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Ask the Crafts Dept. : FAQs: Martha Stewart Craft Paint and Martha Stewart Glass Paint

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One of the best things about hearing from all of you is learning what some of your crafting issues are and how we can help you trouble shoot them.  With all the comments we have been receiving in response to my original glass paint post, and Jodi's Martha Stewart Craft Paint post, I thought this would be a great opportunity to gather, summarize, and answer some of your frequently asked questions.

To start, here are questions that overlap about both the craft and glass paint lines.

What is the difference between Martha Stewart Glass Paint and Martha Stewart Craft Paint?

Craft paint Vs. Glass paint

An important thing to know is that both lines of paint are compatible with the stencils and silkscreens we have made; this means that the silkscreens and adhesive stencils you find in the glass aisle can also be used with craft paint, and vice versa. This will offer you more options for artwork. Be sure to check out both aisles!

Curing Instructions for Martha Stewart Glass Paint and Martha Stewart Craft Paint

All of the paints in both our Craft and Glass Paint follow the same curing instructions:

Air cure for 21 days OR bake in an oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit  (for full details on baking techniques click here).

There are a few exceptions to this rule:

  • Do not bake any of our paints that contain glitter (Fine Glitter Glass Paint, Glitter Craft Paint and Coarse Glitter Craft Paint). These should follow air curing instructions.
  • Do not bake any of our specialty effects found in our Craft Paint Line such as our Fine Crackle Effect, Weather Crackle Effect, White Texture Effect, Glitter Texture effect, etc.
  • Only bake glass that is oven safe.
  • Always heat your glass objects gradually; start in a cold oven and never handle your piece until completely cooled
  • Do not allow any painted area to come into contact with another surface while oven-curing.
  • Only plan on baking your item once.  Repeated baking at that high temperature will compromise the integrity of the paint and make it brittle and more susceptible to marring and chipping.

Are Martha Stewart Crafts and Glass Paints food safe?

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.

How do I fix mistakes I've made while painting?

You can always remove our paint while it is still wet simply by washing it or wiping it off.  The only exceptions are when you are applying craft paint to fabric or wood, that will not be removable once applied. Be sure to wear an apron or an old t-shirt while crafting!

If you have already let you paint dry on your hard surfaces like glass and ceramic you may remove it with a blade or scraper. We have one here that already has a safe handle attached.

What are all the types of Martha Stewart Glass paint, and what do they do?

In the Martha Stewart Glass program, we have 5 different finishes of paints: Gloss Opaque, Gloss Metallic, Gloss Transparent, Frost Translucent, and Fine Glitter Translucent. All of them are made with a thicker paint formula to allow you the option of creating traditional "leaded" lines for you to fill in with our Liquid Fill paints. Liquid Fill paints are an additional formula of paint, with a different consistency from the rest of the line.

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From left to right, Gloss Opaque, Gloss Metallic, Gloss Transparent, Frost Translucent, and Glitter Translucent Paints

  • Gloss Opaque: These are our opaque colors that are great for general painting, silkscreening, stenciling, making leaded lines, and for spraying.
  • Gloss Metallic: These are our metallic colors that are great for general painting, silkscreening, stenciling, making leaded lines, and for spraying.
  • Gloss Transparent: These are our transparent colors that are great for general painting, silkscreening, stenciling, making leaded lines, and for spraying.
  • Frost Translucent: This is a paint that has a "frosty" sea glass texture like this. It's great for large surfaces and for stenciling, and even better for spraying. However, because it has a raised texture, I would not recommend silkscreening on top of a frosted surface. Your silkscreen will not adhere as easily and will cause your artwork to bleed.
  • Fine Glitter Translucent: These are our fine glitter paints that have a smaller particle size than our original glitter paint in the craft line. The glitter paint will go through our silkscreens and spray systems. It is translucent because light will still pass through the areas you paint.
  • Liquid Fill paints: These are transparent paints were designed to work with our paintable clings. It is best to use this paint on flat surfaces because it has a flowing consistency and is meant to flood recessed areas within leaded lines.

 

Keep asking those questions, and stay tuned for more tips and answers to your FAQs.  For more information on our craft and glass paints, click here.

