How to Bake Enamel Paint

Save

Baked enamel paint can provide a tough coating on a surface, although if applied incorrectly, the coating can chip off easily. Craft projects make extensive use of baked-on enamel paint. For home use, choose projects small enough to fit into an oven. Use air-dry enamel paint for larger applications.

Things You'll Need

  • Alcohol
  • Enamel paint
  • Paint sprayer or brush
  • Oven or kiln
  • Thoroughly wash and dry the surface to be painted. Rub alcohol over the surface to remove any grease or residue.

  • Stir or shake the paint before applying. Spray or apply a very thin layer of paint over the surface. Do not use spray enamel in temperatures lower than 50 degrees. Do not use enamel paint on eating utensils.

  • Bake medium to large objects in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Bake small projects at 325 degrees F for at least 10 minutes or at 300 degrees F for at least 20 minutes. Check the time on the paint instructions as some brands differ in their baking time.

  • Allow the baked enamel to cool and apply a second coating of enamel paint, if desired, repeating the baking directions in Step 3.

Tips & Warnings

  • Read the instructions on the enamel paint. Some air dry enamel paint brands release toxic fumes if baked.

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How To Clean Baked Enamel Stove Tops

    Most residential kitchens have stove tops with baked enamel surfaces. There are different types of burner grates used for both electric and...

  • How to Remove Baked-On Paint

    Baked-on paint can occur in numerous situations on outdoor paint jobs. Over time the heat of the sun can stiffen and desiccate...

  • How to Cure Enamel Paint

    Enamel paints do not simply dry like other paints, they cure. The curing occurs when the enamel is exposed to oxygen and...

  • How to Bake Paint Onto Metal

    A baked finish results from baking paint onto a surface at temperatures exceeding 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Baking paint onto metal decreases the...

  • How to Remove Paint With Baking Soda

    For non-toxic paint removal, try using a solution composed of baking soda and boiling water. Although consistently effective when used with metal...

  • How to Bake Painted Glass

    Hand painted glassware adds a personal touch to your collection of kitchenware and adds character and interest to otherwise plain pieces. Whether...

  • How to Bake a Car's New Paint Job

    After painting and clear-coating a car, bake the paint to catalyze it, since modern car paint doesn't really "dry;" learn how in...

  • How to Bake a Car Paint Job

    Bake a car after it's been painted to finish the painting stage of giving a custom paint job; learn how from our...

Related Searches

Check It Out

12 Tiki Essentials to Turn Your Bar Cart Into a Tropical Paradise

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!