Post # 1
We are using three milk glass vases per table as part of our centerpieces. We have had some luck finding them at thrift stores, Goodwill, etc., but I also found instructions on how to DIY regular glass vases with white glossy spraypaint.
I have tried a few times and the finish ends up looking just like actual milk glass, however, I have had a lot of trouble with streaking/drips. I tried buying glossy paint and doing it with a paintbrush by hand but it just did not look right. I also tried to give the vases that I had originally spraypainted (that had drips) another coat but the spraypaint bubbled up into a really weird, rough texture 🙁
My hands are covered in spraypaint and I am in DIY hell! I bought several plain glass vases and don’t want them to go to waste. Any ideas or suggestions, bees? Thank you thank you!
Post # 3
try doing thinner layers- you’ll have to do more coats, but it should help prevent the dripping
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
Alrighty, looks like I need to be patient with the spraypaint! When I tried to put another coat on the ones I had already started, it bubbled up and had a really weird texture…maybe it was because I was doing it in my garage and it was cold outside? Sigh 🙁
Thanks so much ladies!!!
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
@julies1949: Genius, thank you!