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Stroke & Coat®, also known as “The Wonderglaze,” is the industry’s most versatile product. It can be applied on wet clay, earthenware bisque or stoneware bisque, fired from cone 06 to cone 10, in oxidation or reduction and used in every decorative way imaginable.
Stroke & Coat® is a heavily pigmented, viscous glaze line that can be used for brush strokes or opaque coverage. Use these glazes to create intricate, detailed designs and butt up to one another without colors moving. When used in a majolica process, Stroke & Coat® will not move nor blend with the colors beneath. Stroke & Coat® colors are intermixable, allowing artists to create custom shades. Thin with water or media to create a “wash” or watercolor style of design. Because the liquid color is consistent with the fired color, artists will have no trouble visualizing finished results as they create.
Available in 2oz and 16oz squeeze bottle. Some colours available in gallons.
A HIGHLY VERSATILE GLAZE
Stroke & Coat® can be the star of your work or play a supporting role to other glazes. Stroke & Coat® glazes are the ideal product of choice for studio, classroom, potter or fine artist.
One coat of Mayco Stroke & Coat® will create a translucent finish with subsequent coats adding opacity. We suggest 2-3 coats for full opacity and all over coverage. Let dry between coats. Stroke & Coat® glazes will fire to a gloss finish without clear glaze. However, if desired, a clear glaze (such as NT-CLR Clear One Dipping Glaze or Crystal Clear Brushing) can be added. For application on wet or leatherhard clay and firing to cone 04, colors will retain their vibrancy with huge time savings. We recommend leaving an area unglazed, such as the back or bottom of the unfired piece, to allow for out-gassing of the clay during the single-firing process.
Stroke & Coat® glazes have been formulated to mature at cone 06/05. Most Stroke & Coat® glazes will maintain their color at higher temperatures, especially reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and blues. Their performance at cone 6 is noted on each individual product label with any changes. We recommend testing on your clay and in your kiln prior to use.
- Can be applied with a brush, a sponge, a detailer bottle, mats, or silkscreens.
- Marbleizing technique can be achieved by thinning Stroke & Coat® or Foundations® and by moving the ware side to side, using gravity to allow the glazes to flow together.
- For a more traditional and painterly approach, dilute glazes with water to create a thinned watercolor-like glaze. Use these tints to layer for seamless blending. To preserve the integrity of a design, use AC-302 Wax Resist overtop.
- SC-13 Grapel, SC-33 Fruit of the Vine and SC-85 Orkid are formulated with chrome-tin pigments and can be sensitive to non-toxic clear glazes – namely, a milky/cloudy haze may form over the colors. Test by adding a light application of the clear glaze to these colors. These colors will not fade when used with Mayco’s Clear One Dipping (NT-CLR) and Clear One Brushing (NT-BR).
- SC-70 Pink-a-Dot is more translucent than other Stroke & Coat® glazes. Additional coats (more than 3) may be necessary to achieve opacity.
- Stroke & Coat® glazes do not move or blend when used with other glazes. You can apply side-by-side or layer without losing the integrity of the design.
- If you apply one coat of Stroke & Coat® on top of a matte glaze, the Stroke & Coat® fires matte. By applying 2-3 coats, the Stroke & Coat® fires glossy.
- Applying Matte Transparent Clear Glaze (C-300) will not make Stroke & Coat matte.
Layer Stroke & Coat® colors when applying or use in combination with other glazes, such as Foundations®, Jungle Gems™, Elements™ & Elements™ Chunkies, Designer Liner, Stoneware, or Cobblestones to create unique looks. When used in a majolica technique, Stroke & Coat® will not move or blend with surrounding colors.
NO FAIL REDS
The Stroke & Coat® red hues are the best on the market. SC-73 Candy Apple Red, SC-74 Hot Tamale, and SC-82 Tuscan Red are easy to use and fire red every time with no special application or extra attention during firing. Great for kids and students, and perfect for the potter looking for red coloring up to cone 10.
LIGHT OVER DARK
Lighter colors can be used over dark colors, remaining bright and opaque, and will not blend with the colors underneath.
Apply Stroke & Coat glazes directly on wet or leatherhard clay, allow to dry, and fire to cone 04. Colors remain glossy and vibrant and save you time by removing the bisque fire step! As an alternative, you could also use Stroke & Coat® in a wash technique, add a coat of clear glaze and fire to cone 04. For application on clay, we recommend leaving an area unglazed, such as the back or bottom of the ware, to allow for out-gassing of water and organic materials during the firing process.
GLOSS WITHOUT CLEAR GLAZE
Stroke & Coat® will fire glossy without addition of a clear glaze. Clear glaze can be added if additional glossiness is desired or Stroke & Coats® glazes have not been applied in a consistent, overall coverage onto unglazed ware.
”To scratch” in Italian, sgraffito is produced by applying layers of Stroke & Coat® and carving through the glaze to create depth and add contrast to your designs. An impactful and dramatic way to use Stroke & Coat® on your ceramics or clay surface.
1, 2, 3 COATS
One coat of Stroke & Coat® glazes result in a translucent effect with additional coats adding opacity. Stroke & Coat® glazes are heavily pigmented and will not streak, no matter the number of coats.
WIDE FIRING RANGE
Many Stroke & Coat® glazes perform well at mid-range (cone 5/6) and higher temperatures (cone 9/10). Darker colors such as red, orange, yellow, blue and green may darken compared to their cone 06 results. Lighter colors such as tan, purple and pink will fade. We recommend testing at your preferred firing temperature prior to use. Cone 6 performance is noted on each color’s label.
Much like using an oil or watercolor, Stroke & Coat® glazes can be used to create a life-like portrait or landscape, using rendering, shading, blending and other painting techniques to add dimension and a sense of realism to your work.
Paint intricate patterns as Stroke & Coat® glazes will not move or bleed into surrounding colors. Double load color onto brushes or use specialty brushes such as CB-106 Script Liner or CB-202 #2 Detail Liner to generate various shades of color and add dimension.
Stroke & Coat® glazes are certified AP Non-Toxic, Food Safe and Dinnerware Safe when used according to manufacturer’s directions.
For more information on mid-range performance, click here to view Mid-Range firing guide PDF.