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Topic: Painting glass
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Feb 13, 2020 11:05AM)
I'm trying to paint the inside of a jelly jar so it looks like it is full of grape jelly.

I've learned over the past week that acrylic paint does NOt stick to glass.

Any suggestions appreciaed/
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Feb 13, 2020 06:11PM)
Cover the outside of the jar with newspaper, and insert a mask of news paper or masking tape inside the upper part of the jar that you may want to have remain clear and transparent. Then you can spray purple paint into the jar, a little at a time and let it dry layer by layer.
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Feb 14, 2020 12:31AM)
But what kind of paint? Acrylic won't stick. It looks good when freshly painted but in an hour or so the paint has moved to the bottom of the jar and sides are almost clear. I've been re applying it over and over and I think it will eventually work but it's a lot of bother for something that should be simple.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Feb 14, 2020 04:47AM)
Https://www.amazon.com/Krylon-K05535007-COLORmaxx-Spray-Aerosol/dp/B07LFYB18Z/ Rich Plum color Get it from your local hardware store or Amazon.
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Feb 15, 2020 08:46PM)
Thank You!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 18, 2020 02:53AM)
Paint will not stick well to glass unless you very carefully clean the glass with paint thinner and use cheese cloth to wipe it around.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Feb 19, 2020 01:21AM)
The owner of the magic shop I go to showed me a solution for this.
I bought Peanut Butter & Jelly and he told me to cut up a green plastic garbage bag and stuff it into the Jelly jar.
It looks real even from closeup.
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Feb 20, 2020 04:51PM)
Thanks for another good idea Ihop. I actually just kept6 using spray paint and
turning the jar over and over and then apply another coat over and over until it finally looked opaque. Took me about a week but it looks good now.
Message: Posted by: docguitarman (Feb 28, 2020 04:24PM)
[quote]On Feb 13, 2020, MeetMagicMike wrote:
But what kind of paint? Acrylic won't stick. It looks good when freshly painted but in an hour or so the paint has moved to the bottom of the jar and sides are almost clear. I've been re applying it over and over and I think it will eventually work but it's a lot of bother for something that should be simple. [/quote]
Hello,

Here is another thread on painting on glass.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=249013

I finally settled on plaid acrylic paint available at the craft stores.
My replies are on the second page , along with photo of final result.

I cured the paint in the oven. It may sound involved but was actually easy.

Regards,
Phil
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Dec 30, 2020 10:42PM)
The original question was about making a jar look like it is full of jelly (by painting it). I like the results of your project on the link, but why would you have jelly in a glass with "cask and cream " written on it? rather than a jar? Just wondering.
Message: Posted by: docguitarman (Dec 31, 2020 10:34AM)
[quote]On Dec 30, 2020, countrymaven wrote:
The original question was about making a jar look like it is full of jelly (by painting it). I like the results of your project on the link, but why would you have jelly in a glass with "cask and cream " written on it? rather than a jar? Just wondering. [/quote]

My posts were on how to paint the inside of a glass, not about the specific application. For my effect ("Back to the Farm") I produce a glass of red wine, not a jar of jelly. Hence the glass filled with dark red wine instead of a jar.
Regards
Phil