In the last post, we provided some expert tips for getting great results from glass painting. If you’ve never tackled a glass painting project, you might be unsure of how to go about painting glass. No worries. Here are a few tips to show you how to paint glass like a pro!
Getting great results from a painting project doesn’t require a Master’s Degree in Art. If you have the right equipment and take the right approach to your project, you can achieve professional-quality results. Here are a few tips to help you understand how to paint glass.
How to paint glass like a professional
Start with the end in mind. Spend some time thinking about the results you’re looking for. That includes thinking about your colors and materials. It may also require a bit of imagination. Try to think of your finished glass paint project in the context of your space. If you’re going for an “Art Deco” look, for example, think about the elements of your space that you cannot change (e.g., floor tiles, appliances, cabinets). How will they affect your finished project? Will their colors or surfaces harmonize with your new look? If not, and you can’t change them, you may want to consider an alternate plan.
Choose the right paint for the job. Glassprimer™ glass paint comes in virtually any color. We can tint your paint to match the paint palette of virtually any manufacturer. That means you can use Glassprimer™ glass paint on the glass, and harmonious wall, floor or ceiling paint on the other surfaces in your space. Using the right paint on a surface makes a huge difference in the end result!
Use the right tools. You can apply Glassprimer™ glass paint using just about anything – brushes, rollers, sponges or a paint sprayer. We recommend using a high-volume, low-pressure paint sprayer for a couple of reasons. A sprayer can help you maximize and minimize your paint at the same time! You can apply the thinnest possible coats to your glass surface, which allows you to achieve maximum coverage. Thin paint coats dry fastest. They also provide the best results. We recommend applying 3-8 coats of paint to a glass surface for optimal results. If you use a brush, roller or sponge, be sure to leave ample time between coats to allow the paint to dry fully.
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