How to make glass etching cream?
by Gurmeet Saluja
(Asansol West Bengal)
I want to know how to make white glass etching cream for frosting the glass.
I have already bought the white powder (dudhi) and hydrofluoric acid and sugar (chinidana). Please help me out - how do I mix all of them, and in what proportions?
Hi Gurmeet, thanks for your question. You are braver than me, wanting to make your own etching paste! I have never done this myself, nor would I recommend it. Hydrofluoric acid is extremely dangerous, and - in my view - not to be mixed with anything!
You can buy reputable glass etching cream called Armour Etch from Blick Art Materials - it's safe and not too expensive.
So I can't help you with your specific question, but if you go to my
Etching Stencils page, you can learn about using the etching paste safely.
I hope this helps - good luck with your project, but stay safe.
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