Sandblasting has many purposes, but it is most commonly associated with cleaning surfaces and preparing them for painting. But did you know that sandblasting can also be used for decorative purposes? Referred to as sandblasting glass etching or glass sandblasting, this process involves corroding the glass by projecting sand onto its surface. And the results are spectacular. Let’s find out more.

Sandblasted Glass: How Does It Work?

Sandblasted glass or frosted glass is created by blasting particles of sand onto the surface of glass to create a frosting effect. It is used for both decorative purposes and to create privacy without blocking out light.

Just some of the many applications of frosted glass include:

  • Windows
  • Front Doors
  • Storefronts
  • Glass Dividers
  • Drinking glasses, plates and bowls
  • Signage
  • Shower Doors

The degree of translucency will depend on the type of sand used and the force with which it is propelled. Patterns and designs are created using stencils.

Advantages of Sandblasted Glass

Frosted glass is attractive and functional. It is seen in homes, offices and commercial spaces, both indoor and outdoor. You can create almost any design you like – waves, lines, logos, business names and detailed etchings featuring people and animals. The only limit is your imagination.

Perhaps the most significant advantage of sandblasted glass is a practical solution to provide privacy without compromising on the amount of natural light coming in. Frosted glass also reduces the appearance of fingerprints and repels dirt.

If you are looking for a local sandblasting business to create signs, decorative concrete or frosted glass, get in touch with Diamond Mobile Blasting. We can also make beautiful custom sandblasted timber signs.