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Armour Etch Cream, 10-Ounce

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10-ounce bottle of armour etch cream
Permanent etched designs
Dishwasher safe

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Description

Armour Etch is a fast acting specially formulated glass etching compound that lets you create permanently etched designs on windows, mirrors and household glassware. Create your own custom glass etching stencil or use a pre made stencil like Rub N Etch, Over N Over or Peel N Etch. This unique glass etching system allows anyone to personalize and decorate glass or mirrors in minutes with no previous experience. Try it, you will love it. Not intended for use by children. Will NOT etch Pyrex or plastices. NOT recommended for etching large solid areas of glass.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Good stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    This stuff is great for glass etching! I made a bunch of personalized mugs for my family and family for Christmas gifts, and it worked great. Would recommend to use outdoors and with gloves.
  2. 5 out of 5

    Great product |
    Verified Purchase

    I saw two pins on pinterest where baking dishers were etched with some sort of name/monogram/design and I immediately wanted to do it to mine. The one pin was attached to a tutorial in which they used Armor Etch Acid. I searched and searched, but the only place i found it was considerably higher than what I paid for it here. I used my silhouette to cut my name out of vinyl. I put the vinyl on the baking dish and then added the acid. I followed the instructions on the Armour package for set times, ppe, etc. I did all of my baking dishes (and there are a lot of them!) and I barely used any of this. It's still basically a full bottle. I was so excited when I got done. I was kind of hoping the etch would be a bit "darker," but I think the only way to achieve that would be to actually sandblast them, which I know nothing about, nor do I have the equipment for. I have put all of my dishes through the dishwasher, in the oven, etc. and have had no issues after using this cream. At this time, I have not found another project to use this for, but I have it on hand when I do!
  3. 5 out of 5

    The product is excellent, the quality depends on the date |
    Verified Purchase

    I have purchased half a dozen bottles of Etching Cream at various times of the year through Amazon. Sometimes the product is thick and sometimes it is thin and sometimes it is super grainy. The thin stuff does not work well, and I would assume that the thin stuff, as well as the super grainy stuff, has simply been sitting around too long. There really is no way to verify the date, so these are just assumptions, but the price simply can not be beat, Even with a coupon, the craft stores want double the price. The cream works well to etch all kinds of glass, overall I like the product.
  4. 5 out of 5

    My New Favorite |

    My first experience with etching cream was with a competitor and I felt the cream was just took think and gooey. I find this cream more consistent with a texture for etching. I used plastic gloves so that I would not get any on my hands (there are stern warnings about that). I bought foam brushes from the Dollar Store to apply the cream. I left it on for about 15 minutes, and the results were stunningly beautiful. I feel like I am a genuine talented person, but I know it's because this product made my design look top notch. A turned a mirror from the Dollar Store into a beautiful piece of art.
  5. 4 out of 5

    Works |
    Verified Purchase

    Works. Just apply the cream, wait 15 or so minutes, and its etched. Stencils and painters tape to cover the parts you don't want etched were helpful
  6. 4 out of 5

    It Works! |
    Verified Purchase

    I had watched a few videos on how to use etching cream on glass. Definitely make sure that there is an excess amount of tape around the area that you are etching since this cream is a little thinner than expected. I put the etching cream on the glass, waiting about 2 minutes and then swirled it around (there are crystals in the cream) so that it would etch evenly. I waited 5 minutes longer and then rinsed off the etching cream with warm water. You will want to make sure that when you rinse the etching cream in the sink that it is a stainless sink because it can etch porcelain. Also, make sure that you wear rubber or latex gloves since this is an acid and is harmful to your skin. Overall, I am very pleased with the product.
  7. 5 out of 5

    Great for crafting |
    Verified Purchase

    I used Amour Etch to create a custom etched baking set for my sister, and it worked perfectly! Be sure to leave the cream on the glass surface for the appropriate amount of time (extra long for me, since I was using Pyrex). It's a great tool for making fun gifts.
  8. 5 out of 5

    Works great |
    Verified Purchase

    this cream really does work! I can't believe that just putting it on glass will turn it into an etched product. easy to use and there is a lot in the bottle!
  9. 5 out of 5

    Best Chemical Etching Cream |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this product. It etches glass far better than the crappy martha stewart brand cream michaels sells. I let it set for longer than the directions say, five minutes is perfect.
  10. 5 out of 5

    Works perfect |
    MS USAVerified Purchase

    It did exactly what I wanted it to do. However, it didn't have instructions on the bottle. Just a TON of warnings. So I read some online blogs (and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express) and here's what I learned from both the blogs and my personal experiences: Wear gloves and wipe the glass down with rubbing alcohol beforehand to take off any reside from fingerprints or cleaner. Apply your stencil and carefully pour the armour etch onto the glass in small amounts. Use anything - I used a piece of cardboard - to spread the armour etch so it completely covers the area you want to etch. Let it sit 5 minutes and then use the cardboard to "stir" the paste around to ensure good coverage. Let sit 5 more minutes. Use the cardboard again and put the cream back into the bottle. Its reusable! Then (while still wearing gloves) rinse off the cream with water. I used my hand to help get it all off. Remove stencil and wahlah! etched glass. Good luck!
  11. 4 out of 5

    Used for christmas presents |
    Verified Purchase

    I used this to engrave a monogram on scotch glasses for Christmas. They were a huge hit! I let mine sit with the cream on it for 10 minutes and they turned out perfectly. It is irritating that the product doesn't come with instructions. Also, this bottle will last through several projects. 8 scotch glasses later and I've barely made a dent in my bottle.
  12. 5 out of 5

    Works like a charm! |
    Reno, NV USAVerified Purchase

    I love this stuff. I used my vinyl cutter to create cool stickers and put them onto beer glasses as a template. I used a Popsicle stick to rub the cream on the areas of the glass I wanted etched. Rub for about 2 min, then rinse with water. Remove the sticker and the end result was amazing. People couldn't believe I had made custom glasses at home. Very cool. Takes very little amount of cream so I expect this will last for a very long time.
  13. 5 out of 5

    No more boring glasses or vases! |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this stuff for Christmas I made wine glasses for my aunt, uncle, and co-workers they loved them. Recommended!
  14. 5 out of 5

    Big |
    Charlottesville, VAVerified Purchase

    10 ounces is more than I thought it was. The size of the bottle in the picture lead me to think it was smaller but -- I'm dumb and here we are figuring it out.
  15. 5 out of 5

    grate stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    workes like it should love it and planing to buy more for future projects coming up very soon thank you
  16. 5 out of 5

    Excellent glass etching cream! |
    Verified Purchase

    I have had a blast with this product, you have something clear glass and a adhesive sticker of any shape or size, use the etching cream and you have created something great for yourself or a one of a kind gift to give away.
  17. 5 out of 5

    Awesome Etchant |
    Verified Purchase

    This is an awesome etching cream. it works very quickly and does a very good job. I created an angel stencil and etched it onto a flower vase for my wife for Valentines day and it literally took about 3 minutes to etch the glass. I will be using this product for a long time.
  18. 1 out of 5

    Not good |
    Sherman Oaks, California USA

    First I received my bottle not sealed and 1/2 full, Second there are no directions on the bottle, so I checked Armour site and it states leave on 5 minutes. 5 minutes only damaged my glass, it didn't "etch" I tried 8 minutes -same thing. I don't know if it the quality of the cream or the fact the bottle was not sealed. Either way, the cost to ship back is more than the cream itself. A total waste of time and money
  19. 4 out of 5

    Works |
    Verified Purchase

    This worked as expected, except that I'd say leave it on for at least 30 minutes to get a good shadow on the glass. Otherwise, it's kind of light.
  20. 1 out of 5

    not worth it |
    Verified Purchase

    When this arrived the lid hadn't been screwed on properly and it had leaked all over the box. there was still about half a bottle left, so I decided to give it a try. It was very thin and runny, wouldn't stay on the glass, it just dripped all the way off. perhaps i got a bad bottle, amazon was good enough to refund my money, but I will not be purchasing this kind of product over the internet again.
  21. 5 out of 5

    Works as described. |
    MNVerified Purchase

    This stuff works great and fast and good consistency. I noticed it developed crystals in it and other reviews stated it supposed to and to remove the crystals as they form. I didn't really move the crystals and it all seemed to work. Lesson I learned was to make sure and have no finger prints or any sticky tape residue over the spot to be etched. It will be a much lighter etch if residue is on it.
  22. 5 out of 5

    Great size |
    Verified Purchase

    I was hesitant to buy the larger bottle but for the project I was doing (DIY shot glasses with etched names) it was enough!! I barely used any and I have so much left over. Hope it doesn't go bad
  23. 5 out of 5

    Works amazing for removing AR coating from glasses with plastic lenses! |

    I have a pair of eyeglasses with plastic lenses and an AR (anti reflective) coating that looked like they were scratched and sandblasted. Turns out the coating was flaking off. After reading other reviews about how amazing this stuff worked I was still a little skeptical. After dabbing (not rubbing) this stuff on each side of the lens, letting it sit 5 minutes and washing it off, my glasses looked brand new again. Use this stuff at your own risk and definitely wear gloves as this stuff is a very strong acid!
  24. 5 out of 5

    Works Well |
    Verified Purchase

    Easy to use, works well. I would like if it had a deeper etch, but it does exactly what it says. I left it on for a few extra minutes, and used contact paper as my stencil material.
  25. 5 out of 5

    great stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    this stuff is amazing :) and there is enough for so many projects! being an artsy person it reminds me of art class in high school c:
  26. 5 out of 5

    Worked on my Pyrex! |
    Appalachian countryVerified Purchase

    This was great on etching monograms in my Pyrex for Christmas gifts. I love it! I was a little afraid with all the warnings, but it just made me extra cautious. The shipping was super quick too.
  27. 5 out of 5

    Worked quite well |
    Verified Purchase

    Seemed to work very well, I bought the 10 ounce jar because at the time it was the same price as the smaller one. Use gloves working with this stuff of course. I got a nice sharp etching of the Skyrim logo out of this. I bought some cheap vinyl that I cut the logo out of and used that as my mask. I then used an acid brush (pinched in a vise to keep the fibers from coming out) to dab this into the area to be etched. went back after about 2 minutes and dabbed over it again to move it around. Rinsed it, then did it again because I wanted a more opaque etch. The first etch is pretty light in the bottles I was doing, I assume it might differ depending on the specific glass though, some might etch easier than others.
  28. 5 out of 5

    Good product |
    Verified Purchase

    The product works exactly the way it's supposed to and is not nearly as smelly as I expected. The price was much better than in craft stores.
  29. 5 out of 5

    Armour etch cream |
    Verified Purchase

    Super fast shipping! Easy to use! My friends loved the etched jars I made for them. Be sure to use rubber gloves when using this product.
  30. 4 out of 5

    Worked well. |
    Verified Purchase

    I am far from a crafty person and I am the type that can screw anything up....because I don't read directions. I am convinced that I can just look at something and know how to use the product. Well, luckily for me, using this etching cream was super easy and my etch looked quite professional :) I was going to purchase at Hobby Lobby but they wanted $10 just for the small bottle, so I ordered the medium sized bottle on amazon instead.
  31. 4 out of 5

    Didn't know that's locally available here. |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this online as I was uncertain I could get it here in Singapore. But to my surprise, I found this exact product at about the same price as my online landed cost in a shop here. Have to apply for 15 minutes to get some effect, but I use this on coloured wine bottles that have been cut.
  32. 4 out of 5

    Worked well |
    Chico, CA United StatesVerified Purchase

    The instructions say to leave on for 3 minutes. I found that 5 was better. 10 Ounces will go extremely far. I had no idea of how much to buy, I wanted to etch 4 glasses. 3 ounces would have worked well.
  33. 5 out of 5

    Greta craft project. |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this product for a Christmas project that I was working on. The price was great for the size.
  34. 5 out of 5

    This stuff is amazing |
    Verified Purchase

    I used this for some art projects and it works really well. You really should be careful when you use it though. A small drop splashed onto a piece of glass which I wasn't working on. I immediately wiped it off with a wet paper towel, but even the couple of seconds of contact made a (seemingly) permanent frosted dot on the glass.
  35. 5 out of 5

    Awesome! |
    Verified Purchase

    I ordered this to make my daughtes monogrammed mason jar cups for Valentines day and it was so easy to use. I made my own stencil using my silhouette cameo and then applied the etch cream let it sit for about 10 min and then washed it off with hot water. Worked perfectly! This is also a much much better price than your local craft store!
  36. 5 out of 5

