Painting window with patterned glass

Hi,
So I got nice new glass in a couple of sashes.
Glass is that obscured patterned stuff for privacy - there's a sort
of 'leaf & flower' pattern and 1 side feels like it is quite finely
grooved (guess the grooves are what makes it obscured ?)
Carefully undercoat *just* covering the new putty.
Step back to admire and .. AAAARGH - the tiny little grooves in the
glass have sucked all the undercoat up about half centimeter.
So now I have glass with horrendous paint smudges all around the
edges.
I managed to get it all off with copious amounts of white spirit.
What am I doing wrong ???
Help !
Cheers
Che
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Glass in arse about face? I'm assuming that the putty and grooved side of glass is outside, not a good idea IMHO. The grooves will soon fill with muck and algae on the outside, if they aren't full of undercoat that is... B-)
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Don't know if this would work but watercolour artists use a latex masking fluid that peels off paper. That or Copydex applied round the edges would fill the grooves and peel off after painting. The safety data sheet
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only declares small amounts of ammonia and methanol in the it so I guess it won't be affected by oil based paints.
Peter k
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sheet
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declares small amounts of ammonia and methanol in the it so I guess it won't
Thank you, sir. Sounds like something to explore.
I had got around to thinking about masking the wood and the putty (it is the "inside" so is only a couple of m.m. ) and then rubbing a candle around the glass edge to fill the grooves. Hadn't thought about how to get the wax out afterwards yet...
Cheers
Che
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