Mayco Wax Resist
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Mayco Wax Resist. Available in 2 oz. or 16 oz. bottles.



Wax Resist repels color from the coated area and fires off. It can be used on greenware or bisque, under, between or on top of any unfired color, to protect coated areas from color. It can be applied with a brush, sponge or spattered. Each method allows the artist to expand the options in the decorating process.

Product Features, Attributes and Application Recommendations:

  • Apply one generous coat of Wax Resist. Even a thin coat will repel color. Once an area is coated with Wax Resist a second coat will notadhere to the previous one; it will bead up on the first coat.
  • Once a coat of Wax Resist is applied it can only be removed by firing.
  • When glaze or color is applied over Wax Resist with an underlying unfired glaze, the “beads” of color need to be removed prior to firing. These can be removed by pouncing a clean, damp sponge over the waxed areas. Any color left on the wax that is used on top of an unfired glaze will adhere to the underlying glaze during the firing.
  • If several coats of color are being applied, it is easier to remove excess color after each coat rather than letting them dry and trying to remove them all after the final coat.
  • A sea wool sponge offers the most varied and dramatic effect to veil the wax and color.
  • Mayco recommends the brush or sponge be preconditioned with AC-525 Brush Cleaner to allow easier clean up. Condition the brush by saturating the hairs. Then remove any excess Brush Cleaner before using the Wax Resist.
  • If Wax Resist should dry in the brush it may be removed using AC-520 Solvent.


  • A different effect will result when the beads are allowed to remain during the firing. This option can be used to advantage with some techniques.
  • During the firing process there is additional smoke that will be given off as the wax is burned off. Allow extra ventilation of the kiln during the early part of the firing to remove these fumes and gases.
  • Remember that because the wax repels the color it can fall off the ware and could land on an adjacent piece.Allow extra room when loading the kiln in case this happens and to allow the carbons to burn off.
  • This product has a tendency to chip when trying to sgraffito through it.
  • Wax Resist will only repel color during application. A glaze applied too heavily may run during the firing and Wax Resist will not keep it from moving onto an area.
  • Dramatic Batik effects can be achieved by layering the Wax Resist between coats of color or simply by using Wax Resist as an aid to keep color off an area while painting.



Waterbased coating to prevent color from adhering when applied to bisque or greenware Condition brush with Brush Cleaner, AC-525. Apply generous coat to design areas. Clean brush immediately after use. Wax Resist is removed by firing in kiln."

  • Item #: AC-302
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: AC-302

Mayco Wax Resist

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