1070 - Our Brushing Media is a simple gum solution that can be added to any glaze, underglaze, etc. to improve its brushing characteristics. The basic effect of adding Brushing Media to a product is to lengthen the drying time after the glaze is brushed on the piece. It also assists in glaze suspension. Brushing Media can be used if you are trying to convert a dipping or spraying glaze into a brushing glaze. The amount of Brushing Media that should be added depends heavily on the particular circumstances. A rough guideline is to add about 5% of the volume of the product being adjusted. Keep in mind that the Brushing Media is largely water and that adding significant quantities of it will dilute the strength of the original product. SUSPENDER
1071 - Our Suspender is a solution of bentonite in water. It can be used to help suspend glazes that have become subject to settling out. The amount of Suspender that should be added depends heavily on the particular circumstances. A rough guideline is to add 5 to 10% of the volume of the product being adjusted, as a starting point. Keep in mind that Suspender has a strong tendency to gel and that the more you add the thicker or more viscous a glaze will become.
1072 - Our Glaze Thinner is a solution of sodium hexametaphosphate in water. It is a very powerful thinning agent and should be added very sparingly. For example, 2 or 3 drops in a 4 oz. jar should have a significant effect. It is a useful product for thinning glazes, underglazes, etc. when you do not want to dilute the strength of the glaze by adding water. MENDING PASTE
1074 - This is a mending paste that can be used to attach two pieces of bisque together. It does not develop its strength until after it is fired.
Spectrum Glaze Additives 1070 - 1072
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