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We are thrilled that our new line of Martha Stewart Glass Paint has finally hit the stores at Michaels! Along with our partners at Plaid, we have crafted brand new tools and paint formulas specifically for glass and ceramic surfaces. And just like our original craft paint line, this new glass paint is designed to be permanent and dishwasher safe.

What makes this line so special is that we are introducing new finishes that are a perfect complement to your glass projects. We are offering glitter, opaque, metallic, transparent, and translucent paints! I am most excited by our transparent and translucent frost paints because unlike opaque paints, because they still allow light to pass through the glass. This makes them perfect for votives, glass ornaments, and all other glassware.  Here are a couple projects we created while we were playing around with the paint.

Our translucent frost paint creates this lovely, subtle, frosted effect for your glassware. You can use our patterning tape to create stripes or punched contact paper circles for polka dots!

This marbled glass was created with our Transparent Texture paint and Fill medium.  Check it out here for tutorial and how-to instructions.

Another incredible tool that we are introducing with this line, are our adhesive silkscreens. Both re-positionable and reusable they are designed to help you create incredibly detailed artwork with the paints. Here is a peek at a few of the projects you can achieve:

Our lace silkscreen on glass jewelry boxes. It’s so quick and easy!

Here is an ombre effect with our butterfly silkscreens.

These vessels were painted first on the OUTSIDE of the bottles, then painted with our doily silkscreens.

I can’t wait to see all the projects that people come up with. Stay tuned for more posts with how-to instructions (and a behind the scenes peek!) for the projects we’ve created here.

For more information and access to FAQs on our glass paint, post questions on our blog or find it all here 

If you have any technical questions regarding the use of our Craft or Glass paints, please direct them to our partners at PLAID! Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

Comments (290)

  • Where are the directions for "oven bake " procedure for the Martha Stewart new glass paint? The directions are not given on the paint and I could not find on you web site. I want to bake the crock that I painted so it can set up faster before I use it.
    Thank you
    Dorothy

  • Crafter Comment:

    Dear Dorothy,

    The oven bake directions for glass paint are the same as our craft paint. After your painted piece is fully dry, bake it in your oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Make sure you put your glass in while your oven is still cool, so that it heats up gradually. After baking for 30 minutes, allow it to cool completely before removing from your oven. It is then best to wait 72 hours after curing before using your painted piece.

    Good luck!

  • Just baked a dozen Christmas ornaments and all the paint ran out into the tray! So I'll try again maybe this time no oven and pray the paint will dry and not crack later.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Susan, sorry to hear that happened to your crafts! There are a couple reasons for why this may have occurred. Your paint needs to be completely dry before baking, otherwise heat applied to wet paint makes it more runny and will cause your paint to run off your craft. If you are painting on the insides of your ornament, I would not bake your crafts. If you are painting on the outside, allow it enough time to dry completely before baking. Let us know how everything goes this time around.

  • I think I read somewhere that the paints are non-toxic (maybe on the bottle?) and the final product is dishwasher safe, but is it safe for drinking? I read the directions on the tumblers and it says to tape off from the top, but I really want the color to go all the way up.

  • I have used plaid gallery glass to paint on windows. The manufacturer seems to have discontinued some colors, so I am looking for a new paint product. Is thie martha stewart glass paint comparable to the gallery glass, or does it have to be baked?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Doug,
    Martha Stewart Glass Paint is different from Gallery Glass in that it is permanent and cures to the surface it is applied on. Martha Stewart Glass paint does not have to be baked, it will air cure in 21 days. However, if you would like to cure it more quickly, you can let your project dry completely overnight and then oven bake it afterwards. To oven cure, place your glass piece in the oven before turning it on so it can heat up gradually. Oven bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and allow it to cool completely before handling.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Cheryl,
    Yes our paints are non-toxic, and the final product is dishwasher safe. However, based on standard industry regulations, we do recommend that you leave a 0.8 inch distance from the paint and where your lips might come into contact with the paint.

  • Can you tell me if I can bake a piece of glassware if I apply the glitter paint or pearl paint. It says to cure it for 21 days but I do prefer to bake my glassware.
    Thanks
    Margaret

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Margaret,
    Yes you may bake the pearl glass paints. They follow the same curing instructions as any of the other paints in the product line. However, the fine glitter glass paint should only be cured with the air cure technique (let stand for 21 days)

  • Can I eat off of plates painted with this product?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Mary,
    Our paints are unfortunately not food-safe. You may paint on the underside of glass plates, but we do not recommend eating directly off any surface that has been painted. If you do paint a plate on the topside, it would have to remain decorative, like a charger or a plate hung on the wall. For items such as mugs, cups, and stemware, you just have to leave a 0.8" margin from the lip of the vessel.

  • I used Gallery Glass for Window Clings. Michaels was out of Gallery Glass and recommended the Martha Stewart paint. They are totally different consistency. I make the lead outline on plastic sheets, fill with Gallery Glass and let sit for 2 days and peel for window clings. So I cannot bake the plastic sheets to cure and cannot wait 21 days before peeling and using the sheets again. Is there a comparable product for this application? Also the Gallery Glass paint would just flow and fill in the design. The Martha Stewart paint is thicker and seems like it has to be brushed and so will not build up the thickness to be used for window clings. I am in the midst of making product for a November Craft show so need a resolution quickly to build my stock of window clings. thank you.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Michele,
    You are correct, our Martha Stewart Glass paints are different from Gallery glass in formulation, consistency, and performance. Our paints are formulated to be permanent, which is why they will not work in this particular application that you are trying. Our texture paints are for creating leading lines, while our liquid fill paints are meant to "flow" into those leaded areas. However, since they are permanent paints, they will not peel and adhere to windows and still remain removable.
    We do offer a non-permanent solution in the form of paintable clings. But if you are creating custom and freeform designs, then Gallery Glass is the best product for your craft. You can buy gallery glass paints on Amazon and if you need to buy in larger quantities, you may call the Gallery Glass consumer help line 1-800-842-4197 and they will be able to assist you.

  • I have been researching to find a sealer for painting on glass. I was told that after the paint is cured I can use Future floor wax(which is an acrylic)After the project drys ie: plate, it is safe to eat of off. Have you heard anything about this.

  • I am using the Martha Stewart glass paints for the first time. I used the point tip to create dots on my glassware. However, the paint is so thick that when it dried overnight, the dots have a sharp pointy tip. Will this smooth out when baked?? Also, can you dilute these paints with a dash of water to make them less thick?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Felicia,
    Unfortunately we have not heard anything about using future floor wax as a sealer. We would not recommend using it to seal our paint on glass paints as a way to make your projects food safe. Instead, we would recommend painting on the underside of glass plates in order to make it food safe.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Melodie,
    Unfortunately the dots will retain their pointy tip, even after baking. What I might recommend as a technique to help make the points less sharp is to swirl your tip a little while applying the dots (instead of lifting directly) so that you can soften those peaks. Alternatively, as your paint is drying you can go back in and tap down the peaks lightly.
    We do sell a product called Martha Stewart Glass Paints Fill Medium that dilutes your paints so that they are less thick. Check out this post we did using that product for reference. We do not recommend using water, as it will change the permanence and integrity of the paint itself.

  • I used the fine glitter glass paint on mason jars, and it came out streaky. Will it clear up during the 21 days or is it stuck like that? Should I leave them upside down or right side up during air curing? Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kristin,
    It would help me solve your problem if I could have a little more information. What color of glitter glass paint were you using and how were you applying it to your mason jar? Were you coating the whole thing or were you painting it through a stencil?

    Standing your jar right side up or upside down should not matter with air curing.

  • I used the turquoise and I mixed it with acetone to get the color I wanted. I swirled it around in the jar to coat a few times. It looks cloudy and streaky on the spots that I did use a brush to coat the places that weren't getting the color.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kristin,
    Thanks for the information. The main issue seems to be that you mixed acetone with the paint. To be safe, it's best to only mix Martha products with our paint in order to ensure that they will perform properly. If you are looking to dilute the paints so that you can swirl the inside of your jar, I would recommend using our Martha Stewart Glass Paints Fill Medium to mix with your glitter paint to achieve the proper effect you are looking for.
    Here is an example of a technique we used with the fill medium.
    Let us know how this works out for you!

  • Hi just wondering if this paint is safe to use on Christmas glass bulbs and is it safe to bake even though it is thin glass?

  • I thought I read somewhere that the glass needs to be "primed" somehow before you paint on it. Can you please tell me what to prime it with or if that is not necessary? Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Nancy,
    Your glass does not have to be primed, but it does need to be "prepared" in the sense that you should clean it before painting. What we recommend is washing your glass piece in warm water and soap, then using rubbing alcohol to wipe down any remaining residue. Dry you glass piece completely before proceeding to paint on it.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Brie,
    Yes, our paint is safe to use on any glass surface, and in this case definitely Christmas ornaments. We have previously baked ornaments, and if they are blank ones as thin/thick as the ones sold at Michaels, then you should be fine. We cannot speak for anything you might have bought specially at a vintage market or anything like that. If you are oven baking, make sure your paints are completely dry before baking.

  • Hi,

    Can you please tell me where can I purchase the Martha Stewart's Glass Paint and the tools? I went to two Michael's by me and all they are selling is the Multi-Surface paint. I read somewhere that the glass paint from Martha Stewart will be exclusive sold in Michael's? Any other places that you know I can find it? Any retailers? Or online stores? Thank you for your help.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Tina,
    Our glass paints are currently sold exclusively at Michael's. Our glass paint does not sit with the rest of the craft paints, it should be in a separate section with glass painting. If you would like, you can call the Plaid customer service line 1-800-842-4197 and they may be able to assist you with another way to purchase the paints.

