Vitrea 160 is a range of paints for decorating glass. Colours can be cooked in a kitchen oven at 325ºF (160ºC). After baking, Vitrea 160 colours are resistant to washing. Baked colours are exceptionally intense and glass takes on the appearance of a tinted finish. Available in glossy or frosted, the Vitrea 160 colours combine professional quality and ease of use. Vitrea 160 are ready to use colours. The glossy or frosted appearance of the colours provides an infinite variety of light and shadow effects.
- Before painting with Vitrea 160, simply degrease with alcohol or soapy water.
- Using a marker, a dimensional outliner or a brush and paint, you can easily create unique and permanent works. Saffron Yellow, Pimento Red and Turquoise are just three of the 35 brilliant colours in amazingly transparent, shimmering or frosted finishes.
- To thin colours, use the Vitrea 160 thinner. Gloss and frosted medium are used to lighten the colours without changing their technical characteristics; iridescent medium, when mixed with colours, produces iridescent colours.
SURFACES: Applied on glass and crystal, the transparency of Vitrea 160 colours allows you to take full advantage of the light. However, Vitrea 160 can be applied on other thermostable surfaces which can withstand a temperature of 160°C (325°F)…“Pyrex” type supports (or equivalent) should not be used.
TOOLS: Soft synthetic brushes, finger tips and sponges can be used to apply paint. Use tape or stickers for masking areas. Catalyst tools, Q-tips and cloths can be used to remove colour and create interesting visual textures and designs.
BAKING: Allow painted pieces to air-dry for 24 hours, then bake in an ordinary domestic oven. Place the decorated object in a cold oven. Once the temperature has reached 160°C (325°F), allow to bake for 40 minutes. After baking, colours are dishwasher safe (following recommendations) and resistant to detergents and common solvents. Only the areas not intended to be put in contact with food must be decorated.