If you’re looking for a way to upcycle those old mason jars lying around your house, painting them can give them a fresh new look. But with so many paint options available in the market, it can be overwhelming and confusing to choose the best one for your project.
Before buying any paint, readers should consider factors such as the type of paint, the finish, and the intended use of the jar. For instance, if the jar will be used for decor only, then a non-toxic acrylic paint would work well. However, if the jar will be used as a vase, then a water-resistant paint may be a better choice. The finish of the paint can also affect the look and feel of the jar – a matte finish can give a more rustic feel, while a glossy finish can make the jar look more modern and sleek.
But what makes the best paint for mason jars? Is it the brand, the color range, or the price point? What are the different paint techniques one can use for mason jars? How long does the paint last on the glass surface of mason jars? These are just some of the questions people might have when trying to choose the right paint for their mason jar project. In this article, we’ll explore the best paint options, techniques, tips, and tricks to help you achieve the perfect look for your upcycled mason jars.
10 Best Paint For Mason Jars
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1. Sea Blue Mason Jar Bathroom Set – Handmade Usa
Introducing the custom handmade Mason Jar Sets, a high-quality product carefully crafted in Warrington, PA. Unlike mass-produced items, each jar is unique and hand-painted with premium paint, distressed, and finished by skilled artisans.
With a choice of 20 paint colors and three finishes – Non-Distressed, Distressed, and Heavy Distressed – the Mason Jar Sets are versatile and customizable to meet diverse preferences. For added decoration, an optional bow of decorative twine can be added to the set.
The Mason Jar Sets come with two lid finishes – Silver or Black – to suit individual preferences. Note that the silver lids are two-piece rings and tops, while the black lids are one piece. The pumps are guaranteed for one year, and if any issues arise, the manufacturer will provide a replacement.
This product is available in eight variations, each with a different combination of jars and lids to meet various needs. The six-piece set includes 1-32oz Reg. Mouth, 2-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 or 2 Pump lids, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, 1-8oz Reg. Mouth, and 1-4oz Reg. Mouth. The five-piece set includes 2-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 or 2 Pump lids, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, 1-8oz Reg. Mouth, and 1-4oz Reg. Mouth. The four-piece set includes 2-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 or 2 Pump lids, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, and 1-8oz Reg. Mouth. The three-piece set includes 1-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 Pump lid, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, and 1-8oz Reg. Mouth. The two-piece set includes 1-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 Pump lid and 1-8oz Reg. Mouth.
To ensure the longevity of the Mason Jar Sets, avoid placing them in the dishwasher or water bath. Instead, wipe them with a damp cloth and air dry. The main image depicts the Sea Blue/Heavy Distressed Finish.
2. Rustic White Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
This WHITE Hand Painted PINT 16 oz Mason Jar with BLACK Soap Dispenser Pump is a charming and practical addition to any bathroom or kitchen. With its elegant design and sturdy construction, this mason jar soap dispenser is perfect for holding your favorite soap or lotion.
The jar measures 7.0 inches in height and 3.0 inches in width, including the soap dispenser pump. It is hand painted with non-toxic paint and sealed to ensure that the paint lasts for a long time.
This soap dispenser makes for a great gift idea for any occasion, be it a wedding, Christmas, housewarming, or any other special event. It is a simple yet elegant gift that is sure to be appreciated by anyone who receives it.
However, it is important to note that this mason jar soap dispenser should not be submerged in water or scrubbed. It is not suitable for heavy-duty use and is best used in a guest bathroom or half bath. The bottom of the jar and the rim of the jar under the soap pump are not painted.
3. Rustic Farmhouse Quart Mason Jar Set
Introducing a set of 3 wide mouth quart (32 oz.) mason jars that are perfect for those who appreciate rustic and chic decor. These jars are available in 29 different colors, which you can choose from to match your personal style and preferences.
The wide mouth quart size jar measures 32 oz. and has dimensions of 3.9" x 3.9" x 6.9". Each jar is carefully handmade with high-quality materials that can be reused multiple times, making it a great investment for those who love to decorate their homes or events.
Please note that painted jars are not dishwasher safe and should only be wiped with a damp cloth for cleaning. Additionally, these jars are not painted on the interior.
The owner of this shop takes personal responsibility for answering all questions, painting, packing, and shipping all orders, ensuring a high level of quality control and customer satisfaction.
These versatile jars can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a flower vase, table centerpiece, home decor, wedding centerpiece, baby shower centerpiece, bridal shower centerpiece, religious celebration, and more.
