What kind of paint do I use on clear glass panels?

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    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Feb 03, 2018
      Sure thing Dee, you can use her technique and ask her any questions you have along the way. They also sell paint specific for painting on glass at craft stores if you want to look into that as well. :)

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Feb 02, 2018
    I have purchased suncatcher paint at Walmart for a reasonable price.

    • Dee Dee on Feb 03, 2018
      Thanks so much, Cynthia. I'll check it out !

  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 02, 2018
    Depending on the results you want... any paint will work once the glass has been well cleaned with alcohol... there are specialty glass paints, spray frosting paints, and window films make to give privacy where there is clear glass

    • Dee Dee on Feb 03, 2018
      Thanks, Marty. I'm looking to paint some 4"x8" glass panels for hanging in windows, or just for framing.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 02, 2018
    Hi Dee,
    Do you want to paint it for privacy or decoration? To decorate, I've used Gallery Glass. For a privacy window I used 2 coats of clear Galaxy Glass and some wall stickers. In hindsight, I would have used frosted for my project but A.C. Moore didn't have any so I used clear. I did find some frosted at Hobby Lobby so the last coat was frosted. To put it on, put some on the window then swirl it with your fingers. It's reminds me of working with Elmer's glue but not the same thickness. Here's what I did. Wishing you the best.
    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/rooms/yikes-i-want-a-privacy-window-in-my-bathroom-29199882

    • Dee Dee on Feb 03, 2018
      Linda, Your window came out great ! Thanks for the info.
      I have some small glass panels (4x8") that I want to paint flowers, birds, or butterflies on to hang in a window. Not stained glass, but just painting. Does Hobby Lobby sell that kind of paint?

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 03, 2018
    I would still use Gallery Glass. (not Galaxy as I mistyped before) and yes, Hobby Lobby sells that the last time I checked. You can ask them if they recommend something else. Also the idea of using acrylic paint and glue, might work too. Try taking an extra piece of glass (or buying a frame with glass at Dollar Tree) to try different ideas to see what you like. :)