Our versatile new gloss paint is perfect for painting glassware, wood items as well as a variety of other surfaces. Decorate ordinary glass items, flea market finds and more for your home. Embellish or personalize glass, ceramic and wood ornaments for holiday gift giving. Painted glassware may be baked for increased durability. Goes equally well on porous surfaces-no sealer required. Colors match our regular Americana Acrylics with the same name. Use Americana Gloss Enamels for all of your projects.
- Decorative Painting/Stroke work: Use acrylic brushes to do a variety of strokes and techniques.
- Basic Brush-on: Use regular acrylic brushes with soft bristles. Brush back and forth to smooth out on wood but don’t overwork on slick surfaces like glass, metal and glazed ceramic surfaces.
- Sponging: A nice eggshell finish can be achieved on most surfaces with cosmetic sponges. Dip sponge into paint. Pounce several times on palette to load sponge evenly. Pounce on surface changing direction as you work. Some colors may require additional coats. For an even basecoat, it is best to apply a thin coat of paint, let it dry then apply additional paint rather than one heavy coat. A rougher finish is achieved with cellulose or sea sponges. Sponges with larger pores may cause air bubbles in the finish.
- Stenciling: Easily done on many surfaces. Tape or hold regular stencils in place or purchase special self-sticking stencils for glass. Apply paint with cosmetic sponge in stencil open areas. Immediately lift stencils. To get a clean image, hold one corner of stencil down with one finger. Lift by pulling stencil up from the opposite corner. Clean stencils immediately with DecoMagic or soap and water.