Efcolor easy-to-use enamel powders are finally here!
Efcolor enamel powders are fired at just 150ºC, so there is no need for a specialist kiln. They can be baked in your home oven, or use the specially designed Efcolor Tea Light Stove (If you have a fan assisted oven you might need to check where you place your pieces, so that the fan doesn't blow the powder off before it has had a chance to set).
Efcolor can be used on a wide range of surfaces inlcuding wood, porcelain, glass, silver, copper, bronze, brass, stone, ceramic or any other surface that can be fired at 150ºC... including our great range of copper blanks which can be found here.
You can get some great effects by sifting through stencils or shapes, or by adding elements to the powder and then baking in place. We recommend you get a sifter/sieve top to make it easier to spread the colour over your surface.
*Please note - occasionally you'll find Efco colour powder on the outside of the bottles - this is from the manufacturing process but does not mean the bottle is leaking.
PLEASE NOTE: This product doesn't come with instructions, here are the basics:
Step 1) Sift your powder onto your chosen backing.
Step 2) Move onto your firing plate.
Step 3) Insert into an oven that is pre-heated to 150ºC.
Step 4) Remove after 3-5 minutes (be careful, it will be hot).
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Lovely colours and worked really well on copper earrings.
Service second to none, will definitely be coming back
While I do prefer glass enamel's, these are good for use with Pewter & Aluminium, which would melt in a kiln.
I got this product to use on polymer clay and I love it, great product.
I bought this to see if it would fill script, after using a Gravograph to engrave letters on Stainless steel and Titanium. It melts easily, but does take precise placement, in order not to waste too much powder. When it is cool, it is hard and glossy to the touch, so no finger prints. The best suprise is that with 500 grit paper, it turns back in to powder, allowing the sanding back of the excess and then leaving a crisp line of coloured script. It did take two applications, but 10 mins a time means that it's still very quick and easy to get professional results.
I used the low temp enamels to make my own embellishments for my wooden boxes etc I cut my own copper shapes and enameled them before setting them in the piece I was making, this was the first time I had tried this and found it a very easy and satisfying process.