How to Paint Engraved Glass How to Paint Engraved Glass

What You'll Need
Acrylic glass paint
Small paintbrush set
Water basin
Washcloth
Rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover

Engraved glass is a beautiful addition to any home, but sometimes it needs a splash of color to really come alive. You can paint your engraved glass by following these steps.

Step 1 - Select Your Paints

Your local art supply store will sell a variety of glass paints, so you should know what look you are trying to achieve. Opaque paints create a more clear and striking design, while transparent paints create more of a classic "stained glass" look. Some glass paints require baking to dry, so if that is not an option for your engraved surface, make sure to choose air-drying paints.

Step 2 - Clean Your Engraved Glass

Clean your engraved glass thoroughly with water and a washcloth. You can apply additional glass cleaner at your discretion.

Step 3 - Paint Your Design Lightly

Paint your design lightly onto the glass. Allow time for your work to dry.

Step 4 - Mind Your Mistakes

Examine your preparatory painting closely. Keep your eyes peeled for any mistakes. Use rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover to scrape away any unsatisfactory painting; then repaint as desired and allow your work to dry again.

Step 5 - Add the Finishing Touches

Add your final coat and take care to cover the engraving evenly.

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