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Air-Dry PermEnamel Paints

by Delta

Now you can easily create the latest looks in home decor with Air-Dry PermEnamel Paint. It is the only durable air dry paint for glass, tile, ceramics, and primed metal. No baking is required for beautiful hand painted looks that are dishwasher safe, oven safe, and microwave safe. Air-Dry PermEnamel Paint is available in many popular home decorating and crafting colors. Colors can be intermixed to create new colors and cleans up with soap and water. Opaque coverage.

Air-Dry PermEnamel Paints come in 2-ounce (59 ml) bottles. Use one bottle to apply one coat to a 4 sq. ft. (24 in. x 24 in.) area.

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Air-Dry PermEnamel Paints

by Delta

Average User Rating: Based on (60 Reviews)

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Alex C. from New York, NY says:

I have used Delta glass paints for years. They were wonderful. The "new" batch is awful. Too thick, hate the opening, and I still have votive glasses painted with old version. New stuff is coming off....[more]

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Can the colors be mixed?

- Asked by aubrey on 07-Dec-13

These colors can be mixed with other PermEnamel colors.

- Answered by MisterArt on 09-Dec-13

Are they still good for glass painting if not used for a couple of years?

- Asked by JudyAT on 29-Nov-13

The shelf life of a paint will vary depending on storage temperature and if the paints were sealed properly. If the consistency of the paints has changed, then they may not work. We suggest testing your paint on a small surface first to be sure.

- Answered by MisterArt on 02-Dec-13

Does this require baking to set it?

- Asked by Debi on 23-Nov-13

It does not require baking.

- Answered by MisterArt on 25-Nov-13

Will this work on plastic?

- Asked by Angela Hamlet on 05-Nov-13

The Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel Paints will not work on plastic. For a transparent paint look on plastic, you can use Adirondack Alcohol Inks by Ranger or Piñata Alcohol Inks by Jacquard.

- Answered by MisterArt on 07-Nov-13

What is the process for painting on glass?

- Asked by Christina on 03-Nov-13

This is a three-step process. First, you use the PermEnamel Surface Conditioner. This is a primer / conditioner for the glass surface. Second, you apply the Delta PermEnamel paints. Finally you use the PermEnamel Glaze as a topcoat.

- Answered by MisterArt on 05-Nov-13

Can I use PermEnamel on glazed ceramics?

- Asked by penny walgreave on 27-Oct-13

Before applying PermEnamel paint to ceramic, you would need to apply the Delta PermEnamel Surface Conditioner. This product will condition and prime the surface for painting.

- Answered by MisterArt on 29-Oct-13

Is a glaze necessary?

- Asked by bernadette on 25-Oct-13

With this paint, a glaze is not necessary, but you can use it.

- Answered by MisterArt on 28-Oct-13

Can I use this on glass tiles?

- Asked by Faye Bize on 18-Oct-13

It can be used on glass, tiles, ceramic, and primed metal.

- Answered by MisterArt on 18-Oct-13

Can these be used outside?

- Asked by CLAUDIA on 11-Oct-13

These are craft paints, and are not recommended as weatherproof, or for outdoor use.

- Answered by MisterArt on 14-Oct-13

What is the difference between the iridescent and regular colors?

- Asked by Florence on 10-Oct-13

Iridescent colors are lustrous and sort of metallic looking, compared to regular colors.

- Answered by MisterArt on 11-Oct-13

How can I take this off ceramic tiles after they've already dried?

- Asked by M. Sterne on 15-Jul-13

The Delta PermEnamel Paints become permanent once they have fully cured and dried.

- Answered by MisterArt on 17-Jul-13

Is Air Dry PermEnamel suitable for wine or other glasses that are used on a regular basis?

- Asked by Sandi on 13-Jul-13

You can use Air-Dry PermEnamel Paint to decorate mugs, glasses, and pitchers. Simply leave an inch or so at the rims unpainted. You can also use Air-Dry PermEnamel Paint on the reverse side of clear glass plates or on the edges for a decorative border.

- Answered by MisterArt on 16-Jul-13

How does the metal (for jewelry) need to be prepared before using this paint?

- Asked by susanspano on 25-May-13

Metal surfaces do not require a primer.

- Answered by MisterArt on 31-May-13

Does a metal piece have to be cured with heat in order to set properly?