  • I see! I'd been looking for it at the craft paints section since that's where I found the stencils. Thank you for your quick response! I will go back to Michael's tomorrow. :)

  • Crafter Comment:

    I'm happy I was able to clarify that for you Tina. While you are in the glass paint section, you will see that we are offering silkscreens in addition to stencils in the glass painting section. If you have not tried silkscreening on glass before, I highly recommend it! Happy crafting.

  • Hi,
    I'm a novice, but just purchased the transparent glass paint to cover the surface of a vase. What is the best method to apply?
    Thank you!

  • Is it safe to use glass paint on a glass dome light fixture? I'm worried the heat from the light bulb may affext the paint and/or cause a fire if it gets too hot? Not clear if the glass paint is flammable? I'm guessing it's ok since you can bake it but wanted to double check before I frost some or our light fixtures. Thank you.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Ann,
    It is safe to use glass paint on a dome light fixture. You are right, because our paint can be baked, it can withstand the temperature of something such as your light fixture; it will not become flammable. However, it is best never to apply it on something that will encounter direct and high temperatures consistently (a baking dish, directly onto a lightbulb), but things such as the outside of light fixtures, hurricanes, candle votives are all okay.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Al,
    There is more than one way to cover the surface of your vase with our transparent texture paint. If you are trying to solidly coat the whole thing, I would recommend using it in conjunction with other Martha Glass products: the fill medium or with the glass spray system. Both methods would help you achieve an even, solid coat. Using a brush or a sponge pouncer will leave behind a texture, but if that is an effect that you like, then you could try those.
    Let me know if this answers your question. If not, just post another comment and let's see what we can do to help you accomplish your project!

  • I have been using the high gloss sealer for painting on plates to take away the rough texture. To make that finish permanent do I need to bake it the same as I would the paint, or leave it to air dry? Thank you!

  • Hi! I am really wanting to paint a wax warmer. What is the heat resistance of this paint? Would it be recommended to use for to particular project? I know I won't b able to bake it after it is painted, what is the recommended waiting time until I can use the warmer again? Thanks so much!

    -Chinah

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Chinah,
    Our paint can withstand heat up to 350 degrees the first time you bake it. It will not withstand repeated exposure to repeated high temperatures.
    Here is how I would judge how it might react to being painted on your wax warmer. If you are painting on the plastic outside of your wax warmer, if it does not get hotter than a hot cup of tea or coffee then it should be fine. Since you cannot bake your warmer, you need to let it air cure for 21 days before washing it, you may use it probably after it has been dry for a couple days.
    I cannot guarantee that this will work, since this is not a surface we normally craft on. Let us know how it turns out.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Stacy,
    Our high gloss sealer can be oven-baked. However, it is up to you whether or not you would like to bake it. Air-cure takes 21 days while baking is a short 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

  • I used the glass paint on ceramic plates early last week.
    After following all the guidance & tips provided above,
    I got the dishes out tonight to wash and use. The paint
    Is already chipping off. Help! :-(

  • How much area does one bottle of glass fill paint cover?

  • Thank you! That completely answers my question.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Dawn,
    I'm sorry to hear that! Would you mind emailing us at thecraftsdept@marthastewart.com with some more specifics so I can help you see what happened.
    If you could help me by letting me know which paints you used, how you cured it, what kind of ceramic plates you were using, and what you painted it might help me better ask your questions.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Colette,
    While we have never tested this exactly ourselves, my best guess is that flowed flat, one bottle of fill paint might cover an area about 18"x18" give or take.

    hope this helps!

  • Thank you!

  • i need a transparent product that has the look of real stained glass, not to create little figures and such, but to create my own stained glass windows.

    what product do i use, or is martha stewart the way to go?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kelly,
    Our Martha Stewart Glass paints can achieve the look of stained glass using a combination of any of the texture paints (these can be used to make "leaded" lines) and Transparent Fill Paint (to do your coloring within your outlines). However, our paint is a permanent paint so if you are looking for a non-permanent solution I would not use our paints and instead use Gallery Glass. Additionally, while using Martha Stewart Glass Paints you would need to work flat. So if you are looking to do your window, your panes would need to be removable.

  • I bought this paint to paint wine glasses. Will the paint come off when i wash the glasses?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Mayren,
    Our paints are permanent. If you cure them properly (air dry for 21 days or bake to cure in an oven at 350 degrees) then they should be top shelf dishwasher safe and hand washable with the smooth side of your sponge. Be advised, after putting it through the dishwasher, make sure it is completely dry and cooled in the dishwasher before you remove it and continue to use it.

  • I love the jars you painted above. Which type of glass paint should I use to paint the outside of the glass? I want to turn clear mason jars into a blue ones like the vintage jars you may find in stores. Thank you!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Katie,
    If you are looking to recreate those vintage jars (are they slightly green in color?) that are completely transparent, then I would recommend that you buy our Gloss Transparent Glass Paint in a blue of your choice, WITH the spray system. Follow the spray system instructions and you should be able to get the effect you desire.

  • Hi,

    I was painting mason jars with the Martha Stewart opaque glass paint. It's very small and few orange fish. I am planning on baking them today, but I was just wondering why the recommendation of waiting 72 hours before using them? Are they toxic when used before hand? Thank you!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Genevieve,
    We recommend waiting 72 hours because after baking the paint can sometimes still be tender and susceptible to marring if you are not careful. It is not a matter of toxicity; our paints are non-toxic. So if you are handling your jars with care, you can be flexible with that window of time. The only thing I would definitely not recommend is washing them in the dishwasher until you have waited the full 72 hrs.
    Hope that helps!

  • I was interested in painting plates to actually use everyday. I see you recommend only painting the underside of the plates to be safe. Is there a product you can use in addition to this paint that will seal it so you can paint the entire thing and it will be safe for food contact?

  • What happens if I bake a finished glass, but realize I forgot something. Is it ok to bake already baked glass paint again?

  • I am using the glitter paints to decorate wine glasses as gifts. Do I need to use a type of finish to seal the paint and to create shine? I'm worried the paint will chip easily after use. Is it best to use the air cure method with the glitter paints? Thanks in advance.

  • Hey! just bought a BUNCH of gorgeous paints from Martha stewart to paint a few canvas paintings for my house, but just saw this blog now... can i use the MSC Pearl paint for the glasses and put those in over? would they be permanent as well?

  • What do you recommend as a brush cleaner for the metallic glass paint?

    I will use the paint on glass blocks(12"x12")--do you know if glass blocks can safely be baked at 350 degrees?

    Thanks,
    Midge

  • Thanks, but I've gotten the answer to the first question and will consult the glass block manufacturer for the second.

    Midge

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Victoria,
    All of our Martha Stewart Craft Paints are permanent. Yes the Martha Stewart Crafts pearl paints can be used for your glasses and put in the oven, but be sure you leave a 0.8" distance from any areas your mouth and food might come into contact.
    I'm excited you bought our craft paints for canvas paintings! They are such good-quality high pigmented paints so I hope you enjoy using them for all your craft projects.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Adrienne,
    It is not required that you use a sealant to seal your glitter paint. It should be resistant to chipping once it has fully cured, and you are correct in using the air cure method (21 days).

    If you are additionally concerned with giving your painted project more shine, you may venture over to the craft paint aisle and purchase the Martha Stewart Crafts Gloss Sealer. It is a medium that will created additional shine to your project. You should allow this to air-cure as well when your complete your coats.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Samantha,
    It is technically okay to do so; your project will not be ruined. However we cannot guarantee your new coat of paint will adhere properly to your previously painted surface if it was baked in full already. This is because the paint should not be subject to that intense heat for that duration of time more than once.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Tiffany,
    I'm sorry we do not offer any such sealant that will allow this to work on the topside of the paint, and off the top of my head I can't recommend another product for this purpose. This is because the only way to make something food-safe is to actually fire it and there isn't a product that would allow you to do this in your home.

  • Dumb question, but when baking glass paint, do you start the 30 minute timing from the moment you put them in the oven and then turn it on, allowing the glasses to warm gradually, or do you start the timer once the oven reaches 350?

  • I want to create an airbrush effect on wine glasses, looks like your spray paint kit might be the ticket. However, from reading the instructions on the box at the store, it appeared that the components are not re-usable once you've used up all the aerosol (?), and I didn't see any replacement cans for sale. The kits were rather pricey for one time use.
    Am I correct in my assumptions?

  • I read in one response that you said not to paint directly onto light bulbs, but just wanted to clarify - even 40 watt Globe bulbs? I am looking to paint lightbulbs as gifts and have seen posts on the internet that this was okay with bakable glass paint. Thanks!

  • I'm currently not impressed with this paint. When I removed my stencil the paint came off with it. Hours of work wasted and I was over charged by the craft store when I purchased the colors today. Not happy planning on finding another craft retailer who still carries Armour Etch

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Tammy,
    Technically you can do so. We only don't recommend it because it exposes the paint to high temperatures repeatedly over extended periods of time, which might make it more susceptible to wear and tear over time.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Codie,
    I'm sorry to hear that happened. Did you remove your stencil while the paint was still wet? It should not come off the surface if you remove it immediately after stenciling.
    We offer an etching creme in our product line. You can find it in the etching creme starter kit or in a larger size on the base deck. I highly recommend you try our etching creme; it has less odor than Armour Etch and gives you a smoother and more consistent finish.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Laurel,
    Yes our spray paint kit is the right tool for the effect you are trying to achieve. Unfortunately the aerosol does not come separately at the moment though we are looking into offering that in the future.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Laurel,
    I would count the timing from the point at which your oven reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit, though your oven reaches that temperature really quickly and you should be safe if you are not completely accurate with your timing.

