Garden Art forum: How to paint/decoate old windows to look like stained glass

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Frillylily
Nov 11, 2013 1:55 PM CST
Is there a thread around here for that? I have some old windows and thought it would be neat to paint them, but I'm not sure what kind of paint to use. Is there anything that I can put outside --it would get lots of sun and rain of course. Do you seal them with something? Any ideas?
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vic
Nov 11, 2013 2:38 PM CST

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I personally don't have any info but hopefully someone will come along that does. Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Nov 24, 2013 1:19 PM CST

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Sand the window first, then prime it and then use any exterior paint.

You may seal it but if you like the aged look, don't.

I love old windows! Be sure to show us yours.
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Frillylily
Nov 24, 2013 8:55 PM CST
oh, I guess I wasn't very clear with my question, I am wondering how to paint the glass. I would like to paint the glass different colors, but use some kind of paint that is clear you-can still see through. Make sense?
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Boopaints
Nov 25, 2013 4:40 PM CST

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Oh sure! Green Grin! Go over to Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's or Michael's and buy translucent class paint. Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Nov 25, 2013 6:16 PM CST

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Frilly Lilly - I think Becky meant "glass" paint???? Not sure though as I am so not creative Whistling
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Boopaints
Nov 25, 2013 6:42 PM CST

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Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Yes, I meant glass paint. I had classwork on my mind.
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Frillylily
Nov 26, 2013 7:47 AM CST
ok, will it hold up to outdoor weather or do I need to put some kind of finish over it?
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Boopaints
Nov 26, 2013 9:20 AM CST

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It should hold up just fine but you can call the company (listed on the label) and ask them. I have used glass paint but if there is a lot of rain and snow, I am not sure.

I see you are in Springfield . . . I just shipped some Christmas ornaments there last week. It gets cold and wet there so I would check before you purchase the paint.

Dick Blick is a place I buy paints and here is the link to the glass paint:
http://www.dickblick.com/categories/glassdecoration/

The second section lists glass paints.
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Frillylily
Nov 30, 2013 8:29 AM CST
ok, thank you !

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