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Spray Painting Glass Tutorial

It has taken me a few tries to figure out how to spray paint glass.
 I have had a few projects that failed because I didn't spray the glass right. 

Today, I want to share my knowledge of what I have learned about spray painting glass correctly incase any of you have had problems as well or are thinking about upcoming projects.


For this tutorial I am spray painting candle stick holders that I did for a project HERE.


To start I just went ahead and started spraying them with normal spray paint, nothing special. I held the can according to the directions on it. This one was 8-10 in. away from the object. I have done research before and some sites said to sand the glass a little bit, to roughen it up so the paint has something to stick to but I found that it really wasn't necessary for my projects.

The TRICK with glass is SLOW & STEADY with LIGHT COATS. 
The picture above only has 1 coat of paint on it. You can still see through the glass. In between each coat I wait a good few minutes for it to fully dry. I end up having to put about 5-6 light coats on it to get the full coverage that it needs. It is a slow process, but the outcome is beautiful!!

This one has 6 coats of paint on it.

With my past projects that didn't go so well I put the paint on too heavy and too quickly. As it started drying it got a cracking and bubbling look. It was horrible. So it really needs to be light coats and put on slow.


This is another project that I spray painted candle stick holders as well:
This is one of the projects that I had one that failed. I had to go back and buy another candle stick to get it right!!


If you have an questions for me please let me know. Either comment below or email me at 
2yellowbirdsdecor@gmail.com

Hope you found this tutorial helpful!



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19 comments:

  1. Wow, I have never attempted spray painting glass. But now, I'm trying to think of what glass pieces I own that could use a redo just to try it :)
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Thanks Jill! I haven't spray painted glass yet, but I'm not as intimidated now as I was! Nice Tutorial!

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  3. Jill, this is great. I've seen this spray painting on glass and I really have to try it. thanks for showing us how. Take care, Linda

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  4. I had no idea you could spray paint glass. In fact, when I read your post heading, I immediately pictured paint dripping off the glass or see through spots. I was wrong though, because they look fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I am definitely trying this. :-)

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  5. Great Tips! I have a glass and ceramic combo project that I'm a wanting to paint soon, so thanks for the info!
    JoAnn

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  6. My problem is that I think if it is spray paint that it should be faster. LOL I don't have the patience. These are great tips though. Next time I attempt a spray paint project, I'm using these! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

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  7. Hi, Jill! Great tutorial! I found you on Create.Craft.Love's Pomp Party!

    I have long wanted to try painting glass, but couldn't get it to come out right. Yours look great and I'm pinning it for reference. One question - have you tried using a primer first? I thought that might be a fix, too, but never got around to trying it. (Craft ADD sufferer here. LOL)

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  8. I've never tried to spray paint glass before...I think a light coat on anything is the best route! These came out great :o)

    Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week! So glad you joined us!!
    xo, Meredith @www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  9. I have always wanted to know how to do it! Thanks!

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  10. I have candle holders that look very similar that I painted with Martha Stewart's glass paint. It's practically the same color as the ones you painted, but I'm betting your spray paint was a lot cheaper than her glass paint. Also, your coats look a lot more even. I'll have to try this next time.

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    1. I am sure it was cheaper then her paint. I am not sure how much, but I just got my spray paint from Home Depot. Hope these tips help you on the next project!! Thanks for stopping by!
      Jill

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  11. Thanks for the tips I have just recently spray painted the same candle stick (I got mine from the Dollar Tree) and it did not turn out so great. I was to rushy and did not do light coats mine were a tad heavier. I was making displays for my Paparazzi Jewelry.

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    1. You are so welcome!! I got mine at Dollar Tree as well! That's the same thing that happened to the first ones I did. I have definitely learned after a few fails :)

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  12. Ok I have a question now. I am very new to blogging and I don't know a ton about buttons and stuff but how did you get the What I Believe spot on the side of your page? Thanks

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    1. You can totally ask me as many questions as you would like to!! I know I downloaded the button from somewhere, but I can't remember. It was along time ago I put it on there. If you would give me your email address or email me at 2yellowbirdsdecor@gmail.com I can send it over to you, if you would like! I know I have it on my computer still.

      To get it on my blog I went to layout {on the dashboard} then where your sidebar is I went to ad a gadget. I clicked on picture. Then I uploaded it and also added a link so it goes to lds.org when clicked on.
      Hope that answers your question! Let me know if you have any others. I am glad to help!
      Jill

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  13. Wow this is so cute! Thanks for sharing, I'll try to find some cute colors for spray painting (I just bought some candlesticks). Thanks so much! I'm a new follower, feel free to stop by and follow back
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  14. Just featured your tutorial on "An Oldie but a Goodie" link party that I am now co-hosting with Small Things with Love! http://www.cutesycrafts.com/2013/03/an-oldie-but-goodie-9.html Thanks! - Jessica

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  15. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!
    regards,
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