A very easy way to etch glass. Obviously, if the product can etch glass, it makes sense to exercise reasonable care in handling it. (THAT MEANS GLOVES) Do the etching near a utility sink so that plenty of water is available to rinse off the etched glass, and to immediately flush any material that may accidentally contact the skin. The above cautions are not intended to scare anyone. With just a little care the product can be safe to handle. Window glass etches easily, while harder glass, such as leaded glass, resists etching and may require several coats. Trying to do large areas may result in uneven looking etching. Overall, I like the product
I installed two rows of 1" glass tiles as an accent above a backsplash. Since I only needed to trim a few tiles to fit in the corners, I got these nippers in hopes of avoiding having to drag out my wet saw. They did what I needed them to do, but not necessarily easily or perfectly. It was good enough for the corners, but the cuts may not be straight enough for an area where it would be noticed. I wouldn't want to do more than a few tiles with them either. I have only used them on the small glass tiles that are fairly thick, so they might work much better on larger, but thinner tiles. If you want to try them, one tip I discovered through trial and error is that if you do your tile cutting and smoothing inside a plastic zip-top bag, you can still see what you're doing but it keeps the flying glass shards confined. Of course you should still wear safety glasses!
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