4. Rustic White Mason Jar – Handcrafted Perfection
This beautifully crafted jar is a versatile piece of decor that can be used in many ways. The jar stands at 5.3 inches in height and 3.0 inches in width, making it a perfect size for a flower vase or a table centerpiece.
The jar is hand-painted in the USA with non-toxic chalk paint and then sealed to protect the paint. The paint details are carefully crafted to ensure a stunning look that will last a long time.
When it comes to cleaning, it is important to note that the jar is not dishwasher safe. Instead, it should be wiped with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust. Avoid scrubbing or saturating the jar in water to prevent any damage to the paint. It is also worth noting that the interior of the jar is not painted.
This jar is perfect for a wide variety of occasions, including weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, religious celebrations, and more. Its elegant design is sure to impress and add a touch of charm to any event.
5. Vintage Victorian Chalk Paint For Home Decor.
Introducing the perfect paint for all your home décor projects – FolkArt Home Décor Chalk! This versatile chalk acrylic paint comes in a convenient 8 oz size and boasts a rich, highly pigmented formula that is sure to impress.
One of the standout features of this paint is its ultra-matte finish. When dry, the finish is smooth, velvety, and gives off an elegant, understated vibe. It requires minimal surface prep and can be easily distressed, layered, and sanded to achieve a perfect aged effect.
This unique home décor paint can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, glass, metal, terra cotta, and much more. It dries quickly, saving you time and allowing you to complete your projects faster.
The best part? Clean-up is a breeze with FolkArt Home Décor Chalk. Simply clean up while wet with soap and water – no need for any harsh chemicals or solvents.
Proudly made in the USA, FolkArt Home Décor Chalk is a preferred brand among crafters, painters, and artists. It's a staple in any collection of art supplies, and for good reason – it's versatile, easy to use, and produces beautiful results. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, this paint is sure to become a staple in your toolkit.
6. Rustic Boy Baby Shower Mason Jar Set
Introducing a set of five beautifully hand painted Mason jars that are perfect for any occasion. Whether it's a baby shower, bridal shower, engagement, wedding reception, or simply for home decor, these jars will add a touch of rustic charm to any setting.
Each set is made using only high-quality materials, with brand name Mason jars that are hand painted and distressed to create a unique and stylish look. You can choose from either PINT (16 oz) or QUART (32 oz) sizes, depending on your preference.
What's more, you have the option to order the jars with or without artificial flowers. If you choose to add the flowers, your arrangements will be ready to go straight out of the box. Alternatively, you can order just the jars and create your own fresh floral arrangements for a more personalized touch.
All jars are handmade by the owner of the shop, who personally answers all questions, paints, packs, and ships each order. You can rest assured that you are getting high-quality jars that you can reuse over and over again.
The regular mouth pint size jars are 16 oz, with dimensions of 3.2"x3.2"x5.2". The regular mouth quart size jars are 32 oz, with dimensions of 3.9" x 3.9" x 6.9". Please note that the flowers will add an additional 2”-3” to the overall height of the arrangement.
7. Renewed Decor Farmhouse Bathroom Set – Sea Blue
Introducing the custom handmade Mason Jar Sets, designed to add a touch of country charm to any space. These sets are not your typical mass-produced products, but rather are carefully crafted in Warrington, PA using first-quality glass mason jars and premium paint. Each jar is painted, distressed, and finished by hand to create a unique and personalized look.
With 20 paint colors to choose from, you can select the perfect shade to match your decor. Additionally, you have the option of three paint finishes to achieve the desired level of distressing – Non-Distressed, Distressed, or Heavy Distressed. Please note that this set should not be placed in the dishwasher or water bath. Instead, it should be wiped clean with a damp cloth and allowed to air dry.
To add a decorative touch, you can opt for an optional bow of decorative twine. The custom hand painted mason jar sets come with two lid finishes: silver or black. The silver lids are composed of two-piece rings and tops, while the black lids are a single piece. The pumps used in the sets are guaranteed for one year, and if any issues arise, the company will promptly send a replacement.
These sets are available in eight variations, including a 6-piece set with 1-32oz Reg. Mouth, 2-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 or 2 Pump lids, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, 1-8oz Reg. Mouth, and 1-4oz Reg. Mouth. The 5-piece set includes 2-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 or 2 Pump lids, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, 1-8oz Reg. Mouth, and 1-4oz Reg. Mouth. The 4-piece set includes 2-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 or 2 Pump lids, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, and 1-8oz Reg. Mouth. The 3-piece set comprises 1-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 Pump lid, 1-16oz Wide Mouth, and 1-8oz Reg. Mouth. Finally, the 2-piece set contains 1-16oz Reg. Mouth-1 Pump lid and 1-8oz Reg. Mouth.
