How To Paint Glass Jars Like A Boss
My dad repurposed pickle jars before there were blogs and Youtube. His parents and grandparents lived during/through the Depression. My dad will appreciate how to paint glass jars. After all, I am a third-generation re-purpose enthusiast. Dad here is how to paint glass jars so you can take those pickle jars up a notch.
I know what you might be thinking: everyone knows how to paint glass jars.That’s what my son told me. I get it, this is not a faux paint finish from the late 1990's.It is paint and a glass jar.
- glass jars (clean + dry)
- spray paint
This is pretty simple. I always use the brand below with a matte or flat finish and a built-in primer.
When I buy candles I always go for the shape of the candle jar over the scent. I loved this candle’s shape, but unfortunately, the candle did not smell tranquil.
I bought several because of the cute glass jars. After removing the labels and the waxy film and wick using this technique I was ready to paint the glass jars.
Tip: When I whip out my spray paint I like to set up an assembly line of whatever I plan to paint. In this case, I had a 1/2 dozen glass jars ready to paint.Grab a mask too.
But on a whim I decided to go crazy and spray the inside of the glass jar.Put on your mask because there is an updraft of fumes when you spray into the jar. Spraying the inside of the jar vs. the outside of the jar was a completely different finish. The finished glass jar looks professional grade smooth. The spray paint process is more forgiving when the drips or misses are on the inside of the jar too.
I tried to capture a side by side, but it was hard to show the exterior side version. But the interior spray technique gave the jar this smooth finish. The jar in the background was painted on the outside where you can see it has more of a flat finish.
Tip: If you plan to serve snacks or candy in your freshly painted glass jars add a cupcake liner or coffee filter. They work great and make for easy cleanup!I love the look! Am I the last to know this technique?
I love the finish. Please click the link below for other easy and inexpensive one hour projects.
- Rustoleum Paint + Primter (Local Hardware Store)
- All purpose cleaner (Already had it)
- Mask (Hardware Store)