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Mayco Washes

Mayco Washes are a highly concentrated metallic glaze colorants, which are formulated for ease of use and versatility. Washes can be used alone for staining techniques or with any glaze from low-fire … Read more

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Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Cobalt Wash 118ml

Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Cobalt Wash 118ml

SW-305 - In stock
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Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Copper Wash 118ml

Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Copper Wash 118ml

SW-304 - In stock
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Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Iron Wash 118ml

Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Iron Wash 118ml

SW-301 - In stock
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Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Manganese Wash 118ml

Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Manganese Wash 118ml

SW-303 - In stock
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Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Rutile Wash 118ml

Mayco Stoneware Brush-On: Rutile Wash 118ml

SW-302 - In stock
£4.00 (Inc. VAT) £3.33 (Exc. VAT)

Mayco Washes

Mayco Washes are a highly concentrated metallic glaze colorants, which are formulated for ease of use and versatility. Washes can be used alone for staining techniques or with any glaze from low-fire (cone 05/06), mid-range (cone 5/6), and cone 10. Available in Iron, Rutile, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt finishes. Supplied in a 4oz jar.

USE WITH STONEWARE GLAZES
Mayco’s Washes are an extremely versatile product that can stretch your palette as well as your budget. Use a Mayco Wash over or under one of your favorite Mayco Stoneware glaze and fire from cone 5/6-10. If you use it in a brushstroke, (either over or under a glaze) you can create contrast and depth in the glaze, sometimes producing a new color.

USE AS A STAIN
Use Mayco Washes alone a stain. Apply a watered-down version of the Wash to the bisque fired piece. (This is especially nice for textured ware.) Allow the stain to get into all the low spots and then let dry thoroughly. The ingredients in the wash will help it stick to the piece more effectively than a wash you may mix up in the studio. After the piece is dry, use a wet sponge to wipe away the Wash from high places and let it remain in low places. You can fire without glazing from cone 06-10. Or you can apply a translucent glaze over. This staining technique will emphasize the tactile texture of the piece.

GENERAL USE
Shake for 5-6 seconds before use. Stir well. Dispense amount needed into a separate container and thin with water. Dispensing the glaze onto a palette (tile, plate, etc.) – helps prevent against contamination of the contents in the jar. Washes are highly concentrated so adding water is recommended. Mix only the amount you plan to use in one session. For all-over coverage, brush on one to two coats; allow to dry in-between each coat. Can be fired from cone 06 to cone 9/10. Washes can be applied to greenware and bisque. The choice of clay body, the thickness of glaze application, firing process and temperature will affect the fired results. Always test in your kiln, on your clay body.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Applying clear glaze can lessen the appearance of staining.
  • Can be used as a body stain.
  • Washes are concentrated – adding water is recommended. Mix only the amount you plan to use in one session.
  • Dispense amount needed into a separate container and thin with water. Dispensing the glaze onto a palette (tile, plate, etc.) – helps prevent against contamination of the contents in the jar.
  • Can be fired from cone 06 to cone 9/10. Washes can be applied to greenware and bisque.
  • The choice of clay body, thickness of glaze application, firing process and temperature will affect the fired results. Always test in your kiln, on your clay body.

Mayco Washes are a mixture of AP Non-Toxic and CL (Health Caution) label. Please review the label for the individual color’s health classification and any appropriate warnings. All of the glazes in the Washes line are Food Safe, according to FDA standards. Dinnerware safe when used in combination with clear or another glaze that creates a sealed and chemically durable finish.

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