How to: Dye Clear Glass ANY Color (A New Technique)

By: Diy maven Mar 22, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012Remember the Mod Podge + food coloring technique for painting clear glass? That was cool and all, but I spotted another method using Vitrail glass paint and acetone (nail polish remover) that allows the bottles and jars to be used as actual vases, as the finish is waterproof! This treatment provides for more depth of color as well. Head on over to My Design Folder for all the details.

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What's the best way to stain with multiple color's? Is it possible? Thanks!!

Can you PLEASE (x100) tell me how you got your jars to become so streak-free? I have tried mineral spirits, nail polish remover, to absolute no avail. Is actual acetone better than nail polish remover because of its concentration? Is there some sort of secret ratio? Can you please let me know? Thanks so much in advance.

Mine looks super streaky.. what should I do?

I used the Vitrail paint with acetone and my mason jars are beautiful....thank time I'll try the vitrea 160 paint and see how that goes but the vitrail worked great.  I think the only thing that I just love was they were a little darker then I wanted but I put lights in them and they are beautiful.


does this paint gets scrached

I did this and my bottles turned out great! Thank You!!!


I like to know about vitra glass painting.

I have painted the inside of my bottles with craft paint and I want to use it to put teabags, coffie, sugar in. How do I seal it sothat it is safe for food

I was to do a tall stem vase.  Do I just brush on the paint onto the stem with a foam brush?

what spray paint is iti use to dip dye glassware?

This is for Jodie: You can use metallic silver spray paint - it works great. Just don't spray to close, or you'll get drips. Move around the glass or put on a turntable (lazy susan) - and it also helps if you get one of those gadgets that you put on the spray can - it looks like a handle & you don't get paint on yourself. Your finger does not touch the spray nozzle.

I want to antique my glass light fixture...don't think it can go in the oven  any ideas which product would work

Does this fade? Do you think it could work on glass beads for a custom chandelier...or would the heat/light fade it?

Kind thanks!

I have shopped everywere, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnns. I can't find Pebeo Vitrea. I guess Amazon is getting my business! Can't wait to try this project.

How do you get your bottles to look streak free? I've tried swirling and paint brushes but can't get a smooth finish

Are you able to do this on Mason jars your going to drink out of or is it toxic?? Really trying to follow this but completely confused on the technique. I need instructions for dummies apparently hahaha.

Has anyone stated that food/drinks should not make contact with the painted side? I know it is baked on because I use this paint all the time, but I would not put it on the inside of a drinking glass or on the food side of a plate. I do like how once it's baked on, it is dishwasher safe.

I have tried this method on baby food jars. The paint is to thick and tried the terpintine and it did not work. Not sure what I am doing wrong?

Acetone is not good for the brain, so you might recommend that your readers use a mask or something so they don't breathe it in. Love the finished project though, but just thought I let you know about the danger of acetone! :-)
I thinned my paint out with pebeo thinner dumped it on the inside swirled it around, tipped jar upside down on paper( i found red solo cups) work best for quart jars..then let it drain for 15-20 min. Tip back up wipe off rim. Let dry for 24 hours bake at 325 degrees for 40 min. Now they can be used with water in them and put in dishwasher. I bought pebeo pink, purple, emerald, lazri? ( blue) they turned out nice using them for a wedding.
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