  • I'm very excited to try your paints! Couple questions:
    1. Do you have smaller tip attachments? I'm writing on wine glasses and the tip on the bottle doesn't give me a thin enough line.
    2. Can I use the glass paint to adhere flat backed swarovski crystal and/or beads?
    3. If so, would they still be dishwasher safe?
    Thank you! Amelia

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Amelia,
    We unfortunately do not have smaller tip available, but check out this tip on how to make a "tape tip" and get your finer tip effect.
    I cannot guarantee that using our paint as an adhesive will hold the weight of your pieces. If you are working flat and flooding your piece with paint, and then embedding the pieces, it might work. But I believe this will just have to be an experiment!

  • hi,
    i read that you shouldnt have your painted surface exposed to heat continuously like a baking dish. what would happen if you did? would it become flammable? or release vapors from continuous baking? I'm starting a blog and just need a few quick fixes to some baking dishes i found at the thrift store. I only plan on using them a handful of times. thanks in advance

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lindsay,
    No our paint will not become flammable or release vapors. It would just be more susceptible to chipping and cracking over time because the paint would become more and more brittle the more you put it in those extreme conditions.

  • Hi. I was wondering if the paint was flammable. I wanted I paint the inside of a small case to make into a candle holder. Do I need to worry about it possibly catching on fire?

  • Hi I've been reading all the questions and comments on how to bake glass ware once it is painted but won't the wine glasses crack/break once left in the over for 30 mins?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kerri,
    Our paint is not flammable, but I would not paint it on something that is going to come in direct contact with a flame.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Anne,
    Your glasses should be able to withstand the heat of your oven at 350 degrees. Glass tends to break only when it is shocked, so as long as you allow it to heat up gradually (place it in the oven when it is cool and allow the glass piece to heat up with the oven and then allow it to cool as the oven cools) you should be fine. I can't speak to all quality of glassware, but I have never encountered an issue thus far.

  • I am doing a holiday craft for my grandmother. I am having my children (great grandchildren to her) paint a part of a mug then I am sending it to my sister in the mail to have her children finish it. Can I bake the mug (partially finished) then mail it and have her kids finish and re-bake to complete (seal) their part of the project?

    I am using this glass pain because it is the only paint I could find and I have used your products in the past with success I'm just not sure how to use this particular paint!
    Thank you

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Danielle,
    You can use a technique we call half baking, which is where you bake the painted project at 350 for only 15 minutes. This should be baked enough for you to wrap it delicately and ship. Then her kids can finish and bake to completion, which is at 350 for 30 minutes.

    Hope this helps,
    Tracy

  • I have painted wine bottles, plates, etc with your paint (which I love by the way) and am going to sell them at a local craft fair. I usually bake them to cure it, but am going to offer to personalize them. I was wondering if I bake them myself and the person decides they want me to personalize it for them, would it be ok to bake it again?

  • What does the Martha Stewart crystal clear transparent liquid fill look like on a glass window? Will it give the window a stained glass look similar to what Gallery Glass paints look like?

  • Tracy thank you for your reply. After 4 hours of work I was a bit cranky. I talked to the manager of the craft store and she suggested a few tricks that worked for her and ask me to try again. And even offered to return the open product if after I try again it still didn't work for me. It still comes off a bit when removing it wet but I was able to fill the gaps with a tooth pick dipped in the paint. I'm about to attempt baking my 2 test ones so we will see how that works out.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sunshine,
    Crystal clear transparent liquid fill is a completely transparent color, so it will look just like a clear paint on top of glass. It will not the exact look of Gallery Glass, because it is less textured and is meant to be used in a flat application. It will probably run if you are trying to apply it directly to a vertical surface such as your windows. It was designed to be used in conjunction with our glass paintable clings.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kerry,
    If you would like, you can half bake your projects (15 minutes at 350 degrees) and that way it will leave it open for the opportunity for you to customize them and bake again. Half baking will at least ensure that you can handle them and sell them as is.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Codie,
    I'm glad that your attempt had better results. If you still have future issues, I highly recommend that you reach out to our partners at Plaid, 1-800-842-4197 . They have a fantastic customer service team that would be able to help you if you are looking for further assistance.

  • I am painting on colored holiday ornament bulbs, but when the paint dries, it is cracking the initial paint on the bulb itself. What should I do? Does Martha have a primer that would work for this? Or will her paints be different?

  • Hi,
    I am repairing a large glass piece with your transparent fill in paint. It will be auctioned off in 14 days and it is too large to bake. Is there a way to speed up curing with a hair dryer perhaps? Any suggestions are welcome!

  • Can I paint the top rim of a votive candle? As in put the paint in a dish and dip the top in not even a quarter of an inch. Will this be flammable?

  • ello
    I have a bit of a dilema here. I live far away from any micheals store or craft stores in generall. I was in town about a week ago and hurried into micheals to buy glass paint i had heard about in a blog. My intention was to use it like a sharpie on mugs. But i bought the transparent liquid fill and when i used it on a mug my design didnt stay put it streaked to the bottom. then i went online and learned that basically you should let this kind of paint dry flat.
    oh well but what can i do with black paint that needs to dry flat ? could i use tape or a paintbrush to direct the paint a little bit more would those work well?
    thanks

  • What do I use to clean the brushes with after painting? Turpentine? Alcohol?

  • I was interested in the project I saw here:
    http://www.michaels.com/martha-stewart-crafts-customized-treat-canisters/31849,default,pd.html?cgid=projects&start=2
    But I saw in the comments here that the glass pain should be baked. Can you bake a swing-top jar? Would you have to remove the rubber/plastic seal to do so? Or do you just let the glass pain air dry?

  • I am looking for a paint suitable for a decorative glass plate. I want non-toxic paint as I painting pre-schoolers hands and making handprint designs. What do you suggesr?

  • *suggest?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sensh,
    You do not need anything other than water to clean our brushes, though we do sell a brush cleaner that helps condition your brushes so they will clean better and last longer.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Heather,
    I would recommend removing the rubber seal when baking. You can also let your project dry if you would rather avoid that step.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Patti,
    Our paints are a non-toxic paint and will be permanent on glass. What I would recommend is buying our paint in any of the finishes you would like (opaque, glitter, frost, etc.) and a little of the fill medium to help loosen the paint so the kids can dip their hands in it easily.
    The only precaution you should take is making sure the kids protect their clothing! Aprons or old t-shirts will be essential because our paint is permanent.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Grace,
    Yes unfortunately our Liquid Fill paints need to dry flat. If you want to do a project like the one you've described, check out my tutorial here for some suggestions.
    I use paint like this on the backside of glass plates, coasters, the inside of frames etc. I would really avoid using it on vertical surfaces.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Liz,
    There is no real alternate method for the curing process. Your piece will be okay for transportation, handling, etc. as long as you are not subjecting it to the dishwasher, outdoor elements, or other forms of damage.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sierra,
    If I understand you correctly, if you would like to paint the top of a glass votive? (not a candle itself?) If so, yes this would be fine. Our paint is not flammable and will be able to withstand that exposure to the heat as long as it is not coming into direct contact with the flame.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kimberly,
    Can you be more specific on which paints you are using? Are you already trying MS glass paints?

  • I used the glitter paint on a set of wine glasses and i put them in the oven and they turned out soooo much lighter then they did. I guessed they dried even lighter. My question is this... can you oven cure more then once? can i put more paint on them and then oven cure them again? to make them darker?

  • I painted ceramic plates with the glitter paint and would like to use them as plates to put cookies and such on. It's kind of rough. Is there any kind of clear coat I can put on top or will baking it do the trick?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Danielle,
    Our paints are not food safe and should not come into contact with foods you are eating. So unfortunately as a general rule of thumb you should not be putting any paint on the top-sides of any plates. No clear coat that you put on it will make it food-safe thereafter. However if you wish to use it decoratively from here on out, you may put the high gloss finish to try and lessen the texture of the glitter.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Trish,
    Unfortunately you are not supposed to bake the glitter paints! all the rest of our paints are able to be baked but the glitter paints cannot. My recommendation would be to start your project over (sorry!) and reapply the paint.

    In response to whether or not you can oven cure more than once, the answer is typically no because the originally painted layer will have already changed its properties and a new coat over it cannot be guaranteed to adhere to the one below. We do not recommend twice baking projects.

  • Hello! My best friend is getting married... YAY! and she wants to have blue mason jars as part of her centre piece. Can we use a transparent glass paint on the outside, let it dry and then bake it? Will this work?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Dawn,
    Tell her congratulations! That's lovely news. Here is what I would recommend you do. I would use our transparent glass paint, and use our glass spray system to cover your mason jars. If you would like a frosted affect, use our frost translucent paint and the spray system to paint the jars. This is the most efficient way for you to cover all of your surfaces (I'm sure there will be many as it is a wedding). Take a look at the links I've added throughout this comment so that you can see if you are happy with these effects.
    After spraying, you may indeed bake to cure and display flowers in them. Hope this is what you are looking for!

  • I'm confused. We bought a glass jar and 2 colors of liquid fill transparent to paint with, and the colors don't show up at all. What am I missing?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Heather,
    Our Liquid Fill paints are actually designed to be used with our paintable clings, and flooding leaded areas on flat surfaces. Would you mind telling me your technique for application? Are you brushing the paint on from the bottle?

  • Why can't I bake - cure the glitter paint?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Veronica,
    We do not recommend baking glitter paint because glitter in and of itself is a plastic. Baking plastic is never a good idea, and the glitter also loses it's finish and quality.

  • How many coats do I need to put on the wine glasses in order for it to look right? I put one & you can see right through it. I used the glitter paint Garnet.
    Also, am I suppose to bake it when its done? And can I paint all the way to the top?

