How long do I need to let paint dry before applying an Adhesive Silkscreen to the surface?
When silkscreening on top of a painted surface or creating a repeat of a design, always allow ample time for your paint to dry fully (12-24 hours) before you apply an adhesive silkscreen to its surface.
Can Fine Glitter Translucent paint be used with the silkscreens?
Yes, the glitter particles in glitter paint are small enough to fit through the screen. The silkscreened glitter image will be delicate and sheer. Note that silkscreens should not be used on top of a glitter paint basecoat as the glitter paint is generally too coarse to accommodate a silkscreened image.
Can the Frost Translucent Paint be used with Silkscreens?
Yes, the Frost Translucent paint can be squeegeed or pounced though a silkscreen, however, you cannot silkscreen over areas that have been painted or basecoated with the frost translucent paint. The textured quality of the frost paint creates a raised surface and will prevent your silkscreens from lying flat to your surface and will cause bleeding.
What are the best tools to use for Silkscreening on glass?
The best tools to use for silkscreening on glass are sponge pouncers and silicone squeegees.
When using a squeegee, apply a small amount of glass paint to your empty area around your screen. Then, using the edge of your squeegee that best suits the dimensions of your artwork, pull your paint across the open areas of the screen using light and even pressure.
If you experience bleeding it is likely because you are applying too much pressure while pulling your squeegee across the screen. You should also check to make sure your screen was lying completely flat and had properly adhered to your surface.
When using a sponge pouncer, apply a small amount of glass paint onto a painter’s palette and dab your tool into the paint. Then lightly dab your sponge pouncer on an empty part of your palette to remove excess paint. Use your tool to dab paint into the open parts of your silkscreen, working quickly with light and even pressure.