Category archives: Enamel on Steel

Anything to do with enamelling on steel. My current experience is with low-carbon steel but there is no reason not explore other steels in future, for example stainless steel.

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Spraying the test pieces with ground-coat

Spraying the test pieces with ground-coat

Yes!! Time to get enamelling!

In order to successfully enamel steel, it needs a layer called ground-coat (sometimes called grip-coat or base-coat) to form an interface between the steel and the enamel. The ground-coat contains adhesion agents that promote redox reactions with the iron and carbon, found in steel, at the high temperatures involved when firing the enamel. A thin coat is required and then the opaque white enamel can go on top.



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