Before decorating, clean the cups and mugs thoroughly in the dishwasher and use a detergent or methylated spirits to remove fingerprints or traces of grease. As you decorate, make sure there are no unnecessary fingerprints underneath the ink as you apply it. Only use the brushpen for decorative purposes. Avoid decorating areas of the porcelain that are used for cutting, eating or drinking. For example, only decorate the rim of a plate or the outside of a mug.
If you make a mistake, immediately remove it with a damp cloth or cotton bud. Place the mug on a cold rack in a pre-heated oven at 160°C for 25 minutes. Then leave it to cool off in the oven. After baking, the design on your mug will be dishwasher-safe. Daily cleaning: avoid friction and rubbing by positioning the item in the dishwasher so that it's not in contact with other items of crockery or cutlery.
Products and materials
- Cups and mugs made of light-coloured porcelain, glazed ceramic or heat-resistant glass
- Methylated spirits
- A damp cloth/cotton buds
- Paper for test designs/templates
- A conventional oven
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