You may wonder whether you can use an ordinary paint on glass. Will ordinary paint dry? Will it stick to glass? The short answer is that latex paint (and other kinds of paint) will dry on glass. But drying on glass isn’t the same thing as sticking to glass. If you want the paint to hang around temporarily, you can use any ordinary paint. If you want the paint to stay put, you’ll need to use paint that’s specially formulated to bond with glass. That’s the big difference between glass paint and ordinary paint.
Latex paint on glass won’t last long
Latex paint is good for a lot of things, and can work well it many situations, but painting on glass isn’t one of them. Latex paint on glass won’t tolerate being handled very well. Because the paint can’t bond to the glass surface, even gentle handling can disturb the paint.
In addition to not being very rugged, latex paint will absorb humidity from the air. This reabsorption of moisture will cause the paint to lift away from the glass. If the paint is only meant to be temporary, this may not be a big deal to you, but it also means that you don’t want to use latex paint on glass in areas where paint flaking or peeling is undesirable, such as the kitchen.
A better solution is to use a paint that’s specially formulated to adhere to glass. Glassprimer™ glass paint uses nanotechnology to create a permanent bond with the glass surface. Once cured, Glassprimer™ glass paint will not peel, flake, crack or bubble, and will last for years. Glassprimer™ will work on any kind of glass, and can be used to create opaque and translucent effects. It’s also a cost-effective alternative to frosted glass.
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