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Glue Chip Stained Glass

Glue Chip Glass

Purchasing Stained Glass

Always purchase enough glass at the beginning of your stained glass project to complete it! Glass colors, like dye lots of fabric, can change from one shipment to the next, and you may not find exactly the same color match if you need more glass. In addition, glass manufacturers produce some colors as seldom as once a year. The colors displayed here can only be an approximation of the actual glass color. Please send a small sample if you are looking for an exact color match.

Shipping Glass By UPS

Glass for UPS shipping is cut to fit one of our specially designed, heavy duty glass boxes.

  • PURCHASE Orders with glass sheets will be charged an additional charge for glass boxing.
  • 1-13 sheets +$10
  • 14-26 sheets +$14.50
  • over 27 sheets +$20
  • plus your UPS shipping charges. This glass boxing charge will be added to your INVOICE when we count and package the sheets.
Glass sizes are approximate colors will vary.
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Glue chip glass is basically clear and used for visual diffusion. This obscure texture allows maximum light to pass while giving cool frozen frost type texture to view. Glue chipping is the simple process of coating glass with an animal hide glue to the surface of the glass. The glue which was melted in a double boiler will flow on the surface of the glass about 1/16" thick. For best result some artist prefer to sandblast the glass before applying the glue. As the glue drys (key point) it will contract and chip the surface. Thus the term glue chipping. Many factors are key to successful glass chipping. Some factors are humidity, glass surface, heat, and time. Additional techniques can be used with glass chipping such as masking off a design on the glass to prevent chipping. Many sign makers do this for lettering. Silvering the back or front of chipped glass creates a great mirror. Check the net for in master glue chipping insturctions.