Mayco Wax Resist 59ml
Wax Resist is a water-based coating that acts to repel glaze and prevent colour from adhering from the surface to which it is applied. As the kiln is fired the wax dissipates, leaving the surface beneath as it was prior to firing.
Apply one generous coat of Wax Resist. Even a thin coat will repel colour. Once an area is coated with Wax Resist a second coat will not adhere to the previous one; it will bead up on the first coat. Once a coat of Wax Resist is applied it can only be removed by firing. When glaze or colour is applied over Wax Resist with an underlying unfired glaze, any “beads” of colour remaining on the wax need to be removed prior to firing. These can be removed by gently wiping or pouncing a clean, damp sponge over the waxed areas.
Caution: Any colour left on the wax will adhere to the fired surface. A varied and dramatic effect in the fired finish can be achieved with a sea wool sponge. Mayco recommends the brush or sponge be preconditioned with a brush cleaner to allow easier clean up. Condition the brush by saturating the hairs. Then remove any excess Brush Cleaner before using the Wax Resist. If Wax Resist should dry in the brush it may be removed using mineral spirits.
Wax Resist is removed by firing in kiln.