    Excellent etch cream |
    Verified Purchase

    Really excellent! I've etched glass before, but with super cheap creams that left blotchy results. Following a blogger's advice, I applied the cream with a q-tip, set a timer for 2 1/2 minutes, swirled the cream around (there are a few large crystals that can leave blotchy spots) and set the timer for 2 1/2 minutes (five minutes total). The Armour Etch website says to leave it on one minute and rinse off, but one minute was WAY too short--the etch was barely there. Another blogger says that you can wipe the cream back into the bottle and resuse it, but we just rinsed it off. We made 30 etched jars for Christmas presents and barely made a dent in the cream. I'm very pleased with this cream, and will buy it again when it runs out in 20 years.
  37. 1 out of 5

    Uesless |
    Verified Purchase

    This product is useless. It dose not work well at all. They event tell you that it may not work on certain Pyrex products. I didn't know that until I have placed the order when I was told by a friend that it didn't work and to get Etch All. Try to cancel the order but it was over the weekend and got an e-mail from them to just refuse the package. Amazon won't let you send it back but they should have warned you that this is not refundable even if you never open it. They can sell it to you but you can't send it back because they consider it an hazardous material. They can store it and sell it to you but you can't send it back. Doesn't make any sense.
  38. 5 out of 5

    Made my eyeglasse like new. |
    Tucson, AZ, USA

    Spread Armour Etch with a brush on both lenses of my badly scratched eyeglasses. Waited 30 minutes and rinsed with warm water. I can't believe it but they are totally clear and scratch free. Save me $250 plus on a new pair of glasses.
  39. 5 out of 5

    Excellent product. Been using for 5 years. Still Impressed. |
    Connecticut

    I have used Armour Etch Cream for about 5 years now. When I purchased my Cricut Expressions machine I saw a piece of etched glass on the side of the box. I started to research how to etch glass and Armour Etch was one of the first creams that I discovered. I read many reviews and this product is what I purchased. The first time I used the cream it worked PERFECTLY! I brush it onto my stencil to create a thick layer (you don't want any streaks,) then let it sit for 5 minutes while watching it the entire time to be sure it does not drip. Then wash off the cream with plain water and you have a perfectly etched image. My tips are to be sure you give your cream a good shake before using it. The chemicals need to be well combined to allow for an even etch. Also, you have to be careful not to get it get anywhere else on the glass other than your desired area because it etches almost instantly. Overall this is a great product and I continue to buy it and use it often!
  40. 5 out of 5

    Works |
    TN United StatesVerified Purchase

    This is a really neat product. It makes quick work of small projects that really create a lot of impact. I create a stencil on my cutter, tape it on, apply cream and let sit for 3 minutes then rinse off in water. Beautiful! Do be careful though. If you get it someplace that you didn't intend, it will leave a mark. I use vinyl stencils with painters tape around the outside for extra protected coverage.
  41. 5 out of 5

    works well |
    Verified Purchase

    I know this product isn't designed to be used to fix eyeglasses, but it was cheaper to try this than buy new glasses. And am I glad I did! My ten year old eyeglasses (plastic lenses NOT real glass) had a coating of some sort on them that was flaking badly and made it very irritating to see through. After donning proper protective gear (this chemical is VERY dangerous), I applied a small amount to my lens. In a few minutes I wiped and rinsed it off. Ta da! My lens is no longer flaking and is crystal clear. I know this doesn't work for everyone but it worked for me. Glad I tried it.
  42. 5 out of 5

    Armour Etch Cream is EASY to use! |
    Ashland, MO, USAVerified Purchase

    I wanted to try glass etching but was afraid of the process until I found Armour Etch. Caution and care does need to be exercised but with that, I got excellent results. I will be purchasing additional reusable stencils and more Armour Etch Cream in the future. A little bit of cream goes a long way!
  43. 5 out of 5

    Great stuff. |
    Verified Purchase

    This worked better than expected and was very easy to use. I would recommend it to any one attempting a project for the first time.
  44. 5 out of 5

    Very cool |
    Verified Purchase

    Be sure to apply liberally and it does what it says. With a little practice I got excellent results. Very satisfied
  45. 4 out of 5

    Pretty cool stuff, but there's a learning curve |
    Verified Purchase

    Just like I do every year, I spent most of December planning my holiday gift ideas in my head and then actually carried out the hard labor the day or two before Christmas. Not the best idea when it comes to a product like this. Don't get me wrong, I was able to make some stencils and etch some glasses fairly cleanly, and I liked how they turned out, but I would advise that you practice first. Test it out on some old glasses you don't want, or a glass jar you're recycling anyway. For me, there was a noticeable difference between leaving it on the glass for one, two or three minutes, but after that it didn't seem to matter how long you left it on. I also found that for best results, you should stir the applied cream partway through the etching process, to get an even coating. My first attempt came out a little blotchy. Fortunately, it was a stencil of Mount Desert Island in Maine, and the blotches could be passed off as planned topography. All in all, this is a worthwhile purchase, and I think I'll be giving etched glassware as gifts for the next few years! Be sure to wear rubber gloves, long sleeves and eye protection. You don't want your brush to accidentally fling a tiny drop of this stuff right into your eyeball. My next goal is to practice layering my stencils so I can apply the cream for different durations and give my etches some depth.
  46. 5 out of 5

    Works well |
    Dublin, oh United StatesVerified Purchase

    Works great did need to leave it on longer than stated on their website but I think they are trying to avoid the glass grain showing through
  47. 4 out of 5

    It works but... |
    Wisconsin, USAVerified Purchase

    Used this to make some Christmas gifts. They turned out pretty well, but the etching wasn't visually uniform. Some areas would be etched evenly, but then there seemed to be odd shapes in other areas of the etching. Not sure of the cause it might be due to how I applied the cream? If anyone has any suggests that'd be great.
  48. 5 out of 5

    Great for gifts or a small busines! |
    Verified Purchase

    Ive been a small business owner for a few years now, Automotive decals mostly. I saw an instructable a while back on glass etching (was looking into it for a custom glass door for a tv cabinet) that mentioned this rather than sandblasting and it seemed easy enough. Even better with my vinyl plotter I dont even need to cut my mask by hand. super fast, Super easy. Doesnt run at all (unless you use too much) This jar is a good size, Ive made about 30 glasses and etched a few full size wine bottles as decorative pieces and I havent even used half.It really doesnt take a thick layer (just enough to coat it evenly) Pays for itself in no time.
  49. 4 out of 5

    Good Product |
    Jefferson Texas USAVerified Purchase

    Bought this to remove the lens coating that was failing on my otherwise good glasses. Worked well, but took longer than some of the other reviews stated. Works best with multiple applications.
  50. 4 out of 5

    Great etching cream |
    Verified Purchase

    Great value compared to some other brands, didn't give uniform coverage in all uses, though this may have been learning curve related
  51. 5 out of 5

    Works well |
    Birmingham, ALVerified Purchase

    Product was easy to use and worked exactly as I hoped it would. I should have bought the smaller bottle though. It did not take much to make the few items I had in mind.
  52. 5 out of 5

    Worked perfectly |
    Verified Purchase

    Bought this after seeing a bunch of tutorials for glass etching. I almost expected it not to work, but it was perfect! I used it to make Christmas gifts for my family and friends, and they all said it looked really professional (I used contact paper stencils cut with an Xacto). I've left it on for between 10 minutes and 3 hours. I'd recommend 30 minutes to an hour if the glass is resistant (as some of the glass I used was). Overall, fantastic and easy to use, makes great gifts, totally worth it.
  53. 5 out of 5

    AWESOME! |
    Verified Purchase

    Helped me make a wonderful, unique holiday gift. Try gently tapping and swirling the cream while processing to ensure even etching. I left it on for 5 minutes.
  54. 5 out of 5

    works great |
    IllinoisVerified Purchase

    I used this for a christmas project and it turned out great. Put it on generously and wait for 1 minute. Then wash it off with warm water. Worked great. Make sure you have gloves. This stuff burns the skin.
  55. 5 out of 5

    Useful To Refurbish Plastic Lenses If UV Coating Is Peeling |
    Chicago, IL

    Let me start by saying I have never used this product to etch glass as it is intended to do. What I have done with it is save a pair of my wife's glasses after the UV coating was cracked when they accidentally fell into a pot of boiling water. It took a few applications, but sure enough Armour Etch will dissolve and remove coatings on PLASTIC lenses. Do not try using this for this purpose on glass lenses as it will etch those! The bottom line is if you have a pair of plastic or polycarbonate lenses and you need to strip off the UV coating this should do the trick for you. Since this is not the intended use for this product please use your best judgement before using it. In our case the glasses were going to be trashed otherwise and this product brought them back to a usable state.
  56. 1 out of 5

    Terribly Embarrassed Son |
    Santa Barbara

    I heard a lot about this cream and how some people did it as an art project in first grade or so for their parents. Being a college student with not a lot of money, I thought "hey, this stuff would be perfect! It's relatively cheap, plus I could make customized gifts for people! (glasses with their names on it)" Jeez. I followed the directions, as well as the other guidelines from reviews here. It looks like something a first grader did - the names are clear, but the etching itself is splotchy and, well, not a consistent white color. I tried everything from washing the glasses better to applying more...nothing worked. I'd be better off having just bought them a card because this....this is just sad. Would not buy again nor would I ever recommend it to someone. Complete waste of my money.
  57. 4 out of 5

    Not like the demo |
    DallasVerified Purchase

    The batch I received was quite runny... not thick like the video demos. It ran all over the place! So, I had a few accidents and had to do several projects over again. I finally worked around this by "building" a duck tape bowl sort of, around the design. This would not be a problem on a flat project, but I was putting designs on wine glasses. I used a contact paper for the design and cut it out on my Pazzles. I cut a square shape around the design after weeding, and added my duck tape "bowl" around that. One instruction says to use this near water... like at the sink. I'm really glad I did that! (By the way, it does not etch Corian countertops, fortunately!)
  58. 4 out of 5

    A dream cream |
    floridaVerified Purchase

    Cream does exactly what it is supposed to do. I am just starting out with glass etching and found the recommendation from this product from a blogger. It seems most are using this product for glass etching.
  59. 5 out of 5

    Good stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    This stuff works great. I was surprised with how smooth the etched area stays. I'm used to the texture of a sandblasted glass surface, and was sort of expecting the same. But I love the finished product. It's a lot easier on the hands with drinking glasses and such.
  60. 3 out of 5

    Okay... |
    Verified Purchase

    The actual product is great. Etched my pyrex beautifully. I'm pretty sure that my package arrived used though. There was leaking around the top and no protective barrier whatsoever.
  61. 5 out of 5

    etch cream |
    Vancouver, WAVerified Purchase

    I couldn't find this in any local stores, and was very glad to get it here. It is the only brand I know of, and it works very well. It came very promptly also.
  62. 5 out of 5

    fantastic product |
    Verified Purchase

    I have completed two projects using this product. It is great and I would recommend it to all my friends.
  63. 5 out of 5

    Works great |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this to etch a mirrored picture frame for a wedding gift. It works great and is very fast. It is an inexpenssive way to give someone a very personal gift! This 10ounce bottle will last me forever because it doesn't require that much cream to do a project.
  64. 5 out of 5

    The Armour Etch Cream is great!!! |
    Burtonsville, MDVerified Purchase

    The Armour Etch Cream works as I needed to work. Just following the directions say to on the projects being done.
  65. 5 out of 5

    Same great product, lower price |
    Verified Purchase

    I use this stuff in conjunction with my cricut expression and etch glass for weddings, showers, etc. It lasts quite awhile too.
  66. 5 out of 5

    Craft Crazy |
    Verified Purchase

    <3 It is too much fun playing with this stuff. Made a bunch of Xmas gifts this year with it and still have plenty left. I may need to invest in stencils. Definitely purchasing again when I inevitably run out.
  67. 5 out of 5

    Love! |
    Philadelphia, PA USAVerified Purchase

    Love this stuff! It works perfectly for a long lasting perfect etched glass. I have been etching everything, and everyone loves the look. It's an amazing product!
  68. 1 out of 5

    horrible product |

    I purchased this product at a craft store, it was very runny and did not etch evenly at all. The company said to add cornstarch to thicken but that didn't fix the blotchyness. Company said well maybe someone added water and returned it. Horrible customer service and horrible product.
  69. 2 out of 5

    lumpy and didn't work |
    USAVerified Purchase

    I tried this on a glass window. The product arrived full of hard crunchy pieces of dried etch product I think. There was no way to possibly pick the lumps out as the stuff is acid and you can't touch it and the lumps kept the product from really etching because it was too lumpy. would not recommend. And smells very toxic.
  70. 5 out of 5

