I have been getting ready for my July parties. We don’t have very many but I will be ready if needed this year. I have been creating like crazy. This time I have made the perfect chip and dip set. I will show you how I did it with chalk paint for glass from Americana DecoArt!
Getting Started With Chalk Paint For Glass
Have you ever heard of this? I was very intrigued so I asked DecoArt if they would send me a few bottles. They provided me with three colors of the Americana Chalky Finish For Glass. All of the opinions are 100% my own, of course.
The Chalky Finish For Glass is an ultra-matte paint specifically for glass. You can distress it and bake it. When you bake it it becomes a permanent dishwasher-safe finish. I don’t have a dishwasher but after this post I needed to wash mine and it was fine.
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Glass Pieces- I got this bowl at the Goodwill. I had the tray already but it is plastic not glass (I will tell you about that in a bit)
Alcohol (the rubbing kind…not the drinking kind)
Prepping The Surface
When you are using this chalk paint for glass you need to clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. I used a paper towel and wiped it down as best I could with the nooks and crannies.
From these pieces I used the tray and the glass bowl. The little ice cream dish was supposed to act as a divider between the tray and the bowl to make a tiered tray of sorts but….I could NOT find a glass tray.
I wanted one with some fun lines like this one has. This is from the dollar store and it looks like glass so I used it.
Obviously there are some issues with using the plastic.
It cannot be baked so therefore will not be dishwasher safe and I would refrain from hand washing because I think you will just wash the paint right off the surface.
You may be able to spray or brush on a finish but it will not be permanent. So use an inexpensive plastic tray in a pinch for a party if you need to but keep looking for the glass one. That is what I am doing.
I placed my chips for this post on a paper towel then just wiped off the tray with a damp cloth. It worked but…it is not the best solution.
The paint worked perfectly on the plastic though. So if it is something that is just decorative it would be perfect and give the look of glass.
After you have prepped your surface, you are ready to paint.
I applied two coats.
They are pretty but still wet in these photos. When the paint was completely dry I used a sanding block and did a little distressing.
Waiting For the Chalk Paint For Glass To Cure
When the painting is done you have to wait four days before you bake it. That is what the directions say on the bottle and I am pretty good about following them completely. Then follow the directions for baking but basically it was 30 minutes.
Then you are ready to roll!
The distressing created such a great look on the tray. Can you see the criss-cross lines? I love that!
It think it is safe to say that I am set for the upcoming July 4th holiday! What do you think?
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