Can You Bake Acrylic Paint in The Oven?

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Spending time crafting is one of my beloved pass time activities as it is among the things that I can do to relax my mind.

As much as I like crafting, there are times I get stuck on a thing or two. I like making things from scratch but, of late, have been in a tricky situation that required a little research.

Knowing whether or not to bake acrylic paint in the oven is one of the challenges I had to answer.

Lucky enough, I have the answer that I would like to share with my fellow art lovers.

So if you are also wondering whether it is possible to bake your acrylic paint in an oven or not, the answer is yes!

You can safely use an oven for baking your acrylic to give your project a perfect and fantastic finish.

The baking temperature for an ideal finish is above 150 degrees Fahrenheit when using an oven.

You can use ceramic or clay for a baking pint to decrease curing time and increase the painting production rate, especially when dealing with different objects or different colour coats.

The best thing about baking acrylic paint is that you get to reduce the amount of time you could otherwise spend when you paint manually.

A good example is using multiple colours to painting a bowl or mugs, which is my favorite DIY gift design idea.

There is no need to look for a special oven when baking acrylic paint since you can also use a toaster oven, especially when baking small items.

Acrylic paints are suitable for ceramic mugs. I have this ceramic tumbler set project and I have finished 4 already!

However, some acrylic paints are made specifically for certain unglazed ceramics.

Once you have painted your bowl or mug, allow it to dry and then use a sealant to add shine and prevent the acrylic paint from cracking.

You can use a gloss spray in your projects.

Select the right spray for simple canvas painting to gloss the clay bowl or mug you have baked.

Acrylic paint baking method

  • You must allow painted items to dry for 24 hours to ensure all paint layers have dried.
  • Place your object in a cool oven. Ensure the ceramic heats gradually to avoid breakage. Avoid placing glass in the hot oven.
  • The oven temperature should be 177°C.
  • Allow the object in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off after 30 minutes and allow the item to cool down before extracting it out of the oven.
  • The object should remain unused for 72 hours.

Can acrylic paint glass bake in the oven?

Yes! The important thing is to follow the above steps to paint and seal the paint properly.

You should follow warm-up and cool-down steps before putting the object in the oven to avoid cracking or breaking.

When the baking is complete, ensure that you place the glass on a completely dry surface. Few drops of water on the cooling glass can cause shattering.

Can you dry acrylic paint in the oven?

There are two main curing methods that you can use: air drying and baking. Let painted items dry for an hour to make sure all paint layers have dried.

Put the object in a cool oven and set it to 177⁰C for 30 minutes. You can use a hairdryer if you want to speed the paint drying process.

Conclusion

Now that you are aware that you can bake your acrylic paint in the oven, I hope already have some ideas on some of the projects to do.

You can paint acrylic in almost everything, including wood, Masonite, canvas, Plexiglas, paper, and glass, and bake it.

Follow the above process for flawless acrylic paint projects (sanding first may help). I wish you all the best in your projects.