A pre-measured amount of Brushing Medium to be added to 5 pounds of Clayscapes Powdered glazes prior to mixing to make them brush-able. Each unit provides the recommended 22.7 grams of brushing medium - enough to mix with a 5 pound batch of glaze (1-lb makes about 1 pint of glaze). See details for additional instructions when using this product.
You definitely want to put it into the dry mix before you add water. If you wanted to make 5 lbs of glaze for brushing, you would add 22.7 grams of the brushing medium to the 5 lbs of glaze. If you were just going to make up 1 lb of the glaze for brushing, you would add 4.54 grams of the medium to the dry mix. 1 lb of dry glaze will make about a pint of glaze.
On the water content – you will want to add less water if you are brushing rather than dipping. Add 294 grams, (.65 lbs) of water per 1 lb of dry glaze. You will want to use an emersion blender or drill mixer to mix the glaze. Most Clayscapes glazes require 10-20 ounces total of water per pound for brushing when brushing medium is added. It is best to adjust the water to the consistency you require for brushing by starting with 10 ounces per pound, mix with an immersion blender and let it sit overnight. Add more water in small amounts to reach a thick cream brushing consistency. Use 2-3 coats when brushing.
Over time - you will find you may need to add a little water to bring the glaze back to brushing consistency as the water evaporates from the open container. If you find your glaze has completely dried out - just cover it with water and let it sit overnight, then mix back into a perfect brushing consistency.
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