News & Trends


What Are the Best Applications & Uses for Back-Painted Glass?

Back-painted glass can transform railings, lobbies, walls, dividers, and display cases into customized works of art that will impress customers within any industry.
Published January 31, 2023

Image of turquoise back painted glass on receptionist desk with text - What Are the Best Applications & Uses for Back-Painted Glass

Whether adding subtle hues or all-encompassing color schemes, back-painting can elevate the aesthetics and style of any commercial space. 

Showcasing high-end shoes and clothing, re-imagining office layouts, or creating inclusive branding—back-painted glass adds beauty, sophistication, and pizzazz through customization to benefit a wide variety of functions.

Aesthetics aside, it’s also easy to clean, durable, and strong—making it a wise choice for even the busiest and most-trafficked areas. 

When working with a reputable fabricator such as Dillmeier Glass Company, colors range from custom ceramic ink finishes or primary palette—with endless possibilities!

Here is a helpful rundown of the various uses and applications of back-painted glass, as well as its many features and benefits. 

Advantages & Benefits of Back-Painted Glass

Back-painted glass boasts several advantages and features for myriad applications. Whether a color-matched lobby wall with customized branding and designs or an atria glass railing, its decorative versatility can transform any space into something truly memorable. 

Aside from custom colors, this fabrication process can easily incorporate additional techniques such as UV bonding, custom cutting and shaping, and edging.

When regularly cleaned, back-painted glass withstands bacteria, mold, corrosion, and other potential hazards. It’s best to have your project completed by a fabricator offering a lifetime product guarantee.

Back-painted glass results in a fully opaque finished product. It can also be combined with other decorative processes, such as sandblasting, silk screening, and acid etching

Back-Painted Glass Applications & Uses

From open office areas and  conference rooms to display cases and lobbies— back-painted glass boasts a vast array of uses across diverse industries.  

Aesthetics aside, it’s also easy to clean, durable, and strong—making it a wise choice for even the busiest and most-trafficked areas. 

Here are several applications for this extraordinary glass. 


As coronavirus pandemic concerns continue to wane and more and more consumers return to brick-and-mortar stores and shops, back-painted glass display cases and shelves offer fantastic ways to showcase products and help boost sales. Their easy customization creates boundless design and branding opportunities, along with a wow factor that can leave positive lasting impressions on shoppers! 

Hotels & Restaurants

Back-painted lobby walls and reception desks welcome guests and patrons with style, sophistication, and grace—conveying comfort and appreciation to visitors, and assurances that they’ve come to the right place. Back-painting in bar and lounge areas expresses cleanliness and consideration, telling customers they are valued. It has similar effects within hotel guestrooms, with color-matched bathroom walls, countertops, and shower enclosures communicating quality and thoughtfulness. 

Offices & Other Commercial Spaces

With more and more employees returning to corporate offices and managers seeking to maintain safety while fostering collaboration and productivity, frameless glass walls, back-painted partitions and dividers, and glass markerboards are perfect additions. These are also great ways to enhance branding—through custom logos and designs, silk screening, sandblasting, and acid etching. 


Subtle Colors to All-Encompassing Designs

It’s best to work with an experienced and knowledgeable fabricator such as Dillmeier Glass Company to create the perfect back-painted glass products for your specific needs guaranteed to impress and inspire!

Dillmeier Glass Company provides custom color-matching through our back-painted glass services. Tell us about your project today! 

Create Stunning Glass Retail Displays - PDF Cover


Create Stunning Glass Retail Displays  PDF Guide

Find out some of the latest retail display trends and must-haves to help increase foot traffic.


Was this article helpful to you?Subscribe to our newsletter for free industry news and trends.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts