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What type of stencil material are FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils made of?
FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils are manufactured with laser-cut mylar.
Should I seal my completed Paint by Number project?
It is not necessary, however, for added protection against dust or dirt, you may wish to apply a light coat or two of clear acrylic sealer such as Patricia Nimocks sealers which are available in matte, satin, or gloss finishes.
When will my completed Paint by Number be cured?
After completely painting a Paint by Number project, the paint will be cured in two weeks.
How shall I clean my Paint by Number paintbrush?
Rinse the paint filled brush well in a brush basin or container of water. If needed, you can add a touch of mild soap to thoroughly clean paint from the bristles. Reshape the brush and allow to dry between uses. NEVER let a brush sit in a container of water or rest on its bristles.
Should I clean my brush when I am switching colors?
Yes, it is advisable to clean your paintbrush when changing colors as well as after each painting session.
How long does it take for a Paint by Number to dry?
Because the paint is waterbase acrylic paint, it will dry to the touch within 10 – 15 minutes depending on the thickness of paint application.
How long does it take to complete a Paint by Number?
The length of time it takes to complete a Paint by Number kit will vary depending on the size of the artwork, and the hours or time applied to working on it.
Paint by Number is a relaxing art form which can be completed quickly over a couple days or enjoyed a little at a time over a series of weeks/months.
Will I need to paint multiple layers to achieve good coverage?
Most colors will cover opaquely in one coat, however, some light colors may need two coats to achieve an opaque coverage.
I am not an artist, do I need to know how to blend colors or mix colors to complete a Paint by Number?
Absolutely not! Plaid’s Paint by Number artwork is designed so that every color or every value of color is provided for you. No blending or mixing of colors is required.
As an example when painting a sky, light to dark values of blue will be provided based on the artwork.
What additional supplies are needed?
Because all Paint by Number kits are all inclusive, the only extra supplies you will need are paper towels and water to clean your paintbrush!
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