In this tutorial, i’ll show you a couple ways to paint a ceramic or porcelain mug. Here’s a list of materials and tools I’ll be using. On a side note, When I was shopping for porcelain paint, I noticed some brands were not recommended for surfaces that come in contact with food or had other health warnings. I recommend this Pebeo brand. It looks like a safe choice because it’s microwave and dishwasher safe after being baked,.
And it has this ap icon, which i read means it contains no toxins in quantities that could cause acute or chronic health problems. So I just wanted to share that with you all because I personally like using safe materials. Now onto the tutorial. Since the holidays are approaching, I decided to make a peppermint mug. You can use painter’s tape to make perfect lines. Or another way to make lines, dip a piece of string in paint,.
And blot it onto the mug. this makes a textured look. I’m ok with my lines not being perfect, so I’m going to thicken them by hand. Just to be safe, I don’t paint the lip area or the inside of the mug, since it gets a lot of use from your mouth and liquids. After the first coat of paint, wait for it to dry before applying a 2nd coat. It takes about 34 coats to get the color solid. And be sure to clean your brush after, this paint.
Is hard to get off the bristles once it dries. If you have any mistakes on your mug, the paint easily scratches off or rubs off with a wet Qtip. Another way to paint on a mug is to use a stencil. You can find stencils at most craft stores, or you can make your own by using either thick paper or stencil material, and an xacto blade.
Tape the stencil to the area you want, and use a sponge to blot the paint on. you can also try an ombre effect with another color. After your mug designs are finished, let them dry for 24 hours. Then following the directions on the paint, bake them in the oven at 300 degrees for 35 minutes. Afterward, let the cool off a bit before using. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Feel free to leave your comments below and share how.