Multi Surface Paint is an easy an affordable way to upcycle your old or used glass décor pieces. With a few basic supplies, such as masking tape, alcohol and a good brush, you can change any piece into a stunning home accent.
The Multi-Surface paint that I prefer to use for my projects is Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint by Plaid. There are many other brands available, most can be found with a Google search or on Amazon.
Before you began this DIY, you will want to gather your materials listed below. You may also wanted to take some precautions to help with clean up. This paint is not toxic and the fumes are not strong. However, it is best to play it safe and be sure that you are working in a well ventilated area, and that you wear a mask, gloves, and protective eyewear. Also be sure to cover your working surface with a disposable drop cloth.
Start by cleaning all of your glass pieces with alcohol, making sure they are completely dry.
After pieces are dry, shake or stir your paint until it is adequately mixed. (be sure that you are wearing your
proactive gear before opening the paint)
Apply the paint in steady even strokes until the surfaces are completely covered. Do not over load the paint in this first coat. Even coverage is more important than thick coverage to obtain a nice end result. Remember to keep your stokes as even as possible and, continue to brush in the same direction as much as possible. Air dry your pieces for at least one hour (2 to 3 hours is best) and then apply a second, and third coat if needed. Allow at least one hour of drying time between each coat.
Use a damp Q-Tip to clean up your edges if you need to. Then Allow the piece to dry for 2 to 3 hours before adding additional embellishments, or use your new vase/vases just as they are! To learn how to make the Lids and a Vanity Mirror depicted in the photo click here to watch:
The Burgundy and Silver DIY Glam Mirror and Glam Vanity Set on YouTube.