Durability and Testing of Painted Decorative Interior Mounted Glass - Downloadable


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To consider when determining the durability of a backpainted product


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This Paper specifically addresses glass that has been painted on the back side, or second surface, that is not exposed to direct human contact. There are many factors to keep in mind when determining the durability of backpainted decorative glass. It is generally installed in an interior setting and protected from the elements; however, it is still subject to an environment and application that requires the product to be durable. Backpainted glass may be exposed to mechanical or chemical attachments or cleaners, moist environments due to proximity of water or plumbing fixtures, exposure to ultra violet (UV) light, heat through windows, and various methods used for installation. This document will provide some of the factors to consider when determining the durability of a backpainted product and provide direction for testing to determine a products' durability. The Technical Services Division of the National Glass Association (NGA) has produced this Glass Technical Paper solely for informational purposes. This Paper was developed by dedicated member volunteers and subject matter experts. This document was published in January 2015.  All purchases will be electronically accessed or delivered.

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