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

 

 

Comments (85)

  • This is a very good idea for a column, but the text in the graphic of overlapping circles is too small to read unless you're viewing it on a fairly large monitor or one with above-average pixel density. I'm reading it on a 15" laptop that's a few years old, and I can only somewhat make out what it says.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Martha,
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  • I painted 4 special beer glasses for my husband. I used Martha Steward Glass Paint-gloss. I let them sit in a cabinet for 25 days to cure. When my husband used one, the paint smeared all over. When we washed that one on the top rack of the diswasher, the paint completely disappeared. I know you have good products. Please help! Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Luanne,
    Your issue does sound very strange, your paint should not smear during use. I would recommend contacting our partners at Plaid, 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST and they will be able to assist you.

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  • Can you use the Martha Stewart gloss transparent glass paint set on a piece of Lexan to create a stained glass effect? I realize you could not put in oven to cure, but will it have same look sitting for 21 days? If not, can you make a recommendation for another paint? Thanks, Ann Flanagan

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Ann,
    Though I haven't personally tried applying our glass paint to Lexan (I'm assuming it's a type of industrial grade-resin?) our paint should technically adhere to it. It will have the same look if you do proceed with air-curing as opposed to oven-curing. However, I can't guarantee that our paint will stand up to all the elements your piece of Lexan might be exposed to, as it is specially formulated for glass and ceramic.

  • Looking for suggestions. I have an antique/vintage green glass shade (white underneath-green exterior) I want to change my colors to rust and yellow. Is there a way to paint over (or any other ideas welcomed) to cover this large dining room green glass shade? Thank you.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Brenda,
    Depending on how large your piece is, and whether or not it is removable, you might have be able to accomplish this in several ways.
    My favorite technique for solidly coating something with a super smooth/glossy appearance is to use the glass spray system and spray your lamp. I would use an opaque gloss glass paint.
    If you feel most comfortable with painting, you can remove your shade and paint it by hand with a brush or foam pouncer.

  • I have found that when I am painting fine details on glass that sometimes the paint starts drying quickly and clumps up. Is it ok to use the clear liquid fill as a thinner to help in keeping my paint smooth? I have tried to find a section on your site that specifies what fill can be used for but so far I have only found the video on the clings and the video on tinting an entire bottle. Is there another place I should be looking that I have missed?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Tanya,
    I would actually recommend using our Fill Medium. It is sold in a 2 oz bottle for you to mix with your paints to help make it thinner.

  • I left my project overnight not realizing it would take 21 days to cure at air temperature. It's the next day, can I now bake it to achieve the quicker cure time or do I have to wait the full term? I'm using White Translucent Frost paint to thinly coat glass. Thanks.

  • What is the best way to put a pattern on a glass item. I would like to paint something on wine glasses for a wedding and I don't want to free hand them I want to go by a pattern I made but I am stumped on how to put the pattern on the glasses. I tried a sharpie but they lines are hard to cover.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Simon,
    Yes you can bake at any time to cure your item. I would recommend that you be cautious when baking white paints though, they tend to yellow a little bit in in the oven. If you have a test glass, I would recommend putting that in the oven and curing it to see if it cures to your liking.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lisa,
    I would recommend looking at our project gallery here just for some ideas on stencils we do offer in case you choose that route.
    If you are determined to use the pattern you made, I would suggest cutting your pattern out of a clear adhesive stencil film (something very similar to contact paper) that we sell in our Mulit-surface Craft Paint line. You would print your pattern out, or trace it with a permanent marker directly onto the film and then cut it out with a craft knife. Because the film is adhesive, you would then just peel and stick it to your glass.
    Be warned though, you might have to cut a new pattern for each application.

  • I made wine glasses for a fund raiser last night and the images are still very raised.

    I used the paint right out of the bottle, with the applicator tip.

    Will they eventually flatten out? Right now they look like they could peel right off the surface. It's been about 12 hours.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sandi,
    The paint will not flatten out, it was intended to provide you with a raised effect, much like traditional leading in glass painting would.
    If you try and peel them, they will peel off the way it would come off if you put a razor blade to it. Any forceful removal will cause it to come off.
    I would advise you to cure your glasses, this will make them durable for use and dishwasher safe.

  • I used the MS silkscreens and the Gloss Opaque Pearl Paint on a terra cotta piece that I had painted white with the MS satin craft paint. It turned out lovely. I would like to use it outdoors. Can I bake the terra cotta finished piece, or should I air dry it? Are the gloss opaque paints appropriate for use on terra cotta over a white background? And finally, since it will be outside, should I spray it with any kind of sealant once it has cured.

    Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Ellen,
    Our paints will be durable outdoors. I wouldn't recommend baking your piece, I would just let it air dry.
    We typically reserve our gloss opaque paints for glass/ceramic surfaces only, but it doesn't mean your project will fall apart! In the future I would recommend sticking to craft paint for these types of projects. Craft paint works with silkscreens as well (we offer silkscreens in the craft aisle as well, there are more designs!)
    If you would like to ensure that your pot is extra durable, you can spray it with our satin or gloss finish. It is an aerosol sold in the craft aisle. However, our paints are durable on their own so you should be fine if your paint is not left in direct contact with the elements and extreme weather conditions.

  • I am painting on glass and would like a transparent paint on the stems of wineglasses but am having trouble applying it as it tends to show brush lines and blotchy spots. any suggestions on applying the paint and what is the best paint to use to get a nice clear finish.
    Thank you

  • Hi, I am a first time user, and have stamped the craft paints onto two ceramic pieces. I would like to oven-cure the paint, and am wondering if I should start the 30 min timer from the time I start pre-heating, or once the oven is up to temp? Perhaps I am being too much of a worrier, but I don't want to mess up!

  • I wish to paint two glass cupboard doors that have a green motif on them. I'm redecorating my kitchen & would like these now painted red. Obviously I can't bake these!

    Thank you

  • Crafter Comment:

    place the ceramic or glass in the oven cold and set your timer for 30 minutes only when the oven has reached 350. then turn your oven off and let the pieces gradually cool (when ceramic and glass change temperature too quickly they crack). for the full instructions check out: http://www.plaidonline.com/eduPDF/MSGlasscuringinstructions.pdf

  • Crafter Comment:

    use the liquid fill paint and glaze over the pieces -check out the marbled tumbler on the crafts blog for reference!

  • I am making a stained glass ocean scene on my glass kitchen cabinets. I seem to have a few areas that have "caved in" on my sand. Can I place another layer of liquid glass over this to fix it, or will you be able to tell because it won't dry at the same time? Also, 20 years ago when I did the stained glass for the cabinet with liquid material, it did not need to be baked. Do I really need to bake this, or can I just let it dry and hang it up?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Michele,
    You may paint another layer of liquid fill over, but I would make sure the bottom layer is completely cured. If it feels at all "tacky" or "soft" I would advise waiting a little a before painting your second layer.
    You do not have to bake your project, especially if you are just going to have it as decor and not run it through the dishwasher. It will naturally air-cure and be permanent on it's own in 21+ days depending on your humidity.
    Hope this helps clarify some of your questions!
    Tracy

  • I was wanting to put the opaque paint down, cure it in the oven, then put glitter paint on top of the opaque paint to give it a thicker, fuller look.
    Will the glitter paint stick to the painted opaque paint that has been baked? I of course will not bake the glitter paint once it is applied.
    Thank you.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi,
    Yes the glitter paint will still stick to the opaque paint that has been baked.
    Thanks!
    Tracy

  • I've been using Plaid Gallery Glass Window Color products specifically created to create stained glass effects. I've been painting on antique windows and they have come out beautiful. I love their product but the Martha Stewart line is more available at most Michael stores and seem to have more color choices. Which type of paint is most like what i've been using. Thank you!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lee,
    Our paints have different performance qualities than Plaid Gallery Glass Window Color, namely that Martha Stewart glass paints are permanent and ideal for crafts such as silkscreening and painting. To continue your stained glass look, I would recommend our any of our Gloss Opaque colors as your "leading" and our Transparent Liquid fill projects as your window color.

    For any other questions, contact our partners at Plaid. They work with both of our paints so they would be able to point you in the right direction if needed.

  • Ok so I painted a wine glass with Martha Stewart enamel gloss. I left it out to dry for 24 hours then put it in the oven at 350 for 30. Let it cool all day and the paint still chipped right off. Help!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Amy,
    I'm sorry to hear that! Would you mind reaching out to our partners at Plaid? Their customer service team would be able to assist you right away.
    Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • What do you recommend baking the glasses on?

  • Hello,

    I recently purchased handmade cupcake toppers. When I received them, they had a paint like smell. I asked what product they used, and they said, they used Martha Stewart high gloss finish. I need to know if this is adequate to use with food. i.e. a cup cake topper for kids. I have the feeling that it is not recommended? If this is the case, I will return for a refund.

    Thank you for your help in answering my questions.

    Take care,

    Barbara

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Barbara,
    Our products are unfortunately not food safe (no paint/finishing products on the market are). However, this does NOT mean they cannot be near food. As long as the cupcake toppers do not come into direct contact with the food (i.e. they are lofted on a toothpick) you should be fine.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lucy,
    I would recommend any baking sheet you have (clean of course so nothing sticks to your projects) or a silpat sitting on your baking sheet.
    You may also place your objects directly onto the rack.

