The Dos and Don'ts of Painting Glass Bottles

HGTV Magazine has the tips and tricks you need to know.

Photo by: AlisonGootee/Studio D

AlisonGootee/Studio D

Related To:

DO apply a spray primer first 

This will help prevent the paint from peeling or chipping. You’ll get the best results with one or two thin, mist-like coats of primer rather than a single thick coat.

DON’T spray a bottle upside down

You’re likely to miss a spot near or on the lip of the bottle — right where you’ll see it the most. A better method is to paint each bottle right side up, propping it up on a jar lid or setting it on an old cooling rack. Any spots you miss near the bottom — and touch up later — won’t be front and center. 

Keep Reading


Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.