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Carter Oosterhouse shows you how to revitalize your plates and platters by painting them.
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How to Paint Ceramic Dishes
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CARTER OOSTERHOUSE: Welcome to GMC Trade Secrets, brought to you by the GMC Acadia. I’m Carter Oosterhouse, and I’ve got a do-it-yourself idea on how you can bring new life into your old dinnerware.
Now, entertaining is all about presentation. So when your plates or your platters could use some revitalization, well, you can bring new life to your dinnerware by simply painting it.
Now, you can’t just use any paint on dinnerware, because ceramic and porcelain and glass, they’re really nonporous surfaces, and they require a nontoxic water-based paint that sets at a specific temperature. Now, you can get heat-setting ceramic paint at most art supply stores. And the best thing is that you don’t need a kiln to fire these paints onto your dinnerware. You simply just bake them in your oven. Let me show you what I mean.
Now, the first thing, I took a plain white pitcher. I simply added a blue branch on it and painted it with some flowers, just giving new life to something very simple.
Now, this next one is really cool. I put this red rim around this teacup. Now, originally it was just a simple white teacup, and what I did is I took the teacup, turned it upside down in a saucer full of paint, just simply dipped it in.
And this last one over here, which is this platter, it’s a Mondrian-inspired platter; again, just something simple and white, and I simply taped it all out with different size squares and rectangles and then used different colors. And now the paint has dried, so let’s go ahead and pull the tape off. All right, look at that. It came off nice and clean; looks fantastic.
Now, these are great ways to get the kids involved and pick some dinnerware to really revitalize. It’s easy and it does wonders for old dishes.
I’m Carter Oosterhouse, and this is your GMC Trade Secret.