How to Dip Dye Porcelain Dinnerware

Add a modern touch to your vintage china with color blocking to add a fun element to any tablescape.
Dip-Dyed China

Dip-Dyed China

Add some color to Mom's old China with color blocking.

Materials and Tools:

vintage china
painter's tape or masking tape
porcelain paint
paper towels


Step 1: Attach Painter's Tape

Wash and completely dry china pieces. Attach painter's tape across the china pieces in desired pattern, making sure edges are smooth. Press firmly to get rid of any air bubbles.

Add Tape to Teacup

Add Tape to Teacup

Add some color to Mom's old China with color blocking.

Step 2: Apply Paint

Generously coat desired area with porcelain paint. Remove tape, and smooth out paint lines with a paper towel. Let paint set for 24 hours.

Step 3: Permanently Set Paint

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place dishes on a rack, and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Dip-Dyed China

Dip-Dyed China

Add some color to Mom's old China with color blocking.

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