Frequently Asked Questions

Why Isn’t the paint Sticking?

Furniture that has had years of furniture polish needs to be cleaned very well before painting, because the oils prevent paint from sticking.

What kind of coverage, I can get with Phenomena Paints?

For the details of Phenomena Paints coverage, please check out our Coverage Guide here.

Do you need to sand between coats?

Yes. To get smooth finish and best results from Phenomena Paints, we strongly recommend to sand between each coat.

How to minimize brush streaks?

Misting your piece with water while painting will minimize the streaks. Phenomena Paint is a self leveling paint, provided you have misted your project surface with water, which will give the paint some time to self-level.

How to control bleed through?

If you have a dark wood and think, the wood/tannin may bleed through. Then, do not forget to prime your piece. We recommend Zinsser BIN, however any shellac based primer will work.

Is our Paint Zero VOC?

Zero VOC applies only to the base. VOC level may change once colorant is added to the base.

What is the drying time of Phenomena Paints?

Preferred drying time is 2 – 4 hours. However, you may apply 2nd coat after an hour.

Is clay paint for furniture painting ?

Phenomena Paint is a clay paint with some mineral content in it, which can be used to paint anything wood.  You can paint new or old pieces made of wood with Phenomena Paint.

How do you apply Phenomena Paint?

Phenomena Paint is a thick paint, due to it’s clay content, which means a little goes a long way.  The longer the lid stays off the thicker it will get. If you like a thinner look just add a little water and stir. Clean the item you want to paint with any wood cleaner, take a damp brush (you can use a chip brush, special brushes designed for clay painting or whatever brush you like to work with ) and paint a thin coat. It will dry very quickly. Some items will need a second coat so after about an hour add another coat.

Can I paint my kids furniture with Phenomena Paint?

Yes. Phenomena Paint is 100% environmental friendly and can be used in kids room.

How many colors are available in Phenomena Paint?

There are more than 80+ paint colors available in Phenomena Paints.

What brush to use with Phenomena Paints?

You can use a chip brush, special brushes designed for chalk painting or whatever brush you like to work with, when painting with Phenomena Paint. However, we suggest to use chalk paint brush to get best results, when painting with Phenomena Paint.

Can Phenomena Paint be used as chalkboard paint?

Phenomena Paints is not the same thing as chalkboard paint. … Phenomena Paint is a clay paint with mineral content in it, that can be used on furniture and other items to create a flat/matte appearance.