    Works great! |
    Verified Purchase

    Our local craft store was no longer selling Armour Etch, and instead had switched to Martha Stewart... however, their MS etching cream wasn't in stock yet, and the employee I spoke with couldn't confirm whether it would actually be an etching cream or just an etch-effect paint. So it was off to Amazon for me, where I bought a bottle for about what I would pay (shipping included) at a craft store. As with any chemical craft, I highly suggest thoroughly researching the product you want to use. Read reviews, watch videos, read blog posts. All of these resources will help you learn the best way to treat the chemical you have chosen to use. This isn't like perfume - you can't use a little for a light effect, or a big glob for a strong effect. It's going to do what it's going to do, but only if you follow the directions. In this case, make sure you put a thick, even layer on the surface you want to work. Yes, this is an expensive chemical to use for large applications... but large applications are better done with a media blaster.
  71. 1 out of 5

    no |
    Verified Purchase

    I was disappointed with this product. Perhaps there is another step. Not the etching I expected. It looks like dirty glasses not stained.
  72. 4 out of 5

    Reviw |
    Verified Purchase

    Product was as described and advertise arrive on time or within the promise arrival time , totally satisfied with my purchase , Price was good
  73. 5 out of 5

    What I couldn't find in craft stores |
    Verified Purchase

    I am so happy I found this item. I couldn't find it at any of the craft stores around. It was also a very reasonable priced, and was shipped pretty quickly. Cant wait to use it!
  74. 5 out of 5

    I love this product !!!!! |
    USAVerified Purchase

    I brought this item to use with my cricut machine. I use the cricut machine to make stencils then I use the Armour etching cream to etch items into glass. It is working better than I would have ever imagined. I highly recommend this product. I have made so many beautiful things. Everyone that gets one of my glass etched gifts falls in love with them. This item is a bit expensive but it is well worth the money. They way my gifts make people feel are priceless.
  75. 4 out of 5

    Works fine... |
    Maryland, USAVerified Purchase

    This cream seems to work fine. My first issue is that there are no real instructions on how to use the cream. I am not sure if we just did not get them from the seller we got it from, or if there just are none. We went on-line and found the instructions on the Armour Etch site, so it was not too bad. The first thing that we etched with a Pyrex pie plate, as we had just put the cream on it, I was reading through the website and saw that this cream is not suppose to work on Pyrex, we figured it was already there, so let it have a go. We let it sit for a while, and when we washed it, it had been etched. So, while it did work, it might not be as much as normal. We have done a few other small etching projects since then, and have been happy with this cream. But I think that the wife is interested in moving up to something a little more than just etching cream.
  76. 5 out of 5

    This etching cream works great when you use it right! |

    In high school I had taken a stain glass class and we learned how to use this product effectively. The directions on the product itself doesn't go into great detail and doesn't explain different ways on how to get the best results. Part of the procedures needed for great results is making sure that when you cut out the design on your contact paper, you want to make sure that you have nice clean crisp lines and that all of the edges to those lines are secured to the glass otherwise you may end up with a blotchy, unrecognizable design because the cream will get underneath those lines. As well, when you apply the product, making sure that you have applied an even, and thick layer of cream will help the results look nice causing the defined depth, desired. I have used this product many times since high school just for decorative fun and with more practice, the better the results become.
  77. 5 out of 5

    I love this stuff..just wish it cost less so I could have more! |
    Verified Purchase

    This is the best stuff for gifts and just making crafts for yourself! You will have a blast with it!
  78. 5 out of 5

    Etching Cream |
    Georgia, USAVerified Purchase

    We got the etching cream to try out on glass casserole dishes to give people for Christmas. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube of people using it to make sure we used it right. The product doesn't come with much instruction. We were amazed after the first dish was done how great it looked and it had worked! We did a few other dishes and all have turned out good. Just make sure you put a generous amount on or it will look splotchy. Love this cream though! Great for crafts and gifts.
  79. 1 out of 5

    Very dissapointing |
    Verified Purchase

    I left the cream on first for 10 minutes and it hardly did anything to the glass. Applied again and left it for 30 minutes and the resulto was not good . Finally I left it overnight but the result was uneven, blank spots. Very dissapointing and ruined my vase.
  80. 4 out of 5

    Easy |
    Verified Purchase

    This was soooo easy to use that it almost made the glass etching process boring. It seems dangerous so be careful with what it comes in contact with.
  81. 5 out of 5

    Armour Etch Class Etching Cream |
    Upland, CA USAVerified Purchase

    Interesting review choices. It asks me how fun, durable, and educational this toy is. Huh? Glass etching acid is not a toy! As for this product itself, it is an easy to use way to etch glass easily and effectively! I accidentally knocked out two window panes from an 1929 English Tudor window. These particular panes had an etched diamond shape on them. It was incredibly easy to apply the Armour Etching to the new window panes and restore the original look to the window. Once dried, the panes look identical to the originals located directly next to them! I give this product 5 stars!
  82. 3 out of 5

    Will work for really small etching projects, not much else. |
    Atlanta, GA United States

    Pro's: Its easy to use. Cons: If you want anything more than small coverage this doesn't work very well and turns out splotchy (even after 2 coats). A lot goes a little way. Overall if you are just doing something small, involving fine lines, then it should be okay, but anything more than that its splotchy and looks really crappy.
  83. 5 out of 5

    Quick & Easy |
    Verified Purchase

    We bought about 200 glasses from thrift stores and yard sales to give out as wedding favors. We created a stencil and used this etching cream to etch them. It was super fast and simple to do. Brush on, leave for 5-10 minutes, wash off. We did find that a sponge style brush worked better to "dab" than a regular brush...the brushing motion sometimes got the cream under the stencil edges which made the etched lines not as crisp.
  84. 5 out of 5

    Very Satisfied |
    Verified Purchase

    I had great luck with this product, made many etched glasses for the holidays and had quite a bit left over for other things. I used inexpensive contact paper for my designs, adhered it, then applied the etching cream per directions and I did leave it on about an hour due to making other things. Worked great and the results were wonderful. Thank you.
  85. 2 out of 5

    Inconsistent Results |
    Beautiful deserts of New Mexico

    Rather disappointing results... Though we followed the directions carefully, we found that the cream left our craft projects splotchy, unevenly etched, and rather unattractive. Multiple applications to the sections that did not etch properly did little to remedy the problem. For the price, we expected better results. I would not recommend this product.
  86. 4 out of 5

    works ok |
    Sanford, North CarolinaVerified Purchase

    It did etch the glass, but not as thoroughly as I expected. It was very easy to use.
  87. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Perfect
  88. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Awesome
  89. 5 out of 5

    Good stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    This stuff works great. I was surprised with how smooth the etched area stays. I'm used to the texture of a sandblasted glass surface, and was sort of expecting the same. But I love the finished product. It's a lot easier on the hands with drinking glasses and such.
  90. 5 out of 5

    Armour Etch Cream is EASY to use! |
    Verified Purchase

    I wanted to try glass etching but was afraid of the process until I found Armour Etch. Caution and care does need to be exercised but with that, I got excellent results. I will be purchasing additional reusable stencils and more Armour Etch Cream in the future. A little bit of cream goes a long way!
  91. 4 out of 5

    Four Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    it etches
  92. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    very good
  93. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this!
  94. 5 out of 5

    I love acid etching glass and then hand colouring the etched ... |
    Verified Purchase

    I love acid etching glass and then hand colouring the etched part. I have always used Prismacolour Pencils, but now I want to etch an aquarium and I don't think the pencils will stand up to the water leakage that's inevitable. I have heard there are glass paints. Hey! I wonder if Amazon.com, my far to regular resource, would have the paints. Easy to see!
  95. 5 out of 5

    Excellent.Excellent. |
    Verified Purchase

    Excellent.
  96. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great
  97. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    great gift!
  98. 4 out of 5

    Works. |
    Verified Purchase

    Good Stuff.
  99. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works well.
  100. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great.
  101. 5 out of 5

    Works well as described. |
    Verified Purchase

    Works well.
  102. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Nice product
  103. 5 out of 5

    awesome |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great!
  104. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    works great!
  105. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Great product
  106. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    worked great
  107. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Awesome stuff!
  108. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

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  109. 1 out of 5

    I was not impressed with the performance of this and would not recommend it. |
    Verified Purchase

    A small amount of the product had leaked out of the container during shipping. Once I opened the bottle I could tell the product had definitely settled. There was a lot of liquid at the bottom of the bottle and solid gunk around most of the opening at the top of the bottle. I tried mixing the product back together but was unable to get a smooth consistency. I figured I go ahead and try using it anyway. The un-mixable "chunks" of product made for difficult application. After leaving the product on for over an hour I had minimal, inconsistent etching on my piece. Overall, I was not impressed with the performance of this and would not recommend it.
  110. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    stuff works great
  111. 5 out of 5

    My New Favorite |
    0

    My first experience with etching cream was with a competitor and I felt the cream was just took think and gooey. I find this cream more consistent with a texture for etching. I used plastic gloves so that I would not get any on my hands (there are stern warnings about that). I bought foam brushes from the Dollar Store to apply the cream. I left it on for about 15 minutes, and the results were stunningly beautiful. I feel like I am a genuine talented person, but I know it's because this product made my design look top notch. A turned a mirror from the Dollar Store into a beautiful piece of art.
  112. 2 out of 5

    Packaging issues |
    Verified Purchase

    Came leaking in a bag.
  113. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Best etching cream!
  114. 5 out of 5

    Easy to Use! |
    Verified Purchase

    Works as described.
  115. 4 out of 5

    Four Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Worked wonderfully!
  116. 4 out of 5

    Not like the demo |
    Verified Purchase

    The batch I received was quite runny... not thick like the video demos. It ran all over the place! So, I had a few accidents and had to do several projects over again. I finally worked around this by "building" a duck tape bowl sort of, around the design. This would not be a problem on a flat project, but I was putting designs on wine glasses. I used a contact paper for the design and cut it out on my Pazzles. I cut a square shape around the design after weeding, and added my duck tape "bowl" around that. One instruction says to use this near water... like at the sink. I'm really glad I did that! (By the way, it does not etch Corian countertops, fortunately!)
  117. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Great item! Shipped on time
  118. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Very effective for etching
  119. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Great price, fast shipping
  120. 5 out of 5

    Worth The Purchase |
    Verified Purchase

    Works very well, love it.
  121. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    thanks just what i needed
  122. 1 out of 5

    no |
    Verified Purchase

    I was disappointed with this product. Perhaps there is another step. Not the etching I expected. It looks like dirty glasses not stained.
  123. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Very good! awesome projects!
  124. 3 out of 5

    Will work for really small etching projects, not much else. |
    0

    Pro's: Its easy to use. Cons: If you want anything more than small coverage this doesn't work very well and turns out splotchy (even after 2 coats). A lot goes a little way. Overall if you are just doing something small, involving fine lines, then it should be okay, but anything more than that its splotchy and looks really crappy.
  125. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Fantastic stuff, will buy more
  126. 5 out of 5

    Great Stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    Great stuff! Worked perfectly.
  127. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Just as described. Thank you!
  128. 5 out of 5

    Works well |
    Verified Purchase

    Way easier to use than I expected.
  129. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works very well! Would buy again.
  130. 5 out of 5

    Awesome! |
    Verified Purchase

    Awesome for wine bottle etching!!
  131. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Very nice, product as advertised.
  132. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Great stuff and prompt delivery.
  133. 5 out of 5

    Thumbs up |
    Verified Purchase

    Good product at a reasonable price -
  134. 5 out of 5

    Great for Glass Etching |
    Verified Purchase

    Worked very well. Glad I bought it.
  135. 5 out of 5

    What I couldn't find in craft stores |
    Verified Purchase

    I am so happy I found this item. I couldn't find it at any of the craft stores around. It was also a very reasonable priced, and was shipped pretty quickly. Cant wait to use it!
  136. 5 out of 5

    I'm an Etchin' Fool! |
    Verified Purchase

    This stuff rocks. I'm an etchin' fool!
  137. 3 out of 5

    it's ok. |
    Verified Purchase

    just doesn't work as well as etching.
  138. 4 out of 5

    Good Product |
    Verified Purchase

    Bought this to remove the lens coating that was failing on my otherwise good glasses. Worked well, but took longer than some of the other reviews stated. Works best with multiple applications.
  139. 2 out of 5

