Disclaimer Fire Balls, Fire-Shapes & Fire-Stone
Solid Concrete Fire Balls, Fire Shapes, and Fire Stones are not a
paint-based coating. They are a water based ceramic stain formulation
that is made for fire use. This ceramic stain application will provide a
fairly consistent covering, unfortunately not all castings absorb at
the same rate. Some soak up all the coloration resulting in a "thin"
look. When this occurs, we cannot "double dip", as the 2nd coating will
reside on the surface; and will peel under heat. In sum, there
will be variations in the same color from time to time and piece to
piece. The staining penetrates the base material to provide certain
colorfastness under heat; unattainable by regular paint. Yet, over time
and continual usage - the surface layer will burn away.
CRACKING: Hollow Terracotta Fire Balls are not to exceed temperatures
of 600 degrees. If placed directly on the fire, under excessive heat,
over a long period of time, the fireballs will crack. We would advise
the following guidelines: If directly in the flames, run a low to medium
flame, and remove when planning to run on high flame. Place the balls
behind the flames, and or in front of the flames. If fireballs are in
the flame, Do-Not place the opening of the hollow fireball down,
allowing the flame to enter the hollow fireball. Have the opening facing
away from the flame (ideally facing the back of the fireplace).
coated, Terra Cotta Fire Balls (hallow): These are handmade 2 piece
construction, and then porcelain coated. Because of the nature and
construction of these Fire Balls and the actual material, there is no
guarantee to the finished look. The porcelain is applied and fired up to
2200 degrees. The rate and adhesion is different with every batch of
balls manufactured. Some may be shinier the others and or smoother. Some
may be and can have a rougher texture than the previous batch. There is
nothing wrong with the Fire Balls just because they look different than
any other previous balls manufactured or purchased.
fireballs are in the flame, Do-Not place the opening of the hollow
fireball down, allowing the flame to enter the hollow fireball. Have
the opening facing away from the flame (ideally facing the back of the