Painting on China and Ceramic: Porcelaine 150 and Ceramic : the Q&A Porcelaine 150

Porcelaine 150 : Can the decorated objects be put in contact with food?
No, only surfaces not intended for food contact may be decorated.

Porcelaine 150: On which surfaces can you paint with Porcelaine 150?
This product is particularly well suited for painting on china, porcelain, ceramic, but you will get very interesting effects on other materials capable of withstanding a temperature of 300° F (150° C) such as metal, glass ...

Porcelaine 150: How do you prepare the surface to be painted?
Very simply, just degrease the surface with alcohol or soapy water.

Porcelaine 150: Can I use Porcelaine 150 on porous surfaces such as plaster or terra cotta?
It can be used on slightly porous surfaces. After light sanding, apply the undercoat. Let it dry for 24 hours and then paint normally.

Porcelaine 150: How do I correct a mistake?
As long as the object has not been baked, correcting a small error is very simple. Just use water or alcohol: soak a cotton swab for minor repairs or a cloth to remove large areas.

Porcelaine 150: Why did the colours brown when the piece was baked?
The oven temperature was too high: to prevent this, use an oven thermometer to accurately measure the temperature (available in the range of Porcelaine 150 auxiliaries). Or the baking time may have been too long.

Porcelaine 150: How do you make the colours more transparent?
Mix the colour with the Porcelaine 150 Gloss medium, do not exceed 1/3 of medium with 2/3 of colour.

Porcelaine 150: What is the matte medium?
It provides a matte appearance; simply mix with the colour, but do not exceed 1/3 matte to 2/3 colour.

Porcelaine 150: How can I water down the colours?
Use the Porcelaine 150 thinner. But be careful: do not use water, because it will damage the product's properties, in particular its dishwasher safe properties.

Porcelaine 150: Why did the colours bubble when baked?

You probably did not leave the product long enough to dry before baking. The surface used may have been too porous.

Porcelaine 150: Why did the colours change in the dishwasher??
There are several possible reasons: the surface may not have been properly degreased, or the colours may have been thinned with water. Alternatively, the temperature settings and cooking time may not have been right.

Porcelaine 150: On the first use, how do I make the colour come down the felt tip?
Shake briskly and wait 30 to 60 seconds by pressing down constantly on the tip to get it going.

Porcelaine 150 : Can I bake my object again once it has already been baked?

We generally recommend only firing our Porcelain 150 once. After being fired several times, the colours can turn brown. A second firing has no significant effect many colours, but if light colours such as opaline blue are used, the colour can turn green.

Porcelaine 150 : Can I put the metallic colours of the range in the microwave?
The colours do not contain metal particles and they can be used on pieces put in a microwave after firing for 35 min at 150 °C.

Porcelaine 150 : I mixed P150 and V160 on the same piece; at what temperature should I bake it?
If you have mixed the 2 products P150 and V160 on the same piece, fire it at the highest temperature and the longest time (i.e. 160 °C for 40 min), for optimal properties.

Porcelaine 150 : Can P150 be applied to a mirror?
Yes, you can apply P150 to a mirror and bake it if you need to put it in the dishwasher. Yes, a glass mirror withstands 35 minutes at 150 °C.

Porcelaine 150 : Do P150 markers need baking?
P150 markers should be baked for excellent dishwasher resistance.

Porcelaine 150 : How long will an outliner 20 ml tube last?
A line of 15 meters.

Porcelaine 150 : How long will a P150 marker last?
150 metre line

Porcelaine 150 : How much undercoat should I apply to a porous surface?
The undercoating pore-filler layer to be applied depends on the porosity of the surface. Apply a thin or thick layer depending on the surface, but usually just one coat is enough. After you apply it, wait 30 minutes for the undercoat to dry before colouring.

Porcelaine 150 : Should I put the object in a hot oven?
No, we recommend putting the object in a cold oven, in order to avoid thermal shock. Conversely, once finished baking, allow the oven to cool before removing the object.

Porcelaine 150 : Is it possible to reduce the 24-hour drying time before cooking?
It is important to let the paint dry for 24 hours before cooking. If the paint film is not totally dry, the water contained in the film will boil on cooking and create defects such as bubbles or blisters on the surface.

How do I make the colours more transparent?
Mix a colour with the gloss, but do not exceed 1/3 gloss to 2/3 colour.