How to keep your lacquered glass ageless

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Coloured glass solutions can add warm or and fresh tones to interior decor, with all-over brilliance of glass. However there are some precautions to be taken while using lacquered glass to maintain the shining forever.

Lacquered glass is a back painted glass. It is coloured and opaque in appearance and is produced by depositing a coating of lacquer on one side of the glass. On various occasions, we use different types of glasses, but the composition of the lacquer enables the glass to function rooms which are damp and humid such as kitchens and bathrooms, without additional protective backing. Apart from Kitchens and Bathrooms, it finds application as cladding for walls and doors, and on furniture. It is also ideal for use on wardrobe and cupboard doors.

The unique composition of lacquered glass is conducive for the manufacture of glass tables as they can be made available into variety of colours displaying a lucrative feel. Glass tables in India are quickly catching up with the market which reflects that a lot of people are trying to enhance their older interiors with modern style. One of the important reasons for the popularity of lacquered glass is that they can withstand high temperatures, making it decently secure to use.

While you are using lacquered glasses, there are few precautions to look for.
1. Is it heat resistant?
It can withstand temperatures upto 80°C. However, prolonged exposure to high temperature could lead to slight fading of the colour.

2. Is this scratch-free?
Glass itself is not scratch free. Any sharp object will create a mark and result in scratch on the paint. So, try to avoid such type of objects that could cause harm to your glass.

3. Can we use lacquered glass in exterior applications?
We should not expose the glass to exterior weather conditions like heat and moisture as it will cause discolouration and fading.

4. Can we use it on table tops and counters?
No, it cannot be used as table top and on counters, since it is not tempered.

5. What if it breaks-will it hurt you?
Yes, it can hurt us since it is annealed glass. A safety film (like polypropylene) can be applied to the back of the glass to ensure its safety.

6. Does water affect this glass?
Prolonged exposure to water would affect the colour composition of the glass. The water on the glass may result in fading away of the paint.

7. Does lacquered and ceramic glass have the same composition?
No, Lacquered is annealed float glass. Coloured opaque appearance is achieved by applying high quality paint to one surface of the glass, which is oven cured. Ceramic printing is done on annealed glass but we need to further process it like tempering.
8. Does this product require special material like silicon to install?
No, it does not require special material. Generally, it’s installed with lacquered silicon.

9. Can we use it in a frameless application?
No, we cannot use it in a frameless application.

10. How should we paste it on the wall?
We require wooden board as base on the wall and then we can paste the lacquered glass on the board with the use of lacquered silicon, pin, stud or with 3m make tape.

11. How do you clean this glass?
It can be cleaned very easily with regular glass cleaner and dry cloth.

Hence we can easily say that lacquered has many qualities and are available in standard sizes and colours, but it can be customised as per requirement.