MAYCO GLAZE Ivory Tower
Stroke & Coat® is the premier product to use in the
“One Fire” or “1-2-3 Step” method of decorating on bisque. Apply to
bisque, let dry, clear glaze and fire, producing a finish that is
almost fool proof for everyone from the amateur to the master ceramist.
If one coat is applied, you get transparent coverage, two coats
give a semi-opaque coverage, and three coats give a solid coverage. The
variety of colors is not limited to the palette given, as all are
intermixable to obtain intermediate shades. When applied heavily the
color will retain some dimensional qualities that give the decorator a
useful tool in a variety of techniques. They can also be applied over
any non-moving glaze, underglaze, or Astro Gem™ surface. When thinned
Stroke and Coat®; is applied on top of a Series 2000 Matte
surface in a brushstroke design or watercolor technique, Stroke &
Coat takes on the underlying matte characteristic of the glaze. Two to
three coats on top of a Series 2000 Matte glaze will give a shinier
Stroke & Coat colors range from vibrant brights to pastel
shades, and Speckled Stroke & Coats® provide a variety of speckled
colors for today’s decorating needs. They can be used in a variety of
decorating techniques like antiquing, banding, brushstroke work,
dimensional accents, glaze butting, Majolica, marbleizing, spattering,
sponging, stenciling and watercolor applications. A top coat of a clear
glaze or a S-2000 transparent glaze should be applied to the dried
color when not applied over an unfired glaze, as in a Majolica
technique. This topcoat of glaze can be a clear dipping or a brush on
type of clear glaze. Stroke and Coats‚ are resistant to streaking or
bleeding of the colors when the top coat of glaze is applied to the dry
color, whether it is dipped, sponged or brushed onto the surface. There
is no bleeding or running of the colors in the firing process.
Product Features, Attributes and Application Recommendations:
- Designed to be applied to properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.
- Apply one coat for a translucent finish.
- Apply three coats for solid opaque coverage.
- All colors are intermixable, which allows for the creation of a wider color palette.
- Colors, in their liquid state, are true to their fired color
finish. True color out of the jar helps make choosing colors for design
- Use a soft glaze brush for ease of application.
- Apply smooth even coats for solid coverage. Dimensional or
embossed (raised) effects can be achieved with heavy, layered
- Can be used with any clear glaze, dipping or brush-on type. Stroke & Coat® fires to a gloss finish and may not require a clear glaze to achieve a high gloss finish.
- Fire to shelf cone 06.
- Dinnerware safe.
- All colors are luster compatible.
- Can be fired up to shelf cone 6. Check High Fire Guide for visual and descriptive information.
- Speckled Stroke & Coat® performs in the same manner and has the same characteristics as the opaque Stroke & Coat® line.
- SC-13 Grapel and SC-33 Fruit of the Vine should have either C-101
Blu White Clear, C-105 Crystal Clear, C-109 Wonder Clear Dipping glaze
applied over them to produce the brightest and clearest color. Some
non-toxic clear glazes can turn the color milky.
- SC-70 Pink-a-Dot is more translucent than the rest of the
Stroke & Coat. This color may take 4 coats to achieve opaque
SECTION 2: PRODUCT USE
How do I decorate with Stroke & Coat®?
one coat for a translucent look and three coats for an opaque look. You
get great coverage, even when applying light colors over dark colors.
Stroke & Coat does not run or bleed, regardless of how it is
applied. Colors can be layered or butted up against other colors. Use
for precise design work or layered with other glazes for majolica
projects. Not the conventional user? Thin it with water and spray apply
with a spray bottle. Or create a dimensional look by using in a
detailer bottle. Other techniques that can be used with Stroke &
Coat include marbleizing, spattering and sponging, anything your heart
Do I have to use clear glaze to achieve a glossy finish?
Stroke & Coat®,
because of their formulation, fire glossy and do not require a clear
glaze application. But, if desired, they are compatible with a clear
glaze in one firing.
Is Stroke & Coat® designed only for bisque?
There’s no need to buy a separate glaze for each clay body you work with. Apply Stroke & Coat®
to greenware, bisque, earthenware or stoneware. Stroke and Coat’s
unique composition will fit high expansion talc bodies to low expansion
stonewares . . . all without crazing or shivering. When applying Stroke
& Coat® to greenware, do not glaze the bottom of the piece so that the gases can escape.
What should Stroke & Coat® be fired to?
the majority of glazes are designed to mature at shelf cone 06, Stroke
& Coat performs well up to cone 9 & 10. Unlike some glazes
where overfiring by one or two cone difference means having washed out
color, Stroke & Coat® maintains it’s color, vibrancy
& quality surface. All colors are luster compatible. Stroke &
Coat also works for Raku, a low-fire form of pottery where the pots are
removed from the kiln as soon as the glaze has melted and then left to
cool or doused with water. All Stroke & Coat colors can be fired at
the same time without any color changes. Most Stroke & Coat colors
can be fired multiple times and still hold their bright colors.
Can Stroke & Coat® be used with other products?
& Coat can be mixed with other non-toxic glazes to create a piece
that shows off your unique style. Apply over any non-moving glaze,
underglaze or Astro Gem surface. When thinned and applied on top of a
Series 2000 Matte surface in a brushstroke design or watercolor
technique, Stroke & Coat® takes on the underlying matte
characteristic of the glaze. Stroke & Coat also looks great when
used in combination with Classic Crackles, Pottery Coat, Elements and
How is Stroke & Coat® different from other bisque strokes?
Stroke & Coat®
covers up misapplications and corrects mistakes resulting in a
beautiful finished piece time after time. It accommodates the user and
occasional underfired bisque because of the product qualities built
into the glaze. Stroke & Coat is the most versatile, easy to use
and forgiving glaze in the market. No wonder we call it a Wonder Glaze.
SECTION 3: PRODUCT LABEL
"Shake well. Apply 1 coat for translucent color or 2 or
more for solid coverage. Allow to dry. Apply brush on or dipping glaze
if desired. Allow to dry and fire to shelf cone 06 (999° C). Designed
for bisque, but can be used on clay, greenware, and stoneware. Test
first. Do not spray apply without proper personal protective
equipment. Food Safe."