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How should I prepare my surfaces before painting with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss?
Surface preparation depends on the type of surface you've chosen.
  • Wood –  Because FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is a thick textural paint, there is no need for additional prep whether working on finished or unfinished wood, even if the surface is very rough.
  • Terra Cotta – No prep is necessary when decorating terra cotta.
  • Plastic – Wash plastic surfaces in warm, soapy water to remove any existing grease film. Allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Papier Mache – No prep is necessary when decorating papier mache surfaces.
  • Metal – Wash all new metal surfaces in warm, soapy water; allow to thoroughly dry. Moisten a paper towel or soft cloth with distilled white vinegar and wipe over surface; allow to dry.
  • Cement, Masonry and Garden Statuary – Apply a coat of white vinegar (to neutralize lime), allow to dry, rinse, and then allow to dry thoroughly.
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