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DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by scott starks at December 29. 2004

I love the look of this type of backsplash or wall cladding (especially in a bathroom) and wondered if anyone can tell me how they did it and what types of problems they ran into.

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by Patrick Anderson at December 30. 2004

I've done a similar thing for a vanity mirror. Use a piece of mirrored glass and blast the mirror off the areas to be painted. Paint the back and fix it to the wall. If it sits on a ledge you can get away with just using adhesive to hold it, otherwise I'd advise some sort of frame for it in case the paint lets go.

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by scott starks at December 30. 2004

What type of adhesive did you use? I'm worried that there might be a chemical reaction between the adhesive and the paint that will result in discoloring after I install the backsplash. Also, dis you use a special type of paint made for painting on glass?

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by Patrick Anderson at January 03. 2005

As far as I could remember it was just glass paint but you could actually paint the wall instead. I think the contractor used silicone sealant to fix it to the wall as the bottom of the mirror was supported

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by Jefferson Howery at January 24. 2005

Preparation is 90% of the job....

blasting glass will leave the suface with a matt finish, unless that is the desired effect, use a scraper or razorblade.

oil based or acrylic enamel on a CLEAN surface

3M™ Marine Adhesive/Sealant Fast Cure 5200 - the adhesive should be used with spreading kept in mind. If new paint on existing wall, it should be WELL cured.

unless you have previous fabrication experience, do a test project. you may find scaps from a glass shop or thrift store.

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by chrissommer at November 14. 2008

I am a glass artist and I paint glass.  If you want to make your own colored glass back splash, counter top or anything that requires back painted glass. You need to buy this paint from http://www.glassprimer.com this stuff is the best i have ever seen and used. It is permanent and cheap! If you sandblast glass then paint it, it will hold for a little but will never be permanent, and doesnt look anywhere as good since the frosting kills the stunning color. ..  You see, glass is in-organic and hydrofolic, meaning it likes air moisture. This attraction to air moisture undercuts any and all things coated on the glass, even if its sandblasted. Glassprimer actually turns glass into hdrofobic , or "water hating" making glass not attract moisture anymore. This stuff is your answer... here is a table top I carved and painted. I now offer this paint to my clients.

 

Chris

 

 
 
 
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Posted by chrissommer at November 14. 2008
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Posted by chrissommer at November 14. 2008

paint anything glass with http://www.glassprimer.com ...  oh and for back spalshes, use 1/4" or 6mm glass with sanded or polished edges, only tempered behind stoves and hot areas. mount it with double sided tape and clear silicone glue.

 

*tip for getting over spray paint off the glass and of the edges after paint is dry: just rub it with real steel wool. no it wont scratch the glass.

 

painted glass counter tops should be 3/4" glass with ploished edges and mounted with clear silicone glue..

 

Chris

http://www.chrissommer.com

 
 
 
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Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by Tracy Jackson at August 22. 2009

http://www.glassprimer.com ?

I can't find the actual address of this company from their website.

Does anyone know where this company is located? 

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by charlie thomas at August 22. 2009

after reading the above post I have to say, I have dealt with chris sommer over the past few years. I have not had any problem what so ever with any of his services. chris even came to my job and personally showed me how to apply glass paint. chris also made it very clear as to how long to let the paint cure before installation. I have been to his shop and yes his father does park some of his service trucks in front during the night. I have met his father and like his son he to provides a quality service. sounds like the other poster has some other issues. Visit his work and see for yourself http://www.chrissommer.com


Carlie Thomas

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by chrissommer at August 22. 2009

Here are some common helpful tips for doing your own backpainted glass from http://www.glassprimer.com


How do I clean GlassPrimer™ paint overspray on backpainted glass?
To clean off any paint overspray on the front of the back-painted glass or on the edges of the back painted glass, use light steel wool to remove overspray from edges of the glass and use lacquer thinner and a cloth to clean off overspray on the front of the back-painted glass. For really thick overspray, use single edge razor blades to help remove the thick overspray followed by the methods suggested above.

