Remodeling the kitchen isn’t a lightweight commitment, so designs, materials and colors all take on added importance. The look you create in the kitchen needs to have a timeless quality about it because redoing the kitchen doesn’t happen often! Glass is an excellent material choice. With it, you can create an elegant, enduring look that will stand the test of time.
Many creative uses for backpainted glass
Glass is easy to work with and can be used on a variety of surfaces, including walls, cabinets and countertops. It’s versatile, easy to clean and resistant to chemicals. It’s also easy to decorate. Using Glassprimer™ glass paint, you can backpaint any glass surface with virtually any color.
Glass makes the ideal material for backsplashes. You can use relatively thin, lightweight glass to protect walls above countertops and behind sinks. You can also use glass to protect walls around the stove, but for this application, you should use tempered glass.
Glassprimer™ glass paint is specially designed to make a permanent bond with glass. In addition, it is resistant to heat up to 350° F, and is resistant to UV light exposure. That means you can use it around the stove, and near windows. Glassprimer™ glass paint resists fading, delaminating, and cracking. When applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions, the paint is also backed by a 10-year warranty.
Beyond backsplashes, you can also use glass to resurface the door fronts for cupboards and cabinets. This is an ideal application for lightweight glass, but you can also use super-light Plexiglas™ to laminate door and drawer fronts. Glassprimer™ glass paint bonds permanently with Plexiglas™ to create a modern, lightweight and strong glass-like appearance.
You don’t often think of glass as a good material for countertops, but it actually is! You can purchase glass in a variety of thicknesses – up to 4″ or greater. You can use low-iron glass, which gives a pure white look, or standard glass, which has a green cast. In addition to backpainting glass for use on walls, cabinets and countertops, you can also use a variety of LED lighting to create different effects.
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