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Pottery Coat™ Glazes How To Use: Pottery Coat™ Glazes

Pottery Coat™ creates the look of stoneware or colored clay bodies on bisque to simulate the look of high fire pottery/stoneware. Although Pottery Coat™ can be used alone, the best looks are achieved when used as a base coat in combination with Pottery Cascade™ and a flowing non-toxic glaze, such as Elements™.

Product Features, Benefits, and Application Recommendations:

  1. Apply to properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.
  2. Lightly dampen the bisque with a moistened sponge before painting allows better adhesion to the bisque.
  3. Shake jar well before application. Product should be the consistency of melted ice cream.
  4. Apply with a soft glaze brush, using the largest brush to cover the area.
  5. Apply 3 even coats. Apply the coats at right angles to each other to minimize brush marks. Apply Pottery Cascade™ and Elements™ on top of the Pottery Coat™, following instructions above.
  6. To use Pottery Coat™ on a functional item such as dinnerware, you must apply clear glaze to seal the surface. This will darken the color and will show uneven application and brush strokes. When used alone, Pottery Coat™ are porous and therefore, not recommended for use with dinnerware or other functional items.
  7. Clean brushes with brush cleaner and warm water.
  8. Pottery Coat™ glazes are not overglaze or luster compatible.
  9. Fire to shelf cone 06.
Tips and Techniques:

How long does Pottery Coat™ need to dry?
The shiny wet look should disappear before adding the second and third coats of Pottery Coat™ base. If the piece has been glazed inside, allow the inside color to dry before starting on the outside colors. Do not force dry with heat, as dry cracking may develop where the layers of product are extremely heavy. If multiple layers of products are applied, allow at least 24 hours of drying time before firing. The piece should no longer be cool to the touch. Make sure the kiln is well ventilated to allow moisture an organic material to escape.

How is Pottery Coat™ fired?
A shelf cone 06 is recommended. When high fired, Pottery Coat™ turns glossy. For surface changes, consult Mayco’s High Fire Guide.

What other combinations can be made?
Pottery Coat™ works well with Pottery Cascade™ and Elements Chunkies™. You can get a completely different look using other non-toxic glazes, such as Mayco’s Classic Crackles™, Crystalite™, Elements™ and Stroke & Coat®. No two pieces will look alike. The shape of the piece, glaze application and firing temperature and kiln load all affect the final glaze surface.

Is Pottery Coat™ Food-Safe?
Although Pottery Coat™ is non-toxic and thus food safe when fired properly according to FDA standards, they are not be practical for food containers due to the porous surface characteristics. To use Pottery Coat™ on a functional item, you must apply clear glaze to seal the surface. This will darken the color and will show uneven application and brushstrokes.
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