A client visited us last month and we were discussing painting on float glass. Peter mentioned that it was possible to check for the tin side of float glass with a drop of water. It’s true! You don’t have to use a UV lamp.
Float glass (normal window glass) is made by floating the glass on top of a molten tin bath. The side of the glass in contact with the tin bath picks up residuals from the tin and this will have an effect on your silver stains and may have an effect on your other glass paints. Best to check the glass before painting and plan accordingly.
PELI Glass and Williams & Byrne presented a workshop 30 June – 1 July 2012 to 10 participants from the Netherlands, Belgium and Romania.
As continually emphasized by Williams & Byrne, you must give constant attention to the paint on your palette. If the paint is the wrong consistency your painting brush can’t make it right simply by lifting it from the palette to the glass.