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Glass Paint

GLASS AND CERAMIC

PAINT PRODUCTS
 

DECOART® GLASS STAIN™

Glass Stain™ is a high-quality, transparent stain for use on glass and plastic. Use these transparent colors combined with leading paint to create suncatchers and custom stained glass designs.

  • Ideal for filling in pre-formed suncatchers
  • Writer tip simplifies application
  • Water-based
  • Soap and water clean-up
  • Non-toxic
  • Made in the USA
Tips for Using Glass Stain Play Video

Colors Available

Glass Stain comes in 12 bright, translucent colors that dry to a glossy finish.

Clear
Clear
White
White
Pink
Pink
Red
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Aqua
Aqua
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Purple
Purple
Brown
Brown
Black
Black

LEADING

Outline designs to create custom, ornate, stained glass art.

Black
Black

How to Use Glass Stain and Leading

Apply Glass Stain to surface with bottle's writer tip or with a brush. Dry flat for 24 hours. Use for decorative purposes only. Not for direct contact with food. Hand wash painted items, and do not soak. Cleans up with soap and water while wet.

LEADING

Hold the bottle's tip slightly above the surface as you work for best results and smoother lines. Use a consistent pressure to make a thick line to hold in the Glass Stain.

Tips for Glass Stain and Leading

Make sure Glass Stain touches the leading and the section is filled completely when filling a leaded design. Otherwise, as Glass Stain dries, areas may pull away from the leading, creating gaps in coverage.

Use a toothpick to pop air bubbles or a small brush to scoop them out if they appear while the paint is still wet.

Use a toothpick to mix colors and create interesting effects directly on the surface. Place drops of various colors in one section at a time, then use toothpick to swirl colors together.

To clear a clogged writer tip, remove the cap and insert a toothpick from the inside of the cap to push the clog out. Be careful not to insert the toothpick from the outside in, or you will push the clog back into the bottle.

To create a finer writing tip, attach a 1" piece of cellophane tape diagonally to the writer tip, then place a finger on the part of the tip where the tape touches and rotate the bottle to create a tapered opening.

PREP, CLEAN-UP, AND FINISHING

Before painting, wash the glass in hot soapy water using a soft dishcloth. Price labels and stickers usually remove easily when soaked in hot water. Rinse any soap residue away with warm or hot water, then dry the piece with a soft, lint-free cloth or paper towel.

Handle glass carefully to keep it free of fingerprints, and use rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to remove any prints or smudges.

Clean up small imperfections in still-wet paint by using a wet brush, toothpick, or paper towel to gently wipe off the excess wet paint. To remove all wet paint from a surface, soak the item in warm water.

Correct mistakes in dry paint by using a razor blade to carefully scrape or trim off imperfections.