Hyn Patty Posted May 23 Report Share Posted May 23 For those of you who do overglazing using china paints (or enamels for that matter - I use both as well as underglazing) flux is available to add to pigments to make them shinier or to use as a final top coat. There are various materials like zinc oxide that can be added as a matting agent to dim the gloss of overglazes. This is normally added directly to the pigments to make them satin or velvety matte in the final finish. Using too much though will lighten the colors, making black for example turn into a dark grey. BUT there doesn't seem to be an option for making a final top coat for a satin or matte finish to make all of the overglaze uniform. I've tried adding matting agents to clear gloss flux and my tests still come out high gloss. I have no option obviously of reducing the silica content of the flux, only adding tons more of the matting agents. I will try more testing and much higher ratios to see if I can possibly make a dent in the flux high gloss but I'm worried it will fog. If anyone here has any suggestions, I'd love to hear it! I've searched and searched and made lots of phone calls to no avail from china painting dealers. I have one lead I am chasing but more leads would be good. Rae Reich 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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