Create a personalized gift with oil based Sharpie pens! Decorate porcelain platters, bowls, or mugs for a one of a kind gift this year! We made a Father’s Day grill platter and baked it in the oven to set the paint. Make sure to hand wash it to make it last! This post contains an affiliate link.
The verdict? The colors held up very well with minimal changing, and the platter has held up to being washed! I even scratched the paint surface with my fingernail with no chipping or flaking off. Only time will tell as far as durability goes, but I intend to only hand wash it just to be safe.
Father’s Day Grill Platter
Oil Based Sharpie Pens (I bought mine here)*
Porcelain Platter (Better Homes and Gardens from Walmart $9.97)
*Our platter is HAND WASH ONLY. For a permanent dishwasher-safe finish use these paint and bake paints for porcelain and china. Not as easy as pens, but will stand the test of time!
Steps for Making a Personalized Grill Platter
- Wipe the surface with rubbing alcohol. This removed any debris or oils from our fingerprints. The cleaner the surface is, the better the paint will stick.
We used a porcelain platter from Walmart. If we made a mistake we just wiped it off with rubbing alcohol and started again. Good as new!
4. Heat 350 degrees and set a timer for 30 minutes. After baking leave the platter in the oven, turn the oven off and allow it to cool completely. This will take a few hours.
I found these sites helpful in coming up with my baking and drying times.
Update: 04/18—It’s been 3 years and our gill platter is over all still in great shape, a few of the letters have faded or come off. We always hand washed it so all-in-all we’re happy that it lasted a few years. I wouldn’t call the paint pens a permanent solution, but they do last awhile. If you are looking for a permanent paint you can try these paint and bake paints for porcelain and china.
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