How do I remove imperfections in Glassprimer™ backpainted glass?
Sometimes glass is not completely cleaned and dirt/marks are still on the surface of the glass that you just painted. To fix this problem, wait until the paint is fully dry, use 120 grit sand paper and hand sand the paint off of the glass in the areas where the dirt/marks are located. It is ok if you obscure the glass surface with the sand paper. Once the paint and dirt/marks are sanded away, mix up a small amount of Glass Primer Paint and touch up the areas with your finger or a paint brush. The color tone might seem slightly off at first but you will notice a perfect blend once the small touch-ups dry.

How do I totally remove Glassprimer™ paint from glass?
To remove or "strip" glassprimer paint from glass, lay the backpainted glass on a flat table or garbage can, cover the painted side with conventional paint stripper and let sit for 15 minutes, once paint becomes loose, spray the paint off with water (hose) and repeat if necessary. Once most of the paint is removed you must finish the paint removal with a single edge razor blade.

How do I clean Glassprimer™ paint from my paint gun?
We recommend lacquer thinner and a cloth to clean out your paint gun after each use. Spray lacquer thinner through paint gun for 30 seconds. Sometimes it is good to disassemble the paint gun and clean all of the internal parts with lacquer thinner as well.

How do I install GlassPrimer™ backpainted glass?
The industry standard for installing back-painted glass is to use clear silicone glue and double sided glazers tape. The double sided tape serves as a temporary hold until the clear silicone glue dries. Mirror Mastic and Liquid Nails can also be used to install back-painted glass.

 
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Posted by Dianita at October 12. 2009

I made our own backsplash out of glass that I painted with the glass backsplash paint from http://www.glassprimer.com
it turned out great and was easy and cheap in the end, I can say at our
size it came to about $5.00 per sq foot once all done. It has been up
for about 3 years now, we are now making a cool water wall and might be
painting it as well. We installed it with silicone glue and was surprisingly simple. I never knew how easy glass was to install, I always thought it needed fasteners and screws but it doesnt!!

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

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I love the look of this type of backsplash or wall cladding (especially in a bathroom) and wondered if anyone can tell me how they did it and what types of problems they ran into.



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Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by Matt Kent at June 30. 2011

Glass splash backs are a fantastic theme for the remodeled or newly built modern home. The ability to color coordinate is effective and sleek!

Matt

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Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by James Wasson at July 07. 2011

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Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by Shawn at August 07. 2011
Try to find a paint that bonds well with glass. After that, clean the surface really good, apply the Surface conditioner and paint it with two coats of Permaenamel. After the paint cures in ten days, adhere the glass to the wall using a clear non corrosive silicone. It goes well with your customized furniture. Shawn - http://www.brandenberryamishfurniture.com

Re: DIY back painted glass backsplash?

Posted by Nick Schultz at November 25. 2011

Looking for an inexpensive alternative to starphire glass, or a more inexpexpensive supplier for 1/4" starphire glass to do my backspalsh. Anyone have any good source? i want to pay less than $7.50 per square foot and cant find it lower in the NY area... We already painted glass for our kitchen with glassprimer paint and it came out spectacular! I want to now finish up with painted glass walls behind our bedroom wall hanging flat screen but dont want to pay high prices for large panels of glass (I should pay less for size). I went to dullas glass/mirror site and am trying to get a starphire glass quote online. Any other sources online?? Also i went to http://www.glasspaint.com and got some more glass paint, I guess its the new site for glassprimer paint, I love how they ship out my paint the same day I call them with the order! Wish glass companies would do this!

If there is anyone out there with a real good source for starphire glass, (quick turn around, and low prices) let me know, please dont spam me with a bunch of offers for other products etc...  (the usual forum nonsense)

p.s. I need to shipped to Buffalo NY, I can have it fabricated here.

Thanks Liv Modern!

Nick

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