If you have a pantry in your home with a door that looks boring, you can swap the door out with a door that has frosted glass. This can completely transform your pantry and make it look beautiful. You will also hear frosted glass referred to as etched glass. Below is some information about using frosted glass, as well as information on maintaining the glass, so you can decide what would work best for your pantry door.
Using Frosted Glass
Having an etched glass pantry door will make things appear more open than if the door were solid. Along with the door, you can choose to install new countertops that go well with this type of glass. Some that you can choose from include stainless steel, wood, or granite. This type of glass allows you to have an open feel, but you will not be able to see through the glass. This means if your pantry is not neat, you will not have to worry about it.
Frosted glass is made by sandblasting the glass by cream etching, acid etching and more. Cream etching creates a sheen over the frosted glass, which results in an off-white finish. With acid etching, the artist uses a special type of acid to allow them to etch deeper into the glass. No matter what method is used, it will create a frosted appearance on the glass.
During the sandblasting phase, the artist can penetrate the glass and make unique designs. They use a special type of hose to sandblast. They can change the air pressure on the hose depending on what effect you would like.
Frosted Glass Maintenance
Frosted glass is very durable and is easy to care for. Simply wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth and glass cleaner. If you have doors that have been cream or acid etched, you do need to be careful that you do not rub the glass too hard. In most cases this will never be necessary.
This type of glass is also resistant to scratches. The glass is porous, however, which means things like butter, oil, or other substances like this can get down into the glass.
If this happens, you can use acetone to remove the substance. Spray the acetone on a soft cloth and wipe it over the area. The acetone will soak up the substance so that it is completely removed from the glass. When finished, use the glass cleaner to clean the glass as you normally would. Only use acetone in a case like this, as it could damage the glass if used regularly.
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