8. Rustic Mason Jar Flower Arrangements With Options
Introducing these hand-painted Mason jars, available in sets of 3, 4, or 5 jars. You can choose from either PINT (16 oz) or QUART (32 oz) sizes depending on your preference. These jars are perfect for anyone looking for beautiful home decor or unique centerpieces for special occasions.
Not only are these jars decorative, they are also functional and reusable. You can order them with or without artificial flowers, allowing you to either DIY your own fresh floral arrangements or have them ready-to-go upon arrival.
All of the jars are handmade with care by the shop owner, who personally answers any questions, paints, packs and ships all orders. They use only high-quality, brand name Mason jars for their sets, ensuring their customers receive the best possible product.
The regular mouth pint size jars are 16 oz and measure 3.2"x3.2"x5.2". The regular mouth quart size jars are 32 oz and measure 3.9"x3.9"x6.9". The addition of artificial flowers will add an extra 2”-3” to the overall height of each jar.
These jars are perfect for a variety of occasions such as baby showers, bridal showers, engagements, baptisms, wedding receptions, and more. Their unique design makes them ideal for rustic farmhouse chic decor.
Invest in these high-quality Mason jars to elevate your home decor or add a touch of charm to your special events.
9. Handmade Farmhouse Bathroom Mason Jar Set
These Mason Jar Sets are not your regular mass-produced products. Each set is custom handmade in Warrington, PA, using first quality glass mason jars and premium paint. The jars are hand-painted, distressed, and finished to give them a unique look. You can choose from 20 different paint colors and three paint finishes – non-distressed, distressed, and heavy distressed.
It is important to note that the set should not be placed in the dishwasher or water bath. Instead, always wipe the jars clean with a damp cloth and air dry. The main image shown is Slate Gray with a distressed finish, but you can choose from other paint colors and finishes to suit your preference.
If you want to add a decorative touch, you can opt for an optional bow of decorative twine. The custom hand-painted mason jar sets come with two lid finishes – silver or black. The silver lids consist of two-piece rings and tops, while the black lids are just one piece. The pumps are guaranteed for one year, and in case of any issues, you can contact the manufacturer for a replacement.
These sets are available in different variations to meet your needs. The 6-piece set includes one 32oz Reg. Mouth, two 16oz Reg. Mouth (with one or two pump lids), one 16oz Wide Mouth, one 8oz Reg. Mouth, and one 4oz Reg. Mouth. The 5-piece set includes two 16oz Reg. Mouth (with one or two pump lids), one 16oz Wide Mouth, one 8oz Reg. Mouth, and one 4oz Reg. Mouth. The 4-piece set includes two 16oz Reg. Mouth (with one or two pump lids), one 16oz Wide Mouth, and one 8oz Reg. Mouth. The 3-piece set includes one 16oz Reg. Mouth (with one pump lid), one 16oz Wide Mouth, and one 8oz Reg. Mouth. Finally, the 2-piece set includes one 16oz Reg. Mouth (with one pump lid) and one 8oz Reg. Mouth.
10. Handmade Rustic Bathroom Decor With Painted Mason Jars.
Introducing the custom handmade Mason Jar Sets that are perfect for adding a touch of rustic charm to any home décor. These sets are NOT mass-produced and are made with first quality glass mason jars and premium paint, ensuring you get a unique and high-quality product. Each jar is carefully painted, distressed, and finished by hand by skilled artisans in Warrington, PA.
With a choice of 20 paint colors and three finishes – non-distressed, distressed, and heavy distressed, you can find the perfect set to match your style and taste. Moreover, the jars are coated with a clear finish to protect against moisture. Please note that these sets must not be placed in the dishwasher or water bath. It is recommended to wipe them clean with a damp cloth and air dry.
To add a touch of elegance, you can even choose to opt for an optional bow of decorative twine. These custom hand-painted mason jar sets are available with two lid finishes – silver or black. The silver lids consist of two-piece rings and tops, while the black lids are one-piece. The pumps are guaranteed for one year, and if any issue arises, just let the manufacturer know, and they will send a replacement.
