Waterproof Glass Paint

deborah1175(Athens Georgia)October 8, 2008

I'm making plate flowers and want to color small clear glass tea light holders to match colors on the plates. I want paint that will stand up to rain and weather. I have googled for hours and the only thing I have found that sounds like it might work is Pebeo Vitreo (which you bake on). Please let me know if you have tried this, and if you were pleased with it. I would also like any suggestions for any other product you know of that would be waterproof, even if it does have to be baked on.


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I have used the Pebeo Vitreo and they work fine. Most of the time I use Patio Paint. On glass items, I make sure and seal it with a clear coat. But have had glass items painted outside for years now and the paint is still on them. I make sure they "cure" well before any rain hits them.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2008 at 3:29PM
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As long as you're going to seal them afterward, I would think you could use any kind of paint...

    Bookmark   October 8, 2008 at 5:38PM
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deborah1175(Athens Georgia)

What do you use to seal the painted glass?

    Bookmark   October 8, 2008 at 6:24PM
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They should sell something like this at Hobby Hobby, Michael's and maybe even Walmart =)

Here is a link that might be useful: Clear Coat Spray

    Bookmark   October 9, 2008 at 9:31AM
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mzclassic(z9 FL)

I use patio paint and acrylic and then seal with Modge Podge. Haven't ever had any problems outside at all.

Donna in Florida

    Bookmark   October 9, 2008 at 10:14AM
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Okay, I'm really in a bind. I'm trying out window painting for the first time and i need to know what kind of paint would be best. I need something that is weatherproof and washable as well.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 1:44AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I use the Pebeo porcelaine 150 which you also cook in the oven but is supposedly less toxic and I think a little less expensive than the vitreo. I painted some plates (not glass) and baked. I used a couple to make an experimental flower and it has been outside for a year, including a nh winter. I have painted some glass too but non of it has spent a winter outside yet.
Here is the one that has been outside, right after I cooked it. It still looks the same. I'd go take a pic outside but its dark. You can get paint pens to make outlines, and the center glass glob has gold dots of the pebeo paint, also baked.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 9:33PM
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