Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Haze and Fog?

  • Haze juice particles are up to 1/5 the size of fog juice particles. The small particles are extremely transparent, yet highly reflective to light. Haze is especially useful  to accent ray tracing without obscuring visibility.
  • Black Label H2OHaze is water based and can be safely used in any water-based haze or fog machine.
  • Do not use H2OHaze in haze machines designed for exclusive use with mineral oil-based haze fluid. Consult the owner’s manual of you haze machine to clarify.

Can I add water to Black Label fog juice to change the density or make the bottle last longer?

  • No. Black Label fog juice is made using virgin raw ingredients that meet US Pharmacopeial standards, to exact formulas for specific effects.
  • Any additives or dilution of Black Label fog juice will change the formulation and add impurities to the fluid that could damage your fog machine.

What’s the best way to store fog fluids?

  • Black Label fog fluids are sealed at the factory to ensure quality
  • After use, tightly close the lid and store in a cool, dry place between use
  • If the cap is left off, or not sealed tightly, impurities can enter the container and/or certain ingredients could evaporate. Both conditions can result in poor performance and damage to fog machines.

Can I use Ground Fog in a regular fog machine?

  • Ground Fog is a medium density formulation designed for use with chillers and fog machines with a chiller feature
  • Ground fog is created by physically cooling the fog as it exits the fog machine
  • Without the cooling apparatus, the fog will disperse as medium density fog

Do I have to use Fast Dissipating/Low Density fluid for Steam Effect fog machines?

  • Vertical discharge fog machines that produce “steam” effects (like the Chauvet Geyser) are designed to work with lower viscosity fluids.
  • High density fluids are too heavy for the pressurized pumps and do not atomize and discharge effectively
  • If high density fluid is used on a vertical discharge fog machine, empty the tank and run cleaner before adding fast dissipating low density fluid.

How does a fog machine work?

  • Fog machines work by moving fog fluid from a holding tank, through a pump, into a heated coil.
  • Fog fluid atomizes into steam when it enters the heating coil and builds pressure
  • Fog exits the heated coil under pressure at the nozzle

How much cleaner should I use?

  • Depending on the size of your fog machine, we recommend 6-12oz.


About Prop 65

The State of California has adopted what is referred to as “Proposition 65,” which is the “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.” Any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California is subject to Proposition 65. Because our products are sold in California, Proposition 65 applies to us.

Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that may contain any of 770-plus elements that the California Environmental Protection Agency considers a carcinogen or a reproductive toxicant. These elements include lead (sometimes contained in the solder used to attach electronic parts to the printed circuit boards), brass, PVC and a multitude of other everyday elements. The list of elements changes often, making it difficult to keep track of the changing list of elements.

There are penalties for not complying with Proposition 65. Failure to label products may result in civil penalties. If a company’s product is sold or is purchased outside the State of California and brought into California, the company may still be found in violation.

Various trade organizations have issued notices to manufacturers warning of Proposition 65 and its implications. Included in the warnings were suggested methods of protection from Proposition 65 litigation and violations. Protection requires warning consumers about the possibility of dangers from products. A warning label such as the one we use is considered to comply with warning consumers.

We are providing warnings in an excess of caution and they should not be taken as an admission that a warning is required. The label does not necessarily indicate our products will cause you to contract cancer or reproductive harm if used as designed.

For more information about Proposition 65 visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and for a list of elements listed under Proposition 65 visit: