hello - I’m new to the list and couldn’t find anything in the
archive covering my questions, but apologises if they have been
raised before. I have just started using painting enamels and need to
paint some emblem brooches - ie: solid colour & v precise. I’m
encountering 2 problems - (a) I can’t seem to get whites, yellows &
reds to fire to a gloss surface (they remain matt) and, (b) the final
coat of flux has tiny bubbles beneath the surface particularly round
the areas where the painted enamel is. The actual flux surface is
perfectly smooth so I don’t think I’m underfiring it and it does seem
to be related to the painted rather than wet-packed enamel. Someone
told me that if the painted enamel is fired correctly there should be
no need for final flux - is this true?
If anyone can recommend a good paint enamel supplier that does
mail-order to the uk, I would also be most grateful.
Many thanks, Deborah