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Does anyone have any experience with painted glass back-splashes? Not the small tiles but large pieces of glass cut to fit?
 

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you need to use a diamond blade made for cutting glass. These are not the same as one made for cutting ceramic tiles. Aslo cut from the back side so no chips occur on the painted side which show through. I usually score the back side with the blade then cut from the front side to avoid any chips on either side.
 

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you need to use a diamond blade made for cutting glass. These are not the same as one made for cutting ceramic tiles. Aslo cut from the back side so no chips occur on the painted side which show through. I usually score the back side with the blade then cut from the front side to avoid any chips on either side.
Thanks for the advise, but I was hoping for recommendations of companies that do this type of work. A friend told me good things about a company named Eurostyle Glass Colours but I was looking for other companies to compare them to.
 

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FOLLOW-UP: Called the guys at Eurostyle Glass Colours in Boca Raton, FL and they were very helpful. We have selected our backpainted colors and they sent samples to apply to the backsplash. The price was very reasonable and they also helped us select a glass and mirror company to do the installation. The backsplash should ship within the next three weeks.
 

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FOLLOW-UP: Called the guys at Eurostyle Glass Colours in Boca Raton, FL and they were very helpful. We have selected our backpainted colors and they sent samples to apply to the backsplash. The price was very reasonable and they also helped us select a glass and mirror company to do the installation. The backsplash should ship within the next three weeks.
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My husband and I used http://www.glassprimer.com glass backsplash paint to make our glass backsplash. We shopped around and and were overwhelmed by the high price we had to pay for a glass backspalsh, prices we found ranged from $40.00-$70.00 per sq foot!! We contacted the glass paint place above and they instructed us on how to make one our self, They were easy to talk to and answered all of our questions. we paid less than $5.00 per square foot and it was a breeze!
 

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My husband and I used http://www.glassprimer.com glass backsplash paint to make our glass backsplash. We shopped around and and were overwhelmed by the high price we had to pay for a glass backspalsh, prices we found ranged from $40.00-$70.00 per sq foot!! We contacted the glass paint place above and they instructed us on how to make one our self, They were easy to talk to and answered all of our questions. we paid less than $5.00 per square foot and it was a breeze!
We have a friend that used the Glass Primer.com guy. He actually painted the glass for our friends since they are local to his shop. Long story short, the paint pealed off the glass and he would not do anything for him. Our friend is considering suing him. I think you get what you pay for.
 

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wow, really? They told me they do not make backsplashes and only sell glass paint?? We first ordered a sample from them to see how good the paint was because we were skeptical. The sample was really solid and hard. We had no problems with them and they told us everything we needed to know for putting the glass in.
 

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if you dont mind me asking, what did you pay per square foot for your backsplash? I never got a price from your guy. I got quotes from bendhieam glass and glasskote backsplashes and the prices were kind of high, more than granite..
 

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if you dont mind me asking, what did you pay per square foot for your backsplash? I never got a price from your guy. I got quotes from bendhieam glass and glasskote backsplashes and the prices were kind of high, more than granite..
I don't know what the square foot price was. We found two local companies that offered it and went with Eurostyle for a number of reasons beyond just price. Mainly we felt they offered the best overall value and had tons of references that swore by them. I had no intention of cutting glass, painting and installing it myself like the guy from glass primer suggested! I think some projects are best left to the professionals.
 

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You have a point, but isnt this a DIY chatroom? we like to do things hands on since we are very picky and are always trying to get the best deals.
 

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kind of on the back side here but i have installed two glass backsplashes last week, one in a showroom and one in a condo. they both went in with sandblasted glass relying on the paint behind to provide the color. one has i believe lcd light tubes above to change the color of the entire panel.
-went with low iron sandblasted in the lighted unit. low iron for light transmission through the panel and sandblast for the rough finish (on the back side) to catch the light, smooth side out for easy maintenance.
-went with clear sandblast on the other install to avoid the high price for the screened or professionally painted product.
both look great!
 

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HGTV and Glass paint

I just found this http://www.glassprimer.com/painting-glass-on-hgtv.php glassprimer glass paint is on hgtv, I contacted them because I wanted to watch it but they said it will be showing on hgtv early july 2010 and they will be on hgtv for 2-4 years. We just finished my daughters bathroom shower walls with glass we painted, looks incredible! The glass was kind of big so we had it delivered and put in our garage on cardboard where we rolled on the paint. It was heavy so we called a handyman in our area to put it in for $75.00. It seems handymen are everywhere in the FL keys!
 
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