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Proper Handling Of Etched Glass

For those people who love to cook a nice pantry is usually on their wish list.  One of the ways to make a pantry really pop is to have a nice pantry door with etched glass.  The reason is, while we want it to be nice, we don’t necessarily want everyone to see in the pantry, especially if it is a little messy.  Here are a few tips for you, when you get that new pantry door.

  • When preparing it to be painted or stained, make sure you use quality blue tape.  You don’t want to leave any residue on the etching from tape.  Using blue tape that is more delicate and doesn’t release glue to the surface is a must.  Blue tape is also better at preventing bleed through of paint or stain onto the glass.
  • Always make sure you seal the tops and bottoms of any wood doors, even when they are interior doors.  This helps prevent absorption of moisture, and subsequently warping and twisting.  You also void manufacturer warranty if you don’t seal the top & bottom.
  • If you do accidently get paint or stain on the glass, be very careful how you try to remove it.  It is very easy to ruin the etching, and you don’t want to pay a few hundred dollars to redo it on your new door.  If you do get paint or stain on the etching, use Goof Off or paint thinner to remove it.  Do not rub it in or around, this will ruin the etching, instead let it sit and then dab at it gently.
  • When it comes to cleaning, you also need to be gentle with it.  Make sure you instructions for cleaning from the manufacturer.  If they don’t provide you with any, then use a damp soft cloth, and don’t rub to hard.  The rubbing is what can dull the finish, and change the look of the etching.

While an etched door is a great addition to any pantry and kitchen, they do require a little different care.  So be careful, know the care instructions, and enjoy.

If you would like a quote from Brooks Painting for painting or staining your doors, give us a call at 530-753-5074.

Etched glass pantry door. Remodeling work by Morse Remodeling, Inc.


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