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« on: December 10, 2003 11:00:45 AM »

Does anyone know what kind of paint to use when painting light bulbs to tint your lighting?  I was given some long ago and they have long since burned out so I'm itching to make some.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2003 12:30:05 PM »

i know it's NOT nail polish!
from the ones i've seen at the store, it looks more like fabric paint or something. i always wanted to try that but i don't know if fabric paint is supposed get that hot. but then, you can put it in the dryer, can't you? so maybe that would work?
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2003 01:54:04 PM »

You can buy transparent paint for making like a glazed glass look.  That's probably what you're looking for.  Ah now I'm not sure if it can get hot, but the package will answer that.   Good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2003 02:29:25 PM »

well, lightbulbs are made out of glass...so...

glass paint?

Just check temperature allowance like they said!
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2003 09:48:16 AM »

They have that glass paint where you put it in the oven to set it so that you can wash the glasses without the paint coming off. That should work, since it can stand up to high heat. I think you can buy it at most craft stores. It's not the kind like where you make those window clingy things, it's the type for painting dishes.
I looked it up on google, & HGTV had a project using this stuff, & they mentioned Deka brand.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2003 10:51:09 AM »

This sounds fun!  I want to get in on the action.  I'll have to go to a craft store and get some stencils.  Great idea for gifts, too.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2003 11:23:28 AM »

this is not paint, but I was wondering if I could use that etching cream Armour Etch on light bulbs to make a cool design and then screw in the light bulbs so that the design can be illuminated when the light bulb is turned on.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2003 11:50:35 AM »

this is not paint, but I was wondering if I could use that etching cream Armour Etch on light bulbs to make a cool design and then screw in the light bulbs so that the design can be illuminated when the light bulb is turned on.

 I haven't tried that, but if you do try it please tell us how it turned out!! Thanks! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2003 11:23:28 AM »

this is not paint, but I was wondering if I could use that etching cream Armour Etch on light bulbs to make a cool design and then screw in the light bulbs so that the design can be illuminated when the light bulb is turned on.

I'm thinking that maybe there are some safety concerns with the etching perhaps weakening the already very thin material.
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2003 01:36:05 PM »

found this crafty link Smiley

http://www.ljcfyi.com/ljcsProjects/craftiness/lightbulbs.html

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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2003 01:37:47 PM »

go to a walmart or shopko or something and in the craft/auto section they always have glass paint. no need to bake or anything
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2003 08:00:15 PM »

those bulbs are great on that link!
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