Hand Painted Ceramic Pieces. AMACO Semi-Moist Underglaze Decorating Colors are suitable for many types of ceramic painting. They are especially good for water color effects and painting of fine detail. They come in a pan similar to watercolor pan sets. Thirty-two Intense Colors. Decorating colors are concentrated, intense and opaque. Additional shades and tints can be made by intermixing. Colors may be brushed on either bisque or greenware. A brush dipped in water lifts the color for decorating. Further thinning of the water soluble colors prepares them for transparent water color effects by brushing. Because the colors are approximately the same tone before and after firing, the effectiveness of color combinations and blending can be observed as painting progresses. Colors dry quickly and may be handled without damage. Clearness Essential for Covering Glazes. For clear, covering glazes, AMACO® LG-10, F-10, and HF3-9 are recommended. They will not discolor the underglaze decoration or cause the colors to bleed. If the clear, transparent covering glaze is to be applied on the decorated bisque by brushing, dab the first coat with a sponge or brush. Let dry and then brush on the next two coats. When the underglaze colors are applied on greenware, they are hardened on in the bisque firing and the covering glaze applied either by brushing or sponging. Pieces are fired to the maturing temperature of the covering glaze. Pink, Maroon, Peach, Rose, and Yellow hold their color when fired to temperatures up to Cone 6 (2269°F, 1243°C). All other colors may be fired to an upper limit of Cone 10 (2381°F, 1305°C) with good retention. If left unglazed, AMACO® Semi-Moist Pan Colors should not be used on surfaces which come in contact with food or drink. AMACO® clear glazes LG-10, F-10, and HF-9 or any other dinnerware safe glaze are recommended to be used over AMACO® Semi-Moist Pan Colors to make them dinnerware safe. AMACO® Semi-Moist Pan Colors have only been tested and approved as dinnerware safe when applied and fired under AMACO® LG-10 Clear Glaze. Colors are supplied in sets of 8 assorted colors totaling 1.5 oz. and are packaged in hinged lid plastic boxes. Individual refill pans are also available.