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Should I kiln wash the bottom of my kiln to anneal beads?

It is not necessary to kiln wash the floor of your firebrick kiln to anneal glass beads. Allow a freshly finished bead to cool slightly before inserting it into your hot kiln. This is to prevent the bead from flattening on one side when it is placed inside the kiln. Since the bead has cooled, it will not fuse into the kiln bottom, and kiln wash is unnecessary.

However, if you also use your kiln for glass fusing or ceramics, always apply kiln wash or glass separator to the kiln bottom. But never apply it to a ceramic fiber bottom.



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