WHAT KIND/BRAND OF PAINT SHOULD I USE?
One of the best things about BB Frösch is that it can be used with ANY BRAND of flat finish latex or acrylic paint. We recommend flat finish. If your paint has primer in it, that’s okay—you will still get all the great properties of chalk/mineral paint, it may just thicken a little more when stored.
Behr is a great brand for convenience because it is readily available in sample 8 oz. jars that can be tinted any color for about $3. Behr is also available with No-Voc’s.
Other brands have sample jars varying in size from 6-12 oz. but may not be available in flat finish. If you select a finish other than flat (eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, or high gloss) be sure to increase your paint transformer--the more sheen, the more paint transformer. You can double the amount of powder to help paint with sheen bond.
We LOVE Benjamin Moore and highly recommend it. Many locations only offer this brand in a quart. However, just because you buy a quart, doesn’t mean you have to mix the whole quart. For most projects, we still recommend mixing just 8 oz. (1 cup) at a time.