1. Shake thoroughly before applying, as the solution settles. May also be water-diluted
to desired consistency of medium to heavy cream.
2. Application: brush or dip SilkeMat™ both sides. It is not necessary to completely
soak throughf or a firm mold.
3. Position on a non-porous mold or form as desired, or hand-manipulated into shape.
4. For slumping molds, you may saturate only one side of the mold and leave the interior
soft for a gentle texture on the glass. No separator is needed.
Gloves are recommended while working with wet rigidizer.
3. Recommended: Allow to air dry. Or, set the mold into a warm kiln at about 200-250F
to gently dry. Make sure the form you are using can withstand that temperature without
warping or melting. NOTE: REMOVE FROM MODEL BEFORE FIRING.
Keep fiber or as undisturbed as possible to avoid warping when drying.
4. When sufficiently dry to handle easily, cure in a VENTED kiln at (AFAP) to 1450
for 20-30 minutes to fully cure.
Some odor may be evident, but is not harmful. SilkeMat™ will now be in rigid form
and ready to use.
5. Kiln wash or a high-temp boron nitride coating may be applied as a separator,
and dried again as directed by the manufacturer. However, for most molds this is
an unnecessary step.
7. When dried, SilkeMat™ may be sanded for some smoothness, but a facemask is highly
recommended to eliminate inhalation of dry silica particles.
8. Holes and/or slots may be drilled or cut into the dry rigid SilkeMat™ form for
pot melts. Again, a good dust mask or respirator is recommended.
9. Rigid molds may be used several times with care. A small amount of fiber may stick
to the glass after each firing, but is usually easily removed with a stiff brush.
9. Store at room temperature.
10. This product is non-flammableand non-hazardous in liquid form.
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