Using glass paint outside
Glassprimer glass paint is multi-talented!
Exterior paints are usually oil-based and take a beating, thanks to the weather and constant sun exposure. Glassprimer glass paint is tough and durable, whether you use it inside or outside. Glassprimer is specifically warranteed for indoor use, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it outside.
When used outside, you can expect the same great coverage, exceptional UV resistance to fading and peeling and temperature resistance to 350° F. Glassprimer glass paint stands up to gasoline, Xylene, hydrochloric acid, ammonia, sulfuric acid, salt and oil. It can also take direct contact with water, but immersion isn’t recommended. Glassprimer glass paint is also a low VOC paint, which means you won’t have to deal with unpleasant paint fumes.
Glassprimer glass paint’s heat resistance means you can apply it to surfaces (like masonry and stone) that typically heat up in sun and retain heat. When Glassprimer glass paint cures, it won’t delaminate, fade or crack, even in direct sun exposure. We can also match the paint palettes of all major paint manufacturers, so you can count on our colors to match your decorating plan.
The key to working successfully with Glassprimer glass pain in exterior applications is to apply the paint in thin coats. The paint dries and cures best with a thin coat. Additional coats can be applied as desired. A thin coat can dry to the touch in about 3 hours, and you can handle painted objects safely after about four hours. Full curing will occur in 24-48 hours with thin coats. This timeframe will increase with thicker coats. A fully cured surface will be resistant to surface abrasions and will feel like glass.
If you’d like more information about using glass paint in exterior projects, please visit our site. If you’d like to order glass paint, please visit our online store.
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