- Asked by susanspano on 25-May-13

It is suggested that after you paint, you should purchase the PermEnamel Glaze. This is a protective top coat for PermEnamel Paints, but it is not necessary.

- Answered by MisterArt on 31-May-13

Is this good for painting on a glass window?

- Asked by Roger on 15-May-13

We suggest using Plaid Gallery Glass for painting windows instead.

- Answered by MisterArt on 21-May-13

How many square inches of glass will a 2 oz. container of this paint cover?

- Asked by Gloria on 05-Apr-13

One 2 oz. bottle, one coat will cover a 24 in. x 24 in. area, but of course this depends on how you use it.

- Answered by MisterArt on 09-Apr-13

Can this be used on vinyl?

- Asked by Jody on 15-Mar-13

The Air Dry PermEnamel paints are not suggested for use on vinyl. We recommend using an acrylic-based paint or an ink-based paint.

- Answered by MisterArt on 19-Mar-13

Can you oven-bake this air-dry PermEnamel paint for faster results?

- Asked by Jennifer on 09-Mar-13

Yes, the Air-Dry PermEnamel Paints can be heat-set speed up drying time.

- Answered by MisterArt on 18-Mar-13

Do these paint bottles have a writing nozzle?

- Asked by Marilyn on 04-Mar-13

The Air-Dry PermEnamel Paints do not come with a fine tip or writing nozzle

- Answered by MisterArt on 14-Mar-13

What can I use on something that will be used a lot such as a bar?

- Asked by Anna Richardson on 19-Feb-13

You can use the Delta Air-Dry PermEnamel paints or the Liquitex Glossies paints. The Liquitex Glossies can be heat-set to create a glossy, scratch-resistant surface.

- Answered by MisterArt on 23-Feb-13

Can I use other thinners with this?

- Asked by CJB on 14-Nov-12

Delta only recommends using the PermEnamel Thinner with these paints.

- Answered by MisterArt on 15-Nov-12

Will this paint give a backsplash effect?

- Asked by Karen on 12-Nov-12

The Delta PermEnamel paints are opaque, so they won't give a backsplash affect. We recommend using a stain or a more transparent paint for your use.

- Answered by MisterArt on 13-Nov-12

Are all the colors iridescent, or do I need to choose an iridescent shade?

- Asked by Teena on 25-Oct-12

Only the nine shades listed on the color list are available in iridescent.

- Answered by MisterArt on 07-Nov-12

What can I do to ensure the paint stays on glass after painting?

- Asked by Gerre on 20-Oct-12

After the glass is painted, you should apply the PermEnamel Glaze to seal and protect it.

- Answered by MisterArt on 26-Oct-12

Is this paint safe on sterling silver?

- Asked by Dona Rose on 26-Sep-12

Yes, this paint can be used on a metal surface. We suggest also purchasing the Delta PermEnamel Metal Primer as well as it protects metal surfaces from rust and corrosion. It also ensures proper adhesion of the paint to the metal surface. You can find the primer using the search box above.

