Ready to Go Epoxy Free? Get this Epoxy Free Tumbler Kit!
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I can't believe the last days of January are here, SO excited for February and all the creative projects that are in the works. Time flies when you're having fun, and just like that I am almost THREE years epoxy-free, March will mark year 3 of using the CrystaLac company products. I started with Bright Tone and now my go-to is Grande Finale 2.. These products have really been my saving grace for me to continue making beautiful pieces of functional art safely in my home.
Even more exciting is the Epoxy Free Tumbler Kits that CrystaLac has available! Two options, both of which I will list below and link them here as well. But before we get to that, I want to remind you why I made the switch from epoxy to the CrystaLac Company.
Safety was the first and most important reason for me to make the switch to non-toxic, water-based products... the safety of my family, myself, and YOU! Being able to use these products in the home safely has been the #1 reason for the switch but not the only reason. Epoxy free is non-toxic, can be used indoors, and is safe to use around kids and pets. Honestly, I don't have any reason to go back to epoxy tumblers at this point. Almost no one can tell the difference between epoxy free and epoxy!
CrystaLac's Grande Finale & Bright Tone are both more cost-effective, although they do require more coats than standard epoxy. These products, (especially after practice) are much quicker. For instance, what I use as my go-to top coat is the Grande Finale 2.0. It has a 2 hour recoat time and dry to the touch in 20mins. And Bright Tone (what I used before Grande Finale came out) has a 4-hour recoat time and dries to the touch in less than an hour.
Ready to Go Epoxy Free? Get this Epoxy Free Tumbler Kit! This is THE KIT to make the ultimate switch, if you're already epoxy-free, STOCK up! Two options for CrystaLac Tumbler Kits Mega Kit contains all the basic products needed plus many extras to help you get you started painting and sealing your tumblers using safe, nontoxic products that can all be used indoors as a great alternative to toxic Epoxy and other solvent-based hazardous products. All products can be ordered individually as well.
Mini Starter Kit contains just the minimal basics in smaller sizes so you can get started on a minimal budget.
Large Mega Kit includes ($139.95):
Grande' Finale High Gloss Topcoat (12 oz bottle)
Universal White Paint and Primer (4 oz squeeze bottle)
Universal Black Paint and Primer (4 oz squeeze bottle)
Universal Gray Paint and Primer (4 oz squeeze bottle)
2 (1 oz) Concentrated Liquid Mica Metallics (our choice of 2 colors)
2 Flip’N Awesome Paint & Primer (our choice of 2 colors) 4 oz
2 oz matching glitter
Glitter Glue (4oz) For adhering and sealing all your glitter, fabrics etc.
Surface Conditioner Gentle Cleaner (4 oz)
2 Brushes (taklon and fluffy paint brush)
1 Sanding Pad -double sided 220 grit
1 Sanding Sponge 400 grit
1 small tumbler
Instruction / Recipe Brochure
(New) Mini Starter Kit includes ($49.95):
Grande' Finale High Gloss Topcoat (4 oz)
Universal Gray Paint and Primer Basecoat (4 oz)
Glitter Glue (4 oz)
Flip'N Awesome Paint & Primer (our choice of color) 1.2 oz
1 Sanding Pad 400 grit
1 Sanding Sponge 220 grit
2 brushes taklon and fluffy
CrystaLac Tumbler Kit Products and Use Bases Universal Primers : A great bonding Primer and Paint that can be used alone as a base color, 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.
Flip’N Awesome: This is an awesome 3 in 1 Paint and Primer that works great for your base coat colors. Top-Coat Grande' Finale is a very High Solids Waterbased Topcoat that is best used for layering a Super Clear, High Gloss, Durable, Protective Finish to your project. It can also be tinted using the Color Boutique Concentrated (liquid) Pigments to make tons of colors 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. 6 super rich sparkly colors (Silver, Gold, Copper, Champagne, Pink Quartz & Rose) plus a beautiful color-shifting mica. Works best by adding a little bit directly into Grande' Finale or Brite Tone. You can also 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. CrystaLac Glitter Glue Adhesive CrystaLac Glitter Glue Adhesive is perfect for adhering to and sealing all your crafting projects. It is a Water-based, Non-Yellowing, Clear, Permanent, Bonding Glue. It is safe to use and it contains No V.O.C's, its Non-Toxic and FDA Compliant. CrystaLac Glitter Glue Bonds to most surfaces including Glass, Plastic, Metal, Ceramic, Wood, Fabric, Paper, and more. Surface Conditioner Surface Conditioner is a gentle, inter-coat cleaning agent that helps to remove any surface contaminants, fingerprints, sanding dust, etc., and promotes inter-coat bonding. Not for use on bare wood. Environmentally Safe and Non-Toxic. Per the CrystaLac Comapny: Properly prepping your tumbler is a critical step before using any paints or topcoats on it. Stainless tumblers have a factory waterproof coating on them that needs to be completely removed prior to painting. Plastic, glass and ceramic also need to be scuff sanded. We suggest a thorough sanding using 80 to 220 grit sandpaper to ruff up the surface and then wipe clean with Surface Conditioner or wash off with dawn dish soap to remove any traces of dust or fingerprints. Apply CrystaLac products at room temperature minimum of (68 to 75 degrees) and allow 4 hours drying time between coats of paint and/or finish. Apply thin coats. 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. Dry immediately and do not submit tumblers to extreme heat. All products manufactured by The CrystaLac Company are Non-Toxic, Non-Hazardous, FDA compliant, Non-Yellowing and completely safe to use indoors. Use a mask when sanding or spraying. We are a family owned company based here in the USA that has been making environmentally safe coatings for over 30 years.