Creative Glass Studios - Ilkeston, Derbyshire > On Site Sandblasting
On Site Glass Sandblasting
Providing added safety and a decorative touch
For safety reasons, all glass screens must be clearly visible from inside and outside, in all lighting conditions.
To reduce the risk of someone accidentally walking into a screen, we can sandblast a manifestation in the form of a logo, sign or a decorative feature (eg broken lines or continuous bands).
The door or window is made visible without being made opaque – meaning that still light floods in, but the possibility of people failing to see an object is eliminated.
With our specialist machinery, we can travel anywhere in the UK and sandblast on site – a process which can prove far more cost effective than removing glass and delivering to the studio for etching.
Our machinery includes one portable compressor (100 PSI, 14 CFM), one portable vacuum combined grit and dust extractor, a sandblast pressure pot and a small hand held sandblasting booth. All machines, which require a 240 volt electric supply, are protected by circuit breakers.
We’ll apply pre-cut adhesive vinyl stencils of your own chosen design to the glass. When all surrounding areas have been masked off, our machinery is used to sandblast exposed areas of the stencil via a sandblasting gun contained within the booth, which blasts fine grit at the glass. This grit is then vacuumed back into the cyclone.
The cyclone separates grit from dust, allowing it to be reused. This means that hardly any grit is lost, and little dust can escape into the atmosphere. The finished result is a design permanently etched to the glass.
Large areas of glass can be etched all over to provide 100% obscurity. A polymer coating can be added to disguise any possible patchiness – this also provides resistance to general contamination like fingerprints.
All we need is uninterrupted access to all areas to be etched. The glass also needs to be in a clean condition (no builder’s dust, plaster, cement, adhesive tape residue etc), and any obstacles like scaffolding or builder’s materials should be removed. We’re happy to discuss your specific requirements, so get in touch to find out more.