How to Dry Paint By Baking

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Baking paint in an oven will not only make it dry faster, but will offer a thick coating that is durable and resistant to chipping, if the correct paint is used. Many craft projects that need baking use enamel paint specifically made for being placed in an oven or kiln, such as beads and other smaller objects.

Things You'll Need

  • Enamel paint
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven
  • Rinse each object to be painted under water and lay them to dry on a towel.

  • Place wax paper on the cookie sheet. This will make the painted objects easier to remove once they come out of the oven and prevent movement on the cookie sheet if you are working with round objects like beads.

  • Paint the objects with enamel paint using a paint brush. Be sure to shake the paint before applying so that no clumps are painted on the objects. For smaller, more detailed objects, a precision paint brush is necessary.

  • Bake the objects on a cookie sheet. Smaller objects can be baked at 300 to 325 degrees F for 10 to 20 minutes and larger objects should be baked at 350 to 400 degrees F for 30 to 45 minutes per manufacturer's instructions.

  • Remove the baked objects from the oven and allow the objects to cool for 30 minutes to one hour.

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