The Mason Jar Sets are available in eight variations, each set including a specific number of jars with various sizes and lid types. The 6-piece set includes one 32oz Reg. Mouth, two 16oz Reg. Mouth (1 or 2 Pump lids), one 16oz Wide Mouth, one 8oz Reg. Mouth, and one 4oz Reg. Mouth. The 5-piece set comprises two 16oz Reg. Mouth (1 or 2 Pump lids), one 16oz Wide Mouth, one 8oz Reg. Mouth, and one 4oz Reg. Mouth. Similarly, the 4-piece set includes two 16oz Reg. Mouth (1 or 2 Pump lids), one 16oz Wide Mouth, and one 8oz Reg. Mouth. The 3-piece set contains one 16oz Reg. Mouth (1 Pump lid), one 16oz Wide Mouth, and one 8oz Reg. Mouth, while the 2-piece set consists of one 16oz Reg. Mouth (1 Pump lid) and one 8oz Reg. Mouth.
Best Paint For Mason Jars FAQs
Can you use acrylic paint on mason jars?
Yes, acrylic paint can be used on mason jars. It is a great way to decorate and personalize mason jars for various uses such as for storage, as candle holders, or as vases. However, it is important to properly prepare the surface of the mason jar before painting. This includes cleaning the surface with a mild soap and water and drying it thoroughly. It is also recommended to lightly sand the surface with a fine-grit sandpaper to help the paint adhere better. When painting, it is best to use thin layers of acrylic paint and allow each layer to dry completely before adding another layer. After the painting is done, it is recommended to seal the paint with a clear sealant to help protect it and make it more durable. With these steps, acrylic paint can be successfully used on mason jars to create beautiful and unique designs.
Can you use chalk paint on mason jars?
Yes, you can use chalk paint on mason jars. Chalk paint is a versatile type of paint that can be used on a variety of surfaces including glass, metal, and wood. It provides a matte finish that is perfect for creating a vintage or rustic look. When using chalk paint on mason jars, it's important to clean the surface thoroughly and allow it to dry completely before painting. You may need to apply multiple coats of chalk paint to achieve the desired coverage. Once the paint is dry, you can add additional decorative elements such as stenciling or distressing. Chalk-painted mason jars are a popular choice for DIY projects such as centerpieces, vases, and candle holders. Just be sure to handle them with care as the paint may scratch or chip if not properly cured.
Can you use spray paint on mason jars?
Yes, you can use spray paint on mason jars. Spray painting mason jars is a popular DIY project that can transform plain glass jars into colorful and decorative pieces. Before painting, it is important to clean the jars thoroughly to remove any dirt or residue. Additionally, it is recommended to use a spray paint that is specifically designed for glass surfaces to ensure proper adhesion and durability. It is also important to apply the paint in thin, even coats and allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next. Once the painting process is complete and the jars have dried completely, they can be used as vases, candle holders, or simply as decorative accents. It is worth noting that spray painted mason jars may not be dishwasher safe and should be washed by hand with mild soap and water.
Do you need a primer when painting mason jars?
Yes, it is recommended to use a primer when painting mason jars. A primer is a preparatory coating that helps the paint adhere better to the surface and can also prevent the paint from chipping or peeling off. Mason jars are made of glass, which can be a difficult material for paint to adhere to, especially if the surface is smooth. A coat of primer can create a surface that is more receptive to paint and help the color last longer.
When choosing a primer for mason jars, it is important to select a product that is suitable for glass surfaces. Look for a primer that is specifically formulated for glass or one that can be used on a variety of surfaces, including glass. It is also important to clean the surface of the mason jar thoroughly before applying the primer to ensure that any dirt or residue is removed.
In summary, using a primer when painting mason jars is a good idea to help the paint adhere better and last longer. Select a primer that is suitable for glass surfaces and make sure to clean the surface of the jar before applying the primer.
How do you prepare mason jars for painting?
Preparing mason jars for painting is a crucial step in ensuring a smooth and flawless finish. Firstly, you need to clean the jars thoroughly with soap and water, and then let them dry completely. If there are any stickers or labels on the jars, remove them with a razor blade or a scraper. After that, wipe down the jars with rubbing alcohol to remove any remaining dirt or residue.
Next, you need to create a painting surface that will adhere to the jars. You can use a primer or a paint that is specifically designed for glass surfaces. Apply the primer or paint in thin, even coats, and let it dry completely between each layer. You can also use a sealer to protect the paint and make it more durable.
Finally, you can start painting your mason jars with your desired colors and designs. Make sure to use a paintbrush or a sponge applicator that is suitable for the type of paint you are using. Allow the paint to dry completely before adding additional layers or touching the jars. With these simple steps, you can prepare your mason jars for painting and create beautiful and unique decorations for your home.
