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

*formerly BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder

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 more? O K A Y . . .

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 FLAT FINISH paint and stir WELL until powder+water mixture is fully incorporated.  Store any unused paint in an airtight container.

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