FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between Candy Pearls and Ghost Pearls?

Candy Pearls are pigmented or colored.  They will create a colored paint that can either be translucent or opaque.  Candy pearls are good for base colors and can even be mixed to custom make colors. 

Ghost pearls will give color reflection when the light hits them but are not pigmented so they will not create a colored paint.  Ghost pearls alter black base coats fairly easily and will create a ”midnight” color effect.  Ghost pearls can go over any color and can be layered for a multi colored effect. 

2. What is a base clear Paint?

3. What base coat color do I need for metal flakes?

You can use any base color for flakes.  It all depends on what you want your project to look like.  If you are going for a full flake effect it is best to lay down a base color that is close to the color of the flake that you choose.  That way, if you miss any spots it will not be obvious.  Black is a very forgiving color to spray metal flake over as well.  Really, the possibilities are endless for color combinations.

4. What base color is best for Candy Pearls?

Black is usually the best and most forgiving to go under a Candy Pearl, especially if you are looking for the true color of the pigment.  Black bases take less coats to cover and will get you to the true color of the pigment the quickest.  HOWEVER, we have found that white or silver works best under the bright orange candy pearl.  Otherwise it appears much more on the gold side.

6. What base coat color is best under true chameleon pearls?

Black, again, is the most forgiving and gets the true color change effect fastest, but there are several non pigmented chameleons that can go over a white or silver base coat for a ghost/chameleon effect.  Painters are now really trying to expand the chameleon pearl pigment effects by going over all colors, red, blue, etc.  Again, the possibilities are endless. 

9. How do I choose a color for my project?

11. When will I receive my items?

First class shipping is 3-5 days with no tracking, priority mail is 2-3 days with tracking and express mail is overnight to 2nd day by noon depending on the zone you live in.  You can always go to the website and enter in your zip code and mine (80205) and they will calculate shipping times for you.  International shipping is generally 1-2 weeks for priority mail international and express mail is 3-5 days.  All of these times are an estimate due to different customs procedures in different countries.