PolySatin Sublimation Coating for Ceramic, Wood, and Stone (satin finish)

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PolySatin is a 2-Part, water-based, sublimation coating, which provides a hard, scratch-resistant, semi-gloss finish for ceramic mugs, tile, stone, and wood. 

Coated substrates have no expiration date. In other words, you can coat a mug today and wait 'til next year to sublimate the mug.

Step 1: Add 1 ml of catalyst per ounce of Poly. Stir thoroughly and let mixture settle for a few minutes. Mixture has an 18-hour pot-life, but can be re-catalyzed by adding 1 ml of catalyst to each ounce of remaining mixture. 

Step 2:
Clean surface with water. 

Step 3:Apply thin, even coat of PolySatin mixture with bristle brush, Preval sprayer, or gravity-feed sprayer like the one pictured below. Mixture can be thinned with 10% water for use with gravity-feed sprayer. Set air compressor for between 25 and 35 PSI. Apply enough Poly mixture to allow the coating to flow together smoothly. The coating will look dull and textured if you do not apply enough coating. Clean sprayer and brush with water (do not use soaps or solvents).

WARNING: Wear face mask & eye protection if using a sprayer

Step 4:
Once dry (2 to 3 hours), cure substrate in oven for 22 minutes at 340F (if coating burns, turn temp down 10 degrees) or on heat press with light pressure for 15 minutes at 340F (use parchment paper or silicone pad to protect finish). Cure wood at 340F for 15 minutes in oven or 10 minutes on the press with parchment paper or silicone pad for protection using light pressure.

Step 5: Since dwell times vary according to substrate and method, here are a few examples to get you started. Press ceramic tiles face-down over foam padding for 10 minutes at 400F. Press wood face-up for 3 minutes at 375F. Whenever possible, it's best to press substrates face-down over a foam (i.e. Vapor) or felt (i.e. Nomex) pad to get full contact with the sublimation paper.

UV Protection:We strongly recommend applying a topcoat of UV protection like Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Enamel Spray Paint (available at Home Depot and Lowes for $3.76) to ensure long-term color protection.

Rust-Oleum 12-oz Crystal Clear Gloss Spray Paint

Here is an example of a PolySatin tile:

White Primer: If you are interested in covering woodgrain or lightening your substrate, check out our PolyWhite/PolyGloss set.

We sell our PolySatin as a kit and you will receive the following items in your kit to help you get started coating your own products.

  • 16 oz. Bottle of PolySatin
  • Catalyst
  • Measuring Syringe
  • Measuring cups

~All DyePress Products are Manufactured in Scottsdale, Arizona~ 

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