m.
What glass etching paste do you recommend to buy?
For etching such an area of glass without a pattern, a matting paste is not suitable. You need glass etching liquid IVSATIN ething glass.
I am interested in the question of how safe this chemical is. And will there be health problems if I work with glass etching compounds 8 hours a day?
The concentration of acid in the paste is negligible, but practically absent in pairs. But this does not mean that you can spend hours inhaling an open jar of paste or liquid. You need to work in a ventilated area. When working with any pastes and glass matting liquids, safety precautions must be observed.
Important to remember. Solutions and pastes for glass matting of all countries, times and peoples contain hydrofluoric acid!
Without this component, it is impossible to etch glass, although sellers deny the presence of acid in order to increase their sales. This statement is specially formulated in an unscientific style, so that anyone who believes in false opposing statements about the absence of hydrofluoric acid in any matting pastes or solutions can understand it. This in itself is neither bad nor good. Acids are dangerous depending on the concentration. However, it should be remembered that hydrofluoric acid does not have a direct effect on human skin, but it is immediately absorbed and a gradual effect on the internal tissues of the body begins. All glass etching products contain fluoride acids. Therefore, it is necessary to work with any matting compounds in protective gloves and protect the skin in order to prevent the absorption of fluoride ions.
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How to etch a large glass or mirror? How to apply paste?
In each case, you choose the method of applying the paste that is most convenient for you, in which the following order will be observed. Pour the paste abundantly along the border on one side of the pattern along the entire length, then spread it with a mop brush. The instructions say so. In any case, even on small or large areas, you can’t even take a half-second break in the movement of the spatula, otherwise, when the paste stops at the moment when the spatula stops moving, there will be a noticeable border - the difference in matting is in density, because IVSATIN paste instantly reacts with glass.
Is it possible to etch glassware in an upright position with IVSATIN paste? In our case, we want to freeze glasses in cafes and bars.
Regarding the processing of dishes for bars. If you are writing or drawing on glass, any IVSATIN paste will do. If continuous matting of the item is required, you will have to use liquid to completely place the item in the matting composition.
After receiving the parcel, for a long time I did not use paste for frosting glass. Please tell me how to properly prepare it for work now?
During prolonged storage of the container with IVSATIN paste on top, a small accumulation of solution is possible. Before use, the paste must be thoroughly mixed for 3-5 minutes. If the paste was stored at low temperature, it must be warmed to room (working) temperature. If you urgently need to work with a matting paste, you can put the jar in a container of hot water so that it warms up to room temperature.
What is the shelf life of IVSATIN glass etching paste? When sending by mail will not freeze (I live in the north)? In this regard, I have a question: after freezing, the paste will not lose its quality?
When freezing, glass etching paste IVSATIN does not lose its properties. In addition, the paste can be frozen for long-term storage. If the glass etching paste has become thick, it can be diluted with IVSATIN glass frosting liquid. Shelf life is several years.
I saw it on the Internet, glass fotomatization technology is on sale, it’s
photo on glass. Is there such a lesson in your video course?
This is all here on our website in text and video format. The very technique of transferring photographs to glass has a right to exist, but not as a business. For the production of raster photographs on glass by matting with paste, a special technology is not required, only expensive materials and equipment are required, as well as a description of the operating procedure. Anyone who sells a description of the photomatization process (correctly - photolithography) and at the same time calls this description “technology”, simply makes money on uneducated simpletons. The whole technology comes down to printing photos on a printer on a transparent film, then applying a photopolymer to glass and exposing the polymer to an ultraviolet lamp through a printed slide. After exposure and development in a soda solution, the glass, as usual, is matted with paste. Illuminated or unlit areas (depending on the type of photoresist) remain intact. It turns out a photo on glass, not very cheap at the cost of manufacture. There is also another way to create a protective mask on the glass for subsequent matting. This is the LUT method - “laser-iron technology”. These methods can be studied free of charge on our website. After modernization, glass photomatization technology became part of the course.
Why do not you sell glass engraving fluid?
First, let's define engraving. Engraving is the creation of a relief pattern in depth on the surface of the material. In other words, to get a relief pattern on the glass, you need to stick the stencil on the surface and remove some thickness of the glass in places not protected by the stencil. Glass can be removed by dissolving it with engraving fluid. As you know, only hydrofluoric acid (HF) dissolves glass without residue. This is deadly poisonous acid and the most insidious, because when it gets on the skin, no burns are felt at first. Acid simply penetrates and corrodes bones. NO ANTIDOTES! That is why we will never have a liquid for engraving glass. In fact, this is a solution of hydrofluoric acid with certain additives.
