How To: paint & distress manson jar


Tutorial those who love jar(s) make your jar(s) looks more lovely and cute!💕

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1.Clean Your Jars! If you’re not using brand spanking new jars straight out of the case, then be sure to clean the outside of the jars thoroughly.  Wipe down with rubbing alcohol and then wash with hot soapy water.  Dry completely …

2.Mix Your Paint  Okay, this step only makes sense if you’re making an ombre set … or if you want to lighten a color you already have on hand.  For my pink jars, I started with Americana brand acrylic paint in “Baby Pink” that I purchased for around $1.00 at the craft, and then just added craft store acrylic white paint until I arrived at my desired color palette …

3.Paint (Two Coats) I start at the top, then turn the jars over and paint the bottom half.  I give it a final brush stroke from top to bottom all the way around to even things out. Once dry to the touch, give them a second coat of paint.

4.Let the Paint Dry (Overnight)  This is the hardest step.  Because it involves patience.  But you must wait.  Let them dry overnight.  The paint needs time to cure and adhere to the jar.  If you don’t, you’ll be peeling the paint off in strips.  Haste absolutely leads to waste on this project …

5.Distress  I start with 120 grit sandpaper and sand around the top threading and bottom first; then I sand the raised areas with 100 grit paper.  I save the “Ball” logo for last and carefully remove the paint using an emery board.  And, I must admit, that I also resort to using my fingernail to remove some paint from the logo as well.


 I finish it all off with two coats of clear sealer in either a Satin or Matte finish.

🎀And now the jars are finished🎀


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