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soda wash will stick

updated thu 28 oct 99


Lynne Antone on wed 27 oct 99

In a message dated 10/26/1999 8:35:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< at the risk of exposing my ignorance. Can you dip a pot into the soda
solution? and does it have to be wiped off the bottom in order to avoid
sticking to the shelf.? >>


As I recall the instructions from Dannon (we'll see if I was a good student),
you can get the soda ash wash on the bottom of the pot, but need to put down
pads to keep it from sticking to the shelf. I always applied the wash to very
textured areas, so it was too difficult to wash them up completely. I waxed
some first and tried the pads with others. Both ways work fine.

I think it's best to paint the wash on, sometimes just one coat will give you
enough shine. And whatever you don't use of the wash, if left sitting for
very long, will separate out into crystals. I just carefully reheat it in the
microwave just until melted again, trying not to boil the wash. I have never
mixed up more than 1/2 cup at a time.

Lynne Antone
Olympia WA