After several comments and various emails regarding the issue of 3DP glass parts not looking glassy enough.  We though we might attempt a little post-firing surface modification.  We gave Pebeo Vitrea paints a quick try.    Pebeo paints are a glass paint that is fired at 160 deg C/300 deg F.

The result was quite striking.

Pebeo Purple 3DP glass UW ME disk.

Pebeo Purple 3DP glass UW ME disk.

Pebeo Purple 3DP glass UW ME test puck.

Pebeo Purple 3DP glass UW ME test puck.

Does anyone have any experience that they would like to share with glass paints or glass enamels?   What brands are your favorites?

2 Comments on And now with Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paints

  1. Jeff Crowe says:

    Was this piece painted on a sample previously fired to 1200 deg. ? Another type of glass enamel that might work would be the Ferro Brand of “Sunshine enamels” . These can be high fired in the 1250-1450 degree range or even a bit hotter for some colors. You can get small samples from http://www.warmglass.org . It comes in a powder and is mixed with a oil or water based medium. There are some other recommendations on firing at that website. I use a water based medium based on dissolved cmc gum. Depending on the final firing temp., you may be able to achieve a glosser surface.

  2. Jeff Crowe says:

    Was this piece painted on a sample previously fired to 1200 deg. ? Another type of glass enamel that might work would be the Ferro Brand of “Sunshine enamels” . These can be high fired in the 1250-1450 degree range or even a bit hotter for some colors. You can get small samples from http://www.warmglass.org . It comes in a powder and is mixed with a oil or water based medium. There are some other recommendations on firing at that website. I use a water based medium based on dissolved cmc gum. Depending on the final firing temp., you may be able to achieve a glosser surface.

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