Over the weekend, I went a little crazy spray painting glass vases and other items I had tucked away. I admit, I’m a bit of a paint-a-holic. Everything in my home is fair game – accept maybe the dog. My fur-baby may be safe, but if you read my last post, human body parts are NOT!
This isn’t the first time I’ve spray painted glass and ceramics. You’ve likely seen a few of my other sprayed knick-knacks on my staged furniture makeovers. Just a few examples are the Owl on the Annie Sloan White Desk, the Cranes in my Salvaged Bathroom, and the Scottish Terrier on my 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding Desk.
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I like finding interesting items at garage sales or thrift stores and transforming them. Shopping my own home and breathing life into items that are otherwise collecting dust is even better! It’s a quick and easy makeover. And the results are impressive – all for a fraction of the cost for similar knick-knacks at Pier 1 or HomeSense.
I’ve tried many brands of spray paint and today I’m sharing my favorite. The one I like the very BEST for GLASS is Krylon ColorMaster. It sprays a beautiful finish, and adheres to glass or any shiny surface with no issues.
Tips for Spray Painting Glass
1:: Use a spray paint designed for glass. Krylon indicates (on the label) that it works on glass.
2:: Wash the glass and let it dry.
3:: Wipe down the glass with rubbing alcohol (then let dry) before spray painting.
4:: As per instructions, shake the can for 1-2 minutes before spray painting.
5:: Shoot the first few sprays on a newspaper or cardboard just to get the spittle/splotches out before spraying your piece.
6:: Hold the can approximately 12-16″ away from your glass item and spray in sweeping motions.
7:: Spray light even coats slightly overlapping each spray for the best results.
8:: Safety – Spray in a well-ventilated area and a temperature controlled room.
Here’s a few of the sprayed pieces. I took close-up pics so you can see the finish. It’s really lovely – a mix of French White Enamel, Antique Ironstone and Milk Glass!
So, if you have any glass or ceramic that’s just laying around, I hope this inspires you. An inexpensive $7 can of spray paint can transform a number of items. If you love thrifting, this is also a great excuse to head out and hunt for some interesting pieces to update! But be warned, transforming old-dated knick-knacks that you picked up for a ridiculously cheap price can be addicting!