Jump to content

- - - - -

Firing An Acrylic Painted Pot

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 asunta



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Locationshreveport louisiana

Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:39 AM

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?

#2 oldlady


    single firing an electric kiln to cone 6

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,452 posts
  • Locationharpers ferry west va and pinellas park fl

Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:52 AM

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.

"putting you down does not raise me up."

#3 perkolator


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 454 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:20 PM

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?

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users