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Following are the recommended color/water mixing ratios:

(All require the use of a 1 or 2 gallon garden sprayer.)

Mini (4 oz.): Mix entire container with 1 gal. water
Hipster (6 oz.): Mix entire container with 2 gal. water.
The King (1 gal.): Mix entire container with 40 gal. water; or use as needed in smaller amounts (Note: Bellbottom Black is less dense than the other Hippie Mulch Color colors due to the nature of the pigment. For optimal results, use half the amount of water when mixing the black colorant.)

Preparation: Pull weeds and remove any undesirable debris from mulch area. Then, rake if necessary and spread to create even coverage. Do not spray color on mulch that is wet, or if rain is in the immediate forecast. Do not spray when conditions are windy. Pre-wet at-risk areas like sidewalks and driveways with water before coloring.

1. Getting Started

Shake container of color for at least one minute, or until contents are uniform. Pour Hippie Mulch Color into sprayer and add the appropriate amount of water. (Note: if any color remains on the bottom of the color container, simply fill half way with water, close lid, and shake until loose. Then add to sprayer.) Cap sprayer tightly, and shake for 30 seconds. This will allow the color to be evenly distributed throughout the water for consistent coverage.



2. Application

Keeping the sprayer nozzle 3-6 inches over the surface, extend arm and spray mulch while moving arm in a back and forth motion for complete coverage. Shake the sprayer periodically during application to ensure an even distribution of color. Always start in the far end and work backwards to avoid walking in the Hippie Mulch Color unnecessarily. Hippie Mulch Color usually dries in just a few hours but is weather dependent, so it is recommended to allow it to dry overnight.



3. Clean Up

When you are finished spraying your mulch, always clean out your sprayer outdoors in the grass. Refill sprayer with water, and continue to spray in order to completely clean out contents. Do not store unused color and water in the sprayer, as it can clog the sprayer. Once Hippie Mulch Color is applied and dried, it is completely safe for people, pets, plants, and the environment. No worries.



4. Helpful Hints

Like all colorants, Hippie Mulch Color can stain clothing, so wear older clothes when applying. Do not apply if air temperature is below 50 degrees F. To avoid overspray on buildings, plants and sidewalks, use a large piece of cardboard or similar material to shield and protect items you do not want to color. Do not spray the freshly colored mulch directly with water as it can lose its color. For stubborn stains that were not rinsed off immediately and have set, use soap, water, and a brush to remove. Hippie Mulch Color has a shelf life of 9 months in the jar or bottle. Do not allow color to freeze.

Safety Info

Once dry, Hippie Mulch Color is completely safe for kids, pets, plants, and the environment, as certified by Legend Technical Services, Inc., an independent technical laboratory specializing in environmental testing. Attached is the original report.