Painting on Glass

Opus Focus, LLC
by Opus Focus, LLC
Making sure painting on glass does not require priming first. I am using metallic paint from Germany (VIVA - Creative Imagination). I know to clean the surface with alcohol but was wondering if priming would enhance adhesion. I use a liquid etching product to simulate glass etching ... maybe I should apply that first. I am concerned about product compatibility. I will be painting drinking glasses.
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  • Therese C Therese C on Sep 08, 2013
    Make sure the paint is 'food safe' first of all, and then once etched, it should leave a rough enough surface for the paint to adhere quite well. Practice on a fruit jar or old glass first, let it dry good and try washing it several times to see how the paint holds up. Trial and error are our best

  • Opus Focus, LLC Opus Focus, LLC on Sep 08, 2013
    Thank you Therese. I have done this in the past but new products have come out and yes, I have all intentions to practice first! I'll have to call the manufacture regarding the "food safe" issue as they don't always divulge everything on their label!

  • Therese C Therese C on Sep 09, 2013
    @Opus Focus, LLC ..I knew you were one smart cookie.. ;)