How long does it take for paint to dry on mason jars?
The drying time of paint on mason jars can vary depending on several factors such as the type of paint used, the temperature, and humidity. Generally, acrylic paint takes around 20-30 minutes to dry on mason jars. However, it is best to wait for at least 24 hours before handling the painted jar to ensure that the paint is fully cured. If you are using oil-based paint, it may take longer to dry, usually around 4-6 hours. The drying time can also be affected by the thickness of the paint layer, so it is essential to apply thin and even coats. Additionally, it is recommended to keep the painted jars in a well-ventilated area to allow for proper airflow and faster drying. Overall, it is crucial to be patient and let the paint dry completely to achieve a smooth and durable finish.
What are some tips for painting mason jars for a rustic look?
If you're looking to give your mason jars a rustic look, there are a few tips and techniques you can use to achieve the desired effect. Here are a few:
1. Choose the right paint: For a rustic look, consider using chalk or matte finish paint. These types of paint tend to blend in better with the texture of the mason jar and give a more vintage look.
2. Use a dry brush technique: This technique involves dipping your brush into the paint and then dabbing off most of it onto a paper towel or rag. Then, lightly brush the jar with the remaining paint, making sure to leave some gaps and streaks to create a more rustic feel.
3. Sand the jar: After the paint has dried, use sandpaper to gently sand some areas on the jar. This will create a worn and weathered appearance that's perfect for a rustic look.
4. Add embellishments: To really enhance the rustic feel, consider adding some twine, burlap, or other natural materials to the jar. You can wrap the twine around the top or bottom of the jar, or tie a bow around the rim.
With these tips in mind, you'll be able to create beautifully painted mason jars with a rustic look that's perfect for any home décor project or event.
What colors are best for painting mason jars?
When it comes to painting mason jars, there are a variety of colors you can use to achieve different looks and styles. It ultimately depends on your personal preference and the purpose of the jars.
If you're looking for a classic and elegant look, neutral colors such as white, ivory, or black can be a great choice. These colors can complement any decor or theme and can be easily customized with added embellishments like ribbon or twine.
For a more vibrant and playful look, bright and bold colors like red, turquoise, or pink can add a pop of color to any space. These colors are perfect for adding a fun and festive touch to parties or events.
If you want a rustic or vintage look, muted and earthy tones like sage green, dusty blue, or mustard yellow can give your jars a weathered and aged appearance. These colors look great when combined with natural elements like twine or burlap.
Ultimately, the choice of color depends on your personal style and the occasion. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and techniques to create a unique and personalized look for your mason jars.
What type of finish is best for painted mason jars?
When it comes to painted mason jars, the finish you choose will depend on the look and durability you want to achieve. There are several options available, but the most popular ones are matte, glossy, and satin finishes.
Matte finish is a popular choice for those who want a subtle and understated look. It can be achieved by using a matte sealer or by lightly sanding the painted surface with fine-grit sandpaper.
Glossy finish, on the other hand, is ideal if you want a shiny and reflective surface. It can make the colors of your painted mason jars pop and stand out. You can achieve a glossy finish by using a high-gloss sealer or by adding a layer of clear resin.
Lastly, a satin finish is a good option if you want something in between matte and glossy. It is a low-luster finish that can give your painted mason jars a smooth and silky appearance. You can achieve a satin finish by using a satin sealer or by mixing matte and glossy finishes together.
Ultimately, the finish you choose for your painted mason jars will depend on your personal preference and the look you want to achieve. Consider the setting and purpose of the jars and choose a finish that will complement them best.
What type of paint is best for painting mason jars?
When it comes to painting mason jars, there are several types of paint that can be used, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. However, the best type of paint for painting mason jars depends on your specific needs and preferences.
Acrylic paint is a popular choice for painting mason jars because it is easy to use, dries quickly, and is available in a wide range of colors. Acrylic paint also adheres well to glass surfaces, which is important for ensuring that the paint does not chip or peel off over time.
Another option is spray paint, which is ideal for covering large areas quickly and evenly. Spray paint also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, including matte, glossy, and metallic.
If you want to create a more textured finish on your mason jars, you may want to consider using chalk paint. Chalk paint has a slightly rough, matte finish that gives mason jars a rustic, vintage look.
Ultimately, the best type of paint for painting mason jars depends on your personal preferences and the specific look you are trying to achieve. It is always a good idea to test your chosen paint on a small area of the jar before painting the entire surface to ensure that you are happy with the results.