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

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 you paint with Porcelaine 150 on porous surfaces, such as plaster or terra cotta?
Yes, it is possible to paint slightly porous surfaces. After a light sanding, apply the Filler Undercoat sealer. Allow to dry for 24 hours, then apply the colours 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 used for?
Matte medium provides a matte appearance; simply mix with the colour, do not exceed 1/3 of medium with 2/3 of colour.

Porcelaine 150: How do you thin the colours?
Use the Porcelaine 150 thinner. Caution, do not use water, it would undermine the product's properties, including resistance to washing. You may use up to 10% water, without compromising the integrity of the paint.

Porcelaine 150: Why did the colours bubble when cooked?
The paint was not allowed to dry for long enough before baking. Or, the painted surface was perhaps too porous.

Porcelaine 150: Why did the colours change in the dishwasher?
Several possible reasons: the surface wasn’t degreased properly; the colours were diluted with water; or the temperature settings and cooking time were not met.

Porcelaine 150: At first use, how is the colour released to the tip of the marker?
Shake the marker thoroughly, then count 30-60 seconds while applying constant pressure to the tip to start the marker.