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I have had some clear plates for a long time and just recently found a cute pattern for them. The pattern is actually painted on the top and bottom of the plate but I wanted to just do it on the bottom due to food issues. It said in the pattern to seal the glass before painting and after painting. Is that correct? Would painting on sealer first make it peel off easier or adhere better? And if I just paint and seal the bottom of the plate, it would be fine with food on the top right? I know it won't be able to be washed in a dishwasher but done by hand and gently so that's no problem. Thanks for any help!



 
Posts: 4289 | Location: Buffalo, NY | Registered: Dec 08, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The sealer issue depends on the type of paint you are using. I have always used glass paint and no sealer. The kind you put in the oven to cure. One year I made snowman soup and put it in cups with names painted on the handles. Nine years later the names are still on the cups that haven't gotten broken by the kids. Moms put the cups in the dishwasher also.

You can use the plates for food as long as it does not come in contact with the paint. It should be safe on the bottom of the plate.

Have you seen what they are doing with sharpies now?

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I'm using regular acrylic paints. I had glass paints but did not like them as much so they are long gone.
Sealer first, paint and then sealer again or just paint and then sealer? What would be best?



 
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If you are going to use acrylic, however don't recommend it, enamels are much better. However if acrylic, seal, paint, and seal again. This will eventually peel off. Enamels don't peel off since they have a sealer and binder in the paint. I hate to see you go to all the trouble of painting some beautiful plates then have them peel off. Hope you don't mind my suggestion.


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Thank you so much for the answer. I wish I could afford enamel paints but not right now. Soooo now I'll just do one for myself to use this year. It's a cute pattern for cookies for Santa. If it peels, I can always do it again with better paints next time. Thanks again!



 
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I also prefer enamels but in the past I have painted glass plates with regular acrylics.

Instead of applying just a clear sealer over it I decoupaged crinkled tissue paper over the back of the plate after the paint was dry to create a textured background behind my painted design. It seals your painted design in between the plate and the decoupaged paper so it can't peel or scrape off. :-)

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Thanks so much for the tip rainee!



 
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I don't know if this will help or not but this is what I have been doing.

I've been painting on bottles & jars. I use my normal everyday craft paint. I make my design, let it dry then put a coat of clear glass paint over just my design. So far it has been working nicely.
 
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