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Firing An Acrylic Painted Pot

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Several years ago I threw and bisque fired a very large pot. During a momentary lapse of reason, I painted it with acrylics.  I now wish to make amends and remove the paint.  I want to fire the pot again to remove the paint, but don't know what would happen if I did.  Another potter said it would explode in the kiln.  Any comments?

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why would it explode?  sometimes people do not ask enough questions when they hear something.  contact a paint company technician and ask what happens to acrylic paint in a house fire.

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the paint will simply burn off.  i've done it several times in a gas kiln, also done epoxy too.  I dunno if I would do this in an electric kiln due to the burnoff settling on the soft brick and elements.   it will likely leave a scum afterward that will need to get scrubbed off.  your other option is to sandblast it off, but that can eat away at the clay.

 

why not just make a new pot?

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