How to Bake Enamel Paint

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Baked enamel paint can provide a tough coating on a surface, although if applied incorrectly, the coating can chip off easily. Craft projects make extensive use of baked-on enamel paint. For home use, choose projects small enough to fit into an oven. Use air-dry enamel paint for larger applications.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Alcohol
  • Enamel paint
  • Paint sprayer or brush
  • Oven or kiln

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  1. 1

    Thoroughly wash and dry the surface to be painted. Rub alcohol over the surface to remove any grease or residue.

  2. 2

    Stir or shake the paint before applying. Spray or apply a very thin layer of paint over the surface. Do not use spray enamel in temperatures lower than 10 degrees C. Do not use enamel paint on eating utensils.

  3. 3

    Bake medium to large objects in the oven for 30 minutes at 176 degrees C. Bake small projects at 162 degrees C for at least 10 minutes or at 148 degrees C for at least 20 minutes. Check the time on the paint instructions as some brands differ in their baking time.

  4. 4

    Allow the baked enamel to cool and apply a second coating of enamel paint, if desired, repeating the baking directions in Step 3.

Tips and warnings

  • Read the instructions on the enamel paint. Some air dry enamel paint brands release toxic fumes if baked.

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