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Special paints for painting glass or crystal

Fake stained glass with blue flowers

We start with a series of notes on glass painting, a type of material that we have not covered before. And there is no single way to do this, but there are different techniques, effects and works that can be done on glass or glass, each of them needing a special type of product. Let’s look at some of the types of glass paint available on the market:

Varnishes or varnishes for stained glass

Stained glass or false stained glass is a beautiful decorative detail made on glass sheets of windows, glass doors, glass furniture or crafts and even home lamps. Two special products are used for this:

Embossed paint or paste: with which the drawing to be painted on glass is delimited. Its volume allows the areas to be painted to be well defined before coloring the work.

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Stained glass paint, varnish or varnish: can be found in stores under all three names. It is a liquid material with a transparent appearance and a not very extensive color palette. The lake stretches over the glass until it covers the area delimited by the relief paste. It can also be used with brushes to draw colorful but transparent images or decorations.

Acrylic paint, special for crafts

Decorated painted wine bottle

If you want to draw or paint the bottle with small brushes, this is the best alternative. Its finish is usually matte and opaque, ie it does not look. It is a paint diluted with water and available in a wide range of colors. It is one of the usual paintings for making crafts or crafts.

Although acrylic paint tends to adhere well to glass, rubbing or handling a painted object can damage your work. In this case, it would be convenient to protect the area with a water-based acrylic varnish, a similar product, but with a transparent finish.

Paint with glass effect or frosted glass

Frozen window

This type of paint mimics frosted or sandblasted glass. The light passes through the glass, but cannot be seen from the other side, it is translucent and ideal to generate intimacy or to decorate with the pattern technique. It is available as a spray or aerosol.

The matte effect is often used in the divisions of offices, commercial spaces, partitions and bathroom cabinets, mirrors, crafts and even windows.

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Chalk paint

Jars painted with provocative paint

The well-known chalk paint or chalk paint is a multifunctional material, suitable for different surfaces, and glass or crystal are not left out. It is commonly used to paint glass jars, jars, candle holders and bottles.

This paint has a silky texture and a matte, gloss-free finish. It is generally available in pastel colors and is very easy to use, there is almost no need to prepare the surface. Usually, you can make a patina or a stripping to highlight the shapes of the painted object, in addition to giving it an old look.

Synthetic enamel, traditional paint or spray

Painted glass

Traditional solvent-based alkyd enamel or synthetic enamel is a washable paint and one of the most economical options for painting glass. Especially if you want to cover the entire surface. You may need more than one layer to obtain a homogeneous layer of color on the glass, of course the result will not be transparent, depending on the finish you have chosen.

The material known as lacquered glass is nothing but a glass painted on one side with a special paint. In this way, on the opposite side you get a very bright, colorful surface with high abrasion resistance. You can create your own lacquered glass by painting part of the glass sheet with enamel, to use it later as a coating or on furniture.

Glass primer

Painted gold bottles

There are primers or bases for almost all types of materials. In this case, it is a product that you can apply to guarantee the good adhesion of any paint that is not special for glass. In this way a good adhesion and a longer duration of the work are ensured.

Markers or markers for glass

Depending on where you are, you can get them as glass markers, glass markers or glass markers. And this is exactly what a marker with an indelible ink, which is also called permanent ink.

The available colors and tip types make them special for drawing and painting on glass or crystal surfaces. They are also suitable for other materials: black paper, rubber, metal, also for ceramics and tiles.

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