How to paint over glazed ceramics?

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I bought these guys at a garage sale. The dragon is our Middle School mascot, but he's the wrong color. Should I try sanding first?
q how to paint over glazes ceramics
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  • Mari Mari on May 09, 2018
    No need to sand if you paint a coat of primer over it first. Primer is also available in a spray.
  • Andrea Andrea on May 09, 2018
    there are special colors available for ceramics, as pen or in a bin.....
  • William William on May 12, 2018
    I don't know about the other answers but this is how I have done it. I use regular craft paint and Sharpies. I don't sand or prime. I paint directly on the ceramic. Once dry and to make it permanent. Place the item on a cookie sheet in a cold oven. Set the oven to 250 degrees and let it bake for one hour. Then turn the oven off and let it cool down completely. Once cool remove the item. I've done this ti ceramic tiles, china, and figurines. I have made repairs to ceramics I sell on Ebay this way.
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 12, 2018
    I'd use latex wall paint that you can buy now in very small containers at the paint store. Acrylics or even craft paints may work but wouldn't last as long.
  • DD DD on May 12, 2018
    I just repainted ceramic flower pots and I sanded them just enough to etch so a primer can hold then repainted with flat paint and spayed with a clear glaze to get the shine back
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 12, 2018
    I'd use glass paint.. lol
  • Mike Williamson Mike Williamson on May 27, 2018
    Easy to do: lightly sand with fine grit sandpaper or a foam sanding pad, clean with lacquer thinner to remove dust, dirt & finger oils, then paint. I'm thinking latex paint will work. Don't worry about the durability--these look like display pieces rather than something that will be handled constantly.
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