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Paint Marking and Glass Etching

Masking Materials are used for etching or painting of flat or slightly warped surfaces. They come with an adhesive backing.

The etching and paint marking stencils described below are one time use stencils, they can not be reused. The stencil will distort when you remove it form the first part and it will loose all "enclosures", for example the "island" inside the "O".

Spray paint stencils are reusable, they do not adhere to the surface to be marked.

Glass Etching Stencils

TUS offers a readily finished masking material ("stencils") to accomplish glass etching.

The stencils are similar to regular stickers and come in 3 layers. The stencils work similar to a regular sticker: the silicone release sheet is removed and the stencil is placed onto the glass surface. The surface should be dry, clean and free from oil or grease. After the placement of the material one should ensure a tight adhesion to the glass surface by pressing the sticker on the glass surface with your fingers. Remove air bubbles by squeezing them to the side of the sticker. After this procedure one has to remove the top carrier ("transfer tape").

The glass surface is now ready for etching. Apply the etching paste onto the open areas of the stencil and let it react for some time. Afterwards remove the paste and finally the stencil, the logo will show up on your glass surface.

Paint Marking Stencils

TUS offers a readily finished masking material ("stencils") to accomplish any paint objects including inscriptions.

The stencil and its handling are identical to the process described above.

Apply the paint onto the open areas of the stencil and let it dry for some time. Afterwards remove the stencil and the inscription will show up on your part surface.

Spray Paint Stencils

TUS offers spray paint stencils that are usually used for repeating inscriptions with no major requirements for top qualities. Please note that these inscriptions can only be done in s.c. "stencil fonts". The stencils are made from a slightly thicker plastic and they have no adhesive backing. Minimum height for the inscription is a half inch, preferrably larger.

The operator usually holds the stencil onto the surface and then sprays the paint across the surface of the stencil. The open areas of the stencil will show up as inscription on the part. For slanted or vertical surfaces the stencils can be taped onto the surface.