Collection: Epoxy Free Tumbler Products

CrystaLac epoxy free water based top coats and CraftNique coloing systems are a great combination to create a beautiful custom tumbler without using epoxy! CrystaLac is not epoxy so the descriptions will be about a whole new process for creating a tumbler than you are used to hearing.  

Most are using our Brite Tone as an alternative to Epoxy. BT is a Waterbased product and is very high in solids so it builds quicker than any other water based product. It is very different than epoxy and is applied several thin layers versus 1 or 2 layers of epoxy. The layers dry quickly and can be re-coated in 3 to 4 hours. CrystaLac can’t be used in molds. It is not a pouring type product, it needs to dry in thin layers to cure and perform properly.

Use as many or as few of the products below as needed or go use them all with the CrystaLac Tumbler Kit (Epoxy Free).

Base Coats

Universal White

A bonding primer and paint that is used as a base-coat. This paint can also be tinted with any Color Boutique Concentrated Pigments listed here., 

Universal White All in One can be used on many surfaces including wood, metal, ceramic and glass. Apply by brushing on.  Generally it will require at least 2 coats for full coverage. Recommended with a 2-3 hour dry time between coats.

Black Gloss

Black Gloss can be used as a base-coat for wood, metal, ceramic and glass as well. This product is applied by brushing and requires at least 2 coats for full coverage with a 2-3 hour dry time between coats.  It is a highly pigmented black as the name implies and looks fantastic.

Flip’N Awesome Paints

Flip'N Awesome Paints can be used as a base coat on thoroughly sanded stainless steel. They may require more than one coat with dry time of 2-3 hour dry time between coats.

Brite Tone

Brite Tone is a top coat primarily but can be used as a base coat on thoroughly sanded stainless steel. Cover evenly and completely in a thin layer approximately 2 sheets of paper thick. Let dry 4 hours and reapply if you feel you need better coverage with another 4 hour dry time.

Glitter Glue Permanent Bonding Adhesive

Glitter Glue is perfect for adhering and sealing all crafting projects.  Good for glitter, sealing over paint and other applications.  Will require top coating with Brite Tone or other top coat. 

Top Coats

Extreme Protection

Extreme Protection Clear Gloss Top Coat that can be used directly over a dried base coat to adhere glitter. This product is used as a less costly way to build up layering when creating a glitter design It has many other uses as well, but is mainly used in that way. Also available in different sheens.

Brite Tone

Very High Solids Top coat that is best used for layering a Super Clear, High Gloss, Durable Protective Finish to your project. This can also be used as a base coat realizing it is clear and the sanding marks will be showing through. Use an opaque next step if you want these covered.This is what is used over everything for the brilliant finish and shine. 

It is available in gloss, satin or matte.  

Color Boutique Concentrated Pigments

These are NOT paints. These are colorants used to make paint. The CraftNique Color Boutique is a unique coloring system made up of highly concentrated, nano-sized pigment colors that can easily be mixed into any of the CrystaLac bases to create your own paint, stain, glaze and topcoats. With the 8 standard colors that can be used alone or mixed together there are endless combinations. With this being said, you can mix the pigments into the Universal White to create colors to closely match your glitter application so the coverage appears to be fuller. These pigments can also be added to the top coats and the Clear Gel Stain as well.

Clear Gel Stain

This is used to mix the pigments into to create great colors for a wood stain look, best used over the Universal White base-coat. Of course, the Universal White can be colored as well with the pigments then the Clear Gel Stain can too.

Combining the shades you need can create a great wood-grain look.

This medium can also be used to more easily swirl colors, because it is thinner, by mixing with the pigments or acrylic paints then blowing with a straw or canned air or tipping the cup for movement. This is not used as a topcoat and will need to be covered with a topcoat for a final finish.

Mica Based Liquid Metallics (Dorinda’s Metallics)

The CraftNique concentrated metallics are highly concentrated mica pigments incorporated into a liquid solution making them easy to use without having to deal with airborne particles.

Five vibrant colors are available - (Silver, Gold, Copper, Champagne and Rose)

These can be directly added into the Extreme Protection or Brite Tone. They can also be used straight for intense color similar to gold leafing. The can also be added to the Black Gloss for an added shimmer if you desire.

Flip’N Awesome Paints

Flip'N Awesome Paints can be used as a base coat on thoroughly sanded stainless steel. They may require more than one coat with dry time of 2-3 hour dry time between coats.

Flip'N Awesome 3 in 1 pre-made paint colors have 12 amazing colors plus a few seasonal and limited edition colors at times. Use as is or mix together to make your own blend. CraftNique Color Boutique concentrated pigments can also be added to flip your shade into it's own unique color.

As with all CrystaLac products, you can mix these colors with the others as well as the top coats!

Tumbler Preparation

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 rough up the surface and then wipe clean with Surface Conditioner to remove any traces of dust or fingerprints.

Application

CrystaLac products should be applied at room temperature (65 to 75 degrees) and allow 3 to 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.

Cure Time and Care

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 or spraying. 
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