  • Just tried the Martha Stewart paintable clings and some of the transparent fill paint which is recommended...well the first cling i did came out awesome...i tried another one with a different color and i messed it up. Is there anyway i can removed the paint and start over? And can i apply more paint to make it more even in color all around after its already dried? I'm a new crafter so i don't know a lot yet.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Maranda,
    Our glitter paints are translucent, which means that light will still pass through it. The more coats you put on, the more opaque it will get. Sometimes we even recommend painting a very thin opaque layer first, and then glittering on top for a very opaque look.
    We do not recommend baking glitter paints. They should be air-cured for 21 days. You should not paint your glasses all the way to the top; there should be a 0.8 " distance from the paint and the rim of your glass to make it food-safe.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Rachelle,
    Unfortunately there is no real easy way to remove the paint and start over. Sometimes if it is just freshly painted, you can run it under water and the paint should still come off because it hasn't cured.
    It really depends on how long you have left your painted piece to dry. Sometimes repainting will lift off the layers underneath, so I generally would not recommend doing that. If you are really curious, I would try it on a small portion of your cling and see if it causes any issues for the layer you have already painted beneath. Let us know how everything goes!

  • I picked up some of the translucent paint today to make some wine glasses but I am so confused on how to use it! Can I just paint it on with a paint brush or sponge and get the same results as spray or do I have to buy something to mix it with as well as a sprayer?

  • I bought the gloss paint to paint mason jars. I don't see instructions on the bottle on how to apply it. Do I need to paint it on? And does it go on the inside, or outside of the jar? Thanks-

  • I purchased the Martha Stewart glitter color paint set that works on all surfaces and followed the directions for glass crafts. I used the amethyst color on my first set of glasses and thought WOW this color is AMAZING!! Then I started my second and third (at the same time)project using the turquoise and tourmaline color and have applied the same amount of coats but even after shaking the bottle the turquoise is REALLY watery and the finished product is NOT the same as the tourmaline or amethyst. Is this normal is the turquoise supposed to be a runny consistency? The other colors I have used are more like a gel consistency?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kayla,
    I would recommend using our foam pouncers( most likely what you are thinking is a sponge) to paint on your wine glasses if you are just trying to coat your surface. Sprayers are the best for achieving the most even effects especially for large surfaces, but it's not necessary for something as small as a wine glass.
    Pour paint onto a painters palette, and take your pouncer and dip it into the paint. Lightly pounce it up and down on a spare portion of your plate or scrap paper to dab off excess paint, and then proceed to apply it onto your surface. I always recommend doing a light layer first, then applying another layer after if you aren't satisfied with your effect and would like to see more paint.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Molly,
    I recommend painting our paint on the outside of the jars so that you can then put liquids on the inside if you are planning on using to hold things like flowers.
    There are many ways to paint your jars, if you'd like to have a super glossy and even effect, I would recommend using our sprayer as a tool for application. The wine bottle here in this picture was done with a sprayer.
    If you are looking for a simpler tool to use, I would recommend our foam pouncers to help you apply the paint.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Alicia,
    I'm glad you are happy with the way the amethyst and tourmaline glitter paints are working for you! It is a little puzzling to hear about the issues you are having with the turquoise. Sometimes, depending on the colors and the pigments in the paints, some paints have heavier elements than others and experience different settling issues. However, this should not effect the overall effect of the paint.
    What I would recommend is to contact our partners at Plaid, 1-800-842-4197. Their customer service team is so amazing and really can help answer these questions with more clarity. We are always improving based on feedback, so they would be happy to help you figure this out.

  • Is the fill medium dishwasher safe, like the other glass paints? Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Erin,
    Yes, our fill medium added to any of our paints will maintain the same properties as before. It will remain permanent and dishwasher safe.

  • I got the glitter multi surface paints to use on mason jars however the glitter seems to be sticking to the paint brush and only a few specks of glitter come off onto the glass. Are there certain brushes I should be using so the glitter doesn't stick to the brush ?

  • Can you speed up the drying time for the fine glitter glass paint by using a hair dryer or putting in a slow oven of maybe 175 degrees?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Courtney,
    Yes, some brushes work with that technique better than others. We offer natural bristle brushes that are great for glittering. They pick up more paint and give you a more even application.
    Here is what I would recommend. Pour your multi-surface crafts paint in glitter DIRECTLY ON your mason jars and use your natural bristle brush to spread it around. For glitter paint, the more the better, you are going to want a really thick layer.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Dori,
    I would never recommend putting your glitter paint in an oven. A hairdryer would definitely help speed the curing process, but it will still need about a week afterwards to completely cure. The curing process is really most important if you are trying to make sure that you can put your pieces through the dishwasher. You can still use these items and handle them before they are completely cured. I would just then recommend only rinsing and handwashing.

  • I used the martha stewart paints mentioned above to paint a white glossy glazed ceramic mug. I followed the instructions to the letter, and yet when I washed the mug with just soapy hot water and a soft cotton wash rag, the paint began to come
    off, which made me afraid to put it in the dishwasher. Has anyone else had any
    trouble with these paints??? Do you have any tips, I would like them to work.

    thanks in advance.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Nancy,
    Did you cure your paint in the oven, or allow it to cure for the fully allotted time? If you could let me know, I'd be happy to help you figure this out.

  • I used the glass gloss paint to monogram a ceramic coffee mug. I am in the process of curing it by baking. However I am scared I used the wrong paint for a ceramic coffee mug because even before curing, the paint can be scratched off with the tip of my fingernail? It's a gift for a coworker and I don't want it to be ruined the first time she uses it! Help!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Adrielle,
    Don't worry! You are using the correct paint for your craft. Yes, your fingernail will remove the paint before it is cured completely so I want to assure you that is not an issue with either the paint or your execution.
    You will always have to be careful after painting smooth surfaces like mugs and glass. Things like razor blades will always remove paint (it's like how even permanent marker will come off glass if you use alcohol wipes) so when your coworker uses her mug, I would advise that she wash it gently by hand and not take the rough side of a sponge to it.

  • I baked the mug in the oven following the baking instructions above. I did use hot water to wash it. Shouldn't that be OK if it can go in the dishwasher???
    thanks.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Thanks for your quick response Nancy, I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble with washing your craft.
    I've personally crafted on mugs and sent them through the dishwasher and had no issues. Where I have encountered a problem is when I take either a sponge and rag and put it directly in contact with the paint while it is being subjected to water (especially hot water). What happens is, even when our paint has been cured, water contact will make it sensitive to marring and continued contact with something rubbing against it until it is completely dry again.
    As a result washing things by hand I would recommend to gently rinse them and to be really careful with the areas with paint on it.

  • Do I put the glasses on a cookie sheet when I put them in the oven?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Norma,
    It doesn't matter whether or not you put it on a cookie sheet or right on your wire racks. I personally put it on a cookie sheet so that it is easier to place and remove from the oven. The most important thing is to make sure no painted surface is coming into contact with anything else while in the oven.

  • I have a new, high-priced, artificial Christmas tree that came pre-lit. The lights, advertised as "candlelight" LEDs, are disturbingly strong and piercing, even when dimmed. Rather than pack up and return the tree, is there one of your paints that I might use to give a frosted overlay to the bulbs? I know it will be excruciatingly arduous to paint each tiny bulb on the tree, but right now the lights look too sharp for the subtle effect we are seeking. Even if we were to use a tiny brush to give a quick swipe to each bulb, I think it would help. Do you think one of your paints would work for this application? I'm hoping for a solution short of shipping a 6 foot box back before Christmas. If we don't return it to the vendor before the 25th, we're stuck with it! Thanks for your help.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Carolyn,
    We do offer a line of frost paints in our glass paint line. This is safe to paint on bulbs that are not going to get to too high a temperature.
    I can't promise you that this will get you the effect you are looking for, since I am unfamiliar with what your tree looks like in its current state, and I also don't know what kind of lights you are dealing with.
    What I can say is our frost paints do have a "frosty" finish so you should be able to dull the brilliance of the lights. I would recommend that you paint it on one or two bulbs and see how you like it before proceeding with the rest. You can always scrape this off before it's cured (with a blade, or scrub it off with the rough side of a sponge) and return your tree if the experiment fails.

  • I am making a handprint project with my four-year-old cousin and I was wondering how long you would recomend I let my handrint dry before I put hers over it. I am using the opaque pearl paints and the handprints are going on ceramic plates.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Meredith,
    Your project sounds adorable! I'm going to make a guess because I haven't done this specific project before, but I would wait about 30 min to an hour before putting your her print over yours, depending on how much paint you've been using. . You only really have to wait until your paint is dry to the touch because you are not using anything extremely tacky like an adhesive stencil that would risk tearing your paint from your surface. The light and quick pressure from her hand should not destroy what is happening underneath.
    On another note, I wanted to just remind you that the paints are not food safe, so if you are painting directly in the center of your plates, they should remain decorative.
    Good luck with your craft!

  • Hello!
    Is there a way to remove the piant from a flat surface if a mistake is made? (razor blade)
    What medium would you suggest for front door window privacy?
    Thank you so much!
    Lisa

  • HELP ! I applied Martha Stewart's blass paint to a glass and, my fault, the paint wasn't dry yet and it accidentally got in contact with a white sweatshirt (material). How do I get the red spot of paint out of the sweatshirt material.

  • I recently painted several wine glasses and coffee mugs as Christmas presents for family members using your craft paint. I cleaned them with soap and water and used alcohol to clean them prior to painting. I let them dry several days and then I oven cured them using your instructions. However, when I tried washing them in the top rack of the dishwasher, the glasses came out almost spotless without any trace of paint on them. Do you have any idea what went wrong? Thanks for any suggestions! As you can imagine, I was very disappointed :(

  • I am looking for a sealant for frosted glass. I purchased the krafty blocks and spray painted a snowflake on it, I would like to seal it so it does not scratch but I do not know what type of sealer to use.. i tried an clear acrylic sealer and it dulled the frost as if I didnt even try frosting in the first place very frustrating!

