Kiln Wash

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    After using your slumping mold, do you have to re-apply kiln wash to the
    > mold before you use it again?
    > Also, I am using hotline kiln wash, according to the their  directions
    > after applying the wash to your mold, you need to fire the mold at 500
    > degrees for 10 minutes.  Do you know if I can skip the firing directions
    > and just the kiln wash air dry for a few days before I use the mold? And
    > someone told me that you can use a hair dryer to dry the wash.  Do you know
    > if that work? And one more thing, is there a kiln wash that doesn’t need
    > to be fired in the kiln to dry??


    The only kiln wash that I know of that has to be reapplied after every use is Hotline Primo. It can be easily brushed out of the mold and reapplied, drying between coats with a hair dryer. Kiln wash does not have to be dried in the kiln. Apply it and let it dry overnight. Most kiln wash (with the exception of Primo) applied to a slumping mold will last through many, many firings before having to be reapplied.






    I dont use a kiln wash at all.  In my fusing classes at a local college we spray our new molds with low fire slip and fire them.  We never have to worry about re-applying a wash.



    What is the recipe for the slip?  Clay slip will stick to the glass.

    Helios Kiln Glass Studio


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