    Hope this helps!

  • I want to paint the stems of wine glasses and i was considering buying the Martha Stewart glass paint but everyone on here says it chips off, i don't know what to do?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Andrea,
    If you follow proper painting and curing instructions, you should not experience this.
    If you would like, I would contact our partners at Plaid with any of your concerns. Their customer service team is extremely helpful and knowledgable and will be able to answer any concerns you might have. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • I'm trying to paint 8 panes of an old window in different shades of green. I have the pesto and wedding cake gloss opaque glass paints. When I test them with a foam brush on another piece of glass, the paint looks streaky and I'm afraid too many coats, while evening the look, won't allow the light to come through. I'm guessing the spray kit is an option but is there another option? Using a thinner? Using liquid fill instead? Applying the paint with a squegee? Ultimately I want to hang the window so light still shines through the opaque panes.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Aaron,
    You're correct, the spray kit would give you the most even look while maintaining the most control over how many layers of paint you want to apply (this will control how much light will ultimately come through). However, I am not sure if you are looking for a transparent effect in actuality? Opaque paints should not really allow light to pass though, but our transparent paints will. In this case, I would use our transparent paints with a spray kit OR our liquid fill paints if you are working flat and you want to flood the recessed panes of your glass.

    If you have any more specific questions, please respond again here, or call our partners at Plaid. They will be able to assist you more immediately. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • I'm not sure this was asked above, as I didn't read all the comments but,
    what type of paint brush works best with this glass paint that won't cause (as many) brush marks? I have the Frost Translucent paint.

    Thanks,
    ❥ ღ ❥ Carol
    Whitfields Home In The County

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Carol,
    I would actually recommend using our foam pouncers, instead of using a paint brush. It gives the most even application and compliments that textured quality of the frost translucent paint. If you are attempting to cover a large surface, you can use the ones also found in our craft paint aisle (pictured here).

    Additionally you can use our spray paint system like I did in this post.

    However if you feel MOST comfortable with a brush, I would try our white bristle brushes found in this basic brush pack. You can find it in our craft paint aisle as well.

  • I would like to paint on the frost translucent on wine glasses and then, on top, paint on fall leaves with enamel acrylic paint. Will that adhere to the translucent paint? And will there be paintbrush marks? What is the waiting time between the translucent paint to dry before painting on top of it? Thanks! Dale

  • I am stenciling mason jars for my wedding and giving them out as favors. Once I cut my stencil and apply to glass, I begin painting. Once finished painting do I need to apply anything to finished paint to prevent chipping or smearing. I would hate to do all this by hand just to have my guest wash/use them and my hard work come right off. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated :)

  • I also forgot to add that I am using Martha Stewart Craft Multi-Surface Satin acrylic craft paint.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Dale,
    Unfortunately I can't vouch for the performance of another product on top of our product. There could be paintbrush marks depending on the brush you use; are you talking about brush marks in your acrylic paint or translucent paint?
    I would wait at least 2 hrs before painting on top of the translucent paint.
    Contact our partners at Plaid for any other questions, they are excellent at answering technical questions. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST
    Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Samantha,
    Our paints do not not need to be finished with anything to prevent chipping or smearing. You do have to make sure it is fully cured. This can be done by air-drying for 21+ days or by baking for 30 min at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If this is done properly, your paint should will withstand handwashing and top-shelf dishwashing. I would say to always wash your craft gently; I do not recommend any vigorous scrubbing. Hope that helps!

  • I have a ceramic baking dish I would like to personalize with my name on it (for all those wonderful picnics and such). Would this paint for for such a thing? I'm planning on using it to bake in as well but just didn't know how it would stand up to being used in an oven for more than curing.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Cheri,
    I would not recommend using our paint on a baking dish you plan on repeatedly using for baking purposes. The paint will become more brittle over time if you subject it to high temperatures other than the initial curing process.

  • Hello,
    I'm thinking of using your paints to decorate some champagne flutes for my sister's wedding shower. Once cured in the oven, are your paints dishwasher safe?
    Thanks so much!
    Amanda

  • I used a foam brush to apply the MS Frost Translucent paint to a mason jar. Then I cured it in the oven. It didn't turn out with the frosted look as it was supposed to, and there were streaks. Any ideas as to what went wrong?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Amy,
    I am not sure what happened without looking at the end result. My best recommendation is to contact our partners at Plaid and describe your issue. They have a fantastic customer service team that would be able to assist you.
    Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Crafter Comment:

    Yes Amanda, once cured they are top-shelf dishwasher safe.