  • Hi Martha,
    I would like to know if i do not choose to bake the glassware in the oven then it will still be like i baked it in the oven afther 21 days ? i do not feel like this is a stupid answer do to the fact that i have never done this before in my life and this is my first time ever , and kind of scared of putting the wine glass in the oven . please help me . thanks .

  • Is it possible to buy an aerosol can refill only?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Stephanie,
    Unfortunately we do not offer the aerosol separately as a refill at this moment.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lisa,
    We sell razor blade scrapers with a safe handle so you don't hurt yourself along with the glass paint. It should be on hanging in the same aisle with the rest of our glass paint product.
    I would suggest our frost paints in conjunction with our glass paint spray kit (so you can apply it easily and evenly) for front door privacy.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Loraine,
    I am assuming that a frost finish should be a little dull in the first place, did you try a gloss acrylic sealer? Are you concerned that the frost texture is what is disappearing?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Rosemary,
    Yes, oven curing is only an alternative to air curing. It speeds up the process, but your end result will have the same durability.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Donna,
    I know this is such a delayed response! But unfortunately, our paints are permanent. Sometimes you can wash off the paint immediately while it is still wet, but I am sure that a white sweater is much more sensitive than other colors and I hope you had some luck getting it off!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lexie,
    I would advise you to talk to your partners at PLAID. Their customer service team is so amazing and they should be able to help you better troubleshoot this technical problem. Hopefully they can work with you and figure out what happened. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Can you stencil a Pyrex baking dish with glitter glass paint or is it unable to be baked over and over again?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Alicia,
    Our paint should not be baked over and over again at such a high temperature for a long period of time. It is only meant to be baked the one time at such a high temperature for curing purposes.

  • Hi:

    I am curious if I can use the frost paint to dull down some of the swarovski crystals that I am using for my headpiece? Are there different levels of frost or is it quite uniform? Im finding the piece too sparkly right now!

    Thanks a lot!

  • Hi I have a drinking glass with names etched in them, they are a little hard to see. I would like to add a light translucent blue to make the letters show up better., Like. A stained glass look. Which one of your glass paints should I use for the etched areas? How do you apply it to just the etched areas, which have some pretty thin fine lines?, if I do get some on the non etched areas can I just wipe it off?

  • Hi I used multisurface glitter paint over an etched design on glass. I let it dry for an hour and then tried to remove the stencil so I could air cure it for 21 days. When I pulled the stencil off the whole design came off with it. What did I do wrong? Thanks.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Alicia,
    You need to pull your stencil off before it dries. Because our paint is permanent, it will dry and stick to your stencil. You will need to remove it while it is still wet, and the same rule applies to silkscreens.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sally,
    Unfortunately etched glass has the same properties and performs the same way as non-etched glass, which makes it difficult to find a solution for applying something just to an etched area and nothing else. I myself have tried to solve this problem have not have any luck! So I am afraid I don't have an answer or solution for you. But I would reach out to some of our experts with our partners at Plaid, and see what they have to say. This is their customer service line and they are super helpful: 1-800-842-4197

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Marin,
    Yes you can use our frost paint to dull shine on your Swarovski crystals. I would try to assemble your piece ahead of time first, and then spray it or lightly pounce it with frost paint. The frosts are all the same opacity, but they come in different colors, so that is something you can decide on your own. The only reason why I would say you should do this step after getting farther in your assembly process is that you do not want to scratch off any of the frost with your wires or tools.
    One other suggestion I might make is to try our Satin Finish in our Craft Paint line. It is a medium you can brush on to make your item more matte, which will reduce shine without messing with the opacity of your gems.

  • I purchased a sunflower handpainted wine glass that I want to add a name to the base, that is painted. should I use the filler glass paint pen so that it will show up good? also can I bake the glass again after I write the name, or will that ruin the previous paint?

    robbinscdchris@netscape.net

  • hi, im having mason jars being used for drinks at my wedding but i want to paint something with the theme on it so it looks nice and people can reuse them (waterproof) please help! thanks :)

  • Hi,

    I read that the Fine Glitter Glass paint needs to be air cured for 21 days. Does this mean that the painted glassware just cannot be washed for 21 days? Or does it mean that you cannot move the glassware at all for 21 days? I will need to transport them in a car for about 4 hours, and was not sure if this would "disturb" the drying process.

    Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Jessica,
    If you have not cured your item, it means that your paint will still be vulnerable to processes like dishwashing and accidental marring. But, you can definitely handle your glass pieces with care after painting. You can definitely transport it safely. Sometimes we recommend wrapping it with wax/parchment papers to protect your surfaces.
    Hope this helps!
    Tracy

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Traci,
    Our paint is permanent and can be run through the dishwasher or washed by hand. If you paint a design on the outside of your mason jar and put it through the proper curing processes, then it should fulfill your purpose.
    You can check out some more project ideas here.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Dawn,
    Unfortunately I cannot speak to the quality of the glass and the glass paint on the wine glass you purchased, so I can't recommend that you bake it after painting. I don't know what will happen to something not made with our products. Can you tell me what your filler glass paint pen is?

  • Hello I recently switched to ms glass paint for my glassware painting business and I love it ! I have been asked to make my first set of coffee mugs since switching and one thing I haven't been able to find , is it microwave safe ? I understand it is not supposed to be baked over and over but does that stand true for the micro.? Thanks !

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Jessica,
    I'm glad to hear you like our paints! But sadly, our paints are not microwave safe.

  • This paint does not work at all! I tried to use it to paint wine glasses and it was watery and ran all over the glass. Martha stewart craft products are very disappointing.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kate,
    I'm sorry to hear that, I'm not sure what kind of paint you are using that is creating that effect. If you are still having issues I would contact our partners at Plaid and hopefully they can help you resolve the issues.

  • is this just as good as the Pebeo paint? Is this nontoxic, dishwasher safe, and water proof?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Amber,
    Our paint is nontoxic, dishwasher safe, and can withstand water. You should not allow your crafted piece to soak/steep in water for an extended period of time but the answer is yes to all of the above!

  • Hi,

    If I have access to a kiln, is this paint safe to fire or can I only bake it in the oven? I want to ensure it is food safe...

  • Can images be adhered with Mod Podge to items on which MS Frost Etching Effect has been used? Do the items have to be cured before Mod Podge can be applied?

  • Hi There!
    First of all, I'm loving the glass paint line- 99% of my experience with it thus far has been perfect. Unfortunately, this week I have come across a problem for which I haven't found a solution on my own:
    I painted a patterned design on a set of highball glasses, then detailed the designs with a thin line of white paint. I used the High Gloss Finish to seal the design, let it dry overnight, then oven baked according to the instructions (put it in cool, set to 350, start timer). Everything turned out crisp and perfect EXCEPT for the white outline... which turned yellow-brown (kind of burnt-looking). I'm using the same paint and finish for all the colors, and the Finish is crystal clear where there is no design (the empty space "lines" between painted pattern). Do you have any idea what could be happening here? Please help me!

    Details:
    -The white lines are painted with Martha's Satin Craft Paint in "Wedding Cake".
    -I'm using 100% Martha Stewart paint (some Opaque Glass paint, some High Gloss Craft paint, some Satin Craft paint. I am *not* mixing different textures (no glass-with-craft or satin-with-high gloss, etc) to form my colors.
    -One of the colors on the glasses is a self-mixed seafoam/light celeste color, that is comprised of MS Satin Craft Paints, and there is no color change on that (further adding to my confusion about this single color issue).
    -I did a fresh "test run" glass where I used crystal clear Liquid Fill as the "topcoat", and the same exact happened after baking... crystal clear everywhere except the white lines.

    Thank you in advance!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Chelsea,
    Unfortunately this is an issue with white because it is the hardest color to control when it comes to baking. I myself have sometimes encountered the same issue that you have with white paints across the market.
    What I would recommend trying instead is baking at a lower temperature. Sometimes this helps prevent the yellowing (maybe you can do another "test run") I would set your oven at 175 and and bake for the 30 minutes. This will help you cure your paints enough for you to safely handle them. Within about a week after doing that your paints should be fully cured.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Michelle,
    Mod Podge is not a permanent product, so it technically will make no difference if you take the time to cure it or use our product beneath it; using mod podge on top will make your surface automatically non-permanent and only for decorative purposes.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Angie,
    Our paint will not be able to withstand any temperature about 350, so I would only recommend baking it in the oven. Unfortunately that means that it will never be food safe.

  • Thank you so much for the quick and helpful reply, Tracy! I'm really just glad to learn I wasn't doing something wrong or missing something obvious. I'll do a test run with your instructions (175F for 30min) and comment after the 1wk handling... just in case another crafter runs into this problem. Thank you again!

  • I am looking for a way to etch plastic. I am currently planning my wedding and want to etch my fiance's name along with mine into plastic tumblers (the ones with the lids and straws) for our favors. Am I able to modify the technique with the Martha Stewart etching material or do you have any other advice?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Katie,
    I'm sorry, our glass etching creme will not work on plastic. The creme only reacts to glass and ceramic surfaces, so it will have no effect on plastic or metal.
    I have personally not encountered a safe way to etch plastic, and we don't currently offer a product that will do so. Sorry I can't be more of help!

