FAQs

General Glass Painting Questions

General questions about Glass Painting.

Can I mix my Paints?

In most cases as long as you are using the same brand and type of paint then this should be fine.  In some cases you can even do this between brands if the type/base of the paint is the same. As with all of these things you should be careful and test with a small amount of paint first. That way if it doesn’t work you haven’t wasted too much.

What sort of Paint Brush do you recommend?

Whenever possible I recommend using a sold brush. This is best used for flat and “flood fill” work. The huge benefit is it can be cleaned by one or two wipes so you can use the same brush for all your colours. This is particularly useful when blending and using several colours in quick succession.

For 3D objects and any other time when you don’t have a solid brush. Any high quality one should do. We recommend high quality so the bristles don’t come out into your work.

What’s the problem with outliner in tubes?

Well first of all let me be clear. There is normally nothing wrong with the outliners in tubes, it is the tube itself which is the issue.  Some people may get on well with tubes but I have always found them to be an issue. It is virtually impossible to get an even line, or it is a lot difficult to do it. Also with many of the tubes the outliner doesn’t stop coming out when you stop squeezing.

The method of outlining I prefer most is using a piping bag. This gives you ultimate control.  Next best is a small pliable bottle. I keep 3 of these handy. One with Black outliner, one with silver and one with gold.  They are always ready to touch up a piece of work or make smaller pieces when I don’t want to make up a piping bag.

Which Glass Paint should I use for……….?

There are several different types of glass paint and many brands. We have a short article on this HERE.

Which Thinners should I use?

This depends on two things. Which paint you are using and what you want to do. Remember if you want to make the colour lighter you shouldn’t add thinners, use a clear version of the glass paint instead.

If you do want to make the paint thinner so it will flow better then you should use the thinner recommended and/or supplied by the manufacturer. The same goes for cleaning your brushes. In some cases this may be as simple as using water!

If you want to revive old paint you may want to read this.

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