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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 3 color packets 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 5 packets per participant. 10 color stations would require a minimum of 10 packets 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: (832) 900-2929

Shipping

How Long Will It Take to Get My Order?
We ship most orders, even wholesale and bulk orders, the same day we receive them. 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 (832) 900-2929 or captain@captaincolors.com

Race Kit Shipping
Our race kits ship from our West Coast warehouse so shipping times can vary.  We do ask for 3 weeks notice on race kit orders.  If you need your race kits sooner than 2 weeks please call or email for more information – (832) 900-2929 or captain@captaincolors.com

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 (832) 900-2929 or email us at captain@captaincolors.com

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.

Returns

Do you accept returns?

We do not accept returns due to quality control issues and the high cost of return shipping for the consumer.

 

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