- Answered by MisterArt on 11-Oct-12

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Rated by: Alex C. in New York, NY
I have used Delta glass paints for years. They were wonderful. The "new" batch is awful. Too thick, hate the opening, and I still have votive glasses painted with old version. New stuff is coming off. Very disappointed.
Rated by: Patty P. in Fort Lauderdale, FL
I don't know whether they have changed the formula on these paints….I have glasses that I painted 12 years ago and they are still in tact. I just painted some for my niece and she used them once and the paint stared peeling of when the glass perspired. I won't be spending the time to do this again as this kind of result is so disappointing. The paints from twelve years ago seem to be much better…….
Rated by: Ash in Pennsylvania
I thought I could buy just the primary colors and mix from there, but later found out they just don't mix to the right hue I was looking for. Definitely worth the purchase of buying the colors you specifically want rather than trying to mix them.
Rated by: Ashley B in Gettysburg, PA
This product can not be found in my area. It worked perfectly and helped make some great and unique Christmas gifts!
Rated by: HeyitsmeJulie! in San Diego, CA
I was looking for a product that was no longer sold in my area. Even the manufacturer was sold out. I was able to purchase what I was looking for on the MisterArt.com site. I purchased more than I needed because it was so hard to find..possibly discontinued.
Rated by: Connie in dfw Texas
Great product!!! Great customer service!!! I will, for sure, order again
Rated by: A Dennis in San Diego
The PermEnamel Paints are so wonderful for many uses. I used them for years for glass painting that could withstand dishwashers etc... and also use them for touchups on high end pottery.
Rated by: Joy B. in Lakewood, CA
I love these paints. They are easy to work with and durable. No other glass paint compares to Delta.
Rated by: Gisele in Boston-MA
After years of using other glass paints, I tried these. Not only were they inexpensive- but they are truly the best. Between the paints and the liners, my glass products look great!
Rated by: Mary Anne in Glens Falls NY
I have been using these paints for years. Cannot get it in local craft stores, so was delighted to find Mister Art.com! I have washed cups painted with permenamels in the dishwasher and had no problem. Great paints.
Rated by: ML in Illinois
Have used perm enamel for many years...always a success!
Rated by: Judy Alford in Clinton Twp, MI
Love these! Good colors, easy to use if you get the thinner. (A little thick without it.) Very durable after 2 weeks.
Rated by: David R in New Orleans, La
My only gripe is the foil cover. It's impossible to remove. Have been pleased with the color variety, ease of use, and final product after curing.
Rated by: Lynne SW in Fleming Island, FL
The metallic paints hold their color very well. I have been using this brand for a long time and find they can peel with a heavy coat of sealer. My advice is to apply 2-3 coats with the first being rather thin. I use them on tile. Wash tile first and then wipe with alcohol. Overall, a good product. I do wish, however, that the opening for the paint was still the smaller size.
Rated by: KW in NC
Used on glass. Applied surface conditioner before using and worked and looked great. Would highly recommend,
Rated by: KW in NC
Very thick and found hard to spread evenly. Was using on glass. Used the surface conditioner before applying too. I like the regular colors better than the irridescent because they were thinner and easier to work with.
Rated by: Ann B. in Edgefieldm SC
Been using these paints for years and absolutely LOVE them! So happy to find your site as I am no longer able to purchase them retail near where I live.
Rated by: Debi in SW Michigan
Not suitable for glass. I'm my experience, the paint lifted right off when my item was exposed to hot water. I also found it scrapes right off with my fingernail.
Rated by: Duane in St. Simons Island, GA
I've been using these paints for several years to paint wildlife on wind glasses to donate for auction a various charity events. This is all I paint and the only reason I paint. I like the paint a lot; however, removing the foil cover is a real pain. I broke the top of one of the containers trying to do so. I eventually just cut the foil off - messy, but it worked better than using the pull tab.
Rated by: Lauren in Indianapolis , Indiana
I paint florals, angels, birds on plated brass charms. I have used these paints for about 8 years and have never had a problem with them. Usually I put a small coating of resin over the plated metal before I use the enamel paints , as opposed to using the enamel paints on a plated metal surface. The end result is great!
Rated by: Lauren in dIndianapolis , Indiana
I paint florals, angels, birds on plated brass charms. I have used these paints for about 8 years and have never had a problem with them. Usually I put a small coating of resin over the plated metal before I use the enamel paints , as opposed to using the enamel paints on a plated metal surface. The end result is great!
Rated by: Heidi Moorefield of Thee Glassy Lady in Stockton Ca
I have used these paints for 8 years now and nothing works as good as these. I have tried some of the newer and so called improved brands and they are not as good. I have created a fabulous hand painted glass company with these paints. I do hundreds of custom jobs a year. Thanks to Permenamel paints.
Rated by: Lanelle's Art in San Antonio, Texas