    Two Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Gets very chunky which makes its splotchy.
  140. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    just as easy to use as it was 15 years ago
  141. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Fast shipping and exactly what I needed!
  142. 2 out of 5

    Two Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    it says 10 oz but 1/4 of bottle is empty
  143. 5 out of 5

    Works great. Just follow the |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great. Just follow the directions
  144. 4 out of 5

    Four Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works ok, but not as well as sand blasting.
  145. 5 out of 5

    I love this acid |
    Verified Purchase

    Great stuff. I have so many ideas for this.
  146. 5 out of 5

    Good product. |
    Verified Purchase

    I have used this product before. Good product.
  147. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this product. Would definitely recommend!
  148. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Good price and received in a timely manner.
  149. 4 out of 5

    Four Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    was great besides the small leak but still full!
  150. 1 out of 5

    One Star |
    Verified Purchase

    Was open when it got here. Leaked into package.
  151. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great, easy to use. Just be sure to wear gloves.
  152. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Great job on removing the anti glare from your glasses.
  153. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Super fast shipping..made wonderful Christmas present
  154. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Received as promised and product works as it should.
  155. 2 out of 5

    Two Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Didn't take the scratches out of my eye glasses.
  156. 5 out of 5

    Great Product |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this product will do business with this company again
  157. 3 out of 5

    Three Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works well, but my jar was partially died out and crusty.
  158. 2 out of 5

    Does not work well on protective coatings. |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought it because of on line recommendations that it would clear the protective coating off prescription plastic lenses. It does have an effect, but despite much persistence, it did not do that job well. I have not tried it for glass etching. I may try it out now that I have it.
  159. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this product. Works as described. FAST shipping!!
  160. 3 out of 5

    Three Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    found the liquid to be better for my use of a larger area.
  161. 5 out of 5

    Easy to use |
    Verified Purchase

    I used these to etch casserole dishes and it worked great!
  162. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Very easy to use and everyone love the products that I make
  163. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great! For best results, leave on for 5 minutes though.
  164. 2 out of 5

    Inconsistent Results |
    0

    Rather disappointing results... Though we followed the directions carefully, we found that the cream left our craft projects splotchy, unevenly etched, and rather unattractive. Multiple applications to the sections that did not etch properly did little to remedy the problem. For the price, we expected better results. I would not recommend this product.
  165. 4 out of 5

    Four Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great and doesn't smell as strong as I thought it would.
  166. 3 out of 5

    Three Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Bottle came full of dried residue. Left blotches on pan that I etched.
  167. 4 out of 5

    Four Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    leave it on for 60 seconds and have a bucket of water and sponge it off
  168. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    this does excellent job! have used it before and will continue to use
  169. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    love this one! I made some custom glasses for kids. they love them
  170. 4 out of 5

    ... this for etching letters on glass and it works great! |
    Verified Purchase

    My wife uses this for etching letters on glass and it works great!
  171. 5 out of 5

    The BEST!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    This Armour Etch is amazing!!! It works so fast and perfectly every time!!
  172. 5 out of 5

    Professional looking monogram! |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this product! I'm etching on all my glassware! Looks professional!
  173. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    worked great on my beer steins. Christmas gift is ready to be shipped.
  174. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Great deal. Got 5 times the amount I would have from the craft store for $2 more
  175. 1 out of 5

    Didn't work for me |
    Verified Purchase

    Not sure what happened, but tried it twice on my window and didn't do anything.
  176. 5 out of 5

    Quality product |
    Verified Purchase

    This works exactly as it is advertised plus it has lasted through many projects
  177. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Bought this at a great price and received itppretty fast. Can't wait to use it.
  178. 4 out of 5

    Four Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    arrived on time and works great! I wish I would have bought a stencil with it.
  179. 5 out of 5

    Good craft item to have in my arsenal |
    Verified Purchase

    Perfect for my crafting and projects. The big size has lasted me a long while.
  180. 5 out of 5

    Great price |
    Verified Purchase

    This is the best price I have found on etch cream anywhere. It works great.
  181. 2 out of 5

    Two Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    arrived leaking and had hardened all over the outside of the container and the box
  182. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    0

    Works great and easy to use. It's great that it can be applied, wiped off, and re-used.
  183. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Great product but do keep an eye on the lid it tends to build up chemicals around it.
  184. 4 out of 5

    armour etch |
    Verified Purchase

    Does not come with instruction.or safety equipment. You must go online to get info.
  185. 5 out of 5

    So Fun! |
    Verified Purchase

    Works wonderfully! I love etching glasses. I'm not a pro yet, but it's so much fun!
  186. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works great for my etching projects and a much better price than etching cream at Michaels.
  187. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    great size for the price! i love this product and can't wait to use it more! truly amazing
  188. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    works awesome i however left it on longer than it said so i could see the designs better
  189. 5 out of 5

    Great Stuff Altogether |
    Verified Purchase

    Awesome stuff. Etches glass in seconds and can also etch slate if left on for 20 mins or so.
  190. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    Works much better than other brands. Comes out very dark so you can see the etching very well.
  191. 3 out of 5

    Didn't work for my project |
    Verified Purchase

    Did not work for my project, but I think that it must be tempered glass. So not much I can say
  192. 5 out of 5

    Etching Cream |
    Verified Purchase

    We got the etching cream to try out on glass casserole dishes to give people for Christmas. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube of people using it to make sure we used it right. The product doesn't come with much instruction. We were amazed after the first dish was done how great it looked and it had worked! We did a few other dishes and all have turned out good. Just make sure you put a generous amount on or it will look splotchy. Love this cream though! Great for crafts and gifts.
  193. 5 out of 5

    grate stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    workes like it should love it and planing to buy more for future projects coming up very soon thank you
  194. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
    Verified Purchase

    works great! Etched some glassware for family for Christmas presents and it was so easy to use!!
  195. 5 out of 5

    Greta craft project. |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this product for a Christmas project that I was working on. The price was great for the size.
  196. 5 out of 5

    Worked great! |
    Verified Purchase

    I suggest to use with gloves, but worked great to etch my wine glasses! A small amount goes a long way!
  197. 5 out of 5

    Good Product |
    Verified Purchase

    I love Armour Etch, have a lot of projects to do but just wish it had a stronger etch that stood out more.
  198. 4 out of 5

    I wouldn't call this item perfect but if you follow some advice on youtube then ... |
    Verified Purchase

    I wouldn't call this item perfect but if you follow some advice on youtube then you can get good results.
  199. 5 out of 5

    Love this product |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this product. Makes glass etching so much easier and helps me make cool glasses out of thrift store finds!
  200. 1 out of 5

    OSHA Regulations! |
    Verified Purchase

    Very disappointed in this product. Not how it works but the lack of following OSHA regulations. This product made me feel nauseous and left a bad taste in my mouth for hours. I used gloves and a mask while applying this cream and only working with it for less than five minutes. The MSDS is available online however under OSHA regulations it needs to be provided with shipment, which was missed here. Just a friendly reminder that this needs to be provided. Be sure to read the long list of HEALTH HAZARDS before using this. http://www.edhoy.com/pdf/5303_53003_53004_msds.pdf
  201. 5 out of 5

    Easy toUse |
    Verified Purchase

    This was a gift for a friend. She absolutely loves it. She says it makes etching glasses ridiculously easy.
  202. 5 out of 5

    fantastic product |
    Verified Purchase

    I have completed two projects using this product. It is great and I would recommend it to all my friends.
  203. 4 out of 5

    awsome |
    Verified Purchase

    Great product and quick shipping. I only gave 4 stars Because there were no instructions with the product
  204. 5 out of 5

    Best price here at the time |
    Verified Purchase

    Works as advertised...still trying on different types of glass, but no complaints. Best price here at the time.
  205. 1 out of 5

    I purchased this during the winter time. The lid ... |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this during the winter time. The lid was not on tight during transport and was spilled into the box.
  206. 5 out of 5

    The Armour Etch Cream is great!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    The Armour Etch Cream works as I needed to work. Just following the directions say to on the projects being done.
  207. 5 out of 5

    Very cool |
    Verified Purchase

    Be sure to apply liberally and it does what it says. With a little practice I got excellent results. Very satisfied
  208. 5 out of 5

    No more boring glasses or vases! |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this stuff for Christmas I made wine glasses for my aunt, uncle, and co-workers they loved them. Recommended!
  209. 5 out of 5

    used this to take off the reflective coating on my ... |
    Verified Purchase

    used this to take off the reflective coating on my glasses and worked wonders. just use gloves and a paint brush.
  210. 3 out of 5

    Love this product but it did appear to have been ... |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this product but it did appear to have been opened. There was no seal on the bottle and it had hard lumps in it!
  211. 1 out of 5

    Old product inside and used |
    Verified Purchase

    The Armour etch cream arrived unsealed and maybe half full. It's very lumpy and not leaving the etched look on my crafts.
  212. 4 out of 5

    Not really useful for my need |
    Verified Purchase

    Not really useful for my need. I wanted a product that would make it not see through. But I guess it does his normal job
  213. 5 out of 5

    Love this stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    Love this stuff. Making 5 sets of 8 glasses for weddings this summer. Every one comes out like a professional did it!
  214. 5 out of 5

    Great so far |
    Verified Purchase

    Great so far! I used this for a glass etching project which turned out great. Looking forward to etching more using this cream.
  215. 5 out of 5

    Same great product, lower price |
    Verified Purchase

    I use this stuff in conjunction with my cricut expression and etch glass for weddings, showers, etc. It lasts quite awhile too.
  216. 5 out of 5

    I love this product !!!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    I brought this item to use with my cricut machine. I use the cricut machine to make stencils then I use the Armour etching cream to etch items into glass. It is working better than I would have ever imagined. I highly recommend this product. I have made so many beautiful things. Everyone that gets one of my glass etched gifts falls in love with them. This item is a bit expensive but it is well worth the money. They way my gifts make people feel are priceless.
  217. 5 out of 5

    High praise. |
    Verified Purchase

    Used to etch designs on an old window with contact paper. Worked great. Now have a piece of art hanging on my back porch.
  218. 3 out of 5

    Product GREAT but leaked in the box |
    Verified Purchase

    The product is GREAT would have giving 5 stars except the bottle leaked and there really was only about 3/4 of the product.
  219. 5 out of 5

    Great for gifts or a small busines! |
    Verified Purchase

    Ive been a small business owner for a few years now, Automotive decals mostly. I saw an instructable a while back on glass etching (was looking into it for a custom glass door for a tv cabinet) that mentioned this rather than sandblasting and it seemed easy enough. Even better with my vinyl plotter I dont even need to cut my mask by hand. super fast, Super easy. Doesnt run at all (unless you use too much) This jar is a good size, Ive made about 30 glasses and etched a few full size wine bottles as decorative pieces and I havent even used half.It really doesnt take a thick layer (just enough to coat it evenly) Pays for itself in no time.
  220. 5 out of 5

    Great stuff. |
    Verified Purchase

    This worked better than expected and was very easy to use. I would recommend it to any one attempting a project for the first time.
  221. 5 out of 5

    great stuff |
    Verified Purchase

    this stuff is amazing :) and there is enough for so many projects! being an artsy person it reminds me of art class in high school c:
  222. 3 out of 5

    works great but over half spilled out in shipping |
    Verified Purchase

    I would give 5 starts as the product worked just fine but exploded in shipping so I only was able to use less that half the product.
  223. 5 out of 5

    Armour etch cream |
    Verified Purchase

    Super fast shipping! Easy to use! My friends loved the etched jars I made for them. Be sure to use rubber gloves when using this product.
  224. 5 out of 5

    Good product |
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    The product works exactly the way it's supposed to and is not nearly as smelly as I expected. The price was much better than in craft stores.
  225. 3 out of 5

    Maybe I got a faulty batch, but this cream ... |
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    Maybe I got a faulty batch, but this cream didn't etch evenly at all. It left a lot of unfinished spots on a few different types of glassware.
  226. 5 out of 5

    I love this and the way that my product came out ... |
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    I love this and the way that my product came out after using this. I bought some simple mugs from Ikea and used this to etch some names on them.
  227. 5 out of 5

    ... my first time etching and Armour etch was so easy to use |
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    This was my first time etching and Armour etch was so easy to use. It was really easy to apply and wash off leaving my glassware with unique designs.
  228. 3 out of 5

