Frosted Glass

Frosted Glass changes ordinary windows, glass doors or balustrade panels into works of functional art. The changing natural light throughout the day creates different accents on the artwork, subtly altering the mood of a room.

Frosted glass is created by etching or sandblasting the surface of clear glass, making it translucent. This process diffuses light while offering privacy, as it obscures clear visibility through the glass. It’s often used in doors, windows, and other applications where light is desired without full transparency, adding both functional and decorative elements to spaces.

Frosted glass offer an elegant solution to privacy and aesthetic needs in both residential and commercial spaces. Through a process of sandblasting or acid etching, ordinary glass is transformed into a piece of functional art, enhancing the ambience of any room with the play of light and shadow. These designs not only serve as a decorative feature but also contribute to energy efficiency by reducing solar heat. Clearlight Designs prides itself on crafting durable, permanent frosted designs on both clear and opaque acid-frosted glass, ensuring a high-quality, maintenance-friendly finish that stands the test of time, unlike temporary solutions like vinyl film. The benefits of frosted glass are endless.

Is frosted glass hard to keep clean?

Frosted glass is not hard to keep clean, but it requires a specific approach. Due to its textured surface, it may hold onto dirt and fingerprints slightly more than smooth glass. Use a soft, lint-free cloth and a gentle, non-abrasive cleaner to avoid scratching the surface. Regular cleaning can prevent buildup and maintain its pristine appearance.

How much does it cost to frost glass?

The cost to frost glass varies widely depending on several factors such as the size of the glass, the complexity of the design, and whether you’re applying a film or opting for sandblasting or acid etching. Custom designs and larger panels will generally be more expensive. Contacting a provider like Clearlight Designs for a quote is the best way to get accurate pricing.

What is the difference between frosted glass and opaque glass?

Frosted glass and opaque glass differ primarily in their translucency. Frosted glass diffuses light and provides privacy while still allowing light to pass through, creating a soft glow. Opaque glass, on the other hand, is completely non-transparent and does not allow light to pass through, offering complete privacy.

Does frosted glass scratch easily?

Frosted glass is as resilient as regular glass when it comes to scratches. However, the frosted surface can sometimes make scratches more visible, especially on a clear base. Avoid using abrasive materials for cleaning, and treat the surface gently to minimise scratching.

How long does frosted glass last?

Frosted glass has a lifespan comparable to any high-quality glass product. Its frosted finish is permanent, especially when created through etching or sandblasting, and will not wear off under normal conditions. With proper care, frosted glass can last for decades without losing its aesthetic appeal.

Can you sandblast glass to make it frosted?

Yes, sandblasting is a popular method for creating frosted glass. It involves propelling fine particles at high speed onto the surface of the glass to roughen it, resulting in a translucent frosted appearance. This technique allows for precise control over the design and depth of the frosting, making it ideal for custom patterns and detailed artwork.

Similar to how frosted glass enhances spaces, our lighted LED mirrors offer a blend of illumination and style, further elevating interior designs with a sophisticated touch.

Please be advised Clearlight Designs is in high demand for frosted glass, please be patient.