Considerations for glass paint around the stove
The kitchen is a special environment. During any given day, the kitchen can see wide variations in both temperature and humidity. The materials you use in the kitchen need to be able to withstand these conditions. They also need to be able to tolerate daily cleaning and sanitizing.
Glass can meet all of these requirements. In fact, glass is a popular protective material in European kitchens. Glass is exceptionally versatile, but there are some special considerations for using it around the stove. Stoves and ovens can easily generate temperatures in excess of 500 degrees. The huge temperature differential in the area around the stove can put a lot of stress on glass. To avoid the potential for breakage, you’ll want to use tempered glass in any area where high temperatures are possible.
Glassprimer&153; glass paint is specially formulated to bond to all types of glass. This allows you to add glass safely to your kitchen, and decorate it to suit your tastes. Glassprimer&153; will form a permanent bond with the glass, which will protect the paint from changes in humidity and temperature. Glassprimer&153; glass paint won’t chip, bubble, peel or crack, even in the kitchen environment.
In areas of the kitchen that aren’t subjected to high heat, you can use non-tempered glass. This gives you greater flexibility because you can safely cut or trim non-tempered glass to accommodate electrical outlets, switches and other features that are common around kitchen countertops. If you need to cut glass that you intend to use around the stove, you’ll need to measure and cut the glass first, and then have the glass tempered to protect it from heat damage.
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