    ... doesn't etch quite as evenly or markedly as I'd like, but it certainly works |
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    The solution doesn't etch quite as evenly or markedly as I'd like, but it certainly works. Just know what the actual etchings look like before buying.
  229. 2 out of 5

    Not as advertised. |
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    suuucks. if you want your etching to show at all when you pour liquid into the container you will need to apply multiple coats. just not strong enough imo.
  230. 5 out of 5

    etch cream |
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    I couldn't find this in any local stores, and was very glad to get it here. It is the only brand I know of, and it works very well. It came very promptly also.
  231. 5 out of 5

    Works great |
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    this cream really does work! I can't believe that just putting it on glass will turn it into an etched product. easy to use and there is a lot in the bottle!
  232. 5 out of 5

    Love! |
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    Love this stuff! It works perfectly for a long lasting perfect etched glass. I have been etching everything, and everyone loves the look. It's an amazing product!
  233. 5 out of 5

    Big |
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    10 ounces is more than I thought it was. The size of the bottle in the picture lead me to think it was smaller but -- I'm dumb and here we are figuring it out.
  234. 5 out of 5

    AWESOME! |
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    Helped me make a wonderful, unique holiday gift. Try gently tapping and swirling the cream while processing to ensure even etching. I left it on for 5 minutes.
  235. 3 out of 5

    Mixed feelings on using Armour Etching Cream |
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    I have a Silhouette Cameo. I mainly use my machine to cut vinyl to etch designs on glass items such as casserole dishes and glasses. I had heard a lot of good reviews and the Armour Etch Cream so I decided to give it a go. Now as a novice who is just venturing into the hobby of glass etching I believe this is a great product to start off with. It has very simple directions and is easy to apply. It is very hazardous so always remember to wear gloves the entire time you are handling the product. However no matter how long I left the product on the glass I never got an even etching. It also was not a very deep etching. I would leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and would stir the product every few minutes but I still could get a consistent etching. However I would still recommend this product to people just getting into glass etching before making the commitment to buy an air eraser or a similar product.
  236. 5 out of 5

    It is good!! |
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    This etching cream was easy to use. I think it did what it was supposed to. I kept the cream on for about 10minutes. Be careful not to touch the rest of the glass with the cream at all, it might leave a slight frosted mark. And especially when wiping the cream off before you wash the glass. If you just wash off the cream without wiping it off first, it (the cream) will get on the glass and frost that part as well slightly. So, to be on the safe side, wipe off carefully before washing. The frosting is not as obvious. Only from a certain angle can you see the etching. When you touch it, it's very smooth, barely any texture and difference from the rest of the glass. I'd be interested to know if there is another type of etching cream that would be suitable for home use and be more visible and leave more of a texture?! But then, it might not be safe for home use since it's acid/chemical based.
  237. 5 out of 5

    Ideal Glass Etch Cream! |
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    Etches glass with ease. Nice thick cream paste stays where you spread it. Ideal for applying a custom decoration to your drinking glasses or your shower door.
  238. 4 out of 5

    Light etching, no insturctions |
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    No directions on bottle, but information can be found online. Experience so far has left only a light etch even when cream is left on for extended amounts of time.
  239. 1 out of 5

    Not happy at all |
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    Received armor etch with bottle open and half of the cream gone! Not happy at all; was for a christmas gift! The remaining half of the product worked great as intended.
  240. 5 out of 5

    Worked as expected. Tip: leave it on for ... |
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    Worked as expected. Tip: leave it on for at least 20 min. It doesn't hurt it to leave it longer, but washing it off too soon makes the etching much less noticeable.
  241. 1 out of 5

    Did not etch properly no matter how long I left ... |
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    Did not etch properly no matter how long I left it on. Acid was all clumped up and dry on the inside rim when I opened it. Im guessing it was old and had been exposed to air.
  242. 5 out of 5

    I love this stuff |
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    I love this stuff!!! It is amazing. It etches glass and looks very professional when finished. The coat does need to be applied pretty thick to get an even etching though.
  243. 5 out of 5

    Works well |
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    Product was easy to use and worked exactly as I hoped it would. I should have bought the smaller bottle though. It did not take much to make the few items I had in mind.
  244. 5 out of 5

    Worked on pyrex |
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    Worked on pyrex set (pyrex brand), so I'm a happy camper. I left it on for 20 mins then an addition 15 since the etching was not as deep as I would have liked. Super easy to use
  245. 1 out of 5

    Possibly old product, produces streaky, uneven results. |
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    Uneven results when following manufacturer instructions from manufacturer website. Bottle was one third empty and not sealed. Product was uneven in consistency, perhaps too old.
  246. 4 out of 5

    This stuff works great on glass |
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    This stuff works great on glass, only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I want to see if it holds up. Will try hand washing a few times. Not sure if it is dishwasher safe.
  247. 5 out of 5

    Every crafter must have!! |
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    Better priced on Amazon than I could find in stores. I use this to customize gifts like wine glasses, casserole dishes, plates, etc. So easy to use and works in just 15 minutes!!
  248. 5 out of 5

    Best Chemical Etching Cream |
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    Love this product. It etches glass far better than the crappy martha stewart brand cream michaels sells. I let it set for longer than the directions say, five minutes is perfect.
  249. 5 out of 5

    Works Well |
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    Easy to use, works well. I would like if it had a deeper etch, but it does exactly what it says. I left it on for a few extra minutes, and used contact paper as my stencil material.
  250. 5 out of 5

    Great size |
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    I was hesitant to buy the larger bottle but for the project I was doing (DIY shot glasses with etched names) it was enough!! I barely used any and I have so much left over. Hope it doesn't go bad
  251. 5 out of 5

    Worked on my Pyrex! |
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    This was great on etching monograms in my Pyrex for Christmas gifts. I love it! I was a little afraid with all the warnings, but it just made me extra cautious. The shipping was super quick too.
  252. 5 out of 5

    Good stuff |
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    This stuff is great for glass etching! I made a bunch of personalized mugs for my family and family for Christmas gifts, and it worked great. Would recommend to use outdoors and with gloves.
  253. 4 out of 5

    Easy |
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    This was soooo easy to use that it almost made the glass etching process boring. It seems dangerous so be careful with what it comes in contact with.
  254. 5 out of 5

    Excellent as always |
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    Excellent as always. I bought the huge bottle this time since i've been etching so much. It definitely lasts and you can always put wet solution back in the bottle once done if it has not dried up.
  255. 5 out of 5

    works great |
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    I used this for a christmas project and it turned out great. Put it on generously and wait for 1 minute. Then wash it off with warm water. Worked great. Make sure you have gloves. This stuff burns the skin.
  256. 5 out of 5

    A lot of etching for one bottle |
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    Etched glassing made easy. This stuff works in 60 seconds. This one bottle will go forever so no need to buy more than one. Just wipe up the excess with rubber gloves and put it right back in the bottle.
  257. 4 out of 5

    Worked well |
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    The instructions say to leave on for 3 minutes. I found that 5 was better. 10 Ounces will go extremely far. I had no idea of how much to buy, I wanted to etch 4 glasses. 3 ounces would have worked well.
  258. 5 out of 5

    Craft Crazy |
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    <3 It is too much fun playing with this stuff. Made a bunch of Xmas gifts this year with it and still have plenty left. I may need to invest in stencils. Definitely purchasing again when I inevitably run out.
  259. 4 out of 5

    Works like a charm |
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    Works like a charm! I do recommend following tutorials until you know what you're doing; this stuff is DANGEROUS and HARMFUL for your skin and etc.! (Which is why I'll only give it 4 stars. Suuuuper toxic!)
  260. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
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    Just as expected! Thank You!
  261. 5 out of 5

    Etched in my memory |
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    Item as ordered and received in a timely fashion. Product worked exactly as I had hoped. We created some great art and had a good time. Don't hesitate to get this good stuff. It really does the job nicely
  262. 3 out of 5

    Hardly visible etching |
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    I leave the gel on way longer than recommended and the etched part is still hardly visible in many lights. There must be a better brand out there. Also I wish I hadn't bought 10 oz because it is way more than I thought I needed.
  263. 5 out of 5

    Excellent glass etching cream! |
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    I have had a blast with this product, you have something clear glass and a adhesive sticker of any shape or size, use the etching cream and you have created something great for yourself or a one of a kind gift to give away.
  264. 4 out of 5

    It works as expected for surface glass etching. Does ... |
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    It works as expected for surface glass etching. Does present a low cost alternative to other processed such as sand blasting if you only require a surface etch. I intend to continue using Armour of a competitive etch cream for that purpose.
  265. 5 out of 5

    Great for crafting |
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    I used Amour Etch to create a custom etched baking set for my sister, and it worked perfectly! Be sure to leave the cream on the glass surface for the appropriate amount of time (extra long for me, since I was using Pyrex). It's a great tool for making fun gifts.
  266. 2 out of 5

    The bottle I received had been opened and used (I ... |
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    The bottle I received had been opened and used (I assume) as some of the product was on the side of the bottle. There was no seal on the bottle. The bottle was only 2/3 of the way full. Kind of disappointing when you pay full price for a full bottle.
  267. 5 out of 5

    Works great |
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    I bought this to etch a mirrored picture frame for a wedding gift. It works great and is very fast. It is an inexpenssive way to give someone a very personal gift! This 10ounce bottle will last me forever because it doesn't require that much cream to do a project.
  268. 1 out of 5

    Half full bottle |
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    I've used Armour Etch for years and absolutely love it. I recently ran out and decided to order more...NEVER AGAIN! The bottle was not sealed and was only half full. Please read other reviews where this has happened before. This bottle should come sealed and FULL.
  269. 2 out of 5

    Made it difficult to spread evenly and the results were marginal at best. I have seen several utube videos using this ... |
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    This product arrived quickly as promised, however, when spreading the product it contained clumps of stuff. Made it difficult to spread evenly and the results were marginal at best. I have seen several utube videos using this product and none contained the clumps.
  270. 5 out of 5

    Easy to Use |
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    I was a little taken back by the warning labels...yikes. The use directions were a little short of information...but found all that on the company website. The product work really well for our application. The material goes a long way. I may have just purchased a lifetime supply.
  271. 2 out of 5

    ... use armour etch a lot however i was very disappointed in this purchase |
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    i use armour etch a lot however i was very disappointed in this purchase. the cream had so many crystals in it, it took me twice along to make sure to get them out and you know you cant get them all then the etch would come out with blotches where the crystal was. very disappointed.
  272. 5 out of 5

    Awesome Etchant |
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    This is an awesome etching cream. it works very quickly and does a very good job. I created an angel stencil and etched it onto a flower vase for my wife for Valentines day and it literally took about 3 minutes to etch the glass. I will be using this product for a long time.
  273. 4 out of 5

    Didn't know that's locally available here. |
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    I purchased this online as I was uncertain I could get it here in Singapore. But to my surprise, I found this exact product at about the same price as my online landed cost in a shop here. Have to apply for 15 minutes to get some effect, but I use this on coloured wine bottles that have been cut.
  274. 1 out of 5

    Waste of money for my project |
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    Worked very poorly on the glass dome for my light fixture. applied twice with very little etching occurring. Waste of money for my project.
  275. 4 out of 5

    Great tool for etching. |
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    Finally found this in a store locally and love it. Takes a lot longer in my opinion than the suggested 5 minutes to etch well enough. Extremely caustic if in contact with skin so be careful and use latex gloves and wipe immediately. Works great and love the etching! Obviously not has deep an etch as a sand blaster but I don't have room for one!
  276. 5 out of 5

    This stuff is amazing |
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    I used this for some art projects and it works really well. You really should be careful when you use it though. A small drop splashed onto a piece of glass which I wasn't working on. I immediately wiped it off with a wet paper towel, but even the couple of seconds of contact made a (seemingly) permanent frosted dot on the glass.
  277. 1 out of 5

    I'm hoping I received a bad batch. If not |
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    I'm hoping I received a bad batch. If not, this product is awful. It arrived with small crystals/glass pieces in the cream. When you go to wipe off the excess, it scratches as you take it off or rinse it. With crystals in the etching cream, it etches unevenly and really makes the glass look blotchy, at best.
  278. 4 out of 5

    Read review before attempting |
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    Works. But doesn't work well if the manufacturer's directions are followed. Watched YouTube and was very happy with the results achieved from following others advice. Because this is an etching compound, allow to sit on the glass for 5 minutes and constantly brushing glass and reapply etching cream as you go. Brush horizontal vertical and diagonal over the course of five minutes to achieve the best results.
  279. 5 out of 5

