kiln wash not sticking to stainless former
- September 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm #9860charParticipant
I have a stainless chiara former that kiln wash will not stick to. Any suggestions? I think it would be difficult to drape fiber paper over this shape.
Thanks, CharSeptember 8, 2012 at 3:46 am #12678wordanaParticipant
How are you applying your kiln wash, and do you do anything before application to prep it?
Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass DesignsSeptember 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm #12679charParticipant
I did not prep the mold. I guess that is what I need to know. Thanks for responding! – charSeptember 21, 2012 at 2:25 am #12680wordanaParticipant
Wash the mold thoroughly. Heat to about 500 degrees in the kiln or over, apply kiln wash. You may need to repeat a few times to get a nice coat of kiln wash. Many people use a spray bottle for the kiln wash, or you can brush it on but brushing is pretty messy.
Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass DesignsOctober 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm #12681glassiquegirlParticipant
I have good results using my primer removal screen to “rough” up the surface of a new SS former as well as using “Glass Separator” primer instead of my normal “Primo Primer”. I have never had to pre-fire using this method.October 7, 2012 at 1:17 am #12682DaisyParticipant
I have been using Boron Nitride spray over a 6.5″ stainless steel mold I bought from Delphi. I started out with 4 very light sprays waiting 5 min. between coats. For the second and following uses, I spray once lightly, wait 5 minutes and it goes into the kiln. I also tried the spray with a small stainless steel cone I bought at Sur La Table. but I’m having more trouble with glass sticking to the sides. is there a secret to smaller molds not made specifically for fusing?
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