ETCHING (Glass Door Signs)

ETCHING (Glass Signs)

Ftching glass signs is a very simple process, and when prop- erly executed makes a beauti- ful sign for either outside or inside work. Coat glass to be etched with best “turpentine asphaltum,” thinned with tur- pentine (about two parts as- phaltum and one part turpen- tine), and when dried to proper tack (not too dry) roll on lead foil, smoothing out all wrinkles carefully with thumb and fin- ger. Now coat with a thin wash of whiting, with a \ ery little Le Page’s Glue (enougli to bind) thinned with water. This may be aj^plied with a “wad” of cottoti. Now pounce

Glass  Door Signs

 

on your “layout” and go over lines, correcting the letters. This will prevent rubbing off “layout” with your sleeve or while working on the job. Cut out letters with a needle and |.Mck out foil where glass is to be etched. Then wash care- fully with benzine or turpen- tine (turpentine preferred), bank (or putty) edges of glass with thick putty made of bees- wax and a very little asphal-

 

tum, which should be heated a trifle. If too thin, add enough whiting to make thick like putty, using the thumb to bank or putty edges, which should be j^2 to ^ of an inch deep or high on edge. Now coat the letters with thin Le Page’s (due. and sprinkle them with flake graphite. To one part of hydrofluoric acid add three parts water and pour on glass until letters and background

 

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