    Works as described. |
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    This stuff works great and fast and good consistency. I noticed it developed crystals in it and other reviews stated it supposed to and to remove the crystals as they form. I didn't really move the crystals and it all seemed to work. Lesson I learned was to make sure and have no finger prints or any sticky tape residue over the spot to be etched. It will be a much lighter etch if residue is on it.
  280. 5 out of 5

    Multiuse product |
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    I've used this item to etch glass, for which it works quite well. I've also used this to remove the anti glare coating on eyeglass lenses. It also works great in that regards. It removes easily the coating on lenses I've purchased through retail stores (lenscrafters, etc) but I've had difficulty on the ones I purchased online (framesdirect). But after multiple applications, it removed everything.
  281. 5 out of 5

    the better it will etch into the glass |
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    Works really well. I learned that the thicker it's put on and the longer it's left, the better it will etch into the glass. I was able to use a sponge to dab it on the glass, and I left it to dry overnight, then washed it away with warm water, and had no problem. This is a great deal for the price, and ten ounces is more than enough for several small projects or a couple larger ones.
  282. 4 out of 5

    Used for christmas presents |
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    I used this to engrave a monogram on scotch glasses for Christmas. They were a huge hit! I let mine sit with the cream on it for 10 minutes and they turned out perfectly. It is irritating that the product doesn't come with instructions. Also, this bottle will last through several projects. 8 scotch glasses later and I've barely made a dent in my bottle.
  283. 5 out of 5

    Worked perfectly |
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    Bought this after seeing a bunch of tutorials for glass etching. I almost expected it not to work, but it was perfect! I used it to make Christmas gifts for my family and friends, and they all said it looked really professional (I used contact paper stencils cut with an Xacto). I've left it on for between 10 minutes and 3 hours. I'd recommend 30 minutes to an hour if the glass is resistant (as some of the glass I used was). Overall, fantastic and easy to use, makes great gifts, totally worth it.
  284. 3 out of 5

    Worked; but not well enough! |
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    When the product was received, the top was not secure and a 1/4 of the product was lost in the bag that it was in. The product did work; but, not as expected. I was actually etching a large pane (10x6) for privacy and the etching was sporadic which required me to reapply. It works much better if you dab on thick as thin coats did not work well. I left it on for over thirty minutes thinking the longer the better. There were no directions; however, did pull them up online.
  285. 5 out of 5

    Works like a charm! |
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    I love this stuff. I used my vinyl cutter to create cool stickers and put them onto beer glasses as a template. I used a Popsicle stick to rub the cream on the areas of the glass I wanted etched. Rub for about 2 min, then rinse with water. Remove the sticker and the end result was amazing. People couldn't believe I had made custom glasses at home. Very cool. Takes very little amount of cream so I expect this will last for a very long time.
  286. 5 out of 5

    Very cool product |
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    Super easy to use. Has a thick creamy consistency and stays where you put it. I honestly have to leave it on the glass for around FOUR MINUTES to have a good etch even though it says only to use for one minute. That is my only qualm! Another tip is to "blot" it on with a paint brush rather than painting it in strokes. Sometimes painting in strokes shows the lines of the stroke so I avoid it altogether.
  287. 5 out of 5

    works well |
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    I know this product isn't designed to be used to fix eyeglasses, but it was cheaper to try this than buy new glasses. And am I glad I did! My ten year old eyeglasses (plastic lenses NOT real glass) had a coating of some sort on them that was flaking badly and made it very irritating to see through. After donning proper protective gear (this chemical is VERY dangerous), I applied a small amount to my lens. In a few minutes I wiped and rinsed it off. Ta da! My lens is no longer flaking and is crystal clear. I know this doesn't work for everyone but it worked for me. Glad I tried it.
  288. 5 out of 5

    The product is excellent, the quality depends on the date |
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    I have purchased half a dozen bottles of Etching Cream at various times of the year through Amazon. Sometimes the product is thick and sometimes it is thin and sometimes it is super grainy. The thin stuff does not work well, and I would assume that the thin stuff, as well as the super grainy stuff, has simply been sitting around too long. There really is no way to verify the date, so these are just assumptions, but the price simply can not be beat, Even with a coupon, the craft stores want double the price. The cream works well to etch all kinds of glass, overall I like the product.
  289. 4 out of 5

    Etches well for hobbyist not serious craftsman |
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    Yes it etches. Faintly. I left this on some wine glasses and glass mosaic tiles for about 30 mins. Result was a light etching surface on all. Wine glass pattern was etched evenly on curved surface, and very visible in light. Colored glass mosaic tiles showed a frosted look after etching. Where I made polka dots on tiles, were clearly visible from glossy sections. I would have liked more 'juice' in this etching compound. I would have liked to see some strength where it could eat into the glass surface and give me some etched textures. It is mild and gentle so great for a hobbyist, but not a serious artist. It does what it is meant to do, and does it well, so 4 stars. A bit stronger please!
  290. 5 out of 5

    Works amazing for removing AR coating from glasses with plastic lenses! |
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    I have a pair of eyeglasses with plastic lenses and an AR (anti reflective) coating that looked like they were scratched and sandblasted. Turns out the coating was flaking off. After reading other reviews about how amazing this stuff worked I was still a little skeptical. After dabbing (not rubbing) this stuff on each side of the lens, letting it sit 5 minutes and washing it off, my glasses looked brand new again. Use this stuff at your own risk and definitely wear gloves as this stuff is a very strong acid!
  291. 4 out of 5

    For Best Results - Ignore Manufacturers Directions! |
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    It works - if you don't use the manufacturers instructions. I have gotten very good results with this, but I apply it differently. I use a soft bristle paint brush and slowly work the cream back and forth, up and down, and all around for 5 - 7 minutes - depending on the glass, anyway. Using this method the coverage is perfect every time and there aren't any imperfections. Now, the bad. There are little "bubbles" in the cream. I can only assume that it is dried cream that has fallen inside of the bottle, but these can be complete chaos when applying the etching cream. If you leave one of these on the glass for an extended period it will create an imperfection in the glass when etching. So you have to be sure to get them off of the area that you are etching as soon as possible.
  292. 5 out of 5

    Worked quite well |
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    Seemed to work very well, I bought the 10 ounce jar because at the time it was the same price as the smaller one. Use gloves working with this stuff of course. I got a nice sharp etching of the Skyrim logo out of this. I bought some cheap vinyl that I cut the logo out of and used that as my mask. I then used an acid brush (pinched in a vise to keep the fibers from coming out) to dab this into the area to be etched. went back after about 2 minutes and dabbed over it again to move it around. Rinsed it, then did it again because I wanted a more opaque etch. The first etch is pretty light in the bottles I was doing, I assume it might differ depending on the specific glass though, some might etch easier than others.
  293. 4 out of 5

    Works |
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    Works. Just apply the cream, wait 15 or so minutes, and its etched. Stencils and painters tape to cover the parts you don't want etched were helpful
  294. 5 out of 5

    Works well |
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    Works great did need to leave it on longer than stated on their website but I think they are trying to avoid the glass grain showing through
  295. 5 out of 5

    Easy to use |
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    Easy to use. I left it on the glass for about 20 minutes and it washed right off. Great for making personalized gifts!
  296. 5 out of 5

    Easy, cheap, effective |
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    Very easy to use. I wanted to etch a beer growler... My wife drew the design on some of that adhesive laminating plastic you can buy at Office Depot or any drug store. I applied a patch to the tankard, then used my pocketknife to cut out the parts I wanted etched. Then I applied the cream, and let it sit for 10 minutes or so... (Don't take my word on the time needed... run an experiment on an old beer bottle or something)... then rinsed off the cream and voila! I've also used the vinyl letters you can buy at Office Depot... it works great. I've had less success with Sharpie pens. You could also use fingernail polish if that floats your boat. Then use polish remover (which is generally acetone) to clean up. I give it 5 stars because it's so easy and forgiving to us non-artistic types.
  297. 4 out of 5

    Reviw |
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    Product was as described and advertise arrive on time or within the promise arrival time , totally satisfied with my purchase , Price was good
  298. 5 out of 5

    Great product |
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    I saw two pins on pinterest where baking dishers were etched with some sort of name/monogram/design and I immediately wanted to do it to mine. The one pin was attached to a tutorial in which they used Armor Etch Acid. I searched and searched, but the only place i found it was considerably higher than what I paid for it here. I used my silhouette to cut my name out of vinyl. I put the vinyl on the baking dish and then added the acid. I followed the instructions on the Armour package for set times, ppe, etc. I did all of my baking dishes (and there are a lot of them!) and I barely used any of this. It's still basically a full bottle. I was so excited when I got done. I was kind of hoping the etch would be a bit "darker," but I think the only way to achieve that would be to actually sandblast them, which I know nothing about, nor do I have the equipment for. I have put all of my dishes through the dishwasher, in the oven, etc. and have had no issues after using this cream. At this time, I have not found another project to use this for, but I have it on hand when I do!
  299. 5 out of 5

    I had no idea it could be this easy. Arrived quickly and exactly as described |
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    Wow ! That's all I can say. I have made several gifts and many more on the way. I had no idea it could be this easy. Arrived quickly and exactly as described...and what I wanted.
  300. 4 out of 5

    Pretty cool stuff, but there's a learning curve |
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    Just like I do every year, I spent most of December planning my holiday gift ideas in my head and then actually carried out the hard labor the day or two before Christmas. Not the best idea when it comes to a product like this. Don't get me wrong, I was able to make some stencils and etch some glasses fairly cleanly, and I liked how they turned out, but I would advise that you practice first. Test it out on some old glasses you don't want, or a glass jar you're recycling anyway. For me, there was a noticeable difference between leaving it on the glass for one, two or three minutes, but after that it didn't seem to matter how long you left it on. I also found that for best results, you should stir the applied cream partway through the etching process, to get an even coating. My first attempt came out a little blotchy. Fortunately, it was a stencil of Mount Desert Island in Maine, and the blotches could be passed off as planned topography. All in all, this is a worthwhile purchase, and I think I'll be giving etched glassware as gifts for the next few years! Be sure to wear rubber gloves, long sleeves and eye protection. You don't want your brush to accidentally fling a tiny drop of this stuff right into your eyeball. My next goal is to practice layering my stencils so I can apply the cream for different durations and give my etches some depth.
  301. 5 out of 5

    A Little Can Go A Long Way |
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    We constantly use this for projects and it works great! Depending on the size of the project one bottle can last a while. I have always let the cream sit on the surface for about 20-25 minutes and have had great results with it.
  302. 5 out of 5

    The bottle goes a long way and is a much better price on Amazon compared to the craft stores |
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    This stuff works so well! I use it to make glass mugs for gifts for friends and family, as well as even etch pyrex and the likes. The bottle goes a long way and is a much better price on Amazon compared to the craft stores.
  303. 5 out of 5

    Off-label Use for This Product. |
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    Used this to remove the scratched anti-glare coating from my glasses. Made them usable again, saved some serious money. Word of caution, only use on plastic lenses, not glass. Also use gloves and eye protection when using.
  304. 5 out of 5

    Made my eyeglasse like new. |
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    Spread Armour Etch with a brush on both lenses of my badly scratched eyeglasses. Waited 30 minutes and rinsed with warm water. I can't believe it but they are totally clear and scratch free. Save me $250 plus on a new pair of glasses.
  305. 5 out of 5

    Lifesaver for Coating Failure on Glasses Lenses |
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    This was a lifesaver (and money saver) when the anti-glare coating on my glasses lenses went completely bad. It had gotten to the point where I could not see out of one lens, and I was not covered for new lenses for another couple weeks, yet I had an important life-changing event coming up that I needed to see clearly! Every eyeglass place I called said the coating can't be removed (really? then why is it coming off on its own...!?) I tried soaking the lenses with isopropyl alcohol for awhile then scraping and rubbing off, but that did little to nothing other than scratch the lenses. I tried soaking with Windex overnight and then rubbing, and that actually worked little by little, but was making it much worse before it was going to get better. Armour Etch came to the rescue. I carefully coated the lens with this stuff, using a Q-Tip, avoiding the plastic frames, let sit for 5 mins, and thoroughly rinsed. Most came off, so I did another treatment. In the areas where the lens coating was still fine, the coating came completely off, without any apparent damage to the lens. In the bad areas where the coating was completely "crazzled" from coating failure and repeated attempts at removal, a faint "crazzled" layer can still be seen, but the lenses are much more usable again, and I don't notice it unless they catch the light. Two weeks later and no further effects from the treatment. Be sure to wear gloves and perhaps a respirator and eye-protection, as this is strong stuff. I think the vapors of the stuff even do something, because at the boundary of the areas I coated, you can see the lens coating become hazy for another couple millimeters outward.
  306. 5 out of 5