  • I want to start painting old jars to make candle holders I thought about acrylic paint but I hear that acrylic paint even when dry is flammable. It also flakes off from the heat. Is the glass paint here flammable and will it hold up against the heat of a candle?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Ann,
    As long as the paint does not come into direct contact with the flame it will hold up against the heat of the candle. This means that as long as you paint the jar on the outside and NOT inside, your crafts will be safe.

  • Mam I am painting some old windows and I am having great problems with it Any paint that I use when the letters are held up to the light is not opaque and has brush strokes The look I am trying for is a paint that when I paint the letters on the windows it will be opaque with no strokes and you cant see through the letters they are solid with the color....I am doing a reverse painting on these windows....Can I cure the windows with a heat gun
    Thank you for your help and time

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Carole,
    You cannot fully cure our paints with a heat gun; it will speed up the curing process but the only really secure way to do so is in the oven.
    I always recommend painting more than one layer of paint in order to reach your desired opacity. It is easiest to avoid brushstrokes if you are using a foam pouncer through a stencil instead of a brush and a freehand application.

  • Will your glass paint work on wood?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Becky,
    I'm sorry but our glass paint is only formulated for glass and ceramic. You may our Martha Stewart Craft Paint for wood. It is a paint and primer in one and it works wonderfully.

  • Hi,
    I want to apply a white frosted finish to some clear glass tiles that I am using in a craft project. Which of these products/techniques would I use to have the smoothest frost finish? Thanks!

  • I am using Liquid fill to stain mason jars. Can the liquid fill be used with the spray system and if so which one and do I need to add any thing to the paint.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Jill,
    Liquid fill can be sprayed directly from the bottle with the spray system. I would buy the gloss spray kit in the glass aisle, and do not add any additional medium, just pour straight into spray vessel. You may want to buy more than one bottle of liquid fill to ensure you have enough paint.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Mary,
    When you are looking for a "smooth" finish are you talking about evenness or texture.
    Let us know what you are thinking and I can better answer your question.
    Thanks!

  • Hello,
    I used the black transparent glass paint for a Halloween apothecary jar project where I'll be affixing paper labels to the glass. I have various shapes and thickness of glass. I planned to bake these to cure since I need them by Thursday, but just saw on this site that the glass must be "oven safe". These are just glass bottles purchased at the craft store so how does a person know if they're safe? I'm very disappointed with the lack of instructions for this product :( I've had to do a lot of research to figure out what I'm doing. Thanks for your quick response.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Gina,
    Typically glass from craft stores will be oven safe, though the absolute safest way to know is to check with your craft store and the manufacturer.
    A lot of non-oven safe glass is glass that has been treated with a finish, or has embellishments. For example, any metallic foiling details or any plastic coating or finish on the bottles are not okay.

    Our paints will air-cure over the course of 21 days. You just shouldn't put them in the dishwasher, but they can be handled. So if you are unable to find out full details about your glass surfaces and are worried about baking, I would just use your projects gently and allow them to air cure.

  • I attempted to use the liquid fill transparent paint to fill in a chip on an old interior stained glass window. I worked on it yesterday and checked it this morning. It is still milky vs. transparent. Will it clear as it cures over 21 days or did something go wrong?

  • Hello,

    I am using the glitter glass paint to paint some glasses for my future bridesmaids and was wondering if I was able to ship them before the 21 day cure is over? I didn't realize when I took on this project, that they would need so long to dry and I wanted to ship them within the next week or 2 to my bridesmaids (who live all over the country). Will I be able to ship them and just give them a disclaimer not to use them until a certain date?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Katie,
    Yes as soon as they are dry to touch (give it a day), it is safe to ship them! They can be used gently as well, I would only avoid putting them through the dishwasher before they are cured. You can rinse and handwash them gently until then.

    A tip for shipping, I would use wax paper, parchment paper to wrap them. Sometimes temperatures during shipping can be a little extreme and this will help protect them if they get a little too hot/cold and come into contact with your other packing materials such as bubble wrap.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Tony,
    I'm sorry I neglected to see this question! I hope my reply is not too late.
    Do you know what color you are using? it is a little unusual that it is milky. Would you mind reaching out to our customer service line with our partners? They are true experts with all things concerning paint and might be able to give you a better answer, especially if you can provide them any additional knowledge about your old stained glass window. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Can the paints be used on porcelain mugs? I plan on making Christmas gifts out of thrift store finds and most everything I find is porcelain and not ceramic.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Cece,
    Yes our paints will work on your porcelain surfaces. I would just be careful with baking your porcelain while curing, because your surfaces might be delicate depending on what you are purchasing.

