Backpainted Glass



 

History

Back painted glass is any form of clear glass that is painted from the back side and viewed from the front side, or glaze side. Back painted glass is widely used for architectural spandrelglass, Back painted glass walls, colored glass back splashes, painted glass counter tops, artistic glass, marine glass, aero space glass, and more. Back painted glass is a modern alternative to tiles and laminates in the worlds decorative and architectural industries.

 

 

Shapes:
Below are some of the many shapes you may select from for your glass needs:

 

Shapes

If the shape you need is not displayed we can probably still create it for you

 

Please contact us to verify that we can cut the shape you desire with either a drawing, picture or diagram of the shape. A pattern is required before we can cut the glass for you. This pattern is usually created from paper, wood and/or cardboard.

 

 

Fabrication:


We offer the following types of fabrication to accommodate for the many applications of mirror:

 

  • Cutting by Hand
  • Notches
  • Finger Pulls
  • Drilled Holes
  • Cutouts (Examples: light switches, electrical outlets, telephone jacks)
  • V-groove
  • Edge Work
  • Polishing
  • Laminate
  • Installation

Edgework:


This is the shaping or finishing of the edges of a glass surface, usually by grinding with an abrasive wheel.

 

Pencil Polished edge in a Satin finish (also available in clear finish) is the most common type of edgework on mirrors. Although this is not as common on mirrors as it is on glass. Beveled edges can also be applied to any of these edge finishes. 

Edgework

 

Beveling

 

This is the production, by abrasion, of a sloping edge on the glass sheet which is commonly used on mirror glass.

 

Beveling of mirror edges creates a very elegant and lavish appearance. It is often used for wall and vanity mirrors.

 

The beveling process uses diamond grinding wheels to remove a portion of the glass edge and then uses felt wheels and polishing compound to bring the edge to a shiny clear finish once again.

 

The finished look can really enhance the overall appearance of any project that uses glass or mirror. See our gallery of beautiful Beveled mirrors