Glass tiles come in a range of shapes and sizes. They also come in a variety of colors. Glass tile walls often feature a mixture of colors and shapes, creating a mosaic appearance on the finished wall. Glass tiles can be set individually, just like other tiles. You can also purchase pre-set glass tiles, which you would apply to a wall or countertop to create a mosaic without the need to set each tile individually.
Another alternative to glass tiles is backpainted glass. Backpainted glass is exceptionally versatile, and easy to create in place. Glass doesn’t normally take ordinary paint. While ordinary paint will dry on the glass surface, it peels and chips easily, especially in high humidity areas of your home, like bathrooms and kitchens.
A specially formulated paint for glass, like Glassprimer glass paint, will bond permanently to the glass surface. This guarantees that the paint you apply to the glass will stay in place after you’ve mounted the glass to a wall or other surface.
Glassprimer glass paint is also UV-resistant, which means that it will not fade, even when exposed to direct sunlight. Further, Glassprimer glass paint can be used for either interior or exterior projects, and cleans up with ordinary paint thinner. Glassprimer glass paint also comes in a water-based formulation that cleans up with water. Both formulations of Glassprimer glass paint are classified as low-VOC paints, which means that you won’t have to deal with noxious paint fumes while you’re creating your project.
Backpainted glass is actually easier and less expensive to create and apply than glass tiles are. Backpainted glass can be created for about $1 per square foot, and can be applied to a wall or surface with neutral-cure silicone adhesive, which is commonly available in home improvement stores.
Glassprimer glass paint is a specialized glass coating that bonds permanently to glass surfaces. GlassPrimer also makes a glass surface molecular activator that is designed to work with UV-inkjet glass printing processes. Glassprimer glass paint can be used in both interior and exterior applications and can help reduce solar heat gain in some applications. For more information about Glassprimer glass paint, please visit the rest of our site. If you’d like to purchase Glassprimer glass paint, please visit our online store .
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