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How to Paint Glass Surfaces

There can be many reasons you might need to paint glass, to reduce heat, to obscure visibility, to decorate, etc. However glass can be one of the most difficult substrates to paint due to its hard, smooth surface. The majority of paints simply won’t adhere to glass at all, but if you use a specialist primer, you will be able to prime the glass surface and paint over it with almost any paint you like!

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  1. Surface Preparation

Ensure the surface is free from any contaminants and anything that could interfere with adhesion then degrease overall with methylated spirit frequently changing the cloth. Remove all visible signs of organic growth and treat the areas with Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to dry.

  1. Priming

Prime overall with one full coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of 1 hour in normal drying conditions.

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  1. Decoration

Decorate with two full coats of Zinsser Perma-White Interior Eggshell, Satin or Semi-gloss in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of two hours between coats. For exterior projects decorate with two full coats of Zinsser Perma-White Exterior Satin or Semi-Gloss in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of two hours between coats.

Alternatively if you wish to finish the project in your own paint, Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus can be overcoated with most good quality conventional paints.

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