Posted By Ahijoy On January 10, 2022
How To Seal Vinyl On Glass?
Vinyl has gained immense popularity amongst the crafters due to its beauty, longevity and versatility. It is seen almost everywhere serving multiple purposes - from our bedroom to the shop next door, in our schools, malls, offices, and even on the roads!
The amazing vinyl film has high utility ranging from home and office decorations to creating eye-catching advertisements for maximum outreach. Another factor that contributes to its acclamation is that it readily embraces different surfaces instantly embellishing them in a captivating manner. Smooth and clean glass is one of them. Cutouts of texts, patterns or images are pasted onto the glass to make it more appealing, or to create signage and advertisements for display.
Using Vinyl On Glass
There are so many different varieties and colors of craft vinyl available that can transform any plain glass into a captivating masterpiece. It all depends on the crafter’s personal preference. Here are a few ways in which glass is embellished.
- One can turn that plain basic mason jar into something worthy of display with vinyl. Vinyl is also prominently seen being used on wine glasses and flower vases.
- A smart choice can be using vinyl for labeling the spice jars. It will help you easily pick the required spices. In fact, some sellers already have the labeled jars available, most commonly seen are the tea, sugar, coffee and salt ones.
- Glass windows at home, school or store can also be adorned with vinyl. Store owners can announce their deals or items available using the vinyl, restaurants can display their menus out there or simply decorate with it.
- Decoration pieces with glass can be made to display around the house.
- You can personalize drinkware with vinyl such as your coffee mug, or bedeck your favorite set of glasses with it.
Which Vinyl Is Best For The Glass?
You might already be aware that there are two types of vinyl: heat transfer and adhesive. You can work with both on glass though adhesive vinyl is preferred as it is easier to apply on curved surfaces and does not require a heat source to adhere.
In adhesive vinyl, there are two categories: permanent and removable. For glass, it is always recommended to use permanent vinyl for it lasts longer and has better durability that can sustain environmental challenges. It has a strong adhesive and is waterproof hence can sustain multiple washes as well.
Applying Vinyl Design To The Glass
As mentioned earlier, you can use both HTV and permanent adhesive vinyl to apply a decal to your glass. Here is a brief description of the process to ensure perfect application:
Using HTV On Glass
After the decal is cut and the negative vinyl weeded out, you will need a heat source to apply it to the glass. You can use a heat gun if the glass has a curved surface or a heat press or small iron if it is a plain, flat piece of glass. It is imperative to check the temperature recommendation for the glass you are using so that it does not break.