Before I even began this project I went to my trusty friend Google and simply typed in “can you paint glass with acrylic paint”, and I read many reviews most going back and forth saying yes and many saying no. I thought I would just give it a go and see how it turns out.
I got married a year ago, we bought some vases from Michael’s to use for our centerpieces, and I do use a few of them around the house I have a couple that was just put away out of sight and I thought I could use them for something, so on my next step to my laundry room update I wanted to paint these with the color theme of my laundry room, so that’s what I set out to do!
My husband bought with these paints not too long ago for a project, I’m not sure where he got them from but the brand is Apple Barrel (I’ve never heard of it). He probably got them at Wal-Mart. The paints didn’t have any names but I just used a seafoam green and a light blue.
I just poured some of my paint into a bowl and used a basic foam sponge to apply the paint to the glass vase.
This is what the vase looked like after 2 coats and bit streaky still, but the third coat did the trick with no streaks or anything, you really just have to be patient make sure you wait till each coat dries to do your next coat otherwise if you paint over semi-dry paint it canes start to come off and get clumpy in spots.
If this happens what’s nice about acrylic paint is you can just wash it right off for the most part, so I don’t recommend doing this on something you are always going to be washing, or make sure you put on a hardener or sealer as a topcoat. I’m just using these as decoration so I just stuck with just painting it and so far no chips or problems!
The Laundry room still has a way to go, but I’m currently working on adding some more elements and sprucing it up, I should have another update on where I’m at on it soon!
Have you painted glass with acrylic paint? Did it come out good?