Mar 02, 2015u00a0u00b7 figure 1 shows some examples of fired-on enamel decorations that use glass frit. each enamel component plays a specific role in enabling proper application and firing. decorating enamels are composed of glass frit, ceramic pigments and an organic medium, which have been mixed together under high shear to attain a uniform dispersion. figure 2 shows a three-roll mill, which is one type u2026 The glass properties of the porcelain enamel finish make it superior to organic materials, such as paint. it is a hard, scratch-resistant coating that remains colorfast and glossy after years of use. itu2019s smooth, glassy finish cleans easily and is resistant to acidic and alkaline chemicals. Porcelain enamel paints are a classification of enamels that are used to paint porcelain and other surfaces. this type of paint is made in a method similar to the porcelain itself and is designed to be extremely durable, more like glaze than common household paint. Porcelain enamel cookware often has a steel or cast iron base coated in a substance called vitreous enamel. vitreous enamel is made by fusing melted glass to metal at a very high temperature. this smooth enamel coating protects the metal underlying your cookware. in many cases, the enamel chips over years of use or as a result of improper care.