This kit contains all the basic products needed to help you get you started painting and sealing your tumblers using a safe alternative to toxic Epoxy. All products can be ordered individually as well.
(for topcoats and bases choose between 8 oz, Pints or Quarts.)
Brite Tone Topcoat
Extreme Protection Polyurethane
Universal White Paint and Primer & Base
Black Gloss Base and Topcoat
Color Boutique Concentrated Pigment SET of 8 (1.2 oz size)
Concentrated Liquid Mica Metallics (5 colors in 1 oz containers) Silver, Gold, Copper, Champagne & Rose!
1 Festool Sanding Pad (400 grit)
10 Mixing Containers with Lids (size 2 oz)
Extreme Protection (EP) vs. Brite Tone (BT):
In regards to tumblers, the EP is used to hold down the glitters and micas in between coats. The BT is what you need to give a high gloss hard finish on the tumbler.
Tumbler Kit Products and Use
Universal White – UW is a great bonding Primer and Paint that can be used alone as a white base, or it can be tinted to any pastel to medium base color using any of the CraftNique Color Boutique Concentrated (liquid) Pigments. It can be used on Wood, Metal, Ceramic and Glass.
Black Gloss - Black Gloss can also be used as a base undercoat for wood, metal, ceramic and glass. CraftNique Mica based metallics can also be added into the black for a unique shimmer effect.
Extreme Protection is a Clear Gloss topcoat (not a glue) that can be used as a base for adhering and sealing glitters, micas and decals. It can also be tinted using CraftNique Color Boutique Concentrated (liquid) Pigments.
Brite Tone is a very High Solids Topcoat that is best used for layering a Super Clear, High Gloss, Durable, Protective Finish to your project.
Color Boutique Concentrated Pigments
These are NOT Paints - They are colorants used to make paint!
CraftNique Color Boutique is a unique coloring system made up of highly concentrated, nano sized pigment colors that can be easily mixed into any of the CrystaLac or CraftNique Bases to create your very own DIY Paint, Stains, Glazes, and Topcoats. We've put together 8 standard colors that can be used alone or inter-mixed together to make endless color combinations.
Mica Based Metallics
Color Boutique Metallics are Highly Concentrated Mica Pigments incorporated into a liquid solution making them super easy to use without having to deal with airborne particles - unless you like them in your eyes, nose and skin ;} 4 super rich sparkly colors (Silver, Gold, Copper & Champagne) more choices coming soon! Add directly into The Extreme Protection or Brite Tone or use straight for intense color similar to gold leafing. Use approximately 1 tsp per pint. Adjust more or less to attain the desired appearance and effect. Top- Coat to protect.
Properly prepping your tumbler is a critical step before using any paints or topcoats on it. We suggest a light scuff sanding with 400 grit sandpaper to ruff up the surface and then wipe clean with alcohol to remove any traces of dust or fingerprints.
Apply CrystaLac products at room temperature (65 to 80 degrees) and allow 2 hours drying time between coats of paint and/or finish. Finishes will self-level as they dry. Do Not Use heat guns to force drying. Full cure is 30 days. You can gently use before that, but it will continue to harden over a 30 day period. Hand wash only with soap and water and do not submit tumblers to extreme heat.
All products manufactured by The CrystaLac Company are Non-Toxic, Non-Hazardous, Non-Yellowing and completely safe to use indoors. Use a mask when sanding. We are a family owned company based here in the USA that has been making environmentally safe coatings for over 30 years.