Product FAQ

Chalkology Paste

1. Is Chalkology Paste toxic?

No, but is also not for human or animal consumption; do not eat.

2. What if my Chalkology Paste becomes dry?

If the Paste does become dry you may spray a small amount of water and mix it well until the correct consistency (such as sour cream) is reached.

3. What surfaces is Chalkology Paste safe on?

Chalkology Paste is safe to use and remove from most non-porous surfaces, such as Chalkboards, glass, metal, even painted walls. Paste can also be used on porous surfaces such as unfinished wood or paper, those will be a permanent design.

4. Will any of the colors stain my surfaces?

Please test any surface you are applying Paste to. The darker colors, with high amounts of pigment (ie. black and red), will be more likely to stain porous surfaces. Disinfecting wipes and soap with water will help remove the paste; however, a “color echo” or Paste residue may remain. A “color echo” may be more pronounced on an underlying surface the longer it has been on a surface, as well as its exposure to light.

5. How many colors do you have?

Some Paste colors will be seasonal/limited time and others will be foundational colors intended to be stocked for a longer time. We currently have 41 colors available.

Transfers

1. How long will my Transfer last?

Transfers are designed for multiple uses but are not designed for ongoing/lifetime use. The number of applications in each Transfer varies based on how well they are cleaned between uses, care to apply to a surface and reattach to a backer, and what type of surfaces the Transfer is applied to.  With proper care, user can consistently achieve 8-12 uses.

2. My Transfer doesn’t stick anymore; what do I do?

All transfers will eventually lose stickiness. To get the most use you will want to take care of them. Refer the question on Transfer use and care to preserve and restore stickiness.

3. How should I store my Transfers?

Make sure your Transfers are completely dry prior to storage. There are many ways to store transfers such as an art portfolio, the original transfer packaging, using pant hangers, or in a drawer. Experiment to discover what works best for you!

4. What is ‘fuzzing’ and when do I need to do it?

The design of the Transfer and the surface you are applying it to affects how well the Transfer sticks. We highly recommend ‘fuzzing’ a transfer if using on glass, mirrors or windows–all very sleek, often slick, surfaces. Use a cloth towel to put the transfer on and peel off and on a few times before applying it on the surface you wish to Paste the image on.

Chalkboards/Waxing

1. Which surfaces needs to be waxed and why do I need to wax?

Waxing can improve the adherence of Chalkology Paste to surfaces other than porcelain steel chalkboards. All hanging shaped boards, such as the mini bracket board, require a wax application prior to using Paste. If the chalk paste flakes off when dry, this is an indicator that you will need to apply a wax layer first. You never need to apply wax to windows and unfinished wood.

2. What if I wax a porcelain board?

Unfortunately, you cannot undo it. This will leave a film behind which is difficult to remove. Please remember that all of our framed boards do not need to be waxed.

What product is recommended for sealing?

My favorite indoor sealant is the crystal clear Krylon spray.