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David de Oliveira
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Advice needed!

Post by David de Oliveira » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:49 pm

Hello everyone,
I need to a painted glass, the bottom part i can manage- some lettering with silver leaf gilding- the top part is what is bothering me, can i paint with acrylic? Check the link, its the two signs in the corner.


Robare M. Novou
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Re: Advice needed!

Post by Robare M. Novou » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:17 pm

Not knowing for sure, I would think you can not paint with acrylic on reverse glass.

Someone else with experience of doing that might say you can and that it's OK to do so.

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Post by Mike Jackson » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:40 am

I don't think it will grip the glass, nor flow out to the glass from a brush well enough. can always try it on a small piece of test glass.
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Re: Advice needed!

Post by erik winkler » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:13 am

Do not use it.
Acrylic can be peeled of the glass like a non sticking piece of chewing gum.
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David de Oliveira
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Re: Advice needed!

Post by David de Oliveira » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:41 am

Thank you for your sugestions, I'll probably going to use a opaque glass paint.


Lee Littlewood
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Re: Advice needed!

Post by Lee Littlewood » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:03 am

Why not paint the pictorial on a separate board and mount it behind the glass (with a spacer so it doesn't touch the glass)?

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