    Awesome! |
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    I ordered this to make my daughtes monogrammed mason jar cups for Valentines day and it was so easy to use. I made my own stencil using my silhouette cameo and then applied the etch cream let it sit for about 10 min and then washed it off with hot water. Worked perfectly! This is also a much much better price than your local craft store!
  307. 4 out of 5

    It works but... |
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    Used this to make some Christmas gifts. They turned out pretty well, but the etching wasn't visually uniform. Some areas would be etched evenly, but then there seemed to be odd shapes in other areas of the etching. Not sure of the cause it might be due to how I applied the cream? If anyone has any suggests that'd be great.
  308. 5 out of 5

    It's relatively subtle but makes for a great DIY project |
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    Leave it on much longer than it says! I usually leave it on for about 20+ minutes. Also, make sure you use a brush or Q-tip or something to move around the cream while you let it sit. This ensures that its more evenly etched. It's relatively subtle but makes for a great DIY project.
  309. 5 out of 5

    Great product! My sister didn't have much success with ... |
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    Great product! My sister didn't have much success with the cream she used but this worked really well for me. I'd suggest some rubber gloves, masking tape, and stickers/letters from Michaels or wherever. Got some cheap but nice glasses at a dollar store make a great gift!
  310. 4 out of 5

    Worked well. |
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    I am far from a crafty person and I am the type that can screw anything up....because I don't read directions. I am convinced that I can just look at something and know how to use the product. Well, luckily for me, using this etching cream was super easy and my etch looked quite professional :) I was going to purchase at Hobby Lobby but they wanted $10 just for the small bottle, so I ordered the medium sized bottle on amazon instead.
  311. 5 out of 5

    Works |
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    This is a really neat product. It makes quick work of small projects that really create a lot of impact. I create a stencil on my cutter, tape it on, apply cream and let sit for 3 minutes then rinse off in water. Beautiful! Do be careful though. If you get it someplace that you didn't intend, it will leave a mark. I use vinyl stencils with painters tape around the outside for extra protected coverage.
  312. 5 out of 5

    Easy to apply and use |
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    It's a paste-like cream that etches glass. Most instructions say to apply it and let it sit for 1 minute before removing, but it seems to depend on the glass you're applying it to. I applied it to thick picture frame-like glass and found giving it 5 minutes instead of 1 produced better results. Note there are not directions with this, only a bunch of warnings on the back and a suggestion you go to their website for ideas and usage instructions. You will also definitely want either a bristle brush or large craft sticks with your stencils to be able to use this. It cannot be used freehand.
  313. 5 out of 5

    Useful and creative product for anyone. |
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    This product can be used by the complete novice to the most experience glass crafts artists. Read the instructions BEFORE beginning any experiments. All glass etching material can anywhere from mild irritation to severe burns, depending on the amount that gets on your skin. A heavy duty kitchen glove is fine for an experiment to two. If you are creative enough, you can try simple designs. The etching stencils with just about any design you could want are available through Amazon. Want to stencil a special monogram on a champagne flute for a bride and groom. Do it. Dragons, butterflies, dinosaurs, nature... almost whatever you are into can be found here.The possibilities seem endless. I have been doing this for over 30 years and still find Armour Etch to be the highest standard.t for anyone.
  314. 5 out of 5

    Useful To Refurbish Plastic Lenses If UV Coating Is Peeling |
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    Let me start by saying I have never used this product to etch glass as it is intended to do. What I have done with it is save a pair of my wife's glasses after the UV coating was cracked when they accidentally fell into a pot of boiling water. It took a few applications, but sure enough Armour Etch will dissolve and remove coatings on PLASTIC lenses. Do not try using this for this purpose on glass lenses as it will etch those! The bottom line is if you have a pair of plastic or polycarbonate lenses and you need to strip off the UV coating this should do the trick for you. Since this is not the intended use for this product please use your best judgement before using it. In our case the glasses were going to be trashed otherwise and this product brought them back to a usable state.
  315. 4 out of 5

    The eyeglass coating removal trick really works. Try it ... |
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    The eyeglass coating removal trick really works. Try it - just make sure that you use a very soft cloth and that you get every corner of the lens.
  316. 5 out of 5

    Armour Etch Cream is Wonderful |
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    I received this item quickly and in perfect condition. I etched three 20 oz glass mugs and the bottle is still nearly full. I used gloves as recommended and goggles just in case. I made sure the cap was on tight and shook the bottle vigorously for about a minute. The first mug I followed the directions and left the cream on for only 1 minute but the etch was too light for my taste. The second mug was left for about 6 minutes and I got a nice frosted look. The third mug was an experiment. If you inspect the cream it has hard lumps in it and they sometimes leave uneven spots on the etch. I took some of the cream and mixed/crushed it using an old plastic measuring cup and a thick plastic handle from a spoon. Imagine a plastic mortar and pestle. I immediately used the fine cream on the third mug and let it etch for 6 minutes. The results were fantastic!
  317. 5 out of 5

    This product works as described and got to me in ... |
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    This product works as described and got to me in time quoted. It doesn't take too much cream to get the etching and needs no more than 15 for full effect (I tried leaving one for a couple hrs and it came out the same as the 15 min glass).
  318. 2 out of 5

    Product Opened when arrived, needed it for school project or would have sent back |
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    Nothing wrong with the Armour Etch Cream, but I ordered two bottles both had been open prior to my receiving them and at least two ounces missing from the bottles. One bottle I could have seen, but both bottles.
  319. 3 out of 5

    Streaky results |
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    Very streaky results! Maybe the batch I got was old, not sure. It was full of crystals that messed up the end result (tutorials on the web mention needing to try to remove these). Switched to Etchall for next project, and I may never return. Had to re-do my work several times to get something even half-decent (see photos). Pretty disappointed.
  320. 5 out of 5

    Works great! |
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    Our local craft store was no longer selling Armour Etch, and instead had switched to Martha Stewart... however, their MS etching cream wasn't in stock yet, and the employee I spoke with couldn't confirm whether it would actually be an etching cream or just an etch-effect paint. So it was off to Amazon for me, where I bought a bottle for about what I would pay (shipping included) at a craft store. As with any chemical craft, I highly suggest thoroughly researching the product you want to use. Read reviews, watch videos, read blog posts. All of these resources will help you learn the best way to treat the chemical you have chosen to use. This isn't like perfume - you can't use a little for a light effect, or a big glob for a strong effect. It's going to do what it's going to do, but only if you follow the directions. In this case, make sure you put a thick, even layer on the surface you want to work. Yes, this is an expensive chemical to use for large applications... but large applications are better done with a media blaster.
  321. 4 out of 5

    It Works! |
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    I had watched a few videos on how to use etching cream on glass. Definitely make sure that there is an excess amount of tape around the area that you are etching since this cream is a little thinner than expected. I put the etching cream on the glass, waiting about 2 minutes and then swirled it around (there are crystals in the cream) so that it would etch evenly. I waited 5 minutes longer and then rinsed off the etching cream with warm water. You will want to make sure that when you rinse the etching cream in the sink that it is a stainless sink because it can etch porcelain. Also, make sure that you wear rubber or latex gloves since this is an acid and is harmful to your skin. Overall, I am very pleased with the product.
  322. 4 out of 5

    works ok |
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    It did etch the glass, but not as thoroughly as I expected. It was very easy to use.
  323. 4 out of 5

    Easy to use and works well. |
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    Works fine for etching glass. Using some blue tape and a razor blade I was able to make a personalized glass in about half hour. Most of that time was waiting for the glass to etch. It did not etch as deep as I would have liked but it is still very cool to make your own glasses. Maybe I should have done two coats. But in any case I am happy with this product. It seems to work well and is easy to use. I recommended it for personalizing glass or mirrors.
  324. 4 out of 5

    Works |
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    This worked as expected, except that I'd say leave it on for at least 30 minutes to get a good shadow on the glass. Otherwise, it's kind of light.
  325. 5 out of 5

    Excellent etch cream |
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    Really excellent! I've etched glass before, but with super cheap creams that left blotchy results. Following a blogger's advice, I applied the cream with a q-tip, set a timer for 2 1/2 minutes, swirled the cream around (there are a few large crystals that can leave blotchy spots) and set the timer for 2 1/2 minutes (five minutes total). The Armour Etch website says to leave it on one minute and rinse off, but one minute was WAY too short--the etch was barely there. Another blogger says that you can wipe the cream back into the bottle and resuse it, but we just rinsed it off. We made 30 etched jars for Christmas presents and barely made a dent in the cream. I'm very pleased with this cream, and will buy it again when it runs out in 20 years.
  326. 5 out of 5

    I love this stuff..just wish it cost less so I could have more! |
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    This is the best stuff for gifts and just making crafts for yourself! You will have a blast with it!
  327. 4 out of 5

    Works fine... |
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    This cream seems to work fine. My first issue is that there are no real instructions on how to use the cream. I am not sure if we just did not get them from the seller we got it from, or if there just are none. We went on-line and found the instructions on the Armour Etch site, so it was not too bad. The first thing that we etched with a Pyrex pie plate, as we had just put the cream on it, I was reading through the website and saw that this cream is not suppose to work on Pyrex, we figured it was already there, so let it have a go. We let it sit for a while, and when we washed it, it had been etched. So, while it did work, it might not be as much as normal. We have done a few other small etching projects since then, and have been happy with this cream. But I think that the wife is interested in moving up to something a little more than just etching cream.
  328. 5 out of 5

    Best idea for Christmas gift! |
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    I originally bought this at Michaels in a bigger jar for way too much. I ended up taking it back and ordering this one on Amazon to save some money. There was no way I would ever use the big jar, I was just doing some etching on some pans. I have a ton left so I plan on doing more projects with this, it was really fun to play with and it turned out awesome.
  329. 5 out of 5

    This etching cream works great when you use it right! |
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    In high school I had taken a stain glass class and we learned how to use this product effectively. The directions on the product itself doesn't go into great detail and doesn't explain different ways on how to get the best results. Part of the procedures needed for great results is making sure that when you cut out the design on your contact paper, you want to make sure that you have nice clean crisp lines and that all of the edges to those lines are secured to the glass otherwise you may end up with a blotchy, unrecognizable design because the cream will get underneath those lines. As well, when you apply the product, making sure that you have applied an even, and thick layer of cream will help the results look nice causing the defined depth, desired. I have used this product many times since high school just for decorative fun and with more practice, the better the results become.
  330. 5 out of 5

    Very Satisfied |
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    I had great luck with this product, made many etched glasses for the holidays and had quite a bit left over for other things. I used inexpensive contact paper for my designs, adhered it, then applied the etching cream per directions and I did leave it on about an hour due to making other things. Worked great and the results were wonderful. Thank you.
  331. 5 out of 5

    Armour Etch Class Etching Cream |
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    Interesting review choices. It asks me how fun, durable, and educational this toy is. Huh? Glass etching acid is not a toy! As for this product itself, it is an easy to use way to etch glass easily and effectively! I accidentally knocked out two window panes from an 1929 English Tudor window. These particular panes had an etched diamond shape on them. It was incredibly easy to apply the Armour Etching to the new window panes and restore the original look to the window. Once dried, the panes look identical to the originals located directly next to them! I give this product 5 stars!
  332. 5 out of 5

