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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 3 different sizes (8oz Minis) (Pints) or (Quarts). Choose your size in the drop down menu.
(Note for topcoats and bases choose between 8 oz, Pint or Quart sizes.)
- 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 Brush
- 1 Festool Sanding Pad (400 grit)
- 10 Mixing Containers with Lids (size 2 oz)
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.