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Ceramic Enhancer

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APT-II CERAMIC ENHANCER INSTRUCTIONS

APT-II Enhancer is an acrylic emulsion additive that is food safe and non-toxic.  It cleans up with water and has an indefinite shelf life.  Usage techniques and firing methods are not altered. PROTECT FROM FREEZING

APT-II Enhancer will thicken all brands of slip and…

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    Ceramic Enhancer

    APT-II CERAMIC ENHANCER INSTRUCTIONS

    APT-II Enhancer is an acrylic emulsion additive that is food safe and non-toxic.  It cleans up with water and has an indefinite shelf life.  Usage techniques and firing methods are not altered. PROTECT FROM FREEZING

    APT-II Enhancer will thicken all brands of slip and clay bodies, enabling the ceramist to attach, mend and create surface decorations.  This process can be performed on greenware, bisque or finished glazed pieces.

    APT-II CERAMIC ENHANCER CREATES A BETTER SLIP MENDER:

    • Bonding occurs immediately.
    • Mended area dries to the same softness as the greenware.
    • Mended area may be cleaned immediately.
    • Mended area does not shrink and leave a stress crack.
    • Colors and glazes adhere to mended area without showing a difference in color.
    • Slip mixture will adhere to glaze fired surfaces.
    • Slip mixture will not produce odors or acid fumes in kiln.

    See the APT-II website for full guidance.

    Excerpt below:

    PREPARING SLIP MIXTURE for Mending and Attaching

    • Pour fresh slip into container.
    • Add APT-II Ceramic Enhancer into slip until it begins to thicken to a consistency of cake batter.
    • If Slip Mixture becomes too thick for attaching or mending, thin back with slip - not water.  (Adding water will increase shrinkage.)
    • Unused Slip Mixture may be stored in an airtight sealed container for several days.  Add more slip if it becomes too thick.
    • If Slip Mixture is left open to air, it will dry and become greenware.


    ADD-ONS - ATTACHMENTS - REPAIRS ON

    Wet Greenware

    • Apply Slip Mixture to pieces that will be attached.
    • Gently and firmly press pieces together (no scoring necessary). Bonding occurs immediately.  Be sure pieces are positioned correctly.  NOTE:  Some pieces may still require propping.
    • Clean excess with cleaning tool or damp sponge.  Limit use of water as it causes shrinkage and stress cracks.
    • After greenware dries, clean as usual and fire to a greenware firing.

    Dry Greenware

    • Apply APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer - not water directly to broken pieces.
    • Immediately, apply Slip Mixture to broken pieces.
    • Position pieces correctly - gently and firmly press pieces together.
    • Immediately clean excess with regular cleaning tool or damp sponge.
    • Let dry - fire to the recommended greenware firing.

    Stress Cracks on Greenware

    • Apply APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer from bottle into stress crack.
    • Immediately fill with Slip Mixture.
    • Clean excess with cleaning tool - let dry as usual.Re-fire to a greenware firing.

    Bisque Repair

    • Thicken slip with APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer until it becomes a clay mixture.
    • Shape into a pencil - let dry.
    • China Fire pencil to a Cone 018 (around 720C).
    • Crush bisque pencil into a powder and make a paste by adding APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer.
    • Apply APT-II Enhancer to cracked areas - do not let dry.
    • Immediately apply paste mixture into cracked areas.
    • Clean excess, let dry and fire to a bisque firing.

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    Delivery & Returns

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    DELIVERY

    Your carriage charge will be calculated at checkout based upon the volumetric weight of your order, and your location. If for any reason your delivery charge cannot be calculated at checkout, you will see a message explaining that our sales team will contact you with a quote. You will be under no obligation to accept this and have the right to cancel your order. 

    We deliver throughout the UK and overseas using a trusted third-party distribution network. Delivery is to kerbside or letterbox only.

    Please allow up to 7 working days for standard delivery. Our Nextday service is suspended due to the impact of COVID-19. Collection from our Stoke-on-Trent warehouse is currently only possible by placing your order by phone +44(0)1782 219816. Although carriers will endeavour to deliver within the agreed timeframe, unexpected delays due to weather conditions, breakdowns, traffic and other factors may cause some disruption to schedules.


    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    We are bound by the terms and conditions of our carriers therefore we cannot pursue a claim if these instructions are not followed:- 

    Special Delivery Conditions: You must inform us at point of order of any special conditions such as restricted access or opening times, otherwise you will be liable for any consequential costs incurred.

    Damage/Missing Items: You must check your delivery carefully before providing a ‘clear’ signature to the driver. Outward signs of damage/disruption to packaging must be noted alongside your signature. You must notify Potclays of damage or missing items within 24 hours of delivery.


    RETURNS

    Returned Goods (Non-faulty): Subject to our prior consent having been obtained, products can be returned to us in an unused condition within 30 days of invoice date.  An administrative charge will be levied of 10% of the nett value plus transport, but subject to a minimum charge of £ 2.00. 

    Returned Goods (Faulty): If merchandise is returned because of some defect or due to error on our part, full credit/refund will be given.  However, customers must contact us in advance so that making methods and user error can be ruled out. 

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