Latex paint is popular due to its low toxicity and ease of clean up. Latex paint requires no toxic solvents and cleaning agents and can be cleaned up with soap and water. While latex is the ideal choice for a variety of surfaces, it is not suitable for every project. For example, you may want to apply latex paint on glass. People often ask whether latex paint will do well on glass surfaces. The answer is latex paint may or may not bring the desired result. The success of latex paint on glass surfaces depends upon your particular project and its needs.
Latex paint is often used for walls and ceilings of a home, but they can be formulated for different types of surfaces as well. Ordinary latex paint works well on porous surfaces. If you make any mistake with latex paint, it can easily be wiped off of a non-porous surface like glass, with just a piece of cloth and water.
Latex paint can be used on glass, and yes, it will stick to the surface. However, it will not stick to the glass for long and can be wiped or scrapped off of a smooth glass surface. Therefore, if you are looking for a permanent coloring, latex paint can be an appealing choice since you can easily remove the paint from the glass. However, while painting with latex paint, you may need several layers of paint, just because the glass lacks a texture for paint to grip and there are plenty of chances that you didn’t get a good coating at first.
When it comes to apply latex paint on any glass surfaces, you can improve the result by priming the surface first. There are bonding primer that is made specifically for using on non-porous surfaces like glass. However, primer is only suitable in certain situations. For e.g. if you are willing to decorate the edges of a mirror, in which the design needs to show on only one of the surface, primer could actually help you get the best result.
Finally, if you want your paint to stick glass surfaces for a lifetime, latex paint is never the best choice unless you want to cover a large area. If you have a large area to paint, latex paint might be ideal since the other options could be more expensive. There are a variety of paints designed for painting on glass. They can be used on glass similarly to ordinary latex paint.