Etching Vertical Surfaces with etchall®

For doors, windows, and other large vertical surfaces

Application and Etching Instructions

Follow these easy steps for a PROFESSIONAL QUALITY ETCH

1. Clean surface to be etched with any type of window cleaner. Dry with a lint free cloth or paper towel.

2. Measure and mark where the stencil is to be placed.

3. Remove the release or backing paper from the back of the stencil. If using a large pattern, just remove top edge, place on marks and rub pattern down with etchall squeegee. Remove the rest of the paper slowly.

4. Once stencil application is complete, carefully remove the top edge of the transfer sheet from the front of the stencil. If any glass or mirror is exposed, COVER with etchall etchmask or self-adhesive paper.

5. Take the shiny release paper that you took off the back and place it over the stencil and rub down with etchall squeegee. This will make sure all pieces have adhered to surface.

6. Using the etchall cut/pick knife, lift each section of pattern to be etched. Place tip of knife inside outline and lift out. Peel off slowly in case a small edge has not been cut thoroughly. If this is the case, stop and cut with knife. This may occur on tiny or very detailed areas. After all is picked, once again place the piece of release paper on top of the stencil design and rub firmly with etchall squeegee.

7. You are now ready to apply etchall etching crème. Dip dense sponge into etchall crème and quickly float over entire pattern. To get a sharp even etch make sure pattern is generously covered and that the etching crème goes beyond the cut lines. Let it stand 15 minutes. Never apply etchall etching crème with a bristle brush.

8. Using your etchall squeegee, scrape the etchall etching crème back into the bucket.

9. At this point, DO NOT take off the stencil pattern. Using a water dampened sponge, wipe off all etchall etching crème making sure the glass is clear and clean. Using a spray bottle of water, rinse glass as you peel off stencil. Dispose of stencil. Dry glass. You now have a lovely permanently etched window, side light or shower door.

DISCLAIMER: This information is given as a guide to the application of this product. Since B&B Products, Inc. or any of its agents have no control over actual applications, they cannot be held liable for any unsatisfactory finishes gained through the use of these products.

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Texturizing with etchall®

Texturizing (Sponging)

SUPPLIES NEEDED: etchall® etching crème, surface to etch, 3-part stencil, squeegee, plastic sponge, wax paper

  1. Place about 4 tablespoons of crème onto wax paper. Just as in paint stippling, dip sponge into crème and pounce on the wax paper to fill holes.
  2. Gently move sponge straight up and down, not sideways or you will get a sideways smear rather than spots.
  3. After 15 minutes, rinse under fast running water to remove crème.
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Etching Rounded Surfaces with etchall®

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  1. To etch on rounded surfaces, try to find objects that have as large a surface as possible where you are going to apply the stencil. Small areas call for small patterns.
  • Remember, you are working with a flat piece of vinyl. Test your sizing with a piece of paper the size of your pattern. If you can lay it on the curved surface and the pattern part is flat, it is a go!
  1. After the pattern is applied, cut four strips of self-adhesive paper and form into a box around your pattern, creating a “well” that will hold your etchall® etching creme while it etches your container. Crimp corners of paper inward to make a bowl and position on “cushion” like surface to keep object from rolling.
  2. After the 15 minute processing time pinch a corner of the paper to make a funnel and return crème back to the jar for re-use. Rinse and dry your object.

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