I like shiny things. In really like shiny things. I am so excited I want give something away! You might have seen my previous post on taking things from trash to shiny. So when it came time to paint some mason jars and vases with pretty metallic paint I couldn’t wait. Now before I started
painting I ignored my own advice. When painting glass, I say prime, prime prime!!!! Primer is your friend your best friend! I like Kyrlon’s Colormaster primer but I was on Pinterest and followed a link on “how to paint glass” no primer needed she said “Spray paint is meant to stick to anything.” So I listened and tried it again without primer. A big mistake!!!! A I usually do I didn’t handle the jar for 24 hours to let the paint cure / dry thoroughly , metallic paint is different and dries faster than regular spray paint, but I wasn’t taking chances. The finish was beautiful but the second I moved it around the paint scratched. Listen to me and listen good prime prime prime before painting. I was very excited to paint this carafe I came across. I had already painted with blue glass paint
but it was so blah. but it came out amazing!!!! I just used the paint I had on hand for this project Rusto-oleum Metallic finish in Gold and Valspar Metallic in Silver.
I prime and let it dry for 1/2 hour to an hour, paint with the metallic spray paint (I love how the a paint goes on) light even layers to minimize drips. Check the paint instructions on when to apply your second coat. I hold the jar or vase in the mouth of and turn it as I spray. I leave the bottom unpainted so I can handle the vase. I rest the the jar or vase on it’s neck then I paint the bottom. I leave the painted piece to dry for about 24 hours. With the metallic paint I will probably be totally dry in about half the time but better safe than sorry.
Voila, gorgeous shiny awesomeness. If you don’t feel like waiting for the paint to dry pop over to my Shop Caribbean style Decor and use the code Hometalk15 to get 15% off. And don’t forget to enter to win a set of these shiny beauties.