Can a clear glass oil lamp chimney be tinted?

by Inetia
I have a vintage cobalt blue oil lamp for which I'm trying to find a replacement chimney, but there are only clear replacements available at a price I can justify with my budget. Please advise if you know how to tint and if the tinting will be heat resistant.
Love the lamp, couldn't toss it after the chimney was broken.
  13 answers
  • Ranger Ranger on Feb 19, 2016
    I have seen plenty of ways to colour glass on Pinterest, including lamps. Just type it in the search and see what comes up. Good luck.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 19, 2016
    See if this helps you.
  • Seena Seena on Feb 19, 2016
    you can buy paint that's specifically for glass. You have to bake the piece when you're done painting it and the directions are very clear on how to do that. I don't know that you'll get the cobalt blue you're looking for with just one coat though. Hope this helps :)
  • Debbie Debbie on Feb 19, 2016
    If you type "colbalt blue lamp chimney" into the Google search engine, it will find many places that have them for sale, $10.00 and under. Good luck!
  • Pam Pam on Feb 19, 2016
    There is a lady on pinterest that painted her glass cobalt. Type in cobalt glass painting and you probably will find her.
  • Linda Stokes Linda Stokes on Feb 19, 2016
    If you would like to get a vintage chimney I can put you in touch with someone in NC who is closing down his business and may have what you need.
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    • Inetia Inetia on Feb 21, 2016
      I went thru about 20 pages on eBay with no luck finding the size I need. I've decided to order a clear chimney; it will still be pretty and usable. My husband also reminded me that it would give off more light with a clear chimney.
  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Feb 19, 2016
    Matching colours can be tricky... a noticeable difference comes out looking mismatched. Perhaps choose another colour like amber, but then add a cobalt rim on top to make the 2 pieces look as tho they belong together.
    • Inetia Inetia on Feb 20, 2016
      @Duval.26 I noticed the many shades of blue as I searched online and the thought you just mentioned has already entered my mind. I may do better just getting a clear one. I can play with the tinting on other glass before attempting it on the chimney. I appreciate the input.
  • Barbara Barbara on Feb 20, 2016
    Check Pinterest for cobalt glass staining tutorials. You can purchase the glass stain from any craft store/possible Amazon. If you plan on using the lamp with kerosene, make sure the stain you use is fire safe.
  • Kari Roberts Kari Roberts on Feb 26, 2016
    I know you can mix Vitrail glass paint with Acetone nail polish remover to tint glass items.
  • Sparkles Sparkles on Feb 28, 2016
    get a clear chimney then get a shade to go over it. change your mind change the shade.
    • Inetia Inetia on Feb 28, 2016
      @Thank You Sparkles That's one I'd never have thought of. I'd have to ponder the how of placing it on the chimney, but it is creative challenges that exercise the brain.
  • Sparkles Sparkles on Feb 28, 2016
    They slide over the top and rest on the fat part of the chimney.
    • Inetia Inetia on Feb 28, 2016
      Didn't know they made them. I searched for chimney shades and nothing came up but chimneys.
  • Sparkles Sparkles on Feb 28, 2016
    try Lehman's. they l Amish supplies
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    • Inetia Inetia on Feb 29, 2016
      @Sparkles Good idea. I'll keep a watch out for them.
  • Patricia Leavitt Crosby Patricia Leavitt Crosby on Feb 29, 2016
    Didn't you ask about this very thing last week? Google is your friend!!! Jeez!!!
    • Inetia Inetia on Feb 29, 2016
      @Patricia Leavitt Crosby I do know how to google. Guess you were not aware that the conversation evolved to a different subject.