Paint vs. Powder
THE SHORT ANSWER
If you are looking to paint a surface, then use the paint. If you are looking to mold an object out of plastic, wax, concrete or other structural mediums, then use the powder. Choosing powder with hopes of finding a cheaper paint medium typically results in frustration.
MORE DETAILED IMFORMATION
Our paint is manufactured by adding our powder to a custom-engineered medium. Its chemical make-up was designed by a paint chemist to meet several design criteria set by a board of our customers. The resulting medium is a solvent-based acrylic that contains no UV-filters. Premium durability and suspension additives are included in the formula. Finally, it is pure clear without any visual impurities that will diminish the glow or any pass through color.
This medium will adhere strongly to almost any surface and is very scratch resistant. It is also durable over the long term. We mix the powder and the paint at a very high ratio of 2 pounds of powder to 1 gallon of paint.
The only negative is the cost of such a high-end paint. Our customers regularly tell us that they would rather us engineer the best quality product at a higher price than the alternative of lowering the quality to lower the price. In this case, we truly feel the quality more than justifies the additional cost.
If you decide to purchase the powder and find your own medium, then look at the technical article titled, Choosing Mediums. Regardless, consider that we have tested hundreds of over-the-counter paints and were unable to find a good paint medium alternative.
The powder does work well for thicker non-water based mediums. Therefore, it is great for creating three- dimensional objects like candles, sculpture, glass or plastic casts.