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Wet Process Enamels on Copper in Liquid Form

Prior to use, the enamel container should be thoroughly shaken to ensure the product is in complete suspension. If, over time, the enamel becomes too thick due to evaporation, the enamel can be thinned with mains water.

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 800 centigrade

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.