(Closed) DIY Milk Glass?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

try doing thinner layers- you’ll have to do more coats, but it should help prevent the dripping

Post # 4
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Spraypaint is the way to go, but you have to be patient! You’re getting drips and bubbles because you’re spraying the paint on too thickly. Do a light layer and let it dry. Then repeat. You may need to do it a few times to get an even coat but eventually it’ll come out how you want it. 

Good luck! And be sure to post pictures when you’re done! 🙂

Post # 5
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m surprised you had so much trouble with spraypaint. I bought 20 clear glass vases and about 15 plates & spraypainted them all gold for my wedding. I used Krylon metalic all-surface paint & it came out even & shiny.I avoided the whole spraypaint hand problem & wore gloves. I think the reason your paint is dripping is because you’re spraying too long or too close. Hold the can a foot away & spray only for a couple of seconds. You can even out the coverage once it dries.

In retrospect I should have primed & finished them because the paint came off when wet but overall it was ok.


Post # 7
46221 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another method is to use regular white craft paint, thin it just a little with water, pour it inside the vase and swirl it around until the whole inside is covered with paint. Drain out the extra paint. Drain well and leave upside down to dry.

Leave it until it is thoroughly dry, the do the same thing with clear polyurethane to protect the paint from scratches from the flowers.

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