+ Most instructions and forums say to prepare/ clean the surface to be painted with alcohol. I usually skip this step because I haven’t painted (or etched) any used glass or ceramic surface, so I figured it’s clean enough. Haven’t encountered problems yet.
+ I don’t have a formal work area, meaning I usually work in the bedroom. If you’re like me, just make sure you cover your work surface so you don’t get paint everywhere. I used scrap craft paper that came with a package, which I taped down on the floor.
+ Don’t let paint completely dry on your stencil. Dip it in a tray of water as soon as you peel it off. This removes most of the paint.
+ The instructions from Plaid says it takes 21 days for the paint to cure via air-dry. This means leave it alone for 21 days. Don’t wash it. Don’t use it. Don’t mess with it. Give the paint time to dry completely.
+ I’ve read from multiple DIY forums that you can bake your cups instead of air-drying. This speeds up the process. I tried looking up any baking instructions for the multi-surface paint I used, but I didn’t find any so I followed these instructions instead:
Have you tried the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paints on ceramics or glass? Their site says it should work (and it’s supposedly “top rack dishwash” if you use it on glass) but I have my reservations. Share your tips, tricks, experiences or opinions with this or a similar project!