What is Acid Etching?

Do you want intricate designs and patterns, with different tones, and textures in your glass?

Using hydrofluoric acid we can etch your designs into your glass.

The areas of your glass that has been etched using the hydrofluoric acid will become more opaque and have a frosted appearance. We then use specialised glass polishing techniques and tools to create different shades for an even more intricate design.

If you want a design or logo etched into your glass with extreme levels of detail, enough to even be used as the coat of arms in Buckingham Palace…

Our acid etching service in Sydney is exactly what you need.

Do you have a project that needs acid etching?

Why Choose Us?

From etching the glass for the coat of arms in Buckingham Palace, etching in logos for businesses, to creating beautiful residential windows…

We’ve worked on it all.

And it isn’t an exaggeration to say that anything you can imagine, we can create.

By using the most advanced acid etching techniques, the highest quality locally sourced material, and with our passion for glasswork —

We’ve etched countless visions into glass and exceeded every one of our clients’ expectations.

When you work with us, you’re not working with an expert in only acid etching. You’re working with industry leaders in all things glasswork. We’re experts in sandblasting, glass bonding, gilding, and more.

Through this combination of knowledge, we ensure your final product matches your vision.

By working alongside designers and architects, there’s nothing we can’t create. Whether you have a complete design in mind, a first draft, or nothing but a brief idea — we can polish your ideas and turn them into a reality within your glass.

We use the highest quality materials
We deliver great value in addition to our extraordinary technical skills
Even if you haven’t completed your design, we can help perfect it
We use the latest glasswork techniques and technology
We are an Australian owned company with it’s studio based in Sydney
Our glass is manufactured here in Sydney

Our Works

We’ve worked on acid etched glass logos in offices, we’ve etched photos into glass, and
so much more. Have a look at some of our past projects and inspire yours.

Check out our other services

Is acid etching not what you’re after? Here are some other services we offer:

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Kiln form


Create glass that is beautifully coloured and shaped by fusing different types of glass.
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Glass bonding


Add vibrant colours to your glass with new advanced methods of glass staining that we use.
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Sandblasting & frosting


Increase the privacy of your glass and add intricate patterns and textures, or even your logo.
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Glass gilding


Turn your glass into something extravagant. Incorporate precious metals into your glass.
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Film & vinyl


Mimic the effect of bonded or sandblasted glass. A temporary solution that’s cheaper.
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Free quote


Know exactly what you need or need some help planning? Contact us for a free quote.

Testimonials

Here’s what others have had to say about our acid etching service.

  • Liz C
    Andy/Mark replaced our frameless shower screen recently and the job was fantastic. It looks great, and professionally installed. I can't recommend him enough. Good work guys!
    Liz C
  • Kate Earl
    Would definitely recommend Mark. His work is excellent quality and he didn’t take long between the quote and installation.
    Kate Earl
  • Greg G
    Mark was great. Very good customer service. I have used the service twice for custom, frameless shower screens. Both look great. Good quality and reasonable price.
    Greg G
  • Gabriel Cataldo
    Fantastic service…Had a semi-framed installed (custom dimensions). Although price was on par with some of the other competitors (even the bigger companies), the immediate attention, professionalism and honesty of Mark, was what made the decision to go with. On the day, work was carried out quickly and cleaned everything afterwards. Extremely satisfied with the job and would gladly recommend him to family and friends.
    Gabriel Cataldo
  • Amber Lowe
    From the first phone call, the service Mark provided was efficient and professional. The final product was exactly as we wanted and of high quality. Mark was easy to work with and I would highly recommend him.
    Amber Lowe
  • Gerald G
    Mark was very good, efficient, clean and thorough. Would not hesitate in recommending him to others.
    Gerald G
  • Lee T
    I am really pleased with the results and the friendly service Mark Rogerson Glass provided. He was a very professional person to deal with and had no problem whatsoever with returning to do a minor adjustment a week or so after the completion of the job. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a professional job for a very reasonable price.
    Lee T
  • Paul
    Excellent polite and punctual did a first class job at a competitive price.
    Paul
  • Christie Di Zio
    Highly professional, outstanding quality. Excellent service and great price. Mark was very professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about Glass. Couldn’t be happier with the style, look and quality. It’s really beautiful. Highly recommend Mark and his team.
    Christie Di Zio
  • Emma Rebello
    Great service. Job was completed with time and professionally. Would highly recommend Mark.
    Emma Rebello
  • Dawn Gaskell
    Can highly recommend! Great Service very friendly and everything completed on time and as requested!
    Dawn Gaskell
  • Jennigje Galama
    Mark made a custom mirror for my bathroom, and it just looks amazing. Thanks for a brilliant job.
    Jennigje Galama
  • Dave Tudor-Owen
    Kitchen splash-back looks great, thanks Mark! Great customer service all round, would highly recommend.
    Dave Tudor-Owen
  • Abhishek Pant
    We are very happy with his work, he did great work. Price was excellent, very professional and friendly bloke.
    Abhishek Pant
  • Gayda
    From the first contact, Mark was professional and friendly. Mark was always on time and I was so happy with the work. He took pride in his work and you can see that when installation was completed and quality of glass was awesome. Mark assured me of his quality work and product and he delivered, advising if there was any issues not to hesitate contacting him. Mark confirmed appointment time for measuring and installation and at both occasions he was on time. I would recommend his quality, friendly service and product any day. Thank you Mark we’re one happy customer!
    Gayda

Frequently Asked Questions

What is acid etching?

Acid etching is the use of corrosives (we use hydrofluoric acid) to create designs in glass. This is because the corrosive roughens up the surface of the glass and creates a frosted effect. The increased opacity in these areas are what creates the patterns in your glass.

How does glass etching work?

Glass etching works because of the roughened up surface of the glass. This causes light rays to bounce off the glass in different directions, rather than pass straight through. This, in turn, increases the opacity of the glass and allows designs to be etched into the glass.

And by using special polishing techniques and tools, we are able to vary the shade of the glass and add more detail to your glass.

How can you change the etching in my glass?

Depending on how your glass was originally etched, it may not be possible to change. For example, if the etching is on the very surface and not very deep — there are tools and techniques we can use to polish the original etching out of the glass.

Unfortunately, if the etching is deeper we cannot remove it.

However, we can create a newly etched piece of glass that’ll be the exact shape and dimension of your original glass.

How do you clean acid etched glass?

Use any glass cleaner and fabric or cloth, and clean as you would clean any other glass.

Contact Us

Not sure if acid etched glass is right for you? Or have some burning questions?

Send us a message and we’ll get back to you within 48-hours.