Glass paint coverage information

Glass paint coverage information

Glass paint coverage information

A gallon of Glassprimer™ glass paint can provide adequate coverage for as much as 265 square feet of surface. The amount of paint you need depends upon the number of coats you apply and how much surface you need to cover. We recommend applying between 3 and 8 coats of Glassprimer™ glass paint to glass for backpainted applications. This level of coverage will allow you to achieve the color density you’re looking for.

A good way to estimate the cost of your project is by the square foot. Glassprimer™ glass paint is sold by the gallon, and costs about $1.00 per square foot.

How much glass paint do I need?

If you intend to create a backpainted glass backsplash along a counter wall in your kitchen, you can estimate the amount of paint your project requires by starting with the area of the surface to be covered. If your backsplash needs to cover a 12-foot run of counter space, and the distance between the splash block and the bottom of the cupboards is 2.5 feet, you have a total of 30 square feet of working area to cover.

Use a high-volume, low-pressure sprayer to achieve the coverage you’re looking for. Apply the paint as thinly as possible, and use multiple coats to achieve the desired final appearance. Allow each coat to dry completely before adding the next coat. By varying the thickness of each coat, you can create opaque or translucent effects. You can also purchase Glassprimer™ glass paint that’s formulated to create a frosted effect.

Glassprimer™ glass paint can be tinted to match the paint palette of any major paint manufacturer. This allows you to match existing colors or create the perfect color palette for your room, while using different types of paint.

When you purchase a gallon of Glassprimer™ glass paint, you also received the catalyst – a necessary component when using Glassprimer™ glass paint. The catalyst is packaged separately, so you can mix only the exact amounts of paint and catalyst you need to complete your project. This also allows you to store the unused paint for another project. Glassprimer™ catalyst, dries and cures completely in 24-72 hours, creating a permanent bond with the glass.

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Why glass is making a comeback

Why glass is making a comeback

Why glass is making a comeback

Some architectural materials never go out of style, and that’s one really good reason to consider decorating with glass in your home. Glass is appealing for a number of reasons. Here are a few of them.

Glass offers many advantages

Glass is environmentally friendly. Glass is a combination of a number of naturally occurring materials. We’ve been making glass for thousands of years, and glass offers one of the most environmentally friendly manufacturing processes around. Not only are the raw materials natural, but also glass is infinitely recyclable. Glass is also inert, which means that it’s safe to use in food preparation areas, and can be easily cleaned and sanitized.

Glass is economical. Because the raw materials used in glass are readily available, it is among the most economical of all building materials. You can purchase glass in a wide range of thicknesses, strengths and colors. You can custom-cut glass to fit any space, and you can have glass tempered to strengthen it for use in the kitchen and bathroom.

Glass is practical. In the kitchen, few surfaces are more practical than glass. Glass can be cleaned and sanitized with a wide range of common household cleaners, and cannot develop surface stains or discolorations. It withstands acids in food, and will not retain bacteria, mold or mildew.

Glass is locally available. Glass is produced in hundreds of facilities around the country. Chances are very good that you live near a glass factory. For you, that means glass is readily available, and you can often support your local economy by purchasing glass.

Glass is easy to decorate. Glass is easy to decorate, thanks to Glassprimer™ glass paint. Our glass paint is specially formulated to bond with the surface of glass, making a permanent bond that won’t chip, fade or peel. It resists damage from ultraviolet light, so it will look great year after year, even when it’s installed in direct sunlight.

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Decorating with glass paint

Decorating with glass paint

Decorating with glass paint

Glass is one of the most versatile decorating surfaces available today. While you can find colored glass, an easier way to incorporate “colored” glass into your decorating scheme is to apply glass paint to plate glass. If you’ve never heard of glass paint, it’s paint that’s specially formulated to adhere to glass.

As you might guess, paint doesn’t tend to stick to glass very well. Paint is usually designed to be applied to porous or semi-porous surfaces. Ordinary paint will certainly dry on glass, but it won’t adhere to glass. Glassprimer™ glass paint is different. It forms a permanent bond with the glass surface as it dries and cures, and won’t peel, chip or fade.

Glass paint isn’t just for glass

Glassprimer™was specially formulated to adhere to glass, but you can also use it on a number of other challenging surfaces, like metal, masonry, stone, plastic and wood. You can get exceptional decorating results by applying Glassprimer™ glass paint to Plexiglas°. In addition to getting a virtually infinite color palette, Glassprimer™ glass paint is UV-resistant, which means it will still look great even when it’s exposed to direct sunlight.

Glassprimer™ glass paint is tough enough to hold its own in the most challenging environments in and around your home. You can safely use Glassprimer™ glass paint in the kitchen, where rapid changes in temperature and humidity can really shorten the life of ordinary paint. You can also use it in the bathroom – another area where even the toughest of paints don’t last.

As a decorating surface, glass isn’t just another pretty face. You can use glass behind your countertops and stoves to add a splash of color, and create a surface that’s easy to clean and sanitize. You can also laminate kitchen cabinet fronts with glass or Plexiglas° to give them a great new look and extend their useful lives.

Glassprimer&#153 paint comes in a wide range of opaque, translucent and frosted colors. We can match virtually any color from any major paint manufacturer. Glass can be bonded to walls and other surfaces, using common bonding materials like silicone glue or mirror mastic. No matter what you use, it won’t show through the painted glass, so your project will look great from start to finish!

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