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Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween

by Gale Johansen
(Chicago, IL)

Dear Gentlepeople,

I am trying to repaint some little glass Jack-O-Lantern hanging lanterns, the color they had came off after being damaged in a flood. I would like them to be as transparent as possible, a nice bright Halloween orange with a black trim for the face features; mouth, eyes and nose. They obviously do not need to be food safe and I can treat them as required but I don't think I can use high heat since I don't know their status in terms of being heat-sensitive or safe. I would like them to be colored as permanently as possible and would like to be able to wash them, by hand, as necessary.

There are so very many products available online but either they aren't suitable to this use or I can't find the appropriate color orange. I would appreciate any guidance you can provide so that I can tackle this project. I thought I might like them in clear but they really aren't nearly as effective on their little "Goblin Tree" as they were in orange. Thank you for your attention in this matter, I look forward to being able to get the paint and get them ready for Halloween and Samhain this year.

Sincerely and in peace,
Gale Johansen

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Sep 04, 2012
Repainting Halloween Glass Lanterns
by: Cheryl

Hi Gale,
Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting Resource. Thanks for your inquiry about the glass Jack-O-Lanterns.

The link here http://www.your-decorative-painting-resource.com/vitrail-paint.html will give you lots of information on Vitrail Paints by Pebeo. I highly recommend this for your requirements as outlined. The paints are solvent based and will simply air dry. You can intermix a red and yellow to create the exact orange you need or select their Orange color 02971-4513....just use the link on the page that says Vitrail Set of 10 and scroll down the vendor page to see individual colors to choose from.

I test and use all of the products I recommend and I'm confident you'll be happy with the results you'll get.

Happy painting!

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