Is a water based latex emulsion that is selectively painted on to greenware to protect areas from color, making design work and application of color easier. It can be used with fired and non-fired products and is peeled off before firing – although Color Mask will burn off during firing.
Chrysanthos Color Mask is water based latex emulsion that is selectively painted on to greenware to protect areas from color, making design work and application of color easier. It can be used with fired and non-fired products and is peeled off before firing, although Color Mask will burn off during firing.
A brush should be retained exclusively for use with Color Mask. A soft bristled brush will allow most even coverage.
Before application, the brush should be moistened thoroughly with liquid soap and any excess squeezed out. The brush is then loaded with Color Mask and applied in a single even coat to the area to remain without color. Wait a few minutes until the Color Mask is dry before applying color over ware.
Gently peel back the Color Mask, easing back edges using a tool or fingernail. Color Mask should come off in a single sheet, but ensure there are no fragments left behind. The blank areas remaining can then be decorated if desired, and subsequent coats of Color Mask may be applied if required.
1. After application, Color Mask is dry when it loses its opacity and turns a translucent green color, this generally only takes a few minutes.
2. If Color Mask lifts color: try removing excess color from latex surface by dabbing off with a damp sponge, then allow color application to dry thoroughly before removing latex, easing edges away carefully.
3. Color Mask may be used on bisque but can be harder to remove. Firing will remove any residual Color Mask off greenware, however if residue remains on bisque and glaze is applied directly over, the glaze will not adhere to these areas on firing when the Color Mask is burnt off.
4. Avoid getting Color Mask onto clothing, as it is difficult to remove from fibrous surfaces.
CLEANUP AND STORAGE
Clean brushes in warm water immediately after use with liquid soap. Tightly cap container for storage.