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Wet Process Enamels on Copper in Dry Form for Copper

Wet process enamels have proved over the last few years to be very popular, opening up a whole new range of effects. However, delivery costs can sometimes be prohibitive. The availability of the enamels in dry form overcomes this problem, just requiring the addition of water.

To achieve our recommended thickness of enamel, put 8 parts by weight of wet process dry powder into a suitable sized container then add 3 parts by weight of boiling water and stir until smooth, leave it to cool down and it is then ready to use. If you prefer, you can vary the powder to water ratio to suit your requirements.

The photographs show the enamels applied direct to degreased copper by spraying. If spraying is used, efficient extraction must be used to remove spray vapour from the work area. The enamels can also be applied either by dipping or with a soft brush. Each photograph shows one and two coats of enamel.The gauge of the copper is 0.9. The actual size of each tile is 6cm x 10cm. Firing time was 3 minutes at 1472F. The copper groundcoat can be used to give an off-white base on which to apply wet process colours. Higher and longer firing of wet process enamels on copper gives very interesting results as the tile colours become tinted with chemicals in the copper base. 

Copper Groundcoat 12543 - Product Image

Copper Groundcoat 12543

Clear Flux 12542 - Product Image

Clear Flux 12542

White 12541 - Product Image

White 12541

Black 12545 - Product Image

Black 12545

Ivory 12544 - Product Image

Ivory 12544

Chestnut Brown 12552 - Product Image

Chestnut Brown 12552

Red 12558 - Product Image

Red 12558

Orange 12557 - Product Image

Orange 12557

Purple 12556 - Product Image

Purple 12556

Sky Blue 12547  - Product Image

Sky Blue 12547

Royal Blue 12555 - Product Image

Royal Blue 12555

Dark Green 12554 - Product Image

Dark Green 12554

Celadon Green 12548 - Product Image

Celadon Green 12548

Jade 12553 - Product Image

Jade 12553

Light Brown 12551 - Product Image

Light Brown 12551

Grey 12550 - Product Image

Grey 12550

Yellow 12546 - Product Image

Yellow 12546

Deep Yellow 12549 - Product Image

Deep Yellow 12549