Glass is easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting; so it is easy to see why more and more offices have been getting creative with back painted glass; especially by using it as message boards in reception, eating, conference, and creative areas.
Dreamwalls Color Glass was many years in development while we created the perfect paint formula for excellent coverage, adherence, and durability. Glass is a very non-porous substrate that is difficult to get paints to adhere to properly long-term, so we used our 50 years of experience in making mirrors towards developing a product that is the highest quality available.
We achieved the longevity, durability, and purity of Dreamwalls Color Glass through 3 unique characteristics:
- Using Low Iron Substrate
- Heat Curing
LOW IRON SUBSTRATE: In all back-painted glass, the paint is applied to the back side of the glass, so the viewer has to look through the glass to perceive the color. If the glass has a greenish cast, it can alter the color to the viewing eye. When that happens, reds become neutralized, whites become aqua, yellows become greenish and all pastels become a bit “off”.
Each piece of Dreamwalls Color Glass is created using low-iron glass which doesn’t have the greenish tint of regular glass. So the color you specify is the color you get. Every time.
Who says a message board can only be white? As long as there is good contrast for ease of viewing, a dry erase message board can be any pale tint. If one uses the wet-erase markers, that are available in stronger colors, you can use nearly ANY color imaginable to write on the glass.
We made the choice very early on in development to use low-iron glass so that colors specified are the colors you get regardless of the application. What’s more, all Dreamwalls Color Glass colors are matched using a color photospectrometer which ensures that the color is accurate within 1 delta point. This greatly reduces the effect known as “metamerism failure” under different lighting conditions.
HEAT CURING: Each piece of Dreamwalls Color Glass is heat cured in our specially designed ovens – not air-dried – immediately after coating. This means the product is produced faster without the danger of contaminants or finger-print marks while drying. Your product is produced without the need for it to lie around for days drying, making space and job run size unlimited.
DUAL COATING: Because of our experience in putting durable and beautiful coatings on glass, Dreamwalls Color Glass is a coated glass that dries very hard, won’t chip or flake, and provides the opacity necessary for professional installations.
After the color coat is applied to a piece of Dreamwalls Color Glass, the glass is coated again, using our patented coating (which we also use on all our mirrors) to protect the color paint layer during fabrication, shipping, and installation. What’s more, this additional coat creates a product that is 100% opaque to prevent adhesives from showing through. [*a full list of recommended adhesives can be found on our website.]
For more information about Dreamwalls Color Glass Message Boards and our other decorative glass options, please call 800-334-7267 or visit www.dreamwallscolorglass.com