Glass paint projects for the kitchen
Backpainted glass works well as a backsplash material, and also works well around the stove. Glassprimer™ glass paint works with the catalyst to create a fast, permanent bond to the glass surface. This is ideal because once the Glassprimer™ paint has cured (24-48 hours) the paint will stick to the glass under even the most challenging conditions.
The kitchen – especially around the sink and stove – is often filled with moist air. Moisture in the air will cause most paints to peel, regardless of what surface they’re applied to. Glassprimer™ paint is different. It is specially engineered to resist humidity, and will never peel or chip.
The permanent bond also means that you can safely attach glass to the wall using mastics or glues that will not seep through the paint – immediately or over time. A backsplash decorated with glass paint will retain its good looks and true color for years to come. And because the backsplash is made of glass, it can be cleaned and sanitized with common household cleaners.
If you intend to install a backsplash that uses glass paint and you intend to use it around the stove, be sure to use tempered glass. Tempered glass is specially heat treated (or chemical-treated) to make it stronger and better able to withstand “insults” that would break untreated glass.
Tempered glass is more expensive, and it cannot be cut once the glass is finished. This is because the outer surface of the glass is compressed, which places the inner surface of the glass under tension. The balance of compression and tension makes the glass stronger, but means that the glass will shatter once the outer surface has been breached. One more note of caution: you can’t cover existing electrical outlets with glass or any other material. You’ll need to move above-the-counter electrical outlets before mounting your backsplash.
Backpainted glass cabinet doors also make a stunning addition to a kitchen. Whether you’re aiming for clear glass, frosted glass or backpainted glass bonded to existing cabinet doors, glass cabinet fronts lend an air of sophistication to your kitchen. Using Glassprimer™ paint, you can apply any color under the rainbow and give your kitchen cabinets an immediate facelift!
If you’d like more information about using Glassprimer™ to decorate your kitchen, or would like to buy Glassprimer™ glass paint, visit our online store to place your order!
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