Etching a Thrift Store Glass Top Table

Susie Bentz
by Susie Bentz
5 Materials
2 Hours
Adding a little pizazz to a glass top table couldn't be easier with etchall®etching crème and etchall® stencil spray. I re-freshed this thrift store find with an etched leaf border just in time for spring! Easy and inexpensive - especially since the etching crème is reusable!
I washed the glass with soap and water, wiped it with alcohol and dried it with a lint free cloth before I reached for my etchall®etching crème and  etchall® reposition/reuse stencil spray.
Lightly spray the back of your chosen stencil with etchall® reposition/reuse stencil spray and let dry. Should be sticky but not wet. Position and apply stencil with etchall® Squeegee and the pads of your fingertips. Tape around the edge of the stencil, firmly smoothing with squeegee and fingertips to remove any bubbles or gaps.
Cover exposed glass and other areas you do not want to be etched.
Use squeegee to spread etchall®etching crème over open areas of the stencil.
Wait 15 minutes.
Use squeegee to return etchall®etching crème back into original bottle.
Rinse surface with water. DO NOT remove tape and stencil until all crème has been rinsed off! Peel off clean stencil. Rinse thoroughly.
Re-position stencil and repeat as needed. I etched the border in small steps, etching 2 to 4 leaves at a time.

NOTE: Do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze. You can not use too much etching crème so apply generously since it is reusable!
Rinse, dry and enjoy your permanently etched table top
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