Painting on glass surfaces doesn’t requires special tools, but it does require a special paint. Ordinary paint doesn’t cure on glass because of the unique properties of a glass surface. Ordinary paints work on porous surfaces. The paint “soaks in” to the surface thanks to tiny surface imperfections. The paint dries and cures, and all is well.
Glass painting the easy way
Glass doesn’t have the same surface imperfections that typical construction materials do. There are no tiny surface imperfections that will hold paint, so ordinary paint will dry on a glass surface, but it won’t cure. That means dried paint can be easily removed with a razor blade or paint scraper. Even certain conditions, like high humidity, can reconstitute the paint, making a soft, gooey mess.
That’s where Glassprimer™ glass paint comes in. Glassprimer™ glass paint is specially formulated to change the surface of the glass, so the paint can bond to it permanently. Once the paint is cured, it will not chip or peel. Humidity will not soften the dried paint. Environmental conditions like direct sunlight won’t damage the paint, either.
This makes Glassprimer™ glass paint ideal for glass painting projects like rehabbing a glass tabletop, or a glass room divider. Back painted glass offers a unique look, and the glass surface is easy to clean and maintain. With a painted glass tabletop, you can say goodbye to water stains left by glasses, and damage caused by spills.
You can apply Glassprimer™ glass paint with a brush or roller, although we recommend a high-volume low-pressure paint sprayer. An HVLP sprayer will provide the best, most even coverage and will create a professionally finished appearance.
If you’d like more information about glass painting, or you’d like to order the best glass paint on the market, please visit us at http://www.glasspaint.com.
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