Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paints

Pebeo Vitrea 160 paints are a part of a new generation of thermo-hardening, water-based, non-toxic paints.

They are ready to use and specifically designed for use on glass.

It can be applied to glass surfaces and then heat set in a conventional oven.

These are great for glass painting and then finishing the piece in the oven.

The glass paints offer more of a fused glass look to the piece.

Adhesion and durability are very important factors for effective and practical usage.

They mix easily and can even have the look of swirling colors inside the paint.

This really adds to the design of a piece.

Mix colors for an extended pallet.

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Vitrea 160 paints are ready to use colors.

The glossy or frosted appearance of the colors provides an infinite variety of light and shadow.

After baking, colors are exceptionally intense and glass seems to be body dyed.

It is recommended that you apply the paint with a soft, natural fiber brush.

A soft brush will have just the right consistency for the paint and will leave less brush marks on the item.

If you do not like your design, you can change it by just wiping it off with water.

The colors are not permanent before they are baked.

Liquid, in a bottle, paste in a tube or in felt tip markers, Pebeo Vitrea paints all display the same characteristics and properties.

Individual colors come in 1.5 oz bottles, and the mediums and outliners are packaged in .68 oz tubes.

These also come in markers that are limited in the range of colors.

Kits containing bottles are also available for purchase.

Use them together, experiment with the effects and techniques to obtain an infinite variety of light and shadow effects.

Unlike the Pebeo Vitrea 160, the Pebeo Vitrea 150 is less runny, the colors are more solid and they heat set at a different temperature.

The brands can not be intermixed.


  • Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours.
  • Place in room temperature oven and allow it to warm up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, then bake for 40-45 minutes at this temperature.
  • There is no noxious odor or toxic emissions during firing.
  • Don’t place on surfaces that will come in contact with food.
  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners or sharp cutting implements on surface. These may leave scratches on the surface.
  • Can be baked as many as 3-4 times without the colors shifting. This really comes in handy for shading purposes.
  • Once baked, the paint is permanent and resists solvents and UV rays.
  • Tends not to hold brush strokes.
  • Can be applied by a brush, air brushed or applicator bottle.
  • Allow the paint to settle after shaking to avoid bubbles
  • Use Vitrea 160 Thinner to thin the viscosity of the paint, or up to 10% water.
  • Colors will burn and darken if baked at too high a temperature.
  • Paint does not contain lead or cadmium. It only contains non-toxic materials.
  • Clean up with soapy water.
  • Colors can be mixed together to obtain a vast number of colors and shades.
  • To obtain shading or to add a second coat, either wait for the first coat to dry a little, or bake and then apply the shading or second coat.
  • There are a variety of ways these paints can be used to enhance your fusing projects.

    Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Art Fused Glass Technique – Embossing and painting really adds depth to a piece of glass. Emboss the glass and then use Vitrea 160 paints to accent the embossing.

  • Glass Painting - Fused then painted, these pieces only take a few steps to accomplish.

  • Hand Painted Fused Glass – These pieces are painted using Glassline paints and then fused to embed the paint into the glass. Then they are painted with Vitrea 160 paints and heat set in the oven.
  • Try one method, or try them all.

    These are just a few ways you can use these paints in your fusing projects.

    If there are ways that you have found to utilize these paints and want to share your ideas, please use the contact page and let me know.

    I am always looking for new ideas and instructions.

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