Like fashion, color trends change over time. Last year, whites and light pastels were the hot commodity. This year? Put the whites away! Bold, confident colors dominate paint trends. That’s helpful to know if you’re planning on painting glass this spring or summer.
Glassprimer™ makes painting glass easy
Painting glass is one of the easiest ways to update the look of a room. Whether you’re trying to update a glass tabletop or you want to give a wall a whole new look, consider ways in which you can incorporate glass into your plan.
Bold colors – including blues, reds and greens – will dominate the paint landscape in 2017. If this holds your attention, consider darker and semi-saturated blues and darker brownish reds. You can offset this approach with complementary lime green for a captivating look.
It is definitely possible to go overboard with bold colors, so choose your palette carefully. These bold shades can play off of each other well, but you’ll want to tone them down with some bright white contrasts. Use bright whites on the ceilings, trim and doors to break up colors that might otherwise be overwhelming.
If you’re planning to go bold, be sure to add as much natural light as possible. You can also provide some visual relief with light neutral furnishings and floor coverings.
Glass opens up your decorating options. You can create an elegant look by laminating glass (or Plexiglas™ to the walls. Laminating creates an unusual, luxurious surface that’s easy to clean and maintain. It can also help you “resurface” walls that may be in bad condition. Consider using it to rehabilitate a cinder block or stucco wall surface that either simply doesn’t look good or isn’t in good condition.
Painting glass is easy. The material requires minimal surface preparation. A little alcohol and steel wool, followed by a thorough drying with ordinary paper towels is all you need to do to prepare your glass or Plexiglas™ for painting.
Apply the paint using a high-volume, low pressure paint sprayer. You can find a good quality sprayer in any home improvement store. Using a HVLP paint sprayer ensures excellent, even coverage and a professional finished look.
If you’d like more information about GlassPrimer™ glass paint, or you’d like to place an order, please visit us at http://www.glasspaint.com.
Photo Credit: Craftsman Court Ceramics, via Flickr