How to Paint Ceramic

Time: 1 hour + dry time
Materials: ceramic bowl or mug, vitrea 160 paint, brush, tape, oven

How to Paint Ceramic-- click through for step by step tutorialAlright internet, I’m sure you’ve seen DIYS floating around with alternative ways for painting ceramic/china/glass etc, but this is the method that I have found to be foolproof and dishwasher safe.

How to Paint Ceramic-- click through for step by step tutorialI used Vitrea 160 because I had it on hand from painting glass previously. If you’d like to use this technique on mugs or plates, be sure to use a food safe paint (Porecelaine 150 will work).

How to Paint Ceramic-- click through for step by step tutorialTape off the area you’d like to paint, or start free handing your design. If you use tape, be sure to remove it before the paint dries. If you don’t, there’s a chance the paint will peel up with the tape. The design can still scratch off at this phase so be careful; this also means you can make minor touchups at this time since the paint can be removed.

How to Paint Ceramic-- click through for step by step tutorial
Let dry fully, instructions say to wait 24 hours (I baked mine after 3 hours since my paint wasn’t thickly applied). After you are satisfied with your design, remember this is a permanent process, place your dish in the oven for 40 minutes at 325°F. Don’t take out of the oven until completely cool otherwise you risk the chance of your dish breaking. It’s best to turn off the oven then leave your dish inside until the oven is no longer warm.

How to Paint Ceramic-- click through for step by step tutorial

How to Paint Ceramic-- click through for step by step tutorial