Get professional results from glass paint

Getting professional results from glass paint

Getting professional results from glass paint

Most people don’t paint for a living, and they worry about making mistakes with premium paints. The good news is that Glassprimer™ glass paint is easy to work with, and even rookie painters can get professional results from glass paint. Consider these tips if you’re looking to get professional results from glass paint projects on your home-improvement list.

How to get professional results with glass paint

There’s an old saying about using the right tool for the job, and nothing is truer when working with glass paint. Getting professional results from glass paint depends upon using the right tools for this job.

High-volume, low pressure sprayer

A high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) paint sprayer applies paint evenly and quickly to any surface. It’s especially good for working with glass paint, but you can also use an HPLV sprayer with any paint. This is a tool you’ll get a lot of use from, no matter what surface you’re painting, or what paint you’re using. Aside from producing professional results with glass paint, they also reduce the amount of paint you use per coat by as much as 40%. Reducing the amount of paint also means improving the drying time between coats. Not only do you save money, you also save time. An HVLP paint sprayer is a great investment for the do-it-yourselfer, and if you paint regularly, you’ll get a lot of use from this particular tool.

HVLP paint sprayers can also be used to apply other coatings, like stain, lacquer and varnish. Hardware and home improvement stores carry HPLV paint sprayers, so they’re easy to find. One word of caution – keep your paint sprayer clean for trouble-free operation!

Paint rollers

You can also apply glass paint with a paint roller. Provided you choose the right kind, you can also achieve professional results from glass paint. Because you use solvent to clean glass paint from your tools, you’ll want a paint roller that’s solvent-resistant. Mohair rollers provide the best overall coverage and are solvent resistant. If you’re planning to paint with a roller, be sure the roller core is also solvent resistant. Also pay attention to the thickness of the nap when you’re selecting a roller. The thicker the nap, the more paint it will absorb. Choose a roller with a thin to moderate nap to avoid collecting too much paint.

Work slowly and don’t oversaturate the roller with paint. You will get highly professional results by applying thin coats of paint. Wait for each coat to dry completely before applying the next coat. Rollers tend to apply thicker coats, so a little patience will go a long way!

Paint brushes

You can get professional results from glass paint using a solvent-resistant mohair paintbrush. As with rollers, the trick to getting professional results from glass paint is applying thin coats of paint. Brushes work best for small area jobs. If you have a lot of surface to cover, consider using a sprayer or roller instead. You can find mohair brushes in the paint section of home improvement and hardware stores. As a word of caution, avoid dipping the brush more than about halfway into your paint tray. Keeping the paint on the tip of the brush will give better control, better results and make it easier to clean up!

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