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What type of paint for glass?

10/29/15       
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Good morning. Just a quick question. I am taking a finishing position next week in a shop that does a lot of commercial work.

I will be coming in mid-stream to a large project involving back-painting panels of glass before they are installed into a larger backdrop?

Finisher is gone, owner is not sure what was used, no notes, etc. He thinks black lacquer was used on previous projects. I would think an enamel would be a better choice for adhesion.

Any thoughts or experiences to share?

Thanks

10/29/15       #2: What type of paint for glass? ...
chris

found on google

http://www.glasspaint.com/

10/29/15       #3: What type of paint for glass? ...
tip top

Thanks. I googled my question and everything was coming up as decorative paints for glassware.

10/29/15       #4: What type of paint for glass? ...
CraigM

I have used Becker Acroma Matador on glass before and it worked well.

10/29/15       #5: What type of paint for glass? ...
shenendoah

time was we ( finish industry folks ) would simply use pigmented nitro. this could be still be valid if, and only if, the painted surface would not be exposed to potential handling; i.e. 'mirrored' coffee table or framed so that the paint is against the wall, etc. if the painted glass surface is in a vulnerable position, such as glass framed kitchen cabinet doors, I have taken to using a catalyzed urethane barrier coat cut 50% +/-, allowed to dry, lightly scuffed and then painted - typically cv, and one could use basically any coating. works like a charm.

10/29/15       #6: What type of paint for glass? ...
Paul Snyder  Member

If you need the paint to adhere well for a long time the two best choices I know of are Glassprimer Glass Paint and Matthews 1-Shot.

They are both pretty expensive, but worth the cost if you need them to last. My personal favorite is Glassprimer because you can order it to match any color from any brand of paint. You can also get custom matches if needed.

I know the Glassprimer is strong because I used it on large glass doors and glued the hinges to it. The paint holds the weight of the glass doors with a very large margin of safety. Here's a picture...

Like shenendoah said, if peeling or scratching aren't a concern, then you can use pretty much any finish. I've used acrylic lacquer on glass that was enclosed on the back and it worked fine as long as the glass was installed carefully.

10/30/15       #7: What type of paint for glass? ...
Kevin

sherwin williams Polane

11/12/15       #8: What type of paint for glass? ...
monty

There are additives that you can add to various coatings (2k Urethane that will offer adhesion to glass. Ask your coatings supplier and they should be able to help you out.
monty

12/12/15       #9: What type of paint for glass? ...
Daniel Turner

I just did a silver fleck table with glass tops, and used a product called 'glass primer' It worked VERY well!! My boss found it on the internet!! Hope it helps

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