Acid etched glass is achieved by dipping glass into actual acid. This results in a very smooth etching effect.
Since acid is considered a hazardous material, its use is banned in several areas. Due to this, Acid Etched glass is usually processed in specific factories and then sent to glass processors as fully etched sheets of glass.
Accordingly the disadvantage of acid etched glass is that the etching design cannot be customized.
In contrast sandblasted glass can be fully customized according to the required design.
Although the etching will be slightly less smooth than the acid, the sandblasted part can then be coated to protect from any fingerprints or marking.