Back painted glass adds an amazing decorative touch to your kitchen or bathroom, but back painted glass isn’t just for those rooms. There’s no doubt about the value of glass surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom, where sanitation is a must. But you can use back painted glass in just about any room in the house.
Back painted glass looks great in any room
Glass is a great decorating medium. It’s not often used in homes, so it tends to add a luxury feel to a room. Painted glass that’s been laminated to an existing wall can really give a room a whole new attitude.
Glass isn’t just a decoration; it can also be a solution, especially in older homes. The danger of lead exposure from old lead paint is well known. Lead interferes with the development of a child’s brain and can cause irreversible damage or even death. No one disputes the danger of lead, but adults who come in contact with lead are also at serious risk.
Removing lead paint isn’t always an option. Lead significantly increases the durability of paint, which is why it was added to paint in the first place. Getting lead paint off the walls requires sanding or scraping, which tends to add lead dust to the air in large quantities.
Lead abatement specialists often recommend replacing lead-painted walls altogether, or keeping the walls painted regularly to seal in the lead paint. Another solution is to laminate the walls with something that will keep microscopic lead particles from escaping the paint. Wallpaper can work, but so can back painted glass.
Glass is inexpensive and can be cut to fit the walls in your home precisely. Using a thin sheet of glass reduces the amount of weight added to the walls. You can use silicone adhesive to laminate thin glass directly to the walls. Using a paint like GlassPrimer™ glass paint on your glass laminate means that your silicone adhesive won’t show through the paint. Your “glass walls” will look great. They’re easy to clean and require virtually no additional maintenance.
If you’d like more information about GlassPrimer™ glass paint, please visit http://www.glasspaint.com.
Photo Credit: Jan, via Flickr