The Dala Ceramics @ Home range is thermo-setting, water-based paints that are cured in your kitchen oven. This is the ideal product for decorating glazed ceramics, pottery, glass, kitchen and bathroom tiles, tin or even enamel. It forms a hard scratch, heat and chemical resistant film if cured correctly. Painted glazed ceramics will withstand continuous dishwasher cycles (cool to medium heat cycle).
Ceramics @ Home colours are transparent, making them ideal for permanent Glass Glaze work. Use the Cermaics @ Home liner to outline and highlight your work, or on its own as a writing tool.
Tips & Curing
- Always wash the surface you want to decorate with a water and vinegar solution to remove fatty stains.
- For opacity when working on dark surfaces, mix small amounts of #16 Opaque Medium to your colours. #24 White can also be used for opacity. Mix this with your colour to create opaque pastels. #25 Pearlescent mixed with colours will give you subtle mother of pearl hues. If your project is to be continuously washed or handled, coat it with a layer of # 15 clear varnish.
- For serviette decoupage, use the top layer of the serviette picture, paint the back with #15 clear varnish and paste it onto the surface. Ensure that no air is trapped underneath the serviette. Now coat the whole serviette picture with #15 clear varnish, taking care to cover all areas. Also apply a small frame of #15 clear varnish around the serviette to seal in the edges. Leave to dry for 24 hours and follow curing instructions
- Always test the surface that you are decorating to see that it can withstand oven heat.
- It is imperative for the continued wash, rub, scrub, scratch, heat and chemical resistance of your product that it is correctly cured. Cure ceramics at 150íC for 40 minutes.
- Temperatures in excess of 150íC will improve the hardness of the coating but my lead to pigment discoloration. Test these higher temperatures on a sample tile.
- If backing glass, place the product in a cold oven and allow the temperature to climb to 120íC. Then leave the glass in for the desired curing time.