I like shiny things. I really like shiny things. 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!!!! As usual, 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 primed and let it dry for 1/2 hour, paint with the metallic spray paint (I love how the 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 by the mouth of and turn it as I spray. I leave the bottom unpainted so I can handle the vase. I then rest the jar or vase on its neck so I can 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.