What Are the Different Types of Paint to Use on Glass?

You can make your glass more attractive and beautiful with paint. Typically, glass painting not a tough job, if you know how to do it the right way. But, if you want a better result, you’ve to select the right paint. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about types of paint to use on glass.

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So, if you want to learn more about this topic, please read this blog post till the end. I hope this informative content will help you a lot in selecting the right paint for your glass.

Important Tips when Selecting Paint for Glassware

If you want to decorate your glassware with paint, don’t just buy paint without knowing the paint is safe for the human body.

At first, carefully read the manufacturer’s label to find out whether the paint is safe to use on your glassware or not.

If you see the paint is safe for glassware, then you can go for it. For other glass (except glassware), you can use any types of glass paint.

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​Different Types of Paint ​to Use on Glass

​Here I’ve listed below different type of paint that you can use on your glass:

​1. Acrylic glass paint

Acrylic glass paint is one of the most popular glass paint, that you can use on your glass. Additionally, acrylic paints are specially made for glass painting. You may find different acrylic glass paint brands and some brands need to be oven cured for better and perfect durability.

These acrylics can be painted on your glass with a sponge or a soft and pliable paintbrush. You can mix up the colors together if you use the same brand. If you haven’t tried acrylics on your glass, you can try it. I hope you may love these acrylic glass paints.

​2. Tile and glass medium

Did you know glass & tile medium available on the market for the glass painting job? Glass and tile medium is a special kind of medium that you can apply on your all glass piece, just like a primer.

Once it dries, it makes a surface with enough grip to hold any types of acrylic paints on your item. To get a better result, apply this medium with a soft, large brush or a sponge. And make your design with a soft, and small brush.

​3. Enamel glass paints

This paint works well on glass, and also it works well on other shiny or smooth surfaces such as ceramics or metal as well. You can select opaque or transparent enamel glass paints.

Basically, transparent enamels make the glass look like solid-colored glass. But you may find the color will change when you put different color liquids on your item.

These paints must be air-dried (for one to several days) before you use your painted items again. You should use this paint with a soft small brush or with a sponge for having a good result.

If you want, you can mix the colors as long as you use the same brands. Overall, enamel glass paint is one of the excellent glass paint.

4. Glass paint markers

If you would like to draw or write on your glasses, glass paint markers will be an ideal option for you. Glass paint markers are one of the great options for those who don’t like to paint with a paint-brush.

These markers color is long-lasting, sometimes even dishwasher safe. So, if you want to write on your glass, you can choose glass paint markers.

But before you purchase one for your next project, make sure to read the product description. If you read the description, then you’ll have the right product.

​5. Oil-based glass paint

Oil-based paints are not popular, but still, you can use oil-based paint on your glass items. Additionally, colors are either opaque or transparent.

If you use this type of paint on your glass, colors not going to come off on hand wash. Because oil-based paints don’t come off in the water. You should use a soft brush for application, and wash your painted items with solvent-based cleaning products rather than using water and soap.

Final Verdict

I hope now you know how many types of paints are available for glass painting. Before you start painting your glass, wash your glass with rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or water and soap.

Once you’ve washed, completely dry your glass, and then start painting. If you do this, this will remove the dust, grease from your glass and you’ll get the better color.

Also, don’t forget to wear painting glass, and put some paper towels or any cloth inside your items.

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