  • Hello,
    I'm looking for a permanent black paint that I can use to put my initials and a design on a mirror. I have looked on the internet endlessly and have ask numerous people but I'm receiving different advice. I do not want to bake it. I just don't want the paint coming off when I wipe the mirror off. Is there a Martha Stewart paint or any other type of paint that you could recommend? I do not want it to be see through. I would really appreciate your help.
    Thank you,
    Sirena

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sirena,
    Our paints are permanent on glass, so a mirror would work. Our paint cures fully in 21 days, so there is no need to oven cure. If used properly, the paint won't come off when you wipe your mirror but it will still be susceptible to scrapes and nicks (for example if you are using a handheld mirror you toss in your bag all the time). Is this a wall mirror?
    To learn more about our paints, read about it here.

  • I would like to use this to paint the panes of an old vintage window. When complete, I plan on hanging on the outside of my house. Will this paint stand up to weather? If not, is there a sealer that will?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Jennifer,
    Yes our paints are safe for the outdoors. I would not suggest leaving it where it would be exposed to constant/extreme weather, but the answer is yes!

  • I was wondering, how do you clean the silk screening decals for the glass paint.
    there not a one time use are they?

  • Want to do mason jars for my daughters wedding and want them to be the purple like the picture posted on this site with the purple bottle that you can still see through with the stencil on it with the flower in it. Can you tell be what color and what kind of paint. So I get the exact same. Thank you.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Jeanette,
    The purple bottle was done with our Martha Stewart Glass Liquid Fill paint in Wisteria. The instructions are posted here.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Paula,
    Our silkscreens are designed for multiple uses. After you are finished applying paint to your silkscreen, remove it from your surface immediately and wash it with water. (I recommend keeping a bowl of water near your workstation). Do not allow paint to dry in on the screen, as it will clog it.

  • We have a hanging dome kitchen light fixture. The frosted coating is flaking off of the white glass.
    What product would you recommend to use and any suggestions on how to repair?
    Thank you!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Wendy,
    There are two ways to go with your project. I would first remove the existing frosted white coating completely so that you can have a clean slate to work with (this will make for more even coverage and better adhesion).
    1) Our Martha Stewart Glass Paints in Frost Translucent would be able to give you a frosted/sea glass effect for your kitchen light. (Click here for an example) We have them in 20 colors, which includes white if you would like to continue with that color.
    For the most even application, I would use our Glass Spray system with your paint. The full instructions are in that link above. You may also opt to you paint with a foam pouncer which we also offer as a tool.
    2) Alternatively, if you are able to remove your frosted coating that is coming off and you have a real glass dome, you can try to etch it with our etching creme. This would work best for you if your dome is small.

  • Hi - I was wondering if Martha Stewart's Glass Paint could be used on antique carnival glass compotes to seal and protect them and keep the colors vivid without any trace it is on there? If so, would the transparent or translucent work best? If not, do you recommend a product that would work for that? I don't want it to look like there is an uneven film on it or it to turn yellow. Thank you. Lani

  • Perhaps this was already addressed and I missed it. My apologies.
    My sons class painted wine glasses for an auction item for this years fundraiser.
    I need to bake them however I am uncertain when to start the timer. Do I start the30 min once they go in the oven or once the oven reaches 350'.

    Thank you!

  • Hi,
    I just bought recycled liqour bottles to be used as drinking glasses. The logo label on the glasses is paper. I am looking to put something over the labels so the glasses can at least be gently handwashed. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks!

  • I am wanting a stained glass effect on a mirror that I would be able to see my reflection through - what paint would you suggest? Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Alison,
    I would start your timer once your oven has reached 350. You can be a little flexible with this, because your oven should reach that temperature on it's own pretty quickly.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Danielle,
    If you use 2 or 3 good coats of our Martha Stewart High Gloss finish in our Craft paint aisle, and are careful to be sure that your application goes out slightly past the paper, you will be able to make your bottle labels protected and durable. For best results, you will be best off washing these glasses by hand, and I would wait several days before doing so.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lani,
    If you use 2 or 3 good coats of our Martha Stewart High Gloss finish in our Craft paint aisle, you should be able to seal and protect your compotes. Keep in mind, this is a permanent product so if you wish you use it, and don't like it, I would recommend washing it off immediately while it is still fresh/wet. Once cured, for best results, you will be best off washing these glasses by hand, and I would wait several days before doing so.

  • Good Day!
    I am trying to paint wine glasses and I would like a deep, jewel-toned stained-glass look. Some will be outlined in black, some will be random swooshes.

    Unfortunately, I purchased the Transparent Liquid Fill (mistake!) and it ran all over - I didn't know that it was to be used only on a flat surface.
    The transparent gloss doesn't seem transparent enough, and the bristle strokes show from the paint brushes. I had the same problem with the Pearl paint, too.
    Our closest Michael's is over 100km away, and I am spending more on gas than I am on paint! Help!
    Any suggestions?

  • can the glass paint be used on light fixture globes using a 60 watt bulb

  • I recently painted an old wine bottle to use as a vase for a single flower. I used Martha Stewart All Surface Paint. I heat cured it in the oven per the instructions listed above...put it in a cool oven, turn on to 350, turn off after 30 minutes, let cool completely before handling. Everywhere the white paint was overlapping a color, the white paint yellowed. Is there anyway to avoid or fix this issue and is it a normal occurrence?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Susan,
    Yes it is safe to paint it on your light fixtures, just be aware that if your fixtures get extremely hot, our paint will become more susceptible to brittleness over time.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Tanya,
    Unfortunately experiencing yellowing in your white is a normal/common occurrence in paints, enamels, paper, you name it. The best way to avoid it is to not bake things that have been painted white, and to allow it to air cure.
    If you'd like to fix it, I would recommend repainting over those portions and allowing it to air cure instead.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Alanna,
    It seems like the best paint for you to be using would be Gallery Glass if you are looking for a jewel, stained-glass look.
    If you are not happy with your purchase of our paints, I would contact our partners at Plaid and see if there is anything they can do.

  • Hello,

    I am starting on glass painting and wanted to know if i should wait after oven cure before adding jewels such as faceted acrylic jewels. Thank you

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi,
    Yes you should wait after your oven cure before adding your jewels. Your jewels are probably not oven safe because you cannot bake plastic. Keep in mind, after you add your jewels your piece will not be dishwasher safe.

  • I want to pain glass jars to look like the original Ball Mason Jars. I need help and directions on how to do this.....can anyone help?

  • Hello!

    I recently purchased a set of Martha's Bright Satin Paints and planned to use them for a glass project - I want to paint the inside of some votive candle holders and hope that when they're lit, they'll put off a lovely colored glow - but I just happened across Martha's new Glass Paint line and wonder if it might be better-suited to my project? I'm also concerned about whether or not the Satin Paints are flammable. Would the Glass Paints be safer for my intended purpose?

    Thanks for your help!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Darlene,
    Have you checked out our project gallery? If you find a project that you find is appropriate for what you are achieving, there should be detailed instructions posted. If not, I would contact our partners at Plaid and they might have suggestions for your project.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kristen,
    You can use our Satin Paints to paint your votives. It also works on glass and since our craft line has a wider selection of colors, you would be okay to use whatever color you have already picked.
    The paints are not flammable, but should not come in direct contact with the flame. Depending on your votive, I would consider painting on the outside instead.

  • Will the silk screens be available at michaels crafts?? Or is there a place to order them offline?? Thanks!

  • I have an old glass bottle from Spain that has raised grapes and vines on the bottle. I want to paint the designs and have a light in the bottle to shine through. I bought the transparent gloss paint, but it doesn't adhere to the glass. Is there another paint I should be using? I want a stained glass effect. Thank you.

  • I am about to attempt my first stained glass project. I have a very old window (early 1900s) that was taken from a house prior to being torn down.. the window already has a lead design in the glass, I am wanting to add color.
    The window is rectangle in size and I'm unsure if it will fit in my oven, should it not, am I correct in thinking it will cure in 21 days? And should it fit, the window trim is wood, will baking for 30 min @ 350 degrees cause damages? Also, should I retrace the lead prior to painting and should both sides be painted? The lead design is on both sides.
    I'm really concerned about messing up the window,.therefore any and all advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Karmen,
    I would not recommend baking any of your wood trim from your windows in an oven, and I am hesitant to tell you to bake your existing leaded lines since I don't know what that is made of. If your leaded lines are in good shape, I don't know that you would need to worry about retracing the leaded designs.
    You are correct, our paint will cure in 21 days. But from the sounds of it, this window is very special and if you are hesitant, I would recommend using Gallery Glass products on one side of your window to start. Gallery Glass is non-permanent, and you can always gently scrape or peel it off if you attempt your stained glass look and want to undo it.

    I hope this helps, best of luck with your project!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kellie,
    That seems strange that our paint did not adhere to the glass? I would recommend contacting our partners at Plaid and reaching out to their customer service representatives with your issue. They will be able to offer you product suggestions as well.

  • I bought the MS transparent paint to paint a CFL or LED lightbulb. These will be in fixtures but outdoors. As with regular incandescent bubls, these bubls do not get very hot. You think I should cure them in the oven? You think very cold outside temperatures will crack the piant and make it peel? Hev any suggestions? Please advise. Thanks, Ron

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Ron,
    I would not cure your lightbulb in an oven, because as you noted, it probably does not get up to temperatures as hot as 350 degrees and I cannot guarantee that baking your lightbulb won't harm it.

    I would wait the 21 days before putting it in your outdoor environment. The cold should not affect your paint, but repeated major fluctuations in temperature might wear on the paint over time. Our paint is weather resistant, but only if it isn't in direct contact with harsh weather all the time. For example, a light on your porch might be fine, but maybe not a light that is a lawn ornament and open to rain and other elements.
    Hope this helps, if you would like some more information, I would recommend contacting our partners at Plaid. Their customer service team might be able to provide you with more information.

