Glass paint is a versatile product, and can be used effectively in a number of ways. Glass paint is both practical and decorative. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
Glass paint on walls and surfaces
Reverse painted backsplashes. Glass is one of the most common materials in the world. Historically, glass has been used decoratively for thousands of years. Its use in windows came much later. Recently, glass has become a go-to architectural material, not only because it looks elegant, but it also offers some exceptional light and sound control.
Builders and homeowners tend not to incorporate glass into homes – except as windows – because of its fragility. Today, decorators are finding that glass has gotten a bad rap! Not only is it cost effective, it’s also quite durable in certain applications. Glass backsplashes, room dividers, glass countertops and even architectural components like glass staircases are in high demand.
Reverse painted glass backsplashes and laminate surfaces can lend a touch of color and practicality to the rooms in your home. Protecting wall surfaces using painted, thin glass or Plexiglas laminates helps maintain your home’s appearance creatively and cost effectively.
Glass paint on furniture
Furniture can be expensive to buy, but most furnishings are built to take a beating. Over time, furniture may lose its attractive appearance, but retain its structural integrity. You can rehabilitate an older piece of furniture, and give it a one-of-a-kind look with a little help from glass paint. Here are a few ideas for updating your furniture.
Coffee Table Coffee tables take a lot of abuse. You can quickly rehab an old, worn wooden coffee table by topping it off with a reverse painted glass top. The painted glass top will hide wear, scratches and water stains, and create an upscale piece you’ll enjoy for years.
This is an easy project! Get a piece of tempered glass that fits the dimensions of your table top. You may need to go to a glass shop to get what you’re looking for. Apply the glass paint to one side of the tempered glass, and allow the paint to cure for about 48 hours. Tempered glass is heavy, so the glass should stay in place without help. If you want to permanently attach the glass to the furniture, you can use neutral cure silicone adhesive or mirror mastic. If you decide to redo your décor, simply replace the tabletop with a new piece and paint it using the color of your choice.
Desk tops A desk is another piece of furniture that takes a beating over time. Wooden desks can get scratched easily and the finish may delaminate. You can update your desk by adding a glass top to it. As with a coffee table, you’ll want to use tempered glass for safety, but if you don’t have children or pets in your home, you may be able to get away with using an untampered, thicker piece of glass. Apply glass paint to one side of the glass, and when it’s dry, flip the glass over and put it on your desk. Done! Glass is easy to clean and makes an ideal work surface. As a bonus, the glass won’t be affected by pens, ink, water, scissors and other items that damaged the surface of your wooden desk in the first place.
Dining Room Table Dining tables are among the most expensive pieces of furniture on the market today. They’re rugged because they’re exposed to a lot of hazards: hot foods, liquid spills and stains are all in a day’s work for a dining room table.
This is one project that truly requires tempered glass. Exposure to hot and cold foods, and impacts will shatter regular glass in no time. Have your local glass shop fit a sheet of tempered glass for your table top. Ordinary “soda” glass has a characteristic green tint because of the iron content in the raw materials used to make the glass. The bigger the piece of glass, the more noticeable the tint will be. If the natural green color of the glass bothers you, or interferes with your decorating plans, ask the glass shop to use low-iron glass for your top, which has little to no tint.
Once you have your tempered glass, apply glass paint to it and let it cure. When the glass is cured, apply silicone adhesive or mastic to the painted side of the glass, flip the glass over and position the glass on the tabletop. The adhesive will prevent the tabletop from sliding.
Glass paint in the bathroom
The bathroom is another room where glass paint will be right at home. You can apply glass paintmany different surfaces, but it’s perfect for glass and tile. Here are a few suggestions for working with glass paint in the bathroom.
Privacy. Some builders cut corners when it comes to bathroom windows, especially on the second floor. They may use ordinary, clear glass windows, frosted glass or pebbled glass. Frosted glass is the preferred application for bathroom windows, but it’s expensive. Pebbled glass is textured on one side to obstruct a clear view, and it’s much less expensive. Unfortunately, it’s also much less effective! Correct this by using glass paint to permanently obscure the view into your bathroom without eliminating the distribution of daylight.
Decorative tile. You can spruce up the appearance of plain tiles by adding glass paint. The paint will bond to the glaze on the tiles, and will create a unique appearance. You can color match the glass paint to the paint you use on the walls.
Backsplash. The first thing most people associate with the bathroom is water, and water goes everywhere! Use a reverse painted backsplash to protect walls around the bathroom sinks. A reverse painted backsplash is easy to make and install. You’ll also be able to clean and sanitize the surface without damaging it.
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