How do I paint mason jars without seeing brushstrokes?

by Sylvia

Jars on the internet always look so perfect but mine show brushstrokes even when I use the foam tip brush or foam roller.

  7 answers
  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 08, 2018

    Spray paint , do light coats . Another method would be to put paint inside the bottle or jar, put more paint then needed , then turn to bottle / jar around to coat sides then turn it upside down to let it cost the whole jar have it raised, like on a cake cooling rack, so the excess paint can run out.

  • Archie Archie on Oct 08, 2018

    What are you going to use them for. If just for decoration pour paint inside and swirl it around to cover then pour out the excess.

  • 2818713 2818713 on Oct 08, 2018

    I would use spray paint. It's my best friend! Just make sure not to over spray, it's easy to get drips.

  • Simone Simone on Oct 08, 2018

    The way I have done it in the past was dip the mason jar into the paint, tilt upside place on top of a old oven toaster rack or 2 thin pieces of wood let the paint drip off back into the paint can. no streaks.

  • Heather Olinde Heather Olinde on Oct 17, 2018

    I've painted them using spray paint and there are no brush strokes.

  • Gk Gk on Oct 17, 2018

    You can buy Rustoleum Chalked spray paint and the Rustoleum clear sealer that goes with this product. This is chalk paint in a spray can. You will get a very smooth finish!! I buy it at Menards. You DO want to buy the Rustoleum Chalked sealer--I tried just using another brand clear sealer and it made the paint bubble and crack.

  • Angie Gramps Angie Gramps on Feb 09, 2020

    I'm painting mason jars using chalk paint, I first started using a bristle brush and now a foam brush, I'm still having brush stroke Mark's, I've prepared the glass painted the first coat then the second coat starts to peel a little. I have used pre made chalk paint as well as making my own and this is still happening. If I put the chalk paint on the inside, then I wouldn't be able to distress the outside of the jar. I have even cleaned the jar then put coat of polyurethane on jar first let dry and used chalk paint and some peeled away in spots, but I just used those as distressed spots, but I'm still getting brush strokes.. I need some serious help to fix this

    , since I have opened up a craft business and I want to put out a great product. HELP. Thank you very much I really really appreciate any advice

    Thanks, Angie Bee Craften