Custom Temporary Painting Your Glass Shower Doors

Do you feel the need to change things around in your home quite often? Do you have glass shower doors in your bathroom? You can use those glass shower doors to change up your bathrooms for very little money and some fun time spent with a paint brush.

Choosing the Paint

Your first thought may be to go out and buy acrylic paints that are made for glass, but if you plan to remove the paint, this is not a good choice. Acrylic glass paints can be removed, but it will take a great deal of effort on your part. Instead, use basic acrylic craft paint. This paint goes on and comes off easily making it simple to change the painting whenever you please.

Pick up the basic colors: blue, red, yellow, black and white. You can then make any color imaginable by mixing the paints together. There really is no need to buy a hundred dollars' worth of paint just so you have several colors to work with.         

Choosing the Brushes

For the best results, choose a few brushes that are made of synthetic bristles. These brushes will help the paint go onto the glass smoothly and will not leave as many brush lines as natural brushes will. Pick a variety of sizes so that you have a fine point for outlining, a full brush for filling and a medium brush for other areas of the painting.

Painting the Shower Doors

Before you begin painting the shower doors, spend a few minutes sketching the design on paper. This will give you a good idea of what the doors will look like when you are done.

Carve white bar soap to a point and use it to draw the outline of the design. This way, if you make a mistake, a little water on a clean cloth erases it and you can continue quickly.

Begin painting using smooth brush strokes. You have the choice of starting with the outlines or finishing with the outlines. If you begin with them, you will have to be careful not to overlap the other paint. In many cases, it is best to finish with the outlines after the rest of the paint has dried, so that you can have a perfect finished edge.

Removing the Paint

When the time comes to remove the paint, spray the doors down with glass cleaner or water. Allow it to soak for several minutes and reapply another coat of glass cleaner or water. Use a straight razor to scrape the paint from the glass. Finish by cleaning with glass cleaner.

This is a fun project that can be changed as you please. Get your kids involved and allow them to create their own masterpieces in their bathroom. Talk to places like AA Glass Service if you want to learn more about decorating your shower doors.


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