Botz brush on glazes are available in pots of 200 ml and 800 ml – ready to use. They are highly concentrated: 800 ml is equal to 1.4 kg of mixed powdered glaze. Stir the glaze thoroughly and apply the first coat on clean, dust free biscuit ware with a brush. Every glaze is finely tuned and has its individual consistency. Apply a second coat when the first is dry. Depending on the thickness you might want to apply a third coat. The glaze can soon be touched and you can then move your glazed piece of pottery to the kiln. For best results however, allow the glaze to dry for a day. The ideal firing temperature for nearly all Botz brush on glazes is about 1050°C. If they are then soaked for 10-20 minutes the glazes become smoother and many effects come out more strongly.
PLEASE NOTE: specific advice in addition to the general glazing instructions are given underneath the glaze code number on the individual pot label.
NOTE: Use a sturdy brush for the application of Botz glazes. If you want to dip or spray a glaze, you can dilute it with approximately 25% water. For spraying only use non-speckled glazes.
IMPORTANT: Keep the firing room well ventilated while firing is in progress. The fumes from the kiln should go straight outside. We advise you not to use matt, strong metallic or crackle glazes for tableware. They could harbour bacteria or influence the taste of the food or drink served in them.
ALL Botz glazes are non-toxic, i.e., they are lead free and do not contain any concentration level of hazardous substances.
NOTE: If a glaze has dried up, just add some water and stir thoroughly.