AFTOSA WAX RESIST : Green Tinted
Aftosa Wax Resist is used to resist glazes. The ceramic wax resist is applied to the base and rims of the pieces before glazing. Although Aftosa Wax Resist is tinted green so it is easy to see while you are working with it, the Wax Resist fires clear.
TO USE . . .
Pour a small amount in a separate container, use as desired, and dispose of the excess. DO NOT pour used wax back into the original container. You may thin the wax resist to suit your use. Allow the wax to dry for 3 to 4 hours before glazing or adding a second coat. Some clean up with a sponge may be required. Clean up is easy with warm, soapy water. To help with the cleaning of brushes, before using your brush with the Wax Resist, dip your brush in liquid soap and wipe off the excess. This will protect your brush and make clean up a breeze. Be sure to fire to at least cone 017. You must have red heat or re-fire bisque at cone 06.
Important: Wax is ruined if it freezes. We must use our discretion when shipping wax in the winter. We will only ship it if the forecast is for above freezing temperatures along the route from us to you. This may delay your shipment.
Wax is used in a variety of ways in making pottery and other arts. Mainly it is used as a resist making the area where it was applied resistant to application of glaze, dyes and colorants in that area. Glaze will not stick to the waxed area and any that remains can simply be wiped off.
If you accidentally wax an area that you did not intend to, you can send the piece through bisque fire again to remove the wax.
Often potters will wax the bottom of their bisque so that glaze does not end up on the foot of the pot. Wax can also be applied and then carved through before applying glaze so that the carved pattern is only place where the glaze will stick to the pot.
Wax resist is used in fabric arts such a batik and egg decoration and other crafts.