what brushes or paints should I use?

by Colleen Sutcliffe
(London )

I am new to glass painting. I want to have as streak free as possible colour on the candle jars I want to make for Christmas gifts.

I will be painting the entire jars. My question is can I use the foam type brushes to get a more even coat.
I am using Marabu GlasArt paints. Would I be better off using the Pebeo ones that you can thin down or can I thin down the Marabu paints? Any hints and tips would be most welcome.

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Oct 31, 2016
Paint Brushes for Painting on Glass
by: Cheryl

Hello Colleen, Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting Resource...

I'm not familiar with the Marabu GlassArt Paints.

I've used Pebeo, DecoArt Gloss Enamels and other brands... all with great success.

Streak free results will be near impossible no matter what.

Using a sponge brush creates minuscule air pockets which will create a rough texture. Plus the sponge absorbs a lot of paint... glass paints are expensive. Just sayin'...

Use a soft, synthetic brush. A flat brush for basecoating. The bigger the brush the fewer strokes you'll need.

If you need another coat be sure to allow the first coat to dry completely. I use a hairdryer and then allow the glass to cool completely. Use smaller flats and rounds or liners for detail work.

I hope this helps!

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