Hey everyone! If you know about BB Frosch Paint Transformer Powder already, you’re here and just want to know how to mix it. We all seem to mix it a little differently. This is the way I do it so I hope this is helpful!
If you’ve wound up here and don’t know what the heck BB Frosch is and here I am talking your ear off about how to mix it, I have a FAQ’s blog post you can check out where I’m sure all your burning q’s will be answered there! I’ll try and keep this simple – no muss, no fuss and no fluff. Let’s go!
Step 1 – Scoop 2 heaping tbsps of powder into a mixing container. You’ll want to add in a little bit of extra powder if using a paint with a little more sheen for more grip since BB Frosch is meant to be mixed with flat sheen paint. I personally use satin sheen, so I say I “extra heap” my tablespoons with powder when using satin or anything shinier.
Step 2 – For the 2 heaping tbsps of powder, you’ll do 2-2.5 tbsps of warm water and add that to your powder. Mix well with a whisk and then use a butterknife to scrape the sides and edges to make sure all the powder has gotten wet. Start out with 2 tbsps of water, and add an extra 1/2 tbsp if it’s a bit too dry.
Step 3 – Add in 1 cup of your latex paint of choice.
My personal favorite is Behr Paint & Primer in One. It’s 0 VOC and BB Frosch is also 0 VOC so mixed together you have a non-toxic paint. The Behr kind is my favorite and I feel that specific one has the best consistency. Behr also has sample sizes but seemingly only in the Behr Marquee line, which isn’t 0 VOC. It is a little smellier so if you’re sensitive to smells, protect yourself with a mask. I really like Behr Paint though…and Home Depot…and BB Frosch 🙂
Step 4 – Whisk the paint and powder mixture well and use the butterknife again to scrape the sides and edges.
Step 5 (Optional) – I like to do this trick whether I’m spraying my paint (yes this can be sprayed) or hand brushing it. I like to use Devilbiss strainers from Amazon to get out any dried paint chunks/impurities, or some powder that may not have been incorporated.
You now have your chalk/mineral style paint you’ve concocted all on your own using the color you have chosen! Woohoo! Well – maybe not yet? Maybe you want to get your hands on this magic powder but don’t know how/where. If you’re in Canada, you can order it through me by clicking here with FREE shipping. If you’re anywhere else, you can check out BB Frosch’s list of retailers near you by clicking here!
If you’d like to see a video version of me doing this, check out my YouTube video below: