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Postby arlynnhr » Tue May 20, 2008 7:53 am

Hi everybody!
I want to start a new project and I need a little push in the right direction. I want to hand paint glass containers, such as glasses, plates, pitchers, etc. So, my question is: what type of paint should I use to do this? Also: what should I do so these articles can be used to eat or drink on them and not intoxicate the people in the process?? :lol:
I appreciate any advice.
Thanks! :D
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Postby arlynnhr » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:31 pm

Hmm...it's a shame nobody posted any answer... I thought the community was created to help one another. This is sad... :(
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Postby Erika Takacs » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:23 pm

Arlyn, I never saw your post until now, sorry. I don't know much about glass unfortunately. Honestly, I myself would stay away of painting any surface that comes in contact with food or drink. I would only paint the outside. Better safe then sorry, you know...
But that's just me, maybe someone else can help you.
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Postby JACreech » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:18 am

Hi. At most arts and crafts supply stores, they will have a variety of materials, using different techniques, for glass painting.
Some require an undercoat and overcoat. Some require roughing of the area to be painted. Others require baking (be sure to slowly heat the oven and allow standing time for slow cool down or your glass will
eak due to tempering).
My suggestion would be to head out your local Michael's or whatever art supply store is in your area, and see what they have or talk to the sales staff and get their opinion. Good luck!
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sorry but

Postby pehiatt » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:23 am

Some of us have never painted glass and know nothing about the process.
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Postby Menolly » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:22 pm

Found a link that might be useful. DelphiGlass.com sells a starter kit for painting on glass; they say the paints are food safe and dishwasher safe, and can be baked in an oven, so you don't need a kiln.
Here's the link: http://www.delphiglass.com/index.cfm?pa ... Sid=191215
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Re: Glass paint

Postby Yasmin » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:14 am

I was a regular user of rainbow glass paints myself but as far as I am aware they are no longer available which is a great shame as they were really good paints one of the things I liked about them was over time they kept their color really well & didn't fade like some do
I am still looking for ones to replace them but from what I have tried so far they are nowhere near as good

Can anyone else help with this please?
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Re: Glass paint

Postby michaeljee038 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:33 am

Hi That is really helpful, i was also looking for this,
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Re: Glass paint

Postby benitasinn » Sat May 18, 2013 2:11 am

Glass paints can be found in both opaque colors and transparent colors. If the desired result is a painted effect, the opaque colors offer solid color that light does not pass through. Acrylic paint lines such as Liquitex Glossies and Delta PermEnamel offer opaque colors.

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Re: Glass paint

Postby ehoeveler » Sat May 18, 2013 2:32 pm

Benitassin, I worry about putting things painted with
Acrylics in the dishwasher. If the water gets scalding hot
it will cause the colors to run, right?
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Re: Glass paint

Postby Sarah Gren » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:25 am

I have used Turner Acryl Gouache. What an amazing paint.. it stated it is Great for Decorative and Tole Painting and that the Colors adhere to most surfaces.

I tried them out when I was shopping online at JerrysArtarama.com

they were amazing! the best I ever used but not recommended for eating and drinking

here is a link: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount- ... ouache.htm
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Re: Glass paint

Postby ehoeveler » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:20 am

Thank you, Sarah! E
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Re: Glass paint

Postby jenn_iam » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:24 pm

For glass you need non-lead based enamels, or glass stains (especially for glass or ceramic peices used for food)... ensure paints (enamels or glass stains/dyes) are food safe.

In general, Enamels work well on glass. Model Enamel, 1-Shot enamel, etc.. .most are not water soluable.. and therefore washing them is good. Keep in mind, any paint will eventually breakdown with high temperatures, so dishwashers will eventually cause your paints to flake.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Glass paint

Postby AbFuentes » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:26 am

I think you should use enamel or acrylic..



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