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  • Innovative products designed to work together • Stunning colors • Paints, dyes, colorants, resins • Polymer inlays • Gilding and patina pastes • Made in the USA

About Chroma Craft

Chroma-Craft is dedicated to providing new and innovative products including top quality, wood dye, premium colorants, paints, inlays and casting materials suitable for professional and amateur artisans who demand the best materials for their projects. Our products are directed towards the artisan market involving casting, painting and woodworking including turning, carving and restoration. As part of the Color Technologies operating group, Chroma-Craft benefits from the group’s 20+ years of research, development and manufacturing history. Our R&D Department is committed to developing unique and inventive products. Since most of our products are manufactured by us in Georgia, we control the processes and have the highest quality standards in the industry. Chroma-Craft’s premium products and techniques can make a good craftsman into an accomplished artist. Use Chroma-Craft and turn your workshop into a studio

Chroma Craft Products

 

Wood Dyes

Wood Dyes provide brilliant transparent colors that enhance but do not obscure the wood grain or figure. Formulas are made with a fast-drying alcohol base utilizing the highest quality, UV-stable dyes available. Adding pure shellac provides more uniform coverage and helps to seal the wood. Use the dyes as single colors or mix together in liquid form to create new colors. Multiple coats of different color dyes can be applied on top of each other for stunning effects. A clear coat with UV protection, such as our Chroma-Craft clear acrylic, is recommended for coating the finished product. All dye colors are offered in liquid, pen and aerosol form that can be used together or separately depending on the user’s preference or desired effect. The pens provide precise lines and shading. Use the new aerosols for beautiful shading effects that have only been achievable by using an airbrush. The liquid is used for complete coverage or blotted on with a towel or brush for marbling effects. Denatured alcohol works best for cleaning and blending the colors. Poly Glitter Glitter adds a beautiful sparkle and metallic look to your project. We manufacture our own glitter to rigorous specifications. Unlike ordinary hobby glitter, our solvent and heat-resistant Poly Glitter can be added to Polyester and Epoxy casting resins without it dissolving or the color bleeding or fading. You can also add glitter to solvent or water-based paints, adhesives, and CA glue. Make brilliant inlays for jewelry by premixing glitter with our casting resins.

 Resin Tint

Our resin tints are highly-concentrated color dispersion's used for coloring clear or filled epoxy and polyester resin. The UV stable pigments are dispersed in a medium that will cure within the resin to become permanent. Blend the colors to produce any shade desired or combine with Pearlescent, Glow and Glitters for even brighter colors. Adjusting the total amount of color allows shading from transparent to opaque. Pearlescent and Glow Powders Pearlescent Powders provide an array of vibrant colors for mixing in casting resins, water or solvent-based paints, and glues. Even though many of the pearlescent colors look like metal, they do not tarnish or change colors. Mix the powders to create new colors or use them to enhance regular paints and resin colors. Blend with darker colors for an even brighter finish. The glow powder can be used separately or mixed with fluorescent Poly Colors for colored glow-in-the-dark items that kids love! SpinGems™ SpinGems™ are specially formulated polymer chips used to mix in casting resins as well CA glue. They are designed to mix in a 50/50 blend with our Polyester or Epoxy casting resin and used for filling inlays. The chips are available in a variety of sizes and colors including pre-blended stone colors. The small SpinGems™ can be inserted into small cracks or inlays and saturated with our thin CA glue for quick results.

 Acrylic Paints

Our water-based acrylic paints are designed to be hand brushed or air brushed. The quick drying formulation can be used on a variety of substrates such as wood, metal and ceramic. All of the colors are compatible with each other and can be blended for an infinite color palette. The transparent colors can be used over wood and still allow the grain pattern and figuring to show. Accent Paste Chroma-Craft accent paste is an easyto-use, wax-based formulation containing UV stable gilding and patina colors. The accent paste provides subtle accents or bold metallic effects on wood, metal and ceramics. Colors can used alone or blended and are easily mixed with spirit thinner to adjust the viscosity for your preference of application method (brush, cloth, foam, etc.) Finish with Chroma-Craft Clear Acrylic spray for best results. Polyester Casting Resin Clear, colorless and low viscosity makes polyester resins a good choice for many casts and encapsulations. Polyester is UV stable and offers a quick set and project turn-around. It can easily be colored with various pigments or left glass clear for that “window” effect. Polyester resin can also be combined with natural and synthetic products like wood, SpinGemsTM, pigments, glitter, etc. to create entire projects or inlays that enhance other items. Use it to make inlays or pouring blanks for pens, duck and turkey calls, yoyo’s, goblets and any other items that you want to cast. After curing, the blanks are sanded or finished on the lathe.

 Epoxy Casting Resin

Our casting epoxy is a 100% solids resin with very low odor and a wide range of utility. We currently offer epoxy in two viscosities. Our low-viscosity product is designed to be cast alone or to encapsulate items. Our high-viscosity or gel product is specifically designed to be thick enough so as not to drip or sag from a vertical surface. Known for its ability to stick to just about anything, our epoxy products can be combined with colorants and various ingredients to glue, decorate, enhance or make blanks to be turned or shaped.

Polyester Casting Resin

Clear, colorless and low viscosity makes polyester resins a good choice for many casts and encapsulations.  Polyester is UV stable and offers a quick set and project turn-around.  It can easily be colored with various pigments or left glass clear for that “window” effect.  Polyester resin can also be combined with natural and synthetic products like wood, SpinGems™, pigments, glitter, etc. to create entire projects or inlays that enhance other items.  Use it to make inlays or pouring blanks for pens, duck and turkey calls, yo-yo's, goblets and any other items that you want to cast.  After curing, the blanks are sanded or finished on the lathe.

Clear Acrylic Spray Lacquer

Use Chroma Craft Clear Acrylic Spray Lacquer for a long lasting finish that both beautifies and protects your work from harmful UV rays.  This crystal clear formulation provides exceptional durability and even coating with the convenience of an aerosol can.  It works great on wood, metal, plaster, masonry and un-glazed ceramic.  Dries to touch in 20 minutes for quick use indoors and outdoors.

Water Reducible Urethane

Water Reducible Urethane is a water-reducible urethane coating with outstanding durability and adhesion that works well on wood, metals and a number of other substrates. The easy-to-use formula yields a tough, chemical-resistant finish. Water Reducible Urethane  can be used as a low-gloss topcoat or as a sealer/protective barrier to protect wood and intermediate coatings from additional finish coats.  Water Reducible Urethane  can be brushed, wiped or used with an airbrush, and offers water clean up until it dries. Water Reducible Urethane  should be airbrushed on top of Chroma-Gilt™ to ensure maximum effect of the metallic finish.