The Crystalac Tumbler 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.
Brite Tone is food safe when dry and FDA compliant but not FDA approved. The FDA does not regulate the paint and coatings industry- just food and drugs.
Kits are available in pint size.
- Brite Tone Topcoat 1 - Pint
- Universal White Paint and Primer & Base 1 - Pint
- Black Gloss Base and Topcoat 1 - 12oz
- Color Boutique Concentrated Pigment SET of 8 (1.2 oz size)
- Concentrated Liquid Mica Metallics 1 2 oz random color (Silver, Gold, Copper, Champagne or Rose)
- Retarder/Reducer 1 - 4 oz
- Glitter Glue Adhesive 1 - 4 oz
- 1 Brush
- 1 CrystaLac Granat Sanding Pad (400 grit)
- 10 Mixing Containers with Lids (size 2 oz)
- 1 Empty Squeeze Bottle
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.
CraftNique 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.
5 super rich sparkly colors (Silver, Gold, Copper, Champagne & Rose)
Add directly into the Extreme Protection or Brite Tone top coats 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 one final application to seal.
Tumbler Preparation and Application
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 - 4 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 expose 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 or spraying
About Crystalac and Becker Labs:
Derek Becker went to paint school in San Francisco, CA where he learned how to formulate all kinds of coatings. He worked as Head Chemist and Formulator for several companies before Crystalac was born.
The family owned and operated business all started in a barn in Candler, Florida. The barn is where all the magical formulations began. Not only did Derek make paint, he made all the mixing equipment and machinery to make his batches with.
He had a successful business going, supplying paint and finishes to several local companies, when decided in 1989 to move to Mountain City, Tennessee and opened up their family business called Becker Labs. That is where the manufacturing plant for CrystaLac products was built and is still operating.
The company is now run by Dorinda, the youngest daughter of Derek who has been working along side her father for the past 18 years and now carries on the family brand.
CrystaLac Top Coats are made with the highest quality ingredients and everything is Environmentally Safe! Making all Eco Friendly products that are easy to use and extremely durable plus great customer service, has always been top priority for the company. Making environmentally safe coatings for over 30 years.
Shipping and Returns
We ship all products offered on this New Life site via USPS, UPS and other major carriers as applicable. Our normal processing time is 1 - 3 days but may be longer after a sale, holidays and other issues out of our control.
Some of our products may ship directly from the manufacturer via similar shipping methods.
We ship orders in the order of receipt and make every effort to ship next business day after an order is received. There may always be conditions that do not allow that as in manufacturer delays in fulfilling our product needs, out of office times and volume of orders received for example.
If you purchase, Priority Mail or other expedited shipping, the shipping time stated is from the associated carrier and only applies to their shipping service levels. It does not apply to the time that it takes to process the order internally, pack it and time for the carrier to pick up the package. Once a package leaves us we have ZERO control over the service performance of the shipping provider.
We make every effort to get your product purchase to you as quickly as is possible but make no guarantees as to the service levels given by any carrier.
Cancellations before the product is shipped or produced is acceptable. We will give you a full refund if the order is cancelled. The order can not be cancelled if the product has already shipped out. To cancel an order, please reach us at [email protected]
Returns: (if applicable)
We accept returns on products. Consumers have the right to apply for a return within 14 days of the receipt.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, sealed and in the same condition that you received it.To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
A restocking fee of 20% of the retail value of the product may be applied at our discretion.
Customers will be responsible for the cost of shipping and are required to insure the package for the full value of product being returned.
Special note for 5 Gallon variations:
All 5 gallon orders of any product are considered custom orders and are not eligible for return or refund. Please be certain of your purchase prior to placing it for these products.
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit of the product cost minus any shipping costs and/or credit card fees, will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or Missing Refunds: (if applicable)
If you haven't received a refund yet, first contact your credit card company or method of payment. It may take some time before your refund is officially posted from Shopify and other payment processors.
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