Stained glass

Stained glass

Stained glass painting is a separate type of monumental and decorative art, used in particular in the interior to create a unique and elegant design.

Stained glass is a painting on glass, which also allows you to create pictures with a fine drawing of details, to convey the shape and volume as accurately as possible. True, painting on glass is more like a watercolor painting. Due to the transparency of stained paints, the layers can overlap each other, creating an almost aerial image.

Stained glass painting

Traditional stained glass consists of individual pieces of colored glass. Such glass was obtained in the ancient world. And in the era of Gothic widely used in the decoration of cathedrals. Stained glass painting is less laborious and more picturesque. For such a painting, a base is used - solid glass, which can be booked for protection if it is used in the interior.

Stacked glass consists of glass that can be easily damaged. Therefore, such a stained glass window cannot be used, for example, for doors or interior partitions where there is a constant physical impact. To do this, it is better to choose stained glass painting on tempered glass.

Stained glass for windows has a remarkable function: the painting is less heat-conducting on whole glass, which saves more heat in the house.

Traditional solder-glass stained-glass windows are most often stylistic and mostly very bright, so they will not fit into every interior. In the painting, you can choose the shade, brightness and transparency of the paint. As a result, a stained glass window can be created for a specific interior.

Stained glass painting will shimmer in the sun, not only on the window glass, but also on the door.

Stained glass paints

Stained paints are of two types - those that need to be subjected to roasting, and those that do not need this procedure.

For firing, you can use the oven after applying the paint. The temperature of different colors is different. You can do without roasting, but it takes a week to complete drying. During this time, the paint can not be touched, otherwise you can spoil the work.

Transparency can be adjusted by diluting the stained glass paint with water, as they are made on the basis of water. Paints can be mixed with each other, gently mixing, so as not to form bubbles. Apply paint to the glass should also be smooth, so as not to spoil the future picture. For application, ordinary brushes are used, they are easily washed off from paint. And for the palette will suit any plastic container.

Unfired paint brighter. Initially, you need to apply the contour. After it is completely dry, you can proceed to the painting itself. For such a paint, it takes much less time to dry: from 1 to 3 days, depending on the manufacturer. After complete drying of the pattern for durability and protection from damage, apply a layer of protective varnish. The durability of the varnish is good, but you should not soak such a product in water or use it in a dishwasher. Such paints are not recommended to be baked, but if desired, this can be done at a temperature of + 110 ° C, + 120 ° C.

This paint is based on a synthetic solvent, therefore for the desired consistency and a lighter shade it is necessary to add a solvent to the paint. Due to the presence of synthetics, these paints are thicker and can be used for painting inclined or vertical surfaces. For a palette, it is better to choose a glass or ceramic container; when using a plastic palette, you should protect it with foil from being eroded by paint. For such paint, you should take a brush with artificial hair, rinse them after work with a solvent or glass cleaner.