Choosing and Using Glass Paints

The way you choose and use your glass paints can make a difference in your projects. It is wise to know the pros and cons of paint options before making a purchase.

Many manufacturers sell their products through retailers and online stores, but there are essentially only 2 types of paint.

First of all, keep in mind that while you may choose to use glass paint on ceramic, ceramic paint is opaque and will not give you the clear, see-through look you are looking for. Some ceramic paints also need to be kiln, and this could lead to some health and safety concerns if you work in groups. If you are looking for a glass paints visit

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Once you have decided on the type of paint to use, you can select the carrier: water-based or metal-based. They both have pros and cons and the final decision really depends on the resulting look you are after.

Water-based paint is widely used in schools and groups, as it was more easily washed from hands and clothing and does not emit fumes. Water-based paints can easily be mixed on a plate to get the correct color tone, although of course, you can't "make" black or white.

Water-based paint flows differently than methylated-based paint and is pretty fine in my opinion. That means you will need a lot of paint to get the depth of color you might be looking for. The problem with this is that as glass paints dry quickly, any extra layers of color you add will look exactly that – extra, and it will be possible to see where you've added it. The resulting area of color will not be uniform as it would be if you used methylated paints.