C Grade Thompson Opaque 80 mesh 1000 Series Enamel comes in 2 oz or 8 oz. Use the drop down menu to see your choice of colors. Then choose the size you want to order.
Each enamel will be sent in a 2 oz or 8 oz. clear plastic jar with screw top lid.
Thompson Enamel comes in 4 grades ranging from the least expensive to most expensive. In order they are Standard, A, C, and G. This listing is for Thompson Enamel's C Grade
Opaque enamels are designated by 1000 series while transparent enamels are the 2000 series.
Thompson Enamel 1000 and 2000 series can be used over copper gold, silver, and iron. Painting with Fire has also had success using them over uses brass that we have tested.
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Info from Thompson Enamel...
All 80 mesh enamel products are numbered into a practical coded numbering system which indicates enamel type and color. This coding can be easily seen by examining our color charts in the printed catalog and online. The thousands number indicates enamel type while the hundreds number indicates the color. The final two numbers indicate how light or dark that color is. For example, 1505 is an opaque pastel greenish blue for copper, and 2680 is a transparent dark blue for copper.
What are the differences of Thompson’s opaque whites for metal?
Low Acid Resistance
1006 – A low expansion white used as the base coat for the crackle technique when Liquid Form-Water Base enamels are used for the second coat.
1010 – Sold for years as 621-A. It is unique in having a high softening point as well as a high expansion. This makes it an ideal base coat for other enamels, especially transparents. It has good opacity, excellent gloss and surface. Can be used as a regular white where acid resistance is not required.
High Acid Resistance
1020 – A super opaque titanium white with excellent covering power, gloss and surface. This is the white used for our white steel panels. Excellent one coat or two coat white for areas to be left white. Since its expansion is on the low side, only thin coats of other colors should be applied over this white when used on copper. It has good acid resistance. It can also be used as a base for crackle technique.
1030 – This white has medium opacity. It is slightly translucent. It can be used as an undercoat and is acid resistant. When finely ground it is suitable to be used in the grisaille and camaïeu techniques.
1040 – This white is less opaque that 1030. It is translucent. It can be used as an undercoat and is acid resistant. It can be used over 1010 to obtain a surface with more “depth”. When finely ground it is suitable to be used in the grisaille technique, but will require more applications to build up white than the 1030.
1045 – This white was developed for bead making. Normally used in 6-20 mesh, this white does not reduce or gray in a propane flame.
1050 – This mat enamel fires as a normal transparent. It glosses on the first firing and will grow mat white crystals. With longer or more firings it will texture greatly.
1055 – This white is very opaque. It was developed for the commercial badge making industry.
1060 – This white is very opaque and was also developed for the commercial badge making industry.
1995 is a very opaque black, but does not have the intensity or depth of black as 1990 or 1996.
1996 is technically a deep ‘transparent’ black. If applied thin or over-fired or ground thin and re-fired, it takes on a dark transparent blue look.
1997 is a low expansion opaque black used as a dark undercoat for the crackle technique when Liquid Form-Water Base enamels are used for the second coat. It may have a slight greenish look to the black.