Can You Spray Paint Glass?
The answer is yes! You can in fact use spray paint to color glasses. Painting glass is a common activity in many households. Aside from being a fun activity that may be done by the entire family, the results can be really nice when done well. Glass objects at home that can be painted are jars, bowls, bottles, and even glassware among many others. Here are some easy tips to remember when painting glass:
Wash the glass and remove labels
Washing the glass is absolutely necessary in order to remove dust and debris. Soak the items in lukewarm water with a little dish soap. Rinse them well and allow to dry thereafter. For objects that cannot be immersed in water, such as windows and mirrors, wipe the surface with a damp microfiber cloth or sponge instead.
Sticker labels must also be removed in order to cover the glass item entirely with paint. If they don’t easily come off with water, you may use a citrus-based sticker remover. Make sure that the glass is squeaky clean by trying to remove other forms of residue or grime.
Set up the area
If you were to spray paint outdoors, check that it’s not windy and that the air is not humid. For indoor painting, do it in an area where everything else is safe from catching paint. If you’re using a paint sprayer system, set up the air compressor and the air gun. This would also be an appropriate time for you to wear protective gear such as goggles and gloves.
Spray to your heart’s desire
The last and most important step is of course to spray the glass. If you’re using aerosol sprays, shake the bottle well before painting. For paint sprayers, lowering the air pressure and/or the fluid volume may help prevent splatters and overly thick coats. Let the glass completely dry before setting them someplace else. If you are painting glassware for drinking, be very cautious not to paint areas that may come into contact with the mouth.