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APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer (High Fire)

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Price: $6.95
Part No: APT-II-S

APT-II Enhancer is an acrylic emulsion additive that is food safe and non-toxic.  It cleans up with water and has an indefinite shelf life.  Usage techniques and firing methods are not altered.  PROTECT FROM FREEZING.

          APT-II Enhancer will thicken all brands of slip and clay bodies, enabling the ceramist to attach, mend and create surface decorations.  This process can be performed on greenware and bisque.
 
PREPARING  -  *SLIP MIXTURE For Mending and Attaching

·        Pour fresh slip into container.

·        Add APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer into slip until it begins to thicken to a consistency of cake batter.

·        If *Slip Mixture becomes too thick for attaching or mending, thin back with slip - not water.  (Adding water will increase shrinkage.)

·        Unused *Slip Mixture may be stored in an airtight sealed container for several days.  Add more slip if it becomes too thick.

·        If *Slip Mixture is left open to air, it will dry and become greenware.
 
 

ADD-ONS - ATTACHMENTS - REPAIRS ON

Wet Greenware

1.                 Apply *Slip Mixture to pieces that will be attached.

2.                 Gently and firmly press pieces together (no scoring necessary).  Bonding occurs immediately.  Be sure pieces are positioned correctly.  NOTE:  Some pieces may still require propping.

3.                 Clean excess with cleaning tool or damp sponge.  Limit use of water as it causes shrinkage and stress cracks.

4.                 After greenware dries, clean as usual and fire to a greenware firing.

 

Dry Greenware

1.                 Apply APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer - not water directly to broken pieces.

2.                 Immediately, apply *Slip Mixture to broken pieces.

3.                 Position pieces correctly - gently and firmly press pieces together.

4.                 Immediately clean excess with regular cleaning tool or damp sponge.

5.                 Let dry - fire to the recommended greenware firing.

Stress Cracks on Greenware

1.                 Apply APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer from bottle into stress crack.

2.                 Immediately fill with *Slip Mixture.

3.                 Clean excess with cleaning tool - let dry as usual.

4.                 Re-fire to a greenware firing.

Bisque Repair

1.                 Thicken slip with APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer until it becomes a clay
mixture.

2.                 Shape into a pencil - let dry.

3.                 China Fire pencil to a Cone 018.

4.                 Crush bisque pencil into a powder and make a paste by adding
APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer.

5.                 Apply APT-II Enhancer to cracked areas - do not let dry.

6.                 Immediately apply paste mixture into cracked areas.

7.                 Clean excess, let dry and fire to a bisque firing. 
 

Add APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer into all water base colors and glazes for an easier application giving better coverage…

ü      Levels lead-free glazes in the firing

ü      Less drag when applying

ü      Less shading and streaking

ü      Less pitting and bleeding

ü      Fewer pin holes

ü      Taming of hard spots

1.                 Stir in approximately 3-4 drops of APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer per ounce (12-16 drops per 4 oz. Bottle).

2.                 Apply the number of coats manufacturer recommends, and the firing instructions.

Reglazing

1.                 Stir in approximately 3-4 drops of APT-II Porcelain/Stoneware Enhancer per ounce into glaze.  Apply the number of coats required.  NO PREHEATING IS REQUIRED.

2.                 Follow the color manufacturer's instructions for firing.

 

TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR REGLAZING, ADD APT-II PORCELAIN/STONEWARE ENHANCER INTO GLAZE IN THE FIRST APPLICATION.
 
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