THORNDOWN™ Glass Paint – Peelable Greenhouse Shading
Thorndown Peelable Greenhouse Glass Shading is an extremely high quality, long-lasting, glass paint made from re-cycled plastic! Just apply straight onto the outside of your greenhouse or conservatory, and it will shade the glass for as long as you want. Great for privacy on public-facing windows. Effective instant deterrent against bird strikes. This greenhouse paint can last for many years if required, or when you are ready to remove it, then it will peel off simply, and quickly in one piece! This award-winning peelable glass paint can be applied with brush, roller or sprayer, and when dry, is 100% bee, plant, pet & child friendly! The most popular option for greenhouse shading is Swan White, however why not mix it up a bit, and create a fantastic multi-coloured greenhouse.
- FREE DELIVERY*
- Superb easy-to-remove greenhouse shading
- 2x Sizes – 150ml & 750ml
- Made with 100% recycled plastic resins
- 24x opaque colours & 13x translucent colours*
- Peels off in one piece
- Perfect for stained-glass projects
- Suitable for internal or external applications
- Made in the UK
- Eco based – water-based eco product with minimal VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) at only 0.05%
The Thorndown Peelable glass paint range features 24x opaque colours + 13x translucent colours* (see image below).
What you’ll need: Brush, roller (use a foam roller sleeve) or sprayer; whichever colours you want (or want to mix and match); imagination.
Preparation: Make sure all surfaces are clean and dry. Maybe wash with warm, slightly soapy water to ensure the best finish. Wear appropriate clothing when handling paint as it will stain clothes. You don’t need to clean greenhouse glass thoroughly if you intend to peel off the paint in a few weeks or months.
Application: First thing to do is thoroughly mix your paint prior to painting. Paint will settle out to differing degrees with ingredients such as the resin and heavy colour pigments dropping to the bottom with lighter materials such as water and lighter colour pigments at the top. Unless you mix the paint back in properly you won’t get the right colour and the paint will appear watery. Avoid the rain if painting outdoors, then apply to your own brief and leave to dry. When painting externally be sure to check that rain is not forecast for a sustained period of time to allow the coating to fully dry and bond to the glass, otherwise rain can get under the coating causing slippage. When coating large areas, paint up to still-wet paint, as applying over dry paint can make things look uneven. For best results when shading use a roller with foam sleeve. Roller on in a straight line and apply the next line up to the edge of the previous – imagine you’re mowing neat lines into a lawn!
Coats: One coat will do the trick, no problem, but additional coats can enhance colour and increase shade and opacity. Make sure your coat isn’t too thin or it will make it difficult to peel off. Further coats will increase the solidity of the coating. When applying a second coat leave the first coat to cure properly before applying a second. The first coat may be touch dry but will still be curing/bonding so 2-4 hours in hot dry conditions for small arts & crafts projects will be enough.
Drying: A single coat is touch-dry in an hour or two. If you want to apply a second coat to increase the solidity of the coating, wait for the first one to dry fully as detailed above. Allow plenty of time in dry, fine weather for the paint to dry and bond properly to the glass. Painting externally in high humidity and incoming rain can lead to the coating slipping.
Cleaning Up: Use hot or cold water, with or without detergent, on paint-wet equipment.
Be very careful not to allow sprayer nozzles to dry out – this will make cleaning them almost impossible!
Disposal: Please, please don’t throw away unused or dried paint into drains or watercourses. Most local authorities have free facilities for disposing of paint and coatings. When you’ve peeled off the coating you can send it back to the factory in Glastonbury where we are working with local partners to be able to recycle/re-purpose.
Coverage: You’ll paint up to 12 square meters of glass (one coat) with one litre.
- 150 ml up to 1.8m²
- 750 ml up to 9.0m²
Removal: When it’s time to remove the Peelable Glass Paint coating, just pick at a corner to bring up a piece of the coating, hold between your fingers and peel. The whole coating should come off in one sheet.
If the coating is thin and/or dried out during hot weather, dampen thoroughly with water to restore the elasticity of the coating, leave for about 10-15 minutes then peel off. Drying out can happen if left on for a long time over a long season and polycarbonate and acetate/plastic materials can be more prone than glass.
Alternatively if you have any leftover Peelable Glass Paint, apply another coating on top, leave to dry for 24-48 hours so it bonds to the old coating, then peel all coatings off in one go.
Marking: On some cheap plastics and Perspex, a ghost shadow/etching effect can be left on the surface once the Peelable Glass Paint is removed, so do test a small area first if in doubt. The shadow it leaves can be a decorative feature on its own, looking a bit like glass etching!
Tips: Some coated external glass can repel the Glass Paint coating. Check a small area first to make sure it’s sticking/bonding well. If it’s being repelled it will disappear into itself. Clean again thoroughly with plenty of water and dry to remove the material that is causing paint to repel. Building the coating up in layers can also get around this problem, or adding glitter to the paint can help with surface tension and aid paint bonding to the glass – particularly helpful at Christmas time! If the coating is thin and/or has dried out after being left on for a long time, apply plenty of water to the coating to restore its flexibility enabling you to peel it off.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so is colour. We all see and interpret colour slightly differently to each other, as do our VDU screens, software and printers that we use. The colour swatches you see on screen and on a printed colour chart are designed as a guide.
The exact and final colour you paint up at home will look slightly different depending on the material you paint it onto and the lighting. For example a colour painted onto new softwood will look slightly different if painted on old hardwood. If you paint up a wooden planter the colour will look different depending on the lighting and where you put it in the garden.
We always recommend trying a small tin at home, where it’s going to end up. Our colours are made precisely using a technically engineered colour system ensuring continuity of colour throughout batches.