I received a wet box in the mail. What to do?
Unfortunately, our mail does not shine with the quality of services to the population. No matter how we protect the plastic can, it can even be pierced through the cardboard packaging. Our parcels are filled with heavy bags, walk on them, throw them away for unloading. With such a “cautious” attitude, it is difficult to maintain the integrity of the content.
If during transportation they chopped a can of IVSATIN paste. The biggest loss in this case is a plastic can. Arriving home and unpacking the parcel, just transfer the paste from the cracked can to any other plastic container with a lid.
How many cycles will etch glass frosting liquid IVSATIN?
There is no single answer. It all depends on the density and saturation of the image. The larger the matting area, the faster the fluid is depleted. It will matte for a very long time, it only gets weaker every time.
How many repeated etching cycles does the paste work?
IVSATIN glass etching paste will etch glass for a very long time. Each time, the amount of chemicals in the paste will decrease. Therefore, the etching paste becomes weaker. It is necessary to increase the etching time. It is recommended to reuse paste 6-7 cycles.
Is there only one color of etching paste?
Can I add pigments on my own?
NEVER add foreign matter to a paste or liquid. The essence of glass etching is not to color the surface, but to change the surface layer of the glass as a result of a chemical reaction. After exposure of the paste to the glass, the surface becomes opaque. Subsequent staining of the matte surface with various acrylic or stained glass paints is possible. You need to understand the main thing: after painting, the matte surface will again become translucent, for example, if you wet the glass, as the roughness will be removed. Another thing is that on a matte surface the paint adheres well. You can draw stained glass with acrylic paints, then experiment on pieces and determine for yourself the most optimal option.
You need to paint after matting, without removing the glued stencil. It is better to use an airbrush or swab. Only after complete drying remove the stencil. Try not to apply a lot of paint on the stencil film, otherwise you will form a common film of paint on the glass and on the stencil, and when removing the stencil, you may damage the pattern.
How can I wash the paste on the finished product? (mirror, cupboard, etc.)
Rinse off on a vertical surface is not very convenient in the sense that you need to cover everything with polyethylene. Then take a bucket, sponge and rinse. Then cover with soapy foam and rinse again.
Taking all precautions so as not to stain anything superfluous, why not? On this page you can see how our client handled the matting of a large vertical mirror.
Please tell me if the film "NESCHEN iso 9001 Quality" differs from Oracle. And is it suitable for etching glass?
Any polymer film is suitable for the stencil, the main thing is that it meets the requirements for the stencil: good adhesion to glass and water resistance. In addition, after removing the stencil, the adhesive should not remain on the glass.
I bought glass etch paste on the Internet, but I could not etch the glass, as was shown on the site where I bought it.
Most likely, you bought a paste for etching glass from the so-called “packers” who transport raw materials from China, then dilute it with water or acid (depending on the desired matting time), pack them in “branded” containers and sell them on your sites . The fact is that they use high-quality paste for their presentation videos. The usual advertising move. When you watch shampoo ads on TV and they show you hair of magical beauty, this does not mean that the actors really have such hair from this shampoo. There is genetics and video editing. This is marketing. We can distinguish such unfortunate manufacturers - they all do not have their own professional matting work with their pasta. Therefore, buying at random, get ready for disappointment.
Good afternoon! I would like to consult with you. In your video course, you talked about creating glass tables. Everything is described in detail about the method of fixing the table legs by drilling. But there is another way to fix the legs to the glass. This is gluing the feet with UV glue. The question is, can you stick these legs with the silicone that you glued to the mirrors in the video? I looked, there is such a brand of silicone, both black and colorless.
The fact is that the table leg experiences completely different loads. You can, of course, stick it, but ... Even the most durable sealant should be applied with a layer of at least 1.5 - 2 mm. Hence the swinging legs and the whole table, respectively. In addition, this bond will not be strong in bending. We have such a table - a prototype that sways strongly from side to side, although if you do not touch it, it is stable for five years. You decide. However, UV binding is much simpler and hundreds of times stronger.