How To Make Back Painted Glass
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Back painted glass first came to my attention in 2007, when architect Christine Matheu used it as the backsplash material for her kitchen.It was clean, luminous, and contemporary, and I was in love.My local glass store sells back painted glass in several luscious colors.
So when my clients for another commission, this time a wall of built-ins for a dining room in Chicago, said they'd love to incorporate a section of backpainted glass roughly 3-feet square, I requested a quote.
The material alone was going to cost several hundred dollars.The budget for the job wouldn't allow for that.So I decided to experiment with backpainting glass myself and came up with a solution that worked, aesthetically and in economic terms.
The acid yellow back of the upper-left area is back painted glass.I've used it on other jobs since then.Here's my technique.MaterialsGlass (I use 1/4″ for most applications)PaintPaint brushClips to attach the glassStep 1: Clean the glass I wipe the glass thoroughly with denatured alcohol to remove dust and any residue from masking tape, etc.
The alcohol dries almost immediately, so there's no delay.Step 2: Make samples Basic clear glass has a blue-green cast that will distort the color of the paint...