Frequently Asked Questions
Please browse our FAQs, then contact us if you have more questions.
What is Faux Etching for Windows and Glass?
Faux Etching for Windows and Glass, is an alternative to Real Glass Etching.
Faux Glass Etching, or Simulated Glass Etching, is the process of applying a frosted film design to glass that looks like it was sandblaster or acid etched. NuEtch offers cost effective solutions for applying a Faux Etch design to glass.
Etched Film designs can be applied onsite to existing glass without the mess and expense of conventional etching, and can be removed if desired, without damage to the glass.
NuEtch Faux Etch Vinyl designs have the appropriate frosted look and translucency to simulate real etching. When looked at from an angle, you can even see the “depth shadow” present in real etched glass. Our designs are precisely fabricated from the best materials and are used for both commercial applications like restaurants and office space, as well as in homes. They are ideal for large coverage areas and windows that require full privacy. Learn more about Faux Glass Etching
Does it look like real etching?
Where is a NuEtch design typically used?
Some typical applications of decorative glass designs:
- Conference Rooms
- Glass Partitions
- Glass doors
- Store fronts
- Entrance side lights
- Tub and Shower Enclosures
- Storm Doors
- Transoms & Sidelights
- Sliding Glass Doors
- Glass – Mirrored Furniture
- Cabinet & Pantry Doors
- Dining room, Coffee table & Counter tops
- Splash backs, Wall units, cabinet windows
- Closet door glass
- Lighting control & diffusers
- Bedroom, Bath room, Powder room windows & Shower doors
- Kitchen & Laundry windows
- Office, Library & dinning room partitions & windows
- Patio – French Doors
- Mirrors & Mirrored Walls
See some examples of how Faux Etching or Decorative Window Film can be used to provide privacy and reduce fading of upholstery and flooring by reducing UV rays.
Will Faux Etching Provide Privacy?
Privacy While Letting The Light Shine Through
Alternatives to Curtains and Blinds that provide privacy for Windows – Transoms – Sidelites
Many homes have a need for privacy in areas of the front entry or over a tub in the bathroom. These are areas where a NuEtch Decorative Glass Design can provide the privacy desired along with adding beauty and character to a home. We have many design styles to choose from that provide semi privacy so that you can still look out, or full privacy that still let the light in.
Read more and see examples of both fully and partially private designs.
How do I select a Faux Etch design?
If you desire a custom design, our in-house art department is unsurpassed at transforming your conceptual ideas into a NuEtch design.
How do I create an Idea Book?
Start By Finding The Perfect Design
Use Examples of Projects / Designs to Inspire your own Decorating Ideas.
It’s Easy to Create an Idea Book
Save and Share Design Ideas Using Social Media
Sharing them with yourself or others, helps make the design process Easier.
Use These Simple Methods To Save Pages To Your Idea Book:
Benefits of Using Idea Books
Images & Design Articles Are Grouped Together
Keeps Ideas In One Place – Easy To Find Again
Easy To Save & Share Your Decorating Ideas
Makes Collaboration Easy Between Designers / Owners / Vendors
See Something you like – Share it to your favorite Social Media Account.
Use Icons Located at Left or Bottom of your screen.
When You’re Ready – Share Your Idea Book With Us
How are the NuEtch designs prepared?
How do I order a NuEtch design?
How is the NuEtch design applied?
How do I care for my NuEtch design?
The liquid used to install your NuEtch design will evaporate over a few days, but it does take two – three weeks for the design to “fully cure.” During this time, you should not clean your glass. If your NuEtch design is in a bath area prone to large amounts of condensation on the glass while showering, it is advisable to shower in another bathroom for the 2 days. Once the design is cured, care and maintenance is easy. Any commercial glass cleaner and paper towels may be used. NEVER USE AN ABRASSIVE CLEANER or Solvent – like Soft Scrub or GooGone – to clean the design.
Do Not stick any tape or adhesive backed materials to the film, it could cause damage when removed.
Take care not to scratch the film with hard or sharp objects.