Email Signup

Subscribe to the Plaid Crafts Newsletter for craft project ideas, product news, our live events, and more!

We are now accepting orders
Although many items are out of stock currently, we are working around the clock to get all your favorite Apple Barrel, Bucilla, Delta, FolkArt, and Mod Podge items back in stock as soon as we can! 

Our goal is to ship orders as quickly as possible; however, we are experiencing some delays in processing and shipping orders at this time. All orders will be shipped ground by FedEx SmartPost only, and a tracking number will be provided when your order ships.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support of Plaid products. If you have any questions, please contact us.

FAQs

Are FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments lightfast or fade resistant?
Whether a paint color is lightfast indicates the resistance a hue has to changing when exposed to light.  In other words, lightfastness can be equated to whether a color is fade resistant.  On each bottle label, you will find a key to indicate the lightfastness of that color.
 
✱✱✱ Good
✱✱ Better
✱ Best (most lightfast)
 
Can FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments be intermixed to create different colors or values of colors?
Yes, FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments can be intermixed to create bright, vibrant colors. They can also be intermixed to create deep, muted tones perfect for shading or casting shadows.
 
How are FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments different from FolkArt Acrylics?
FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments are compared to FolkArt Acrylics in that they are both acrylic, water-based paint formulas.  However, the paints differ in their consistencies, dry times, cure times, pigments, and overall paint formula. FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments are developed to maintain a full or heavy body consistency.  Also, they are manufactured with true artist pigments which can provide vibrant color or can be intermixed to create muted tones.
How can I identify the special pigments used in FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments?
Every pigment has a unique Color Index name.  This name consists of letters and numbers.  The letters stand for the color family; example:  PR = Pigment Red, PY = Pigment Yellow, PB = Pigment Blue and PG = Pigment Green.  This code plus a number will identify a specific pigment; example:  PB23 = Dioxazine Purple.
 
How can I know what are the opacity levels are of FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments?
On the label of each bottle of FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments, you will find an opacity symbol.  An opacity symbol indicates whether a color is opaque, transparent, or even semi-transparent.
 
⬤ Opaque
◐ Translucent
◯ Transparent
How should I clean my painting tools when working with FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments?
FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments are water-based paints; therefore, clean-up is easy with soap and warm water while the paint is still wet.
 
How should I prepare project surfaces before painting with FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments?
Painting with FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments on most porous surfaces will not require a lot of surface preparation.  We suggest that your surface is thoroughly cleaned prior to painting.
  • Canvas – No preparation is required prior to painting on a stretched canvas as it already has been primed with Gesso.
  • Wood – If desired, sand smooth any rough areas prior to painting.  Once the surface has been basecoated, allow to dry, then sand smooth one more time.
Is it necessary to seal or varnish a project painted with FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments?
Yes, it is recommended to varnish or spray seal a project painted with FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments not only to seal and protect the artwork, but also to show the true artist color and provide a desired sheen.
 
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments?
FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments can be painted on canvas, wood and other porous surfaces.
What is the best way to apply FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments?
FolkArt Pure Artist Pigments are best applied to a project surface using one of the FolkArt Select Firm Bristle Brushes. As an alternate paint tool, a palette knife or sponge can be used.
Displaying results 1-10 (of 15)
 |<  < 1 - 2  >  >| 
Questions? Ask an Expert