  • once the paint has cure can the paint scratch off by a wash?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Valeria,
    The paint will withstand hand-washing and top shelf dishwashing if you have properly cured your project.
    However, your paint can still come off if you take a rough sponge to it while washing. I would recommend washing gently with your hands or the soft side of the sponge when hand washing.

  • I have used gallery glass on large sheets of plexiglass for years. I know that I can't bake the plexiglass; but will your brand of glass paint work well on plexiglass for a permanent craft creation? If I use your brand with the paint crack when the plexiglass flexes?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Eileen,
    That is a question I would direct to our partners at Plaid! (they make Gallery Glass as well as our Martha brand) They would know best how to answer your question.
    Please contact them here: Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST . Their customer service team is excellent.

  • Can you use this on Car Windows?

  • I just tinted a mason jar using the purple orchid - very easy! Turned out nice - I am wondering if put a second coat on it - after it dries & before I bake it - if it will tint darker?

  • I would like to use the metallic opaque paint to stencil a design on a closet mirror door. After curing for 21 days, can I use glass cleaner on the mirror? I tested a sample and after 3 days of drying, the paint came right off with the cleaner. Would a sealer and/or a primer make for a more durable finish?

  • I used the glass paint opaque with the fine tip top. I used a stencil that comes with one of the martha stewart kits. I applied the stencil on a wine bottle. I filled in the stencil, let it dry but when I pulled off the stencil, the paint come off as well. Can you tell me what I did wrong? Should I use a different glass paint? Maybe the liquid fill paint? Maybe different stencil? Trying to create a design on wine bottles. I do not want to use labels.
    Any help is appreciated!!!

  • Crafter Comment:

    it's always a good idea to do a patch test with chemical solvents like glass cleaner. for more information about the glass paint: http://www.plaidonline.com/martha-stewart-glass/brand/detail.htm

  • Crafter Comment:

    It's best to remove the stencil when the paint is still wet, however, if you need to do multiple layers of paint try the following: after the last layer of paint, use an exacto knife to trace around the inside of the stencil (to separate the bond between the stencil and the paint), do this while the last layer is still wet to prevent flaking and chipping. Hope this helps!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Martha Stewart Glass paint is suitable for indoor and outdoor use -just be sure to give it time to cure!

  • I am painting wine glasses for my bridesmaids and wanted to have the stem be painted with the orange glitter but don't want a translucent finish. I read above where you recommend doing a thin layer of the opaque color first and then the glitter. I wanted to bake cure the glasses and know I cannot bake the glitter. Could I bake the glasses with the opaque stems and then leave them to cure for 21 days with the glitter? Is bake curing more durable than non-bake? Or, should I simply allow it all to just cure for 21 days and achieve the same results in durability?

  • I am making favors for my daughters birthday and wanted to paint a symbol on glass cups I wanted the image to look kind of like clear frosted image. What product should I use and would I just use a stencil and paint the image on the glass and bake it to cure it? This is my first time doing this so kind of nervous and lost as to what I'm supposed to use/do. Any help or guidance would be great!

  • When you say not to soak the glass in water for an extended period of time, how long is that? If I am soaking dishes in hot water for an hour or two, will that harm the paint?

  • I would like to paint plastic ceiling light panels so as to look like a daytime sky. Might the transparent fill glass paint work for this application? Would this medium cure to this type of plastic?

  • I bought Martha Stewart acrylic paint to paint mason jars for a family reunion in a week. Can I oven bake the mason jars so the paint will stay permanent? We are hoping they will be dishwasher safe and that the paint won't scrape off.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Alyssa,
    yes you can oven cure our paints. Please refer to this post or link for full baking instructions.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Mary,
    It is not recommended to let the paint sit in water for any extended period of time, which means anything even from a couple minutes and on will harm the durability of the paint. I would only recommend rinsing them right after use instead of soaking, before doing your full wash.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Jackie,
    it sounds like you want it to look frosted or etched. If you are using real glass cups, I would highly recommend using our glass etching creme. You can use it with any stencil/silkscreen and it will create a clear frosted design on your glass.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Ashliegh,
    Yes you can bake cure the opaque stems, and then leave them to cure for the 21 days with the glitter. Bake curing is the same as non-curing, it is just a matter of shortening the time.
    You will achieve the same end result in durability.
    IF you are pressed for time, your glasses will still be usable after 72 hours if used gently. Just don't throw them in the wash, and hand-wash and rinse them delicately without scrubbing.

  • Iam about to use your glass paint for the first time. When you say, "let dry over night", are their a specific amount of hours that "over night" means?
    Thank You

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Christine,
    Would you mind letting us know where you are seeing "let dry over night" comment? It would help us in answering your questions based on what the use is.
    Generally speaking I would assume that is anywhere form 8-12 hours.

    Thanks!

  • Hi,
    Thanks for your great information above. I was SO excited to come across this product. I didn't see the answer to my question- please forgive me if its there and you need to answer again.
    I know you said that the paint is permanent and ok to paint on the outside, of a mason jar, for example. Would it be better to paint it on the inside to decrease the chances of it scratching off. If it is painted on the inside, can you put in a liquid such as dish soap and/or then put in a votive?
    Thanks

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lindsay,
    Our paint can be painted on the insides of jars, but if you do so you cannot put any wet liquids inside. You might be able to place a free standing votive inside, but not pour the wax in directly and make a candle straight from the mason jar itself (does that make sense?). You would want to avoid any direct contact with the flame and sitting liquids.
    In short, if you want your mason jar to be functional (as a vase, food container, votive holder), you should paint it on the outside. It will still be very usable and the paint once cured should not chip easily.

    hope this helps!

  • I'm curious what is the difference between Liquid Fill and Gloss Transparent? I've seen several bloggers dye mason jars with the liquid fill, but what would be the difference if I were to use Gloss Transparent??

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Aubrey,
    The main difference between Liquid Fill and Gloss Transparent is the viscosity or "flow" of the paint. The colors are the same hue, but liquid fill "flows" easily from the bottle while the gloss transparent is textured and meant to hold its shape. This makes Liquid Fill ideal for filling in recessed or outlined area while the gloss transparent is for painting and making leaded lines.

    Hope this helps!
    Tracy

  • Hello

    I'm painting with your paint onto brushed silver brass discs. I have used your paints and they work beautifully and are very scratch resistant after being in the over for half an hour and at 350.00. I bake on a glass surface. My question is, can I re-bake them again so I can cure the paint on the other side of the disc? Or will the first "cure" run or become "over baked?" or worse stick to the glass dish I'm baking on?
    Thanks for any advice. Also is there a very permanent clear matte finish I can spray over them to protect them even further?

    Thank you ;)
    -Nicole

  • I've been using the paint to decorate mason jars, but I am having a problem. When the jar has condensation in it, the paint seem to peel, slip or break off. Is there a way to fix this? Or, maybe a different product that you could recommend?

    Thank you!
    Desiree

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Nicole,
    You may bake and cure the other side of the dish even though you already have baked and cured one of the sides already.
    We do not recommend exposing your piece to that kind of heat repeatedly, but just one more time in order to cure another side is totally fine. This is because overtime, overexposure to heat at that temperature will make your paint more brittle and vulnerable to chipping. I can't promise it will stick to the glass dish you are baking on, but maybe there is a way for you to loft it?
    There is no other matte clear finish you can spray over it, without it becoming non-dishwasher safe. If that is not a concern of yours, I would use our Satin Spray Finish found in our craft painting aisle.
    if you have any additional questions, contact our partners at Plaid, they will be able to answer any other technical questions you may have.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Desiree,
    Where are placing the paint? is it on the inside or outsides of the jar and where is the condensation coming from?
    If your jar is painted on the outside, and the liquids and condensation is on the inside, it should be no problem.
    Let us know your specific issues and write us back!
    For additional support for your technical questions, we have an amazing team over at Plaid that can assist you. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Can you advise me how many pieces the Spray Paint Kit would cover? I plan to use it similarly to the "English Garden Silkscreen Vases", spray painting a portion of the vases. The Spray Paint Kit is not available in Australia (nor can I have it shipped) and I'm having my sister pick one up while she is in the US. I'm not sure whether I should get more than one kit as I'm worried the aerosol will not last long enough to do all my pieces. Thanks

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Elise,
    In the photograph seen on "english Garden Silkscreen Vases" we only used 1 spray kit and had some leftover.
    However, I would strongly advise you get more than one! You never know how many pieces you might want to cover, and I will honestly tell you this is my favorite tool (we use them all the time), you might hope you had more than one on hand.

    If you would like to order this product in the future, I would contact our partners on Plaid, they might be able to help you receive something in Australia.

