Sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Stencils
Do you have glass doors in your kitchen or in a cabinet that could use a little more interest? Would you like to add a transparent pattern that is easily removable? Perfect! I am going to show you how to use a Fusion Mineral Paint furniture clearcoat product and a Muddaritaville stencil, in a few easy steps!
I bought this 100-year-old green cabinet about 20 years ago and just love it. It’s very rustic, featuring the original green paint and the lovely age and distressing we all crave.
Here’s the subtle damask pattern that was so simple to add to the inside of the glass…
BEFORE YOU BEGIN!
If you have never painted in reverse on glass, click here to hop over to my Getting Started page. Then return here.
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PreVal Amazing Spray System from Amazon or many paint stores and departments. (This is a little kit with a bottle and replaceable sprayer. I only used one sprayer but you can buy extras for a larger project. You can also purchase extra bottles.)
Stencil brush, metal ruler, measuring tape, painters tape, cutting surface, sharp cutting knife, paper towels, paper plate, pencil, newspaper
Measure your glass area. Measure the stencil. Determine if you need to adjust the size of the stencil in order for it lay completely flat when you spray. For my project you will see how I made some minor stencil size adjustments.
The width is perfect but the stencil is too long. So I decided to remove the cute lines of dots using a sharp knife. Just mark the areas to cut.
Carefully remove the dots using a very sharp knife and metal ruler.
Tape the sections you are keeping back together, and measure to be sure the newly-sized stencil fits the area.
Tape the stencil to the INSIDE of the glass, then close the door to be sure it is level and centered. Add newspaper all around for spray protection.
Normally I would use a stencil brush and tap on the Clear Tough Coat. But after trying it, the brush leaves ugly marks and little bubbles after several coats. SO… I found this under-$10 little sprayer at Sherwin-Williams, and I see it in lots of paint stores and big box paint departments. It’s like a little paint spray can, only you can use any kind of paint or clear coat. Magical.
Assemble the Preval sprayer. It’s so easy! No need to dilute the Tough Coat since it is so thin.
First, turn the sprayer upside down and spray for a few seconds to reduce the pressure. Pour some Tough Coat Matte into the bottle. Attach the bottle to the bottom of the sprayer. Then test spray on the newspaper next to the stencil. Just keep the sprayer straight up. Spray from at least a foot away and keep moving so the spray does not drip. Remember, thin coats are best! Spray side to side in light coats, adding another coat every 15 minutes or so until you like the look. Remove the newspaper and stencil and voila!
NOTE: This stencil pattern is not perfectly symmetrical, so I removed the tape, flipped it over, and re-taped and added newspaper to complete the other door.
I wanted to create a see-through pattern that will still showcase my white treasures inside this old cabinet.
YOU CAN EASILY REMOVE THE DESIGN LATER ON!
Simply scrape off the design using a window scraper. Amazing!
Be sure to check out all of the other reverse-painted glass projects here on the blog. I would love to see YOUR interpretations of the projects!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE PROJECT. And, you can PIN!
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