30 remarkably transparent colours for magnificent decorations on glass. Available in gloss or frosted version, the Vitrea 160 water based colours combine professional quality and ease of use. After baking at 160C (325F) in a domestic oven, the depth of the colour is enhanced and the paints are dishwasher safe.

colours: in bottle, tube or felt tip marker, can be mixed together, in gloss or frosted version, remarquably transparent and bright colours. Excellent lightfastness.
diluent: Vitrea 160 thinner.
cleaning the brushes: soapy water.
surfaces: glass, crystal ...
drying: tack-free in a few minutes, fully dry in minimum 24 hours.
baking all colours in the range: 40 minutes at 160C (325F) (steady temperature) in a domestic oven, after minimum 24 hours drying.
caring for all colours in the range: remarkable resistance to use in dishwashers and to normal solvents and detergents.
storage: store the felt tip markers flatwise.
conforms to toy safety standard 71.3.

Applied on glass and crystal, the transparency of Vitrea 160 colours allows you to take full advantage of the light. However, Vitrea 160 can be applied on other thermostable surfaces which can withstand a temperature of 160C (325F).

Vitrea 160 are ready to use colours. Available in liquid, paste or felt tip markers, the Vitrea 160 colours display the same characteristics and properties. Either used alone or together, you are completely free to experiment with the effects and techniques of the paints. The glossy or frosted appearance of the colours provides an infinite variety of light and shadow effects. After baking, colours are exceptionally intense and glass seems to be bodydyed.

To thin colours, use the Vitrea 160 thinner. Gloss and frosted medium are used to lighten the colours without changing their technical characteristics ; iridescent medium, when mixed with colours, produces iridescent colours. To obtain a crackle finish, first apply the crackling medium step 1, followed by the step 2 and then paint over with colour.

Before painting with Vitrea 160, simply degrease with alcohol or soapy water. Allow to air dry for 24 hours, then bake in an ordinary domestic oven. Place the decorated object in a cold oven. Once the temperature has reached 160C (325F), allow to bake for 40 minutes. After baking, colours are dishwasher safe and resistant to detergents and common solvents.

How do I prepare the surface to be painted ?

Simply degrease the surface to be painted with alcohol or soapy water.

During application, the frosted colours are glossy. Is it normal ?

Yes, these paints become frosted once dry. Also, make sure you thoroughly stir the paints in the bottle and shake the felt tip markers well before application.

How can I correct an error ?

Before baking, the Vitrea 160 colours can be removed with water or alcohol: use a damp cotton swab to correct a detail or soak your object in water for a few minutes to erase everything.

Can I apply successive coats ?

Yes, you have two ways of proceeding. You can apply the second coat without waiting for the first coat to have dried. You can also apply the first coat, bake it and then apply the second.

On which surface can I apply Vitrea 160 ?

This product is suited particularly well for painting on glass or crystal. However, interesting effects can be obtained on other types of surfaces which can withstand a temperature of 160C (325F).

When using for the first time, how can I make the colour run down to the end of the felt tip marker ?

Shake vigorously, then count 30 to 60 seconds, pressing evenly on the tip.

How can I lighten a colour ?

Mix colours with gloss or frosting medium.

How can I fluidify a colour ?

You can fluidify Vitrea 160 colours with the Vitrea 160 thinner, until you obtain the desired consistency. Do not use water which could change the technical characteristics of the product.

Can the mediums be used on their own ?

Yes. The gloss medium, which is almost invisible after application, is ideal for making inclusions.
The frosting medium produces effects which are very similar to frosted glass.

Why did the paints form bubbles after baking ?

You probably did not allow the paint to dry long enough before baking.

The paints did not resist dishwashing very well. Why ?

There are several possible reasons : the surface was poorly degreased, the paints were diluted with water or perhaps the instructions regarding the baking temperature or duration were not respected.

If you have any other questions, comments and suggestions, we will be happy to hear from you.

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Pbo pure squirrel brushes or brushes in a mixture of squirrel and synthetic fibers (Cassis) are recommended. You can also choose Iris brushes available in a wide variety of shapes.

20 gloss colours in 45ml bottle
10 frosted colours in 45ml bottle
9 gloss colours in fine felt tip marker
9 frosted colours in fine felt tip marker
10 Relief colours in 20ml tube : 7 transparent and 3 opaque
6 auxiliary products in 45ml bottle
- thinner
- gloss medium
- frosting medium
- iridescent medium
Oven thermometer graduated from 0 to 300C (575F)
Vitrea 160 is also available in boxes of assorted colours.

Computer screens do not reproduce the exact colours, so if you prefer to receive a true printed colour chart of Vitrea 160, do not hesitate to contact us !