  • I WANT TO PAINT A GLASS TOP TABLE WITH YOUR GLASS PAINT...CAN I SEAL IT AFTER IT IS CURED WITH ACRYLIC SPRAY CLEAR PAINT?????
    THE TABLE WILL BE USED OUT SIDE AND I WANT TO BE EXTRA SAFE THAT IT WILL NOT FADE OR PEEL
    THANK YOU
    CAROL

  • Could you please tell me if I can use these paints on glass light bulbs? I want to paint my 60 Watt candelabra light bulbs in my chandelier to take out the glare and make a unique statement. However I can't find any info on these Martha Stewart paints if it's okay to do such a thing. Thanks so much for any help!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Scarlett,
    Technically yes you can do so. Just be aware it exposes the paint to high temperatures repeatedly over extended periods of time, which might make it more susceptible to wear and tear over time.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Carol,
    Our paint is already indoor/outdoor durable. you do not need to seal it with an acrylic spray.
    As long as it is not in direct contact with the elements (sitting outside in the rain) an is in a protected area such as a porch or awning, it should be fine.
    For any other questions regarding this, please contact our partners at Plaid. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Hello. I purchased the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint. Is this the glass paint referenced in this post? It says on the bottle that it can be used on glass, but it does not stay put. I purchased it, and painted the outside of a drinking mug. When I tried the baking approach cure, the paint is still able to be scratched off. I baked it for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. I did this twice. What is going wrong?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Nicole,
    You are using our multi-surface craft paint, which is not the paint referred to in this post. But since it is multi-surface, it works on ceramics and will be permanent. However, (as an across the board industry standard) if you take a rough sponge, or nail, or craft knife to any craft even after baking it, it will still come off. The only true way to make something resistant to direct trauma is to fire it in a ceramic kiln.
    If you wash our paints and do not directly try to remove it, it should remain on your craft. If you'd like you can contact our partners at Plaid as well, and they would be happy to walk you through if you have any more questions or concerns! Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Hi, I've just read your reply above about the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint and would like to conferms with you if I can fire my porcelain pieces painted with this paint in a ceramic kiln. Also, can I fire Martha Stewart Glass Paint in a kiln and will it have the same effect and durability as multi-surface one. What cone can I fire them on? Thank You.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kristina,
    You can oven bake and oven cure our paints up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, but you cannot fire either the Acrylic Craft Paint or Glass Paint in a kiln. It will be too hot and both paints will not withstand that heat.
    Both of our paints are equally durable and follow the same curing instructions. Check out the full details here.

  • I am painting the outside of glass vessels to use as vases. I am using the translucent gloss paint. If I want the color to be a darker richer color can I just paint on multiple layers? If the answer is yes, how long in between coats should I wait between painting? Can more paint be applied after oven curing?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi,
    Yes you can always paint multiple layers. I usually wait around 2 hours, or until the previously painted layer is dry to touch.
    More paint can be applied after oven curing, just be aware that the layers will not necessarily cure as well to each other.

  • Hi there,
    I noticed above that you refer to the standard industry regulations (eg leaving space around the rim of the glass etc) and I was wondering if you know where I can find these regulations?
    Thanks,
    Kate

  • Can I use any of the glass paint on acrylic/plexiglass? I am creating a "stained glass" panel, and would like to use the frost translucent paints as a filler.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lauren,
    Yes you may use it on acrylic or plexiglass; just be advised that it may not be permanent because it won't be oven-curable and I would never recommend washing it.
    Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kate,
    No, The Martha Stewart Craft Paints and Glass Paints are non-toxic, but they have not been approved for contact with food. Therefore, we do not recommend using them for areas that will come into contact with someone’s mouth or direct contact with food. When working on a glass or ceramic drink ware, be sure to tape or mask a lip line approximately 0.8” or 2cm from the top of the drinking vessel. And when working on a glass or ceramic plate that will come in contact with food, be sure not to apply the finish on the food area of the plate; add a design on the rim only or in reverse on the backside of the plate.

    This information can be searchable on the Plaid online website.

    Thanks!
    Tracy

  • Hi there,
    Thanks for your reply.
    You mention in a previous post about the standard industry regulations, and I just wondered if you know where I can find these? Is there a website? I have been looking on Google and can't find anything. I just want to make sure that I'm complying with all the safety standards with my glass painting.
    Thanks for your help.
    Kate

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kate,
    I'm sorry I do not have a specific website to point you to. If you would like more information though, our partners at Plaid might be able to help you. They manufacture our paint here in America and would have better access to this specialized information.
    Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Where can i buy the liquid fill in stores??

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Breanna,
    Liquid fill is found in our glass paint aisle at Michaels.
    If it is not available at your local Michaels, you can purchase it here.

  • I am making over a brass and glass contemporary chandelier. It currently has rectangular prisms hanging around the perimeter that have a transparent brownish tint to them. Can you recommend a paint to give them a transparent white or off white tone? Would I use liquid fill so they can hang during the process? What color would you recommend?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Shannon,
    I'm not entirely sure if painting over your prisms in a transparent color will necessarily remove the brownish tint. Layering transparent colors over each other may lessen the brown, but it will not remove it.
    However, we do sell a transparent white paint (called Meringue), in both our Liquid Fill and Texture Transparent formulas. You can approach this in two ways depending on how your chandelier is constructed and what is easiest for you. If you are able to remove your prisms, I would recommend using liquid fill and dripping/dipping them. Refer to this bloggers post to see how to do it.
    If you cannot remove the prisms, I would mask off the portions of your chandelier that you do not want to paint, and use the Transparent Texture formula with the spray system and spray your piece. Check out this post here for reference.

  • What is the etching stuff used for? I bought the letter stencils and it told me I would need that. Also what tool is best to use to fill in for the letter stencils?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Christine,
    THe Etching creme is used to create a real etched effect on your glass! It is not necessary to use with your stencils, your stencils can work with both paint and etch creme. The best tool to use would be our foam pouncers pictured here.
    Check out this post to see how etching creme is used.

  • Thank you Tracy. Is there a link to a tutorial on how to use the stencils on the glass? Like the whole process from beginning to end? Also what's the best tool to use if you want to frost the stem of a wine glass?

  • I used the stencils and the glass paint on wine glasses and no matter what I use to fill in the stencil all the paint comes off with it. So frustrating...help?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Christine,
    You can check out this video here on youtube. Just use glass paint instead of Craft paint.
    The best tool for frosting the stem of your wine glass would be our foam pouncers. They look like this.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Christine,
    You need to remove the stencils before the paint is dried.
    Hope that helps!

  • I plan to paint a winter landscape scene on flat, glass christmas tree ornaments. What type of glass paint do you recommend to use for this project? I want the paint to stay in place as I paint it but also be able to be "blended" with my brush so there aren't too many hard-looking edges. I want to go to Michael's after work today. Help! I'm running out of time.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Linda,
    Are you looking for a transparent paint? if not, and you are looking to paint an opaque scene, I might actually recommend our craft paint which also works on glass. This will offer you more colors and is easy for blending.

    if you don't feel comfortable with this direction, you can try any of our paints that say "texture." those are paintable.

  • I have just started to use the Martha Stewart glass paints - and am having a problem with the actual application - the paint seems very thick, doesn't cover the surface well, and the brush strokes are boldly visible and chunky.. I tried thinning the paint ( both opaque and transparent) with the Fill Medium, and this doesn't seem to help. I am using synthetic brushes - but having to repaint over and over to get the desired effect, and this is time consuming and leaves me frustrated.
    Can you help?
    I have already spoken with "Customer Service."

  • After baking in the oven and waiting three days, condensation from chilled wine caused the paint to come off on my hand. Before this, it was fine to gently hand wash and it wouldn't chip. Also, the color "white" seemed to turn a little yellowish.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Tracey,
    I'm sorry to hear that the paint came off. Was your chilled wine completely submerged in ice?
    If you have any other questions and concerns please contact our partners at Plaid. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Nancy,
    I'm sorry to hear you are having such difficulty. Can you describe to me what you are exactly trying to do? Are you trying to coat a large surface area in one opaque application?

  • Hi,

    I purchased many bottles of your high gloss paint for the inside of glass ornaments and your glass paint for the outside design. I am pulling my hair out trying to coat the inside of the glass balls. Doesn't matter if I put in or alot of high gloss paint. It just sits there. I have tried rubbing alcohol & making sure it was dry I try shaking, turning 1/4 turn every 15 minutes or longer too, I can't get it to coat all around the whole ornament it doesn't budge. I have one ornament I poured 3/4 of a bottle in a large ornament and when I finally coated the entire ball an hour later, I turned it upside down to drain and 15 hours later - not a drop came out. I have invested a lot of money in the line of paints just for this purpose. Please advise.

  • Crafter Comment:

    I am sorry that you are having trouble. Here is a link to the project. You need to thin the paint with gloss medium so that it will spread around the inside of the ornament. Hope this helps.

    http://www.marthastewart.com/866444/glass-ornaments

  • Hi,

    What do you recommend to paint a ceiling fan glass globe? I imagine it needs to be translucent or transparent to allow the most amount of light through. I am looking for an off-white or light beige color. Looking at the colors on your site, it looks like I may have to mix paints - ?

    Here is what I'm trying to match to:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqs00638zzflwj0/IMG_8553.jpg

    Please help.

    Thanks.

  • I was painting an ornament and used a sponge brush. When I baked it, it still had all the brush marks. Not sure what happened it's my first time using glass paint. Maybe I didn't use enough paint?

  • I bought some Martha Stewart glass paint today by mistake, I thought I was buying the multi-surface acrylic paint. I need it for painting on metal, will the glass paint work?

  • Okay so i bought the glass paint frost translucent, i watched the video on how to do it. on the video it said wash the paint off after 15 minutes, so i did. When i did that my paint came off and it did not stay on the glass, did i do it wrong or is there another way to do it? how long do i really have to wait until i wash the paint off? i dont want ,y stencils to go bad cause i waited too long to wash it off, and what do you guys mean by let cure for 21 days? please i need help i really wanna do this craft for my mom. ty

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Dreysi,
    It seems like you may have watched the wrong video. It sounds like you watched the video for etching.
    What are you trying to accomplish? and etched effect? or a frosted effect?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Maria,
    You would be better off using our regular craft paint line. Our glass paints have not been tested for durability on metal. Furthermore, we have more colors and finishes in the craft paint that you might enjoy!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Kelley,
    You're might be better off using a foam pouncer and dabbing lightly all over the ornament(the up and down motion reduces appearance of marks when you are using a sponge) or brushing with smooth bristled brush. So pounce with sponge, and brush with smooth bristle brush. Hope that helps!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Laquita,
    I would recommend using our Frost Translucent paint in Summer Linen and the tool you will use to apply it is the Glass Spray system. It is the perfect tool for you to affect the right finish. See a post where I use the spray system here.

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