    If you have any more questions or concerns, please do reach out to our partners at Plaid. They are so helpful and are the true experts in these technical questions. 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • I am currently painting and cookie tray to be used as a serving tray. I learned about this martha stewart paint that is dishwasher safe after applying a few coats of regular paint (purchased as a sample from home depot). If I paint a few layers of this martha stewart paint over the already painted cookie sheet, can I oven cure it and use it in the dishwasher (although I understand its not safe for direct contact with food).

    Thanks!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Elisabeth,
    I cannot vouch for the home depot paint that you painted previously as being oven-safe or dishwasher safe. Therefore I would not recommend oven-curing or dishwashing it. I would go to your home depot and check before you oven cure or paint on top!

  • I use the martha stewart craft paint and I let them sit out and dry for the 21 days are they safe to use on glasses that will be drinken out of and handwashed...I tried in the dishwasher and it had removed all thr paint.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Liz,
    I'm sorry to hear that happened. If you would like, please contact our partners at Plaid with your concerns.

  • Hi,
    I am using the Glass Paint Fine Transulent glitter to decorate the outside of some plastic mugs I have. Is it safe? Will it dry in two days?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Natalie,
    It is safe to use on plastic, though I would only hand wash them and not place them in the dishwasher. You also cannot oven-cure this project, but it will dry in two days!

  • Hi, I just started using these paints for glass, I am wondering if I can mix the opaque gloss with the liquid fill transparent paint? Thank You

  • Hi there: I've been using your glass paint on glass for a couple years now, great product. Once cured the paint is very durable. However, I recently tried painting ceramic mugs that have a matte finish, gloss around the rim and handle. I tested a mug by running it through the dishwasher at least five times; it was fine. However, I just took a scrubber and hot water to it, and the paint is coming off. I tried the same thing on my glasses, and the paint is fine.
    After testing the mug through the dishwasher and before finding that the paint will come off if I scrub with hot water, I painted a dozen more mugs. I always gently wash my painted items before I sell them to make sure the paint has cured properly. I did so with these dozen mugs and assumed they were OK and sold them. Unfortunately I've already got one customer coming back; the paint washed off in the dishwasher.
    In the meantime, I'd done another dozen mugs, and when hand washing them after baking, the paint peeled off under running hot water!
    What am I doing wrong? I thought maybe it was the matte finish, but the paint peels off the glossy portion of the mugs as well. I sometimes use your medium to thin the black paint I'm using, does using too much of that cause the paint not to stick well?
    Help! This is very bad for my reputation as an artist!

  • I have been using Martha Stewart paint to work with clothing for a few months now. After washing items, the paint doesn't seem to fade or fall off the shirts at all. Will I ever run into a problem with this? The statement above says "The only exceptions are when you are applying craft paint to fabric or wood, that will not be removable once applied." Does this also mean that the product is guaranteed not to fade away over time? Has there been any testing done on fabric in a washer or with dry cleaning?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Laurel,
    Your problem sounds very complex! I might recommend that you speak directly to our experts and paint creators at Plaid.
    Please reach out to their customer service line, they are extremely helpful. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Thomas,
    If you would like to know more specifics about testing/durability, please reach out to our partners at Plaid. They are the experts and creators of our paint and have done all the formal testing with the dishwashers, washers, etc in a lab and will be able to answer your question. Customer Service: 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Christine,
    You can mix all our paints with each other, but I cannot guarantee what look you will achieve.

  • Hello,
    I'd like to you use your product to paint an antique window as wedding gift that will be used to hang on their porch. Unfortunately I can't oven cure it and will only have a less than a week to let it cure. Should I instruct them not to hang until the 21 days has passed and if so where/how should it be stored while curing? Or do you think it would be ok to hang sooner?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Bonnie,
    It will be okay to hang sooner, especially as long as it isn't in direct contact with the harsh elements. Ideally it will be hung in an enclosed porch and away from direct rain/snow or any pooling water.
    Hope that helps! This sounds like such a great gift idea.
    If you feel most comfortable letting it cure the full 21 days, just keep it indoors, and don't attempt to wash it.

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