Local stores no longer carry these unique and very easy to work with paints. I am delighted to find a full line of the paints in your online store where the service was great and the delivery very quick. I was pleased when I dealt with your customer service person. Thank you very much!
Rated by: Nichole S. in Toledo, OH
Absolutely LOVE these paints! I've painted glassware and wood for about three years now and these are my favorite paints to use. No baking necessary, colors are true and smooth. They are discontinued now but I have had help with finding colors I need from MisterArt.com! Thank you so much!
Rated by: Renee - Kudos Kitchen in Bartlett, IL
I love all the Delta glass paints! No other paint manufacturer comes close to their quality. I run a successful home based internet business and rely solely on Delta perm enamel paints. They never let me down!
Rated by: Jen in Texas
I use several different brands of glass paint but prefer PermEnamel over all of them. They are easy to use and come in a variety of colors. They are definitley more permanent after baking. My complaint is that it takes several coats to become truly opaque when applying with a paint brush and I have had a difficult time getting the glasses clean and clear after using the surface conditioner. Otherwise, this is a great product and I highly recommend using PermEnamel paints.
Rated by: Wanda in Big Island Hawaii
I have used Delta Permenamel for years for glass painting. Very happy, had good business selling to stores etc., My glassware started having complaints that the paint was coming off! This happened about a month or so after my orders were delivered and shop customers were returning items for refunds!!! The paint looked great at first then started lifting! I spoke to the tech dept for Delta and had NO RESOLVE. I explained that I was not new at this and did everything by the book and had always had great results till about two years ago when I lost a lot of accounts and a lot of money and a huge hole in my reputation! I live on an island and word travels fast. Needless to say I'm out of the glass painting business! This devastated me and I felt like Delta was completely uninterested and would not address the problem at all
Rated by: Katarina in Boston, MA
These paints are really great, especially if you are using them on glass tiles or porous surfaces. I tried acrylic paints and the stenciling magic paint, and this was by far the best. It went on smooth, the lettering dried crisp and clean and didn't leak under the stencil. It was a bit difficult washing it off of the stencil, but overall, this is a minor negative, given how beautiful it dries and looks on the final product.
Rated by: Julie J. in Goldsboro, NC
I paint wine glasses for a local gift shop and the local craft store does not keep a good inventory of my paints. I was so thrilled to find them on line for a better price and every color I could ever want. I also got them very quickly after I placed the order. Will probably just always order for MisterArt.com now.
Rated by: Lisa P. in Lakeland, FL
It's not real easy to find these paints and I like them the best of any I've tried. I wish MisterArt.com had more colors, like Mushroom and Country Tomato but they have a good selection at good prices and fast, friendly service. Thanks!
Rated by: Lisa P. in Lakeland, FL
I use these paints for so many surfaces, old windows, jewelry, railroad spikes and horseshoes, wine glasses, seashells. If I use anything other than canvas or paper, I use Perm Enamel and this is a great place to get them.
Rated by: Kim G. in College Point, NY
Great! Always easy to use :)
Rated by: donna s. in Louisville, KY
Excellent paint, I used them to paint stenciled tags for Christmas so far and plan to stencil glass soon. Thanks and the prices were good.
Rated by: Wendy's W. in Groton, CT
I've been using Delta PE Paint for 10 years. Nothing is better for glass and tile work. I sell my artwork online and take great pride in my work. I've tried other brands, but Delta PE works best for me.
Rated by: Sue S. in Winamac, IN
Great paint to work with on glass. Colors are vibrant and easy to work with. As a first time painter on glass, these are great paints.
Rated by: Jaimee C. in Spring Branch, TX
Love these paints, work well on glass buttons and easy to bake. The iridescent paints are unique and supply colors that normal paints can't.
Rated by: Mary Ann C. in Manhattan Beach, CA
I placed an order for several bottles of paint. Each bottle arrived with a piece of tape securing it, although 2 opened. I called CS and replacements were made immediately. The 5 stars go to Customer Service. The best I've dealt with recentily!!!! Haven't tried to product yet, although.
Rated by: Pierrette C. in Fairlee , VT
The solid paints and the silver and gold are totally excellent and mix well. The directions are excellent and the results are as predicted with the solids. We are using the paints inside vases and great bottles that will make great vases - so the paints have to be water resistant and hand washable (gently). Many of these have narrow necks and the paint has to be poured in and turned to cover the interior surfaces so it takes very much longer to dry than it would if used for exterior painting - so we had a learning curve to overcome and lots of bottles to re-do before we got the hang of using the Delta Paints. We use the Delta prep product as directed and wait until it is dry before painting but we are still having problems with the irridescents and the silver when used solo - the irridescents streak and spot (vertically) when drying and and the silver tends to drain so that the thickness/color coverage variance from top to bottom so both types are unacceptable for our work. Another problem is that the color charts are pretty far off on some of the colors - I can't understand why that problem can't be overcome with today's 'NET technology. The "crocus" yellow is actually Schoolbus yellow and you do not have an alternative nice light yellow. We have to mix up one. I notice that Delta makes a far wider color range and wish you would carry the entire range. I'd rather buy it all from you and not have to find other places that carry other colors. We've recommended Mrart.com to lots of our artistic and crafty friends, and certainly are glad you are around. Live long and prosper! PNC
