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FAQs

Will you service a Plaid item that I bought second hand?
We only guarantee items that have been purchased from a major retailer or directly from Plaid.
How can Apple Barrel Paints be used when crafting?
Apple Barrel Paints brush smoothly and dry quickly when basecoating, yet they can be used to stamp, stencil and hand paint a project.
How can I clean my brushes after using Apple Barrel Paints?
Apple Barrel Paints are a water base paint, so clean up is simple with soap and water.
Can Apple Barrel Paints be used with children?
Yes, Apple Barrel Paints are perfect for school projects – they are the best paint on the market to paint on Styrofoam! Apple Barrel Paints are also perfect for “mom and me” projects or for the general basic crafter.
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.
Is it difficult to achieve the distressed look?
It's easy to achieve a distressed look with Waverly Inspirations Chalk.
Once top coat of paint has dried, simply sand the surface with sandpaper until the base coat of paint or the raw surface shows through. When satisfied with the distressed look, wipe project surface with a damp cloth to remove access sanding dust. For a lightly distressed look, simply sand the corners, edges and details of the piece. For a heavily distressed look, sand corners, edges, details and smooth areas of surfaces so that more of the surface shows through.
What is the best paint application technique to be used with Waverly Inspirations Chalk?
Waverly Inspirations Chalk is best applied using a large bristle brush, like the Waverly Inspirations Chalk Brush. This helps to work the paint into all crevices and corners of your project. Brush paint on using repeated, long swiping motions to achieve a smooth finish.
The Waverly Inspirations Chalk Brush is great for large projects and the Small Chalk Brush from the Combo Set is perfect for smaller scale projects. These brushes have special bristles that