If you’re thinking about using glass paint, a wall is a natural “go-to” target, especially if the wall is in a working environment, like a kitchen or bathroom. Here’s a surprise: glass paint is a highly versatile medium that can be used on a variety of surfaces and objects, like furniture!
Glass paint on a coffee table
Glass paint is specially designed to work on glass, but you can combine glass and just about any surface to create a new, fresh modern look. For example, if your wood coffee table is in good shape but the surface is looking worn or stained, consider refreshing it with a backpainted glass top.
To complete this easy project, you’ll want to work with tempered glass that’s been designed to fit the dimensions of your tabletop. Apply a coat of Glassprimer™ in the color of your choice to the surface of the glass and allow the paint to cure for about 48 hours. If the tempered glass is heavy enough, the glass should stay in place without help, but if the table is small or you’ve got pets or small children, you can then permanently attach the glass to the existing table surface with mastic. You can change the color of the backpainted glass whenever you redo the room, so you can keep your coffee table in sync with your color preferences!
Glass paint on a dining table
This same trick will work with an old dining room table. If you have a wooden table that has a good, solid base, you can apply a glass top to it in no time! Work with a glass shop to custom-fit a sheet of glass to your table. Backpaint one side of the glass and when the paint has cured, attach it to the table. You’ll definitely want to use tempered glass for this application. Tempered glass is specially strengthened glass that resists temperature changes and impacts. Glass tabletops are easy to clean and sanitize, and spills will never reach the carpet or floors!
Glass paint on desktops
You can refresh an old desk by outfitting it with a glass top. Since impacts and heat aren’t usually a concern around desks, you can actually use a sheet of regular glass. (You might want to spring for a thicker sheet, though!) Glass makes an ideal work surface, and will complement any décor. Apply glass paint to the back of the glass, either as a solid color or using decorative stencils, allow the paint to cure and turn the glass over to cover the desk surface.