Skip

14 posts tagged with enamel.
Displaying 1 through 14 of 14. Subscribe:

My porcelain sink (and tub) have a problem

We have very hard water and it has a tendancy to stain stuff pretty quickly. The area of the sink and the tub just below the faucets are an endless battle. The only thing that has ever been able to get those stains out has been bleach, but now the bleach has only made things worse because they stain even MORE quickly. It really looks terrible. Help me fix my sink and tub so that we don't look like Grubby McSlobbersons. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jan 31, 2014 - 10 answers

LePockmarQuet: fatal kitchenware failure?

So I heated my trusty 24cm LeCreuset frying pan for pre-frying some eggplant today, and now there are some moon-like craters on it... [more inside]
posted by Namlit on Oct 31, 2013 - 12 answers

Repainting metal cabinets

How to paint vintage metal kitchen cabinets? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Nov 17, 2012 - 13 answers

How much labor in Cloisonné vase?

How many hours of labor do you estimate it takes to produce a high-quality Chinese cloisonne vase, 12 inches tall? A couple of these vases are owned by the school that I teach at, and I would love to be able to tell my students a ballpark figure of how much effort goes into producing these luxury goods--from making the metal base, to adding wire lines, to filling it with enamel, to firing, to final polishing. Our vases are polished to a high gloss, and they have an intricate geometric pattern in the background. There is no area in the background with a gap of more than 2 mm. The foreground consists of well-rendered flowers and foliage. Any thoughts about such objects would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams on Jan 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Turning china into gold

I have a set of enamel/china tea cups, the sort you see in Chinese restaurants. I want to paint them gold (or make them gold in some way). What sort of paint/covering/etc would I use?
posted by divabat on Nov 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Can I use an airbrush to paint a motorcycle?

Can I use my airbrush to paint my motorcycle's gas tank? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Aug 1, 2010 - 6 answers

What's the best method for adding color to metal?

What's the best method for adding color to metal without it chipping off? I have some brass flowers like these that I want to color but I have no idea where to start.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

In the cauldron, boil and bake, fire burn and glasstop break

How can I prevent breaking my ceramic cooktop? Is there a list of dos and don'ts? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Oh crap. I'm so screwed.

Help! Stove emergency. Left ceramic pot on stove too long, and now stove top has a hairline crack across half the stove, and is now chipped (about 2 inches by 4 inches) where the pot had melted. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jan 8, 2010 - 10 answers

My teeth just took over my life.

ThinningToothEnamelFilter: So my latest trip to the dentist (three weeks ago) was a bit of a nightmare, in which I was told the enamel on my teeth is "very thin". Looking for advice on anything I can do to keep what's left, and (dubious) whether there's any way to get it back, as well as what I can expect from here on just generally. A few questions inside for those who have experienced the same thing, or others who genuinely know anything about the problem. [more inside]
posted by springbound on Apr 13, 2009 - 23 answers

Concrete and vitreous enamel: can they go together?

I'd like to make concrete slabs and coat them with vitreous enamel, but concrete breaks down at high temperatures. Is there anything as long-lasting and beautiful as vitreous enamel that could be applied to concrete? Or is there anything with the properties of concrete that can withstand the application of vitreous enamel?
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Staub cookware question

Are these pinholes in the enamel surface of my new Staub cookware normal or flaws? [more inside]
posted by tula on Jan 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Do you have a long-term relationship with a non-plastic kettle?

Anyone have a non-plastic, long-lasting kettle that they'd like to recommend? [more inside]
posted by onoclea on Oct 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Tub-stain Tears

Good lord I'm in trouble! Last night I soaked a few white shirts in Clorox, rinsed them, and then hung them up over the tub to drip dry. One of the shirts had a little black design, and when I got up in the morning I found this hideous stain in the enamel of my tub which looks like was caused by the bleach/ black dye combination drip dripping all night, and which my landlord will *freak out about* when he sees it! Any ideas?
posted by forallmankind on Mar 31, 2007 - 24 answers

Page: 1
Posts