Ceramic Stains


Ceramic Stains

2000-2090 - Not to be confused with bisque stains which are not meant to be fired, these ceramic stains come in powder form and can be used to color glazes, underglazes, overglazes, engobes, slips and clay bodies. In general, they have greater temperature stability than many other commercially available stains. They are suitable for use from the lowest temperature ranges (cone 06) to the highest (cone 10) although colors may vary somewhat with increased firing temperature. For specific recommendations on each stain see Spectrum�s Technical Information Sheet. Our color charts show the results for the stains mixed in our 1050 underglaze base and fired to cone 06. The strength shown on these charts was achieved by mixing 100 grams of liquid underglaze base (3.5 oz.) with 50 grams of dry ceramic stain (1.75 oz.).

Spectrum Ceramic Stains (2000 series) are inter-mixable for the most part. However, we suggest that the cadmium encapsulated colors 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085 and 2090 can be mixed among themselves but may not perform as expected when mixed with other colors. Also if you are trying to lighten a color by simply reducing the amount of stain used you may just produce a washed out look. We suggest instead that you try mixing in some of the 2000 White stain to lighten the color.