Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What techniques do you suggest to get the best result with Primal Flow Paints?
A: Layer your colors gently in your cup, and tilt slowly. For tips on adding our Celltastic Oil (or any oil additive) to best effect, check out the page for Celltastic Oil Additive.
Q: Do I need to add Flow Medium to Primal Flow Paints?
A: No! They are pre-mixed with the ideal amount of flow medium for vivid colors and smooth flow. They have a creamy consistency, and may be thinner than some customers are accustomed to. They can be further thinned with our regular or metallic flow medium, but be aware that adding more may result in a more 'transparent' or 'galactic' look to your pour if it is heavily stretched.
Q: Will Primal Flow Paints create cells?
A: Yes! The Metallic Colors naturally create the best cells, but other colors have a small amount of a special additive in them that also helps to boost natural cells - though they are more likely to create beautiful lacing depending on your technique. They all mix beautifully with all types of silicone, so experiment with additives to get the cell look you love!
Q: Can you mix Primal Flow Colors with Resin?
A: No, we do not recommend mixing any pre-mixed paint with Resin - you would want to use Acrylic Paints or Inks that are much more pigment dense.
Q: Do you ship Internationally?
A: Yes we do! We know the shipping is expensive, and unfortunately we have to deal with the high cost of shipping internationally without the heavy discounts larger companies enjoy! We do our best to add 'Freebies'!
Q: Are Primal Flow Paints available via Retail?
A: Yes, but in limited quantities. The Bossier Arts Council in Bossier, LA has a small selection available.
Q: How much surface area does a 8oz Bottle of Primal Flow Paint cover?
A: More than you would think! If you wet-prime your work surface and have a good stretching technique for minimal wastage, you will find that you only need about 6oz of paint per square foot!
Q: How do Primal Flow Paints dry?
A: Beautifully! They are densely pigmented and highly flexible, which resists cracking and crazing. The vividness of the colors comes out best under a resin coating, but any gloss acrylic will bring out the color and the sparkle in your finished pieces!
Q: Are Primal Flow Paints light-fast?
A: Extremely! They are designed to be professional grade, and are ideal for all types of projects - even items that will be in direct sunlight!
Q: Do your paints mix well with other acrylic pouring mixes?
A: They can, but we suggest avoiding mixes that include water or glue.