Theres no disputing that chalkboards and chalk art are trending in a big way throughout the craft industry. Today I gave DecoArt’s Americana Glass Chalkboard Paint a trial run.
I have painted regular chalkboard paint on glass before and it did fine until I tried to wash it and then it started to peel. So when I was asked to give the paint specifically for glass a go I was eager to see how it help up.
I decided to paint a variety of small glass condiment jars. I did mask off a rectangle area with masking tape.
As stated in the directions, I cleaned the surface of the glass with rubbing alcohol. The directions next said to dab on the paint. I had reservations about that recommendation, so I grabbed a brush and brushed the paint on. The 1st coat went on smooth and thin. After a short drying period I applied a second coat. At that point the paint was on pretty thick so I allowed a few hours to dry before applying a third coat. The directions do not give any recommendation as to how many coats to apply so I went with my usual three. After drying for another few hours I removed the masking tape and was pleased with how the chalkboard paint looked so far.
This was the hard part for me. The bottle recommends that the paint dry for 4 days and then be baked in an oven for 30 minutes. While it doesn’t indicate why I can only assume that it has something to do with bonding the paint to the glass. I’m not that good at projects that take a long time to complete and I often times wait till the last minute.
After I completed the drying and baking process I put the jars through a series of washings. One hand washing and one cycle through the dishwasher. I’m pleased to say that the chalkboard paint is in perfect condition! I’m looking forward to using all my labeled jars and even making a few more!
- Does stick to glass as claimed
- Smooth finish
- Drying time
DecoArt’s Americana Glass Chalkboard Paint is available from major crafts retailers and the DecoArt website in 20z and 4oz bottles for an MSRP of $3.29 and $3.99 respectively.
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