    Works well and is a great way to get started with glass etching |
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    This cream is a great way to get started with glass etching. It's easy to use as long as you're careful, but there are a few tricks you should understand to get the best results. - Don't use a brush to apply the cream. It works much better to use a flat popsicle stick (available in packs of copious quantities for cheap right here on Amazon, known as "treat sticks"). Using a flat sided stick helps you smooth the cream into an even layer, and the stick can be loaded with much more cream than a brush can for the initial application. Plus no brush strokes, since the stick never actually has to touch the glass. - Clean your glass thoroughly before applying the cream. Make a glass cleaning solution of 50% of the highest concentration rubbing alcohol you can get (97% or higher is ideal) and 50% distilled or purified water. Use a microfiber cloth to clean just like you would for eyeglasses. The cleaning solution will help remove oils from skin contact like fingerprints, and it will dry quickly too. - Stencils apply to glass better if neither the glass nor the stencil is cold. ~70deg F / ~21deg C is fine, just be aware that temperature is a factor if you store your glass or stencil someplace cold. - When applying the stencil to your glass, use your finger to press firmly all the way around the edges of the design itself. The idea here is that you want your stencil to adhere as closely as possible to the glass to prevent any of the liquid cream from seeping beneath the edges of the stencil. - Don't follow the directions on the bottle. Apply the cream over your stencil in a thick layer, then poke it a bit with the stick to break up any bubbles that might have formed from the application. Leave the cream on for 10 minutes. Every few minutes, use the stick to stir it a bit and re-smooth it. Periodically redistributing the cream over the glass surface is critical to achieving the most consistent, smooth etch possible. If you're having trouble with this product, that's probably the reason. - You can achieve a whiter etch by rinsing and repeating the process up to three times. This is not necessary unless you really want the whiter etch, as the results from a single application are pretty good. And don't expect a world of difference from multiple applications. The difference between one application and three is noticeable but not by any means like night and day. - Wear gloves and safety glasses. It is not at all likely you will get this stuff in your eyes or even on your skin, but be safe! This cream is a potent acid that can irritate your skin (or even burn it if not washed off immediately) and seriously damage the soft tissue in your eyes. Accidents can happen, and it's way better to look like a dufus wearing gloves and goggles for twenty minutes than it is to be caught in an unlikely accident that leaves you blind. - When disposing of this cream, rinse it first into a medium mixing bowl, fill the bowl with water, and stir to mix well. Diluting the acid will preemptively protect you from silly mistakes like forgetting to run enough water down the drain when you rinse it. The 10-ounce size is pretty big and will let you etch more than you're probably thinking about etching if you're just getting started with this stuff. It's a good size for getting started if you have a few dozen glass pieces to etch. If you just want to do 2-4 glasses, there is a smaller size available that will work fine for you.
  333. 5 out of 5

    works great if you keep it moving |
    0

    I wanted to make some neat glasses as a gift for a friend. I masked out a design, then applied the paste with a watercolor sized paintbrush. The etching did not seem consistent, although i left it on for the recommended time it was a little splotchy. What I found worked perfect was to constantly keep pushing around the paste with the brush while waiting about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Swirl, swirl, swirl, count to 10, then start swirling again. Making little circles so that everything got stirred around rather than just letting it sit on top. When I did this the etching texture came out uniform and was very defined. I hope that tip helps some others. I have made over 15 glasses, its just so easy, and the kids like helping too.
  334. 5 out of 5

    Works perfect |
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    It did exactly what I wanted it to do. However, it didn't have instructions on the bottle. Just a TON of warnings. So I read some online blogs (and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express) and here's what I learned from both the blogs and my personal experiences: Wear gloves and wipe the glass down with rubbing alcohol beforehand to take off any reside from fingerprints or cleaner. Apply your stencil and carefully pour the armour etch onto the glass in small amounts. Use anything - I used a piece of cardboard - to spread the armour etch so it completely covers the area you want to etch. Let it sit 5 minutes and then use the cardboard to "stir" the paste around to ensure good coverage. Let sit 5 more minutes. Use the cardboard again and put the cream back into the bottle. Its reusable! Then (while still wearing gloves) rinse off the cream with water. I used my hand to help get it all off. Remove stencil and wahlah! etched glass. Good luck!
  335. 5 out of 5

    Excellent product. Been using for 5 years. Still Impressed. |
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    I have used Armour Etch Cream for about 5 years now. When I purchased my Cricut Expressions machine I saw a piece of etched glass on the side of the box. I started to research how to etch glass and Armour Etch was one of the first creams that I discovered. I read many reviews and this product is what I purchased. The first time I used the cream it worked PERFECTLY! I brush it onto my stencil to create a thick layer (you don't want any streaks,) then let it sit for 5 minutes while watching it the entire time to be sure it does not drip. Then wash off the cream with plain water and you have a perfectly etched image. My tips are to be sure you give your cream a good shake before using it. The chemicals need to be well combined to allow for an even etch. Also, you have to be careful not to get it get anywhere else on the glass other than your desired area because it etches almost instantly. Overall this is a great product and I continue to buy it and use it often!
  336. 5 out of 5

    Quick & Easy |
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    We bought about 200 glasses from thrift stores and yard sales to give out as wedding favors. We created a stencil and used this etching cream to etch them. It was super fast and simple to do. Brush on, leave for 5-10 minutes, wash off. We did find that a sponge style brush worked better to "dab" than a regular brush...the brushing motion sometimes got the cream under the stencil edges which made the etched lines not as crisp.
  337. 5 out of 5

    Quick & Easy |
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    We bought about 200 glasses from thrift stores and yard sales to give out as wedding favors. We created a stencil and used this etching cream to etch them. It was super fast and simple to do. Brush on, leave for 5-10 minutes, wash off. We did find that a sponge style brush worked better to "dab" than a regular brush...the brushing motion sometimes got the cream under the stencil edges which made the etched lines not as crisp.
  338. 5 out of 5

    Works perfect |
    Verified Purchase

    It did exactly what I wanted it to do. However, it didn't have instructions on the bottle. Just a TON of warnings. So I read some online blogs (and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express) and here's what I learned from both the blogs and my personal experiences: Wear gloves and wipe the glass down with rubbing alcohol beforehand to take off any reside from fingerprints or cleaner. Apply your stencil and carefully pour the armour etch onto the glass in small amounts. Use anything - I used a piece of cardboard - to spread the armour etch so it completely covers the area you want to etch. Let it sit 5 minutes and then use the cardboard to "stir" the paste around to ensure good coverage. Let sit 5 more minutes. Use the cardboard again and put the cream back into the bottle. Its reusable! Then (while still wearing gloves) rinse off the cream with water. I used my hand to help get it all off. Remove stencil and wahlah! etched glass. Good luck!
  339. 5 out of 5

    Excellent product. Been using for 5 years. Still Impressed. |
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    I have used Armour Etch Cream for about 5 years now. When I purchased my Cricut Expressions machine I saw a piece of etched glass on the side of the box. I started to research how to etch glass and Armour Etch was one of the first creams that I discovered. I read many reviews and this product is what I purchased. The first time I used the cream it worked PERFECTLY! I brush it onto my stencil to create a thick layer (you don't want any streaks,) then let it sit for 5 minutes while watching it the entire time to be sure it does not drip. Then wash off the cream with plain water and you have a perfectly etched image. My tips are to be sure you give your cream a good shake before using it. The chemicals need to be well combined to allow for an even etch. Also, you have to be careful not to get it get anywhere else on the glass other than your desired area because it etches almost instantly. Overall this is a great product and I continue to buy it and use it often!
  340. 5 out of 5

    Works well and is a great way to get started with glass etching |
    Verified Purchase

    This cream is a great way to get started with glass etching. It's easy to use as long as you're careful, but there are a few tricks you should understand to get the best results. - Don't use a brush to apply the cream. It works much better to use a flat popsicle stick (available in packs of copious quantities for cheap right here on Amazon, known as "treat sticks"). Using a flat sided stick helps you smooth the cream into an even layer, and the stick can be loaded with much more cream than a brush can for the initial application. Plus no brush strokes, since the stick never actually has to touch the glass. - Clean your glass thoroughly before applying the cream. Make a glass cleaning solution of 50% of the highest concentration rubbing alcohol you can get (97% or higher is ideal) and 50% distilled or purified water. Use a microfiber cloth to clean just like you would for eyeglasses. The cleaning solution will help remove oils from skin contact like fingerprints, and it will dry quickly too. - Stencils apply to glass better if neither the glass nor the stencil is cold. ~70deg F / ~21deg C is fine, just be aware that temperature is a factor if you store your glass or stencil someplace cold. - When applying the stencil to your glass, use your finger to press firmly all the way around the edges of the design itself. The idea here is that you want your stencil to adhere as closely as possible to the glass to prevent any of the liquid cream from seeping beneath the edges of the stencil. - Don't follow the directions on the bottle. Apply the cream over your stencil in a thick layer, then poke it a bit with the stick to break up any bubbles that might have formed from the application. Leave the cream on for 10 minutes. Every few minutes, use the stick to stir it a bit and re-smooth it. Periodically redistributing the cream over the glass surface is critical to achieving the most consistent, smooth etch possible. If you're having trouble with this product, that's probably the reason. - You can achieve a whiter etch by rinsing and repeating the process up to three times. This is not necessary unless you really want the whiter etch, as the results from a single application are pretty good. And don't expect a world of difference from multiple applications. The difference between one application and three is noticeable but not by any means like night and day. - Wear gloves and safety glasses. It is not at all likely you will get this stuff in your eyes or even on your skin, but be safe! This cream is a potent acid that can irritate your skin (or even burn it if not washed off immediately) and seriously damage the soft tissue in your eyes. Accidents can happen, and it's way better to look like a dufus wearing gloves and goggles for twenty minutes than it is to be caught in an unlikely accident that leaves you blind. - When disposing of this cream, rinse it first into a medium mixing bowl, fill the bowl with water, and stir to mix well. Diluting the acid will preemptively protect you from silly mistakes like forgetting to run enough water down the drain when you rinse it. The 10-ounce size is pretty big and will let you etch more than you're probably thinking about etching if you're just getting started with this stuff. It's a good size for getting started if you have a few dozen glass pieces to etch. If you just want to do 2-4 glasses, there is a smaller size available that will work fine for you.
  341. 5 out of 5

    works great if you keep it moving |
    0

    I wanted to make some neat glasses as a gift for a friend. I masked out a design, then applied the paste with a watercolor sized paintbrush. The etching did not seem consistent, although i left it on for the recommended time it was a little splotchy. What I found worked perfect was to constantly keep pushing around the paste with the brush while waiting about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Swirl, swirl, swirl, count to 10, then start swirling again. Making little circles so that everything got stirred around rather than just letting it sit on top. When I did this the etching texture came out uniform and was very defined. I hope that tip helps some others. I have made over 15 glasses, its just so easy, and the kids like helping too.
  342. 5 out of 5

    Armour Etch Class Etching Cream |
    Verified Purchase

    Interesting review choices. It asks me how fun, durable, and educational this toy is. Huh? Glass etching acid is not a toy! As for this product itself, it is an easy to use way to etch glass easily and effectively! I accidentally knocked out two window panes from an 1929 English Tudor window. These particular panes had an etched diamond shape on them. It was incredibly easy to apply the Armour Etching to the new window panes and restore the original look to the window. Once dried, the panes look identical to the originals located directly next to them! I give this product 5 stars!
  343. 4 out of 5

    Easy to use and works well. |
    Verified Purchase

    Works fine for etching glass. Using some blue tape and a razor blade I was able to make a personalized glass in about half hour. Most of that time was waiting for the glass to etch. It did not etch as deep as I would have liked but it is still very cool to make your own glasses. Maybe I should have done two coats. But in any case I am happy with this product. It seems to work well and is easy to use. I recommended it for personalizing glass or mirrors.
  344. 5 out of 5

    Very Satisfied |
    Verified Purchase

    I had great luck with this product, made many etched glasses for the holidays and had quite a bit left over for other things. I used inexpensive contact paper for my designs, adhered it, then applied the etching cream per directions and I did leave it on about an hour due to making other things. Worked great and the results were wonderful. Thank you.
  345. 5 out of 5

    Best idea for Christmas gift! |
    Verified Purchase

    I originally bought this at Michaels in a bigger jar for way too much. I ended up taking it back and ordering this one on Amazon to save some money. There was no way I would ever use the big jar, I was just doing some etching on some pans. I have a ton left so I plan on doing more projects with this, it was really fun to play with and it turned out awesome.
  346. 5 out of 5

    Excellent etch cream |
    Verified Purchase

    Really excellent! I've etched glass before, but with super cheap creams that left blotchy results. Following a blogger's advice, I applied the cream with a q-tip, set a timer for 2 1/2 minutes, swirled the cream around (there are a few large crystals that can leave blotchy spots) and set the timer for 2 1/2 minutes (five minutes total). The Armour Etch website says to leave it on one minute and rinse off, but one minute was WAY too short--the etch was barely there. Another blogger says that you can wipe the cream back into the bottle and resuse it, but we just rinsed it off. We made 30 etched jars for Christmas presents and barely made a dent in the cream. I'm very pleased with this cream, and will buy it again when it runs out in 20 years.