Rated by: Cindy N. in Warren, PA
I used this product in a beginners painting class and it was very easy for my students to use.
Rated by: Donna Lee N. in Rock Island, IL
I love them. They blend and work just as my paint on canvas and adapt well to my technic.
Rated by: Dawn F. in Mechanicsville, VA
Great! These paints mix well, and have a great consistency.
Rated by: Corliss A. in Monterey, TN
The color you see on the bottle is the color you will see on your surface. It's just that simple. I like simplicity. One caution: It dries fast and can't be 'saved for later' like other products. Place less on your palette than normal.
Rated by: Pamala S. in Metairie, LA
The paints dried quickly and were true to color. They were easy to handle and I was pleased with the results.
Rated by: jen c. in Portland, ME
The paints are great. However, many colors weren't exactly what I thought they were due to color variations on my computer monitor. Amber red is a metallic brown, and forest green is clower to a kelly green. But I can't fault the paints for that, they are great.
Rated by: valerie w. in ferndale, MI
I recently purchased a home with a fantastic kitchen, however, with some very unattractive countryesque tiles scattered on the backsplash. I used these paints (silver) to cover them and they turned out beautifully. The primer goes a long way and the paint took about 4 coats. I'm very satisfied with this product. It helped change the look of my kitchen from country spice to urban chic.
Rated by: Teri P. in Springville, PA
I used the iridescent aqua/blue to paint the back of my Dad's fish aquariums. It turned out awesome and looks much better than those cheesy backgrounds you buy at the store.
Rated by: Migdalia D. in New York City, NY
Excellent Product. Does what it promises to. But you better be sure of your design because once its on, its on. I am very pleased with this product. Much better than paint and bake products. Deeper colors. Opaque, not see through. Can't wait to get more colors.
Rated by: Teresa C. in tucson, AZ
Great product! I teach glass painting and it's all I recommend using.
Rated by: lora s. in mansfield, TX
These paints are great for glass painting - I was worried... I have to paint pitchers for my son's wedding and they are turning out great. The odor is strong to me and there is a warning concerning child bearing aged women. If you are pregnant or THINKING of it do be careful with this stuff!
Rated by: Elizabeth C. in Cleveland, OH
Delta PermEnamels have a fantastic rich color unparalleled by anything else I have tried.
Rated by: Elizabeth S. in Tucson, AZ
These paints RULE! If yo have any sense of color and are a good painter, use these. They look like the real thing on all the tiles we did and seem to hold up well. I will never buy tile again, because hey! I can paint my own now.
Rated by: Top A. in Atlanta, GA
We at Intuition Designs.net use boat loads of this paint. We sell hand painted martini & wine glasses using original designs and we can't say enough about the quality of this product! For us to use it in retail, that says much about the durablity and beauty of Delta. We do bake all our glassware, it does make it bond and it can be used top rack in a dishwasher if you do this. We also recommend you use the surface conditioner first, this will make your painting go much better and have even layers. If you really want the best results, this is the paint we recommend!
Rated by: Sheryl H. in Los Angeles, CA
This paint is everything you would expect in an enamel and more. It is great. It drys fast and the color is fabulous.
Rated by: Teresa C. in tucson, AZ
I use these oaints often. They really do act like fired ceramic glaze after 10 days drying. Very easy to work with.
Rated by: Jeri B. in Atoka, OK
I love these because you don't have to bake them to make them permanent!
Rated by: Jo Ann C. in Charlotte, NC
Delta Perm Enamels are smooth, and durable. They are wonderful for restoration.
Rated by: annie w. in rochester, MN
delta enamels are the absolute best. originally i purchased them to paint on glass but have found they work on almost every 'slick' surface. You should see my beautiful floral-painted heat registers! (I was going to have to replace them because of knicks and dings but I simply painted a running floral pattern on them.) VERY durable.
Rated by: BECCA B. in LADONIA, TX
Rated by: Janet G. in W. Bridgewater, MA
I have used this product before and I have great results. I use them to paint on glass and they go on well. They have a lot of colors to choose from, so they will work for any project you are doing.
Rated by: Suzanne F. in Brandon, MS
this product works great on glass, is very easy to use and has a great end result. if glass painting, don't waste your time on anything else.

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