Prep your copper and/or silver with Pam East's fantastic PreNamel™
Enamel may not adhere to a surface that has not been properly prepared, or it may pop off or chip after firing. Before beginning to enamel, it is vitally important that the metal be clean and free of all oxides, oils, dust, soaps or other contaminants. PreNamel™ ensures the metal is ready for enamelling.
PreNamel™ is completely non-toxic, however it is acidic, so wear gloves when using it to protect your hands.
When not in use, keep PreNamel™ tightly capped and store in a cool, dry place.
Instructions for use:
- Put on gloves.
- Wet the piece in hot water.
- Shake a generous amount of PreNamel™ onto the piece.
- Wet a toothbrush in hot water and use it to scrub the piece, front and back. For smooth areas a green scrubber can also be used.
- Rinse all traces of PreNamel™ from the piece. The water should now sheet on the metal rather than beading up. If it is still beading, re-clean the piece.