I have been reading a bit of my new kiln book and it says "it is recommended that all surfaces coming into contact with the Kanthal element be coated with alumina or a high-quality refractory cement"
Could I mix up the kiln cement I have into a thin wash and sponge it into the element grooves. Would it be any better if I mixed it with some kiln wash? There is still tiny bits of glaze in the grooves, would it be a bad idea to coat over this? I would like to cover over all the tiny bits I couldn't remove from the brick.
I would like to give these elements the best start in life without paying for anything more