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Both the beginner and the experienced artist can now enjoy the fun and excitement of creating professional quality, permanently etched designs to decorate and personalize glassware and mirrors.
Caution —Armour Etch contains hydroflouric acid, which is corrosive to skin and irritating if inhaled. Use with adequate ventilation, and wear protective gloves. Not for use by children.
Armour Etch Kit
This kit contains etching cream, cleaner, a hobby knife, an applicator brush, plastic reusable gloves, vinyl masking, designs, and instructions. Designs provided in kit may vary.
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Just OK product...
Comments about Armour Etch:
I ordered this product to etch some glass bottle lights that I made. I watched the video of the product from the manufacturers webpage and they showed results after letting the product sit on the glass for less than 5 minutes and they got great results. I left mine on for 30 mins. and the results were not that great. Definitely not what I was expecting or hoping for. I am going to try putting on a second coat of Armor Etch after I wash and dry the first coat off my next bottle.I would not recommend this product. I will now look into an air eraser or sand blaster to get the desired look I'm looking for.DickBlick's service and prompt mailing were excellent an I will definitely be using them again for other products.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this etching cream. Make sure you've shaken the bottle well, and applied the cream in a generous layer. If you continue to have less than satisfactory results, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Team. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to troubleshoot!
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Great easy product
By Art teacher
I wanted to try glass etching to decorate 20 glass bottles. This product worked great. The directions for using the included stencils are overly detailed but once I figured it out, everything went smoothly. I also discovered you can just 'paint' with the Armour Etch directly with a thin paint brush and results were excellent.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
not as easy as we thought
from Montgoemry alabama
Our art major granddaughter was going to etch a special vase as a Christmas present, but she found the instructions a little daunting. The steps include using tracing paper but none in the kit. However, with all of that being said, after we worked the vase it did come out fantastic. But some experience etching would have been helpful.
Armour etch glass etching cream
from Sunset, Louisiana
I used this product for its exact purpose. It does what it's supposed to. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because I must have shook and shook and it still was clumpy. Tiny clumps. So when I spread it on thick and washed it off there where tiny spots that never got etched. Also you need to leave it on for atleast 20 to 30 minutes. It doesn't give a good etch for the time it suggests on the bottle. It's a great product, you just need to learn it for yourself.
from Charlotte, NC
I haven't used Armour Etch in many years and was unsure if it was still on the market. Local craft stores didn't have it in stock, so I found it on this site through a google search. I etched a piece of glass and it worked perfectly. I should have bought a larger bottle, though!
Great stuff! Great price!
from Port Orchard, WA
Using Armour etch crème effectively takes practice and there are many helpful tips on the internet. Dick Blick has the best price on this item.
Should work great for Christmas gifts
Does what it is supposed to do...I think
I use it to etch my own designs into beveled glass for inclusion into stained glass panels. It does etch the glass and does so very quickly. My only concern is that close inspection shows there is not a smooth, uniform look to the etched surface. That may be due to my inexperience using the product, but I don't know how to determine that or how to correct it. I don't know of another product to compare it to.
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By Animal ~ rescuer
from York County, Maine
I started out using this cream & stencils for my glass & mirror etching. Love the product. Wish the creme didn't take so long to process. I've done so many pieces, Which I intended to Sell at the Draft fairs & found myself giving everything away.You Must be extremely Careful When using regular lg. stencils, make Certain the product is with in your design or your opt to have spots frosted (etched) that you don't Want.
Fun to use
By dj a true sourdough
from Fairbanks Alaska
The product is easy to use and fun for everyone with modifications. The stencils that come with the kit are fine for an adult to use. Due to the thin and slightly fragile stencils the heavy hand of a child they tend to rip. I use the heavier plastic stencils for the children. With practice a teenager or adult can take the plastic stencils, contact paper, X-Acto knife and create an entire picture form acid etching.
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