Kara S - Why do you add glue to your paint when painting on windows (glass pane)? Can you not just use acrylic paint or glass paint?

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  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jul 26, 2020

    Glue adds a sheen to your acrylic paint: Since many acrylic paints are more matte, when combined with a pouring medium made of semi-gloss glue and water you get a shinier result when dried.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Jul 26, 2020

    I used to paint my front window with regular acrylic paint and it worked fine. I would use a scraper to scrap it off and repaint. I think the glue helps give the paint a smoother/milky look as apposed to plaint acrylic paint.

  • Pamela Rinehart Pamela Rinehart on Jul 26, 2020

    It is better to add a transparent acrylic gel and extender of you really want a more translucent look. It will also give you the most durable and best quality finish. Glue isn't really formulated to mix into acrylic paints. But no acrylic paint really wants to bond to glass. There are enamels that can bake on and bond better to a glass surface.

  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Jul 26, 2020

    Hi Brenda, you may want to ask your question directly on the post that it is referring too that way the person could tell you for sure why they used it. (in case it is for a specific reason).

  • Brenda Brenda on Jul 26, 2020


  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 26, 2020

    we don't have access or know which projects you are referring to so please go to the post and click on it there or post a question there- they will give you the correct answers good luck!

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 26, 2020

    Hi Brenda: You don't really need glue, you can just use the paint. Here's a site that should help:


    Good luck

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jul 26, 2020

    Something has to help the paint bond to the glass.

  • Hi there, not sure if this is the post you are referring to, but if so there are people who ask about the glue and some answers. Hope that helps. Just click the more questions button and they'll all show up. :)


  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 27, 2020

    Yes you could just use paint but the paint will come very thin and see through

  • Janice Janice on Feb 05, 2021

    You can just use the glass paint if that's what you prefer. Us DIY-er's are always looking at alternative ways of doing things--that's how we have fun! We love to experiment and often come up with better or surprising outcomes that someone else loves and uses. No rules in DIY-ville!