How to seal paint pens to be dishwasher safe

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How to seal paint pens to be dishwasher safe
Make a variety of different dishwasher-safe objects with ceramic paint markers. (hand painted plate. image by Kevin Chesson from Fotolia.com)

Make all sorts of crafts with ceramic or glass objects using ceramic paint pens. These specially made paint pens are dishwasher-safe once they have been sealed. This type of paint is so much fun to use because you don't need to have a kiln or look for a ceramic shop that can fire your art work. Cure objects painted with paint pens by heating the objects in your kitchen oven. Once cured, these markers are heat resistant up to 149 degrees Celsius.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Ceramic paint pens
  • Ceramic paints for oven curing
  • Soft squirrel bristle brush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Paint your ceramic or glass piece with the paint pens. Outline special areas, write messages and create shading with the pens. You can find paint markers in a local craft store or online at websites like Blick Art Materials or Cheap Joe's Art Stuff.

  2. 2

    Seal your paint pen art work by curing the ceramic or glass piece in the oven. Place your piece in the cool oven when you are finished painting and turn the oven on, setting the temperature to 149 degrees Celsius.

  3. 3

    Allow the object to gradually warm at the same time the oven begins to heat up. This is important because ceramic or glass objects cannot withstand sudden temperature changes. Allow the object to cure in the oven for 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Turn off the oven and allow the object to cool down to room temperature in the oven. Remove the object and it is ready to use.

Tips and warnings

  • Paint pens are not recommended for surfaces that will come into contact with food.

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