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    • Pont
    • By Pont 15th Jun 17, 7:39 PM
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    Paint for Glass Patio Table?
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:39 PM
    Paint for Glass Patio Table? 15th Jun 17 at 7:39 PM
    I'm having a great garden makeover. The garden rockers have successfully been re-vamped, I now have a movable pallet coffee table, and have also got a brilliant (surprised how good it looks) pallet vine support.

    I also have a serviceable (but tatty) patio dining table. So far I've painted the metal frame with bog standard black exterior metal paint - it looks really good. Now the question is what paint is suitable to paint the glass top? I've seen loads of small, craft type tubes of glass paint on the market here, but I need a larger amount to cover the table top (approx 6' x 4').

    Anybody successfully done this? If so, what did you use?

    Thanks :-)
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 16th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
    Well, apparently it can be done.


    http://www.zinsseruk.com/how-to-guide/how-to-paint-glass-2/


    But I suspect it will be very, very tricky to get a satisfactory result, especially in an outside environment and even more so in an application where the surface will be constantly used.
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 16th Jun 17, 10:27 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:27 AM
    Why not have nice pattern sand blasted or etched onto the glass?

    • Niv
    • By Niv 16th Jun 17, 10:58 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:58 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:58 AM
    Why not have nice pattern sand blasted or etched onto the glass?

    Originally posted by I have spoken
    Wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy a new table in that case?
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    • beedeedee
    • By beedeedee 16th Jun 17, 11:29 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:29 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:29 AM
    Paint under the glass instead?
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 16th Jun 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:30 PM
    Paint under the glass instead?
    Originally posted by beedeedee
    I would second that.
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    • Pont
    • By Pont 19th Jun 17, 9:37 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:37 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:37 AM
    Thanks for your replies.

    I decided to bite the bullet and bought 2 tins of acrylic spray paint and gave it a go. Happy to say it seems to have worked :-)
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