Im ganna drop a reality bomb… There is no such thing.
Your car paint chips, your furniture chips, etc. There is no such thing as a painted surface that would not chip or scratch. Its the reality of anything painted.
Glass can chip and scratch much easier.
Having said that… you can certainly top coat your surface so you can minimize chipping and scratching.
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Ive used spray paint, acrylic sealers, varnishes, Plasti Dip, floor polish, wax top coats, latex clear gloss, car wax and Modge Podge. Im sure others but this is all I have right now… 😉
My go to is clear coat spray paints, acrylic sealers and Modge Podge. Since converting to airbrush I spray Modge Podge out of my airbrush gun for top coating. You can certainly brush paint it.
They also make spray acrylic sealers and Modge Podge also makes a spray.
Floor polish? Yup! Air brushers have been using gloss floor polish for years so dont think I didn’t test it! It works. If you use with glitter only use solvent based glitter as craft glitter can turn funky colors. Thin multiple coats, its like water. Great clear gloss top coat.
I will test this with a brush too and update this post.
Plasti Dip is just a rubber paint so it works just like spray paint. I feel its a bit more chip resistant with enough coats. Ive put this on my car rims and gone through a car wash, etc. This paint works best warmed up a bit. If its winter months I run the can under warm water for a few minutes. Its self leveling and does so better warmed up.
Car wax? Tried it. The car wax I tested on shiny metallic paints, fail, tarnished it like I speak of in other tips posts about spray paints. Someone left this tip in the comments so I surely tried it. It could probably work buffed on to some acrylics and basic spray paint colors though.
Everything Ive tried fails with shiny metallic for a top coat. Some coppers and gold a gloss spray paint top coat looks ok, but the shine is just not there anymore. Silver and rose gold, epic fail.
Check out my link below Paints and Colors to see colors Ive tried and tips using them.
Spray paints can adhere to glass better than some acrylics paints. Particularity gloss enamel spray paint.
The multi-surface, outdoor and meant for glass acrylic paint adhere to glass better over the basic matte and satin finish acrylics. Some acrylics are dishwasher safe on the top rack when cured properly.
I find some latex paints adhere well too.
You want to minimize chipping and scratching or even just rubbing off handling your painted glass no matter what paint you use… Seal your paint and seal it good.
Another note, cleaning your jars. I find with any paint I posted that has a good top coat can handle a very quick cool water light washing and pat try immediately.
Plasti Dip is ‘waterproof’ I wouldn’t soak it but its more or less waterproof, its rubber.
Most spray paint is good but be more careful of some acrylics and latex.
Ive been there and done that. Just keeping it real for my fellow crafters. 😀
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