A couple of months ago I bought a kiln shelf from Bullseye. I just recently got around to using it and it’s great but….
The first time I used it I had primer stuck to the bottom of my glass. I put on at least 8 coats of Primo shelf primer which is usually more than enough. The second time I primed and used it, it worked great. Then I decided to flip the shelf over and use the other side. Again! I had primer stuck to the bottom of my glass. I am not sure what happened here.
Do Bullseye shelves need a break in period? Anyone else have this experience? Maybe it didn’t like the primo primer? In any case, I am going to try a small sample using some inexpensive glass on the shelf next. I may try using Primo primer on half of the shelf and Hotfire on the other half.
All is not lost though! Every mistake is a learning opportunity. This did give me a design idea for my Christmas plates. Looks like I’ll be buying some fine white frit in the future.