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FAQs

How do I get the Gallery Glass® pattern onto my installed window for the direct application technique?
  • If you have access to the outside of the window, tape the pattern to the back. Trace the lines of the pattern onto the inside of the window with a china marker or sharp crayon.
  • If access to your window is not convenient, transfer the pattern onto the glass with transfer paper by taping the darkest side of the transfer paper against the inside of the glass and place your pattern face up on top of it. Trace the lines of the pattern firmly with a pencil.
How do I get the Gallery Glass® Window Color™ to be smooth?
After you have applied paint to a section, hold the pointed end of the metal combing tool perpendicular to the glass and "comb" or stroke back and forth quickly in straight lines through the paint creating a smooth grain. Do not over comb or paint will run. Clean the tool between colors.
How do I make Gallery Glass® patterns I've created fit my windows?
Determine how many repetitions, if any, will be necessary for your project. Note that most of the designs are quite large and involve repeating motifs, and the section of pattern given may be a quarter or a half of the whole design, requiring mirror-imaging to complete the whole design. To alter the size of the design you can:
  • Add border(s) or make the border wider
  • Remove border(s) or make them smaller
  • Reduce or enlarge the pattern on a copy machine.
How do I make sure that the different colors I am using in the design don’t run together?
Designs should be segmented so each color has a closed section. If using a design of your own or from another source, add lines to your design where needed before leading the design. Segmenting also helps achieve the look of genuine stained glass.
How do I paint a globe ornament with Gallery Glass without smearing the paint?
There are two ways to paint these ornaments. The first is to paint one side, let it dry for eight hours and then paint the other side, again allowing it to dry for eight hours. Or, you can suspend the ornament to paint it, holding it at the top to twirl it around as you go. Once you've completed your ornaments, it is recommended that you hang them when you store them. This will help keep your paint from getting scratched or chipped.
How do I remove Gallery Glass® Window Color™ from fabrics or other surfaces?
Paint spilled on clothing may be removed with soap and water. Paint on woodwork can be removed with a damp rag. Do not allow spilled paint to dry.
How do you create a "blended" look with two colors of Gallery Glass® Window Color™?
On our patterns, there are dotted lines and arrows in some sections. Fill in each side of the dotted line with the desired color. While wet, comb the paint in the direction of the arrows.
How do you use crystal beads with Gallery Glass®?
Delicate clear glass beads add glittering texture to Window Color™ while letting the brilliant color shine through.
After you have painted your artwork in the desired Window Colors and it is thoroughly dry, paint an even coat of Crystal Clear over the areas where you want to apply beads.
Sprinkle even, single layer of beads over wet Crystal Clear. Let dry.
When dry, the original Window Color shines through.
How long does it take a Gallery Glass® project to dry and cure?
Projects usually dry in 8 hours and cure in 3-7 days, depending upon humidity, temperature and thickness of application.
I have seen Gallery Glass® on plates, candle holders and other accessories. Are there any limitations on where Gallery Glass should be applied?
Gallery Glass is recommended for decorative use only. Do not apply to surfaces that will be in contact with food, extreme heat, or wetness. When using on candleholders, test surface first for extreme heat. If the surface where Window Color™ is intended to be placed is too hot to touch, then it is too hot for Window Color.
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