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What is the difference between acid-etched glass and sandblasted glass?

Both acid-etched and sandblasted glass use abrasives to create a frosted glass look.  Acid treatment is used to create acid-etched glass.  While sandblasting is done with a high speed machine that bombards the glass panel with sand, walnut husks or other material.

Which one is better?  That depends on the end goal.  Acid-etched glass produces a true frosted look and is more economical than sandblasting.

Sandblasting glass offers versatility in creating design effects.  First, homeowners can choose a level of glass opaqueness from light, medium, or heavy.  Also, sandblasting makes it possible to "frost" sections of a glass shower, such as creating privacy strips or patterns.