How to Make Chalk/Mineral Paint with BB Frösch Paint Transformer

Directions for mixing 8 oz. (1 cup) of paint. *see below for larger quantities

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We recommend HEAPING tablespoons of powder. It is better to err on the side of MORE powder than not enough, since the powder is what helps your paint bond. Without enough powder, it will be just like painting with regular latex paint that will want to peel or chip off.

The more BB Frösch powder that is used, the thicker the paint+water mixture will be, and the more your paint will thicken over time, but that’s okay!  Read more about thickened paint here.


It is recommended to mix up just 8 oz. at a time for three reasons:

  1. Due to excellent coverage, many projects can be completed with just 8 oz. mixed paint

  2. It is easier to fully incorporate the BB Frösch powder mixture in smaller batches

  3. Although mixed paint stores indefinitely, why mix up more than you need?

Still want to mix the whole quart? 

In a separate quart-sized container (we recommend a clear container so you can see when the powder+water mixture is fully incorporated), mix the contents of 1 small jar BB Frösch Paint Transformer with 4 to 5 tablespoons water until a thick but creamy “donut glaze” consistency is achieved.  Too pasty?  Add water!  Add paint and stir WELL until powder+water mixture is fully incorporated.  Store any unused paint in an airtight container.


So you want to paint your kitchen? (or any other BIG project) Check out the step-by-step Ultimate Guide to Painting Cabinets.

Mix the contents of one medium (gallon) jar of BB Frösch Paint Transformer with 1 to 1 1/2 cups water until a thick but creamy "donut glaze" consistency is achieved. If the mixture is too pasty, add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved. When mixing a gallon of paint, it is easiest to add the powder/water mixture to the paint can. You will need to pour about a cup of paint out of the gallon paint can to make room for the powder/water mixture. Save this cup to add back into the paint can once you have used some of the paint and there is more room. When the powder/water mixture is added to the paint, STIR WELL until the mixture is fully incorporated. 


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