XGP – Color Glass Specification

Part 1 – GENERAL

  •  Summary:

Furnish all labor, materials, tools, equipment and service necessary for and reasonably incidental to complete the glazing work as indicated on the drawings or specified.

  •  Related Sections:
  • Metal Framing
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Joint Sealers
  • Submittals:
  1. Product Data: Manufacturer catalogs and technical literature
  2. Color Sample: 4”x 4” minimum sample of XGP-Color Glass
  • Warranty:

Provide ten-year manufacturer’s warranty of paint coating that covers color fading, cracking, bubbling, or peeling. Warranty applies when installed to XGP-Color Glass Specifications.



2.1   Manufacturer:


2595 Jeremiah Industrial Way SW

Conyers, Georgia 30012

Tel: 770-483-3393   Fax: 770- 483-3954

E-mail: sale@uscolorglass.com

Web-site: www.uscolorglass.com

  • Materials:
  1. The Paint-Coated Opaque Colored Glass:

Paint Type:  Two-components are lead-free oil base paint containing special additive that helps the paint bonds permanently on the surface of glass.

Laboratory test:

  • Standard practice for computing  the colors of objects:

ASTM E1347-97, ASTM D 2244-93(2000), ASTM E308-01

  • Specular Gloss of  surface of coatings:

ASTM D523-89(1999), D2457-03

  • Measuring Adhesion by tape test:

ASTM D3359-02

2.3   Applications:

  • Solid Colors on Annealed Glass
  • Metallic Colors on Annealed Glass
  • Solid Colors on Tempered Glass
  • Metallic Colors on Tempered Glass
  • Sparkled Solid Colors

2.4   Accessories:

As required by manufacturer of doors and frames.


3.1   Inspection:

  1. The General Contractor examines the framing and glazing channel surface, backing and the condition under which the glazing is to be performed.
  2. The General Contractor also inspects each piece of glass prior to installation.
  3. Beginning of installation means acceptance of substrate.

3.2   Preparation:

  1. Clean contact surface with solvent and wipe dry.
  2. Seal porous glazing channel or recesses.
  3. Prime surface scheduled to receive sealant.

3.3   Installation:

  1. Installation on walls or floors:

Recommended thickness: 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2”

  1. Make applied area – sheet rock, wood panel, plywood, or concretes – flat, leveled and smooth surfaced.
  2. The wall should be clean, raw sheet-rock surface, painted or primer-coated.
  3. Use non-acid silicone (RTV- Clear Silicone: C. R. Laurence Co., Inc.  )
  4. Ceramic tile adhesive and grouts can be used. (Call U.S. Color Glass Co. and follow instruction)
  1. Installation on surface of doors or cabinet doors:


Recommend thickness: 1/8”and 3/16”

  • Place down the doors or cabinet doors.
  • Use white, gray or black double-side tape (1/30” thickness) depending on colors of glass.
  • Thin layer of RTV – Clear Silicone can be used along with double-sided tape for large sized doors.
  • Wait at least 24 hours would give enough time to bond.
  • L-mold can be used on the bottom of doors to hold weight of the glass if the glass seems too heavy.
  1. Using Stand-off Display System:

Stand-off Display System can be applied using 1/4” to 1/2” thickness of tempered color glass with or without holes on glass to install on the following:

  • Concrete, stone, marble or uneven surfaced walls.
  • Wide or high commercial interior and exterior walls.

3.4 Cleaning:

Clean with water, sponges or cloths. A non-abrasive wetting agent should be used on damaged sealant materials. Scrapers and other sharp instruments should not be used.