How to Paint a Glass Dining Room Table

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Glass provides a sleek material for contemporary furniture design. This highly reflective surface wipes clean, making it an appropriate choice for tables. Its naturally pale blue cast gives a cool vibe. However, you can warm up a glass dining room table with some paint. Applying a coat of paint to the reverse side of the glass allows you to keep the top of your table smooth and glossy. Spray paint leaves a flawless finish, free of brushstrokes.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic sheets
  • Goggles
  • Respirator
  • Low-tack painter's tape
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Mineral spirits
  • Rag
  • Spray paint
  • Razor blade (optional)
  • Turn the table upside down on a clean plastic sheet. Work in a well-ventilated location, preferable outdoors. Wear goggles and a respirator.

  • Tape around the edge or the glass. Use plastic sheets to protect the rest of the table from overspray. Keep the plastic in place with strips of tape.

  • Sand the glass surface with fine-grit sandpaper. Touch the surface to make sure that it feels slightly dull. Wipe away any dust with a tack cloth.

  • Soak some mineral spirits into a rag. Run the rag over the glass to remove any grease from the surface.

  • Shake the can of spray paint for approximately 2 minutes. Hold the can about 6 inches away from the glass. Apply the paint with even, sweeping strokes.

  • Apply several light coats. Wait 1 to 2 minutes between coats.

  • Remove the plastic. Carefully peel off the tape. If the paint begins to peel off with the tape, cut along the edge of the tape with a razor blade.

Tips & Warnings

  • Turn the spray paint can upside down and spray for 3 to 5 seconds when you are finished to clean the nozzle for future use.

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