Scumble is a transparent, tintable “glaze like” medium.
It dries to a transparent, flat silky finish that is durable, wipeable and water resistant.
It works great on cabinets and doors. Scumble can be used like traditional glaze.
It has a neutral base which allows it to be easily tinted from light to dark colors (it can be tinted with Chalk Paint® or Mixols).
You can even take it to your local paint store for tinting.
Scumble has an extended “open time” of approximately 15-20 minutes. “Open time” means you have the flexibility to wipe the product off while you are working.
If tinting the product with Chalk Paint® start with a 1 to 5 ratio of Chalk Paint® to Scumble. The mixture will thicken as the product sits. This will not affect your finish, but if you like it thinner just add more Scumble to your mix.
Play with the ratios of paint to Scumble until you get your desired color.
Brush or roll on a thin layer of untinted Scumble on your painted surface as a “slip coat” (this gives you a good workable surface). Quickly add your next layer of tinted Scumble and wipe back after a few minutes. (You do not want your “slip coat” to dry as it could crack before you add your next layer). Timing on wiping your tinted layer back depends on depth of color you would like. The longer you leave it on the more tint stays on your surface. Try a test spot to achieve your desired result. Once completely dried add Clear Topcoat Sealer or Clear Finish.
Metallic Chalk Paint®?
We often get requests for metallic Chalk Paint®. This video on using Artisan Enhancements Pearl Plaster and Scumble is excellent for this!
STORAGE: Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F.
Scumble by Artisan Enhancements ® is bio-based, hypo-allergenic, low odor, NO VOC, and environmentally sustainable. Scumble is a translucent, tintable “glaze like” medium with an extended open time. Scumble is formulated to be mixed with tint (such as Mixol colorants), chalk type or clay/mineral paints. Scumble can be used like a traditional glaze medium.
Recommended Use: Scumble is formulated for use on furniture, cabinets, and walls that have been properly prepared/base coated.
Ideal for sealed painted surfaces. If the Scumble glaze will be applied to a surface painted with a water based chalk type or clay/mineral paints, before beginning the glazing process, seal the painted surface. We recommend a thin coat of Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ® to create a sealed barrier and a nice workable surface. Using a brush or roller, apply the tinted Scumble glaze to the sealed painted surface. Wait approximately 2-5 minutes (depending on the desired finish), then begin to wipe the excess Scumble glaze back using a moistened natural Sea Wool Sponge by Artisan Enhancements ® or clean lint and dye free cloth/rag. The length of time between the glaze application and wiping back the excess Scumble glaze depends on depth of color of the overall look to be achieved. The longer the glaze remains the surface before being wiped back, the more color stays on the painted sealed surface. Once the desired look is achieved and completely dry (if possible allow to dry overnight), seal with either Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements®, Clear Finish by Artisan Enhancements®, or soft waxes. Follow the recommended instructions for Clear Topcoat Sealer, Clear Finish, and wax cure times before using the surface.
Open Time & Tinting:
“Open time” refers to the amount of time a product can be exposed to air before drying. Scumble has an extended open time of approximately 20 minutes. Scumble allows the user to have more flexibility to manipulate or wipe the product off while creating and working the desired finish.
Scumble is a translucent base medium which allows it to be easily tinted from light to dark colors. Stir the Scumble base medium thoroughly before tinting. Custom tinted Scumble can be created by taking the Scumble base to a local paint store for tinting. For a quick and easy DIY tinted Scumble glaze, mix Scumble with a water based chalk type or clay/mineral paint, such as Chalk Paint®. To tint Scumble with a chalk type or clay/mineral paint – start with a 1:3 ratio of paint to Scumble (1 part paint to 3 parts Scumble). Scumble is also formulated to be mixed with other tints, such as Mixol colorants. Stir the mixture thoroughly to completely combine both products. Make sure to continually stir the tinted Scumble mixture before, during, and after each application. Test the mixture on a sample piece to determine whether or not add more Scumble for lighter glazes or more paint for darker glazes. Experiment with paint to Scumble ratios until the desired color and opacity is achieved.
Note: We always recommend doing a sample test piece to determine the ratio for the “recipe ” of the tinted Scumble glaze mixture and length of time to leave the glaze on a painted sealed surface.
Helpful Hints – What to do if the Scumble glaze mixture thickens while working?
As the Scumble glaze mixture sits it will begin thicken from being exposed to air. The thicker mixture will not affect finish, however, if a thinner mixture is preferred -simply add more Scumble into the existing mixture.
For additional inspiration and techniques visit our online resource section.
Clean Up & Product Storage:
Easy clean up with soap and water. Seal the container tightly. Do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight/extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C).