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I am looking for paint that I can paint mason jars with. I have gone to Michaels once and asked someone who worked there, but the paint they told me to get did not work. I did a couple of layers and even after each one dried, the paint became very thin, see through, and did not hold to the glass very well. My jars looks like crap lol

Any recommendations of stores or certain product online? Anything! I’m not familiar with this city so I am unsure of where to look other than Michaels. Im okay going there again, I just can’t trust their employees to know what they are talking about!

ALSO – where can I buy a bulk amount of jars, mason and/or the ones that are in the picture, at an affordable price?

Thanks Edmonton!

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  1. Tam L Dack Tam L Dack says:

    eco station gives paint away if u can use some of the thicker paints

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  2. Chalk paint should work

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  3. Just gonna say chalk board paint or you need a glass primer first or good ol epoxy lol

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  4. Try Delta Art Supply for paint!

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  5. Sand your jars first?

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  6. Steven Owen Steven Owen says:

    Was there a preparation step that you skipped? Try cleaning the glass with 99% isopropenol first

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  7. Try using Zinser primer on your jars first, that stuff will stick to anything you can get it in paint or hardware stores
    eg Home Depot

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  8. Erin Rae Erin Rae says:

    Spray paint! There are specific ones for glass and plastics

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  9. Home Reusables has lots of this paint, and tons of cool things

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  10. Glass paint is thin because it’s meant to look like stained glass.
    You can use normal house paint for the technique you’re looking for. Clean the jar well, get a small amount of paint and mix in a wee bit of plaster of paris or corn starch and a bit of water, swirl it around the inside of the jar, turn it upside down for a couple of minutes to let it drain the excess, turn it upright, clean off the rim. Once dry you can sand or chip off a bit to give it the antique look.
    Look at kijiji for old mason jars, people give them away all the time, or they sell them at garage sales.

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  11. Chalk paint (different from chalkboard paint). Rustoleum has some now at Home Depot I believe – otherwise Annie Sloan is another brand or Cece Caldwell. You can do a search for distributors by going to their websites.

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  12. April Jones April Jones says:

    I saw tons of mason jars (not sure if they looked like that though) at find furnishings on 122 street and 51 Ave. I’m talking boxes full of jars.

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  13. If you check out Our Painted Memories Ltd., they sell chalk type paint, mineral paint, brushes etc. They are located on the southside. They have been offering free work shops so people can try out the paint. Talk to Lynda there, she is super helpful and fabulous!

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  14. chalk paint, you can paint anything and it covers, glass and fabric included, its awesome

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  15. Honestly i just wear a mask and take my palm sander to rough it up then paint it

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  16. Chalk paint and you can buy mason jars in bulk at Canadian tire.

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  17. I have used acrylic paint and when it was dry, spray a clear protecting layer over it.

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  18. I just use acrylic paint and it works pretty well for me!

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  19. There is paint at Michael’s for glass. I have painted serveral mason jars with great success.

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  20. Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

    Use a glass paint you bake on.

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  21. Nadia Frank Nadia Frank says:

    I use wall paint. Go to Lowe’s and get a sample jar for 5.00 in whatever colour you choose. Then use a spray varnish clear coat to seal it.

    Check kijiji or yard sales for jars

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  22. Acrylic paint from the dollar store works perfect lol

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  23. Check out Our Painted Memories Ltd. She carries both Fusion mineral paint (it’s amazing) and cottage paint another amazing paint! Both Canadian companies 😉 check her out!!

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  24. I used reloved chalk for mine and they are still going strong

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  25. Jen Pratt Jen Pratt says:

    Regular latex paint with primer. You can often get them in stores at discounts for mistints.

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  26. Peggy Zubyk Peggy Zubyk says:

    Interesting article – using chalkboard paint as a primer and products for the top coats: https://loveoffamilyandhome.net/2014/04/how-to-paint-mason-jars.html

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