Glass Enamel questions - Page 2 - WarmGlass.com

Glass Enamel questions

This is the main board for discussing general techniques, tools, and processes for fusing, slumping, and related kiln-forming activities.

Moderators: Tony Smith, Brad Walker

Post Reply
Buttercup
Posts: 555
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:22 pm
Location: S.E. Queensland Australia

Re: Glass Enamel questions

Postby Buttercup » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:18 am

Thanks for the clarification, Bert and Peter. Jen

Mark Hall
Posts: 59
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Kasota, MN
Contact:

Re: Glass Enamel questions

Postby Mark Hall » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:53 pm

Whichever (powdered) paint you end up with, we use 100% glycerine to mix it up when silkscreening. It works marvelously.

Barry Kaiser
Posts: 285
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:54 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Re: Glass Enamel questions

Postby Barry Kaiser » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:48 pm

Cant agree with you Mark.
The change in viscosity of Glycerin is pretty significant as you heat it to dry. (if you don't, it takes forever to dry at room temp)
Anyway, when I tested Glycerin, and I tested it well, I found that the "paint" flowed some as it dried.

Barry

Mark Hall
Posts: 59
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Kasota, MN
Contact:

Re: Glass Enamel questions

Postby Mark Hall » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:17 pm

Funny how we concluded two different opinions using glycerine for a base. I never attempted to let it dry - just put it in the kiln to heat right off. We completed four stained glass windows with every piece painted that matched the original ones, and they looked identical - nice line definition, no problems.

Kevin Midgley
Posts: 713
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:36 am
Location: Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

Re: Glass Enamel questions

Postby Kevin Midgley » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:48 pm

Mark, your brand of glycerine may be different than Barry's. So what brands were you both using? Yes the question may seem strange but with the differing results and the different sources for glycerine who knows even though they are supposed to be the 'same'.


Post Reply

Return to “Techniques and Tools”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 43 guests

Warm Glass

2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700
Suite 700
Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: (336) 712 8003
Email: wg@warmglass.com