COLOR POWDER FAQs
Quantity and Usage
How Much Color Powder Will I Need?
For Color Race/Walk type of events we recommend a minimum of ½ pound per participant if there will be 3 or less color stations. If your event will have 4 or more color stations, we recommend at least ¾ pound per participant. 5 color stations would require a minimum of 1 pound per person.
For other events such as gender reveal parties, birthday parties, color wars, festivals, pep rallies and photo shoots it depends on what you are planning to do. Call us for more detailed information about your colored powder needs, especially for color fun runs and color war powder questions: 888-252-6567.
How Long Will It Take to Get My Order?
We ship most orders, even wholesale and bulk orders, the same day we receive them (if ordered by Noon PT/ 3pm ET, Monday – Friday). We can ship almost anywhere in the continental US within 3 business days. If you are concerned about when your order will arrive or you have a close shipping window please call us or email for more information 888-252-6567 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Kit Shipping
Our race kits ship from our West Coast warehouse so shipping times can vary. We do ask for 2 weeks notice on race kit orders. If you need your race kits sooner than 2 weeks please call or email for more information – 888-252-6567 or email@example.com
Next Day – Orders for Next Day Delivery that are received before 2pm ET, Monday through Friday, will ship the same day and deliver the next business day. Saturday and Sunday are not considered business days. Orders received after 2pm ET on Friday or anytime on Saturday or Sunday will not ship until Monday and will be delivered on Tuesday. If you need Saturday delivery please call us at 888-252-6567.
2nd Day – Orders for Second Day Delivery that are received before 2pm ET, will ship the same day and deliver in 2 business days. Please note, Saturday and Sunday are not considered business days. Orders received after 2pm on Wednesday will not be delivered until Monday. Orders received after 2pm on Thursday will not be delivered until Tuesday. If you need Saturday delivery , please call us at 888-252-6567.
Do You Ship To Canada?
Yes we do! Just order online as usual. Once you have items in your cart you can click on “view cart” and use the shipping calculator to see your shipping costs. Shipping costs do not include any custom fees or tariffs. Customers are responsible for any custom fees or tariffs.
Do You Ship Internationally other than Canada?
We do ship internationally through our Ebay site. We get a better discount on international shipping and you get the security of using a large company like Ebay. Just click on this Ebay link and you can see our products. You can click on any item and then click on “see details” next to shipping. Enter your country and postal code to see the shipping charges and estimated ship time. We look forward to working with you.
Do You Accept Purchase Orders?
Yes! We accept purchase orders! If you are a school or organization with a valid tax id# you can fill out our Purchase Order Quote Request Form or give us a call 888-252-6567 and we will be happy to provide you with a quote in order to facilitate the purchase order process.
Safety and Clean Up
Is Color Powder Safe?
Safety is our main priority! Our colors are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade and approved by the US FDA. However our product is not designed for consumption. If you would like a copy of the Safety Data Sheets please contact us at 888-252-6567 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it harmful if you inhale it?
Although all the materials are food grade we do not recommend inhaling large quantities of color powder. Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to any of the ingredients or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in color powder events. It should also always be used in well ventilated outdoor space.
Does Color Powder Stain Clothing?
Our color powder washes out of most clothing. However, it can stain some materials. 100% cotton clothing is recommended and typical machine washing with stain remover, removes the stains. We recommend removing excess powder from clothing before washing and/or applying water.
Does Color Powder Stain Skin or Hair?
Just as with clothing we recommend shaking off all excess powder before exposing to water. Normal soap and water should remove color powder from skin and hair. Some color does tend to linger for a few days especially on blonde hair. If you are worried about staining, we recommend applying a moisturizer to skin and coating your hair with a small amount of coconut or olive oil before the event.
Will Color Powder Stain Cement or Grass?
Most color powder can be removed from cement and streets with a hose. If needed some liquid detergent and a power washer can help remove the powder. Normal liquid dish detergent and/or de-greaser will remove Color Powder from cement and paved areas. Simply running the sprinklers and/or mowing the grass will remove color powder from grassy areas.
Can I Use Color Powder on my School Track?
No, you should not use color powder on school tracks. There are many different track surfaces and we can’t guarantee that the color will not stain. We recommend keeping the color powder in a grassy area where the sprinklers or Mother Nature can wash it away.
Can I Use Color Powder Indoors?
No. Color Powder is intended for use outdoors in a well ventilated area and should be kept away from open flame.
Do you accept returns?
We do not accept returns due to quality control issues and the high cost of return shipping for the consumer.
Every time I called, the people I talked to were extremely helpful. I really appreciated you answering all of my questions and making sure my order went through the same day for shipping.