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I'm trying to paint the inside of a jelly jar so it looks like it is full of grape jelly.

I've learned over the past week that acrylic paint does NOt stick to glass.

Any suggestions appreciaed/
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Cover the outside of the jar with newspaper, and insert a mask of news paper or masking tape inside the upper part of the jar that you may want to have remain clear and transparent. Then you can spray purple paint into the jar, a little at a time and let it dry layer by layer.
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But what kind of paint? Acrylic won't stick. It looks good when freshly painted but in an hour or so the paint has moved to the bottom of the jar and sides are almost clear. I've been re applying it over and over and I think it will eventually work but it's a lot of bother for something that should be simple.
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Https://www.amazon.com/Krylon-K05535007-......LFYB18Z/ Rich Plum color Get it from your local hardware store or Amazon.
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Thank You!
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Paint will not stick well to glass unless you very carefully clean the glass with paint thinner and use cheese cloth to wipe it around.
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The owner of the magic shop I go to showed me a solution for this.
I bought Peanut Butter & Jelly and he told me to cut up a green plastic garbage bag and stuff it into the Jelly jar.
It looks real even from closeup.
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