Tools & Supplies
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A binder is a liquid that is mixed with enamels to create paint of the desired consistency. We recommend and use A-14, which is a water miscible medium that is non-toxic and cleans up with water. If you prefer an oil-based medium, we also sell Squeegee Oil.
A-14 is non-toxic and cleans up with water. It works well for many applications, including painting and screen printing.
A-14 also works well for mixing with mica or similar products.
A-14 can be mixed with powdered enamels, then stored in an airtight container for a long time (even years). To reconstitute, scrape enamels out onto your palette, remix and then, if needed, add a couple drops of A-14.
For best results, do not thin or mix A-14 with water. Use water only for cleanup afterwards.
Klyr-fire, squeegee oil, and A-13 are other mediums that can be used with enamels.
Klyr-fire is not recommended for mixing with enamels for painting, but can be used as a fusing glue, mixed with micas, or in airbrushing.
Squeegee oil works well with enamels, but must be cleaned up with mineral spirits.
A-13 is an acrylic medium that is a bit thinner than A-14. It works well for screen printing enamels.