Use Alone or in Combination
Mayco’s Washes are versatile in use and firing range. They can be used alone as a body stain or surface treatment or used over or under another glaze- ideal for image transfer techniques and line work. Will perform in firing temperatures from cone 06-cone 10. Available in Iron, Rutile, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt finishes.
Mayco Stoneware Wash Guide
A great resource when using Stoneware Wash
Stoneware washes can be used alone or in combination with other glazes. As they are highly concentrated, we recommend you thin with water prior to use. They can be applied to earthenware clay bodies and low fired as well as to stoneware bodies for higher temperature firing. Test prior to use is recommended. For more information on Washes, read our Studio Guide on Washes.
- 4 oz jars only
- Food safe; however textural surfaces created via combinations with other glazes may not be suitable for food surfaces.
- Available in iron, rutile (titanium dioxide), manganese, copper and cobalt.
- Highly concentrated: small amounts, thinned with water, will go a long way
Use with Stoneware Glazes
Mayco’s Washes are an extremely versatile product that can stretch your palette as well as your budget. Use a Mayco Wash over or under one of your favorite Mayco Stoneware glaze and fire to cone 5 or 6. Glazes shown here: SW-204 Amber Topaz, SW-304 Copper Wash, and SW-201 Turquoise.
The following application recommendations are based upon the original product development intent and use for the product. Information on alternative application methods is listed in the section "Usage Variations and FAQ's".
- Shake for 5-6 seconds before use. Stir well.
- Dispense amount needed into a separate container and thin with water. Dispensing the glaze onto a palette (tile, plate, etc.) - helps prevent against contamination of the contents in the jar.
- For all-over coverage: brush on 1 to 2 coats; allow to dry in-between each coat.
- Washes are concentrated – adding water is recommended. Mix only the amount you plan to use in one session.
- Can be fired from cone 06 to cone 9/10. Washes can be applied to greenware and bisque.
- The choice of clay body, thickness of glaze application, firing process and temperature will affect the fired results. Always test in your kiln, on your clay body.
Usage Variations & FAQs
Q: What decorating tools can be used to apply washes?
A: Bands of wash can be created with any glaze brush; for broad coverage, you might use a damp, clean cloth.
Mayco Stoneware Washes are a mixture of AP Non-Toxic and CL (Health Caution) label. Please review the label for the individual color’s health classification and any appropriate warnings. All of the glazes in the Stoneware Wash line are Food Safe, according to FDA standards. Not recommended for dinnerware when used alone.
Washes are commonly used for staining techniques as well as to create visual texture both over and under glazes. Basic Application: Stir Well. Dispense amount needed into a separate container and thin with water. For all-over coverage: brush on 1 to 2 coats; allow to dry in-between each coat. Suggestions & Tips: Washes are concentrated - adding water is recommended. Mix only the amount you plan to use in one session. Can be fired from cone 06 to cone 9/10. Washes can be applied to greenware and bisque. The choice of clay body, the thickness of glaze application, firing process and temperature will affect the fired results. Always test in your kiln, on your clay body. Safety: Do not spray apply without proper personal protective equipment. Food Safe, Non-Toxic and Non Hazardous when used according to manufacturer's directions. May not be suitable for food surfaces due to surface characteristics. For additional product usage and safety information please refer to www.maycocolors.com.