Etching Glass with DIY Expert, Ken Wingard


  • Glass item
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Etching cream
  • Painters tape and/or adhesive stencil
  • Small paint brush
1. Wash glass with soap and water.


Wipe area to be etched with rubbing alcohol.

3. Apply tape or adhesive stencil, making sure there are no gaps or wrinkles.

4. Apply a think layer of etching cream. Brush and swirl the cream back and for insuring complete coverage.

5. Let sit for 15 minutes.

6. Rinse off cream and remove tape/stencil.