Samples/Kits


Sample Sets

Printed color charts never precisely duplicate the effects you will achieve using enamel products on metal. This is particularly true for transparents where background color and thickness of application strongly influence final results. In order to help you select the color you really want, sample packets are available. There is a 0.3 oz sample, about 1 heaping teaspoon of enamel and they are priced by the "grade" or letter after the name of the enamel.


Thompson Enamels

80 mesh, 6/20 mesh or Lump form

STD $2.20   A $2.40   C $4.00   G $4.70


Samp-C Complete set of 80 mesh enamels for copper, silver, gold or low carbon steel. (169 colors) Available in 80 mesh only, 0.3 oz per sample.   $175.25


Samp-D Complete set of 6/20 mesh enamels for copper, silver, gold or low carbon steel. (142 colors)  0.3 oz per sample.    $157.25     Special Order


PMC Samp Complete set of color transparents, opalescents, black, white and Clear for Silver (67 colors) Available in 80 mesh only, 0.3 oz per sample $78.05     Special Order


OP Samp Complete set of opaque enamels. (96 colors) Available in 80 mesh only, 0.3 oz per sample $99.55     Special Order


BEK-2 Transparent kit of 18 enamel colors, 80 mesh, 1 oz of each color (10% savings on the set)   $143.88

2110 Wax Yellow

2220 Chartreuse

2305 Nile Green

2325 Gem Green

2350 Grass Green

2410 Copper Green

2420 Sea Green

2430 Beryl Green

2520 Aqua Blue (A)

2530 Water BLue (A)

2620 Bonnet Blue (A)

2650 Heron BLue (A)

2660 Nitric Blue (A)

2715 Rose Purple

2755 Concord Grape (G)

2810 Geranium Pink (G)

2836 Raspberry (G)

2910 Elan Gray


BEK-3 Opaque kit of 18 enamel colors, 80 mesh, 1 oz of each color (10% savings on the set)   $158.90

1030 Foundation White

1110 Pastel Brown

1180 Briarwood Brown

1225 Lemon Yellow

1305 Pastel Green

1345 Hunter's Green

1425 Sapphire (C)

1465 Peacock Blue Green (A)

1522 French Blue (A)

1610 Sky Blue (A)

1645 Harvest Blue (A)

1660 Ultramarine Blue (A)

1705 Petal Pink (G)

1745 Fox Glove (G)

1830 Marigold (C)

1850 Pumpkin (C)

1880 Flame Red (C)

1995 Black (A)


BEK-4 Kit of 9 opaque and 9 transparent enamel colors, 80 mesh, 1 oz of each color (10% savings on the set)   $163.12

1010 Undercoat White

1125 Nut Brown

1237 Butter Yellow

1380 Mistletoe Green

1685 Cobalt Blue (A)

1760 Iris Purple (G)

1840 Sunset Orange (C)

1890 Victoria Red (C)

1996 Black (A)

2015 Golden Clear

2210 Soft Yellow (C)

2340 Glass Green

2510 Cascade Blue (A)

2680 Prussian Blue (A)

2747 Dark Lavender (G)

2845 Mikado Orange (C)

2880 Woodrow Red (C)

2915 Oil Gray


Soyer Enamels

Soyer Samples are available as 0.3 oz, 80 mesh and are priced by the "grade" or letter after the name of the enamel.

A $2.00   B $2.20   C $2.75   D $3.70   E $4.60

Enameling Kits

Beginner Kit

These Beginner kits are ideal for those who are learning how to enamel and do not wish to make a large investment. They have been put together with all the necessary items to introduce enameling in a classroom or to establish a camp craft program or to use in your own workshop. Each kit comes with all the basic equipment and materials including instructions at a bargain price. The kits include:

BEK-TK (comes with the TK-1 furnace)   $398.00 Special Order

BEK-KIT (comes without the TK-1 furnace)   $135.00 Special Order

We would strongly suggest that with the TK-1 furnace, you also purchase a fork HF-2120 and a firing rack. The reason is that the TK-1 puts out a lot of heat and getting your hand that close is very hot.
A 4” firing rack will work nicely. If you have the use of a vise and a hammer you can get the F-4 which comes flat. If not, get the WSFR-4 which has the corners already bent ready to use in the furnace with a fork.


MCE-Kit  Metal Clay Enameling Kit

his kit contains the bare necessities to enamel either precious metal clay or Art Clay Use your present kiln. Contains a firing rack (F-4), a trivet (TP-200), firing fork (HF-2120), tools for applying enamel (IT-1 Spatula, IT-3 Spreader, M-16B Sable Brush and SM-2 sifter), holding medium (2 oz. A-1 Klyr-fire), ten enamel colors and instructions. $62.00    Special Order


PK-1 Painting Enamel Kit

For use with miniature and other painting techniques on enamel. These colors can be intermixed to make the largest pallet of painting colors that Thompson has to offer, Includes 14 ceramic pigments, 3 pink/lavender colors, mixing white, painting flux, special painting oil and mixing instructions $85.00


GTK-1 Grisaille Teaching Kit

Special instruction kit written and designed by a leading expert on grisaille. The kit includes step by step instructions, 150 and 325 mesh quantities of 1040 Quill White, 325 mesh 1030 Foundation White, 80 mesh 1996 Black, glass petri dish, fine brush, 100 mesh screen, Klyr-Fire, 2 copper trays and 19 step by step black and white photos of Bill Helwig's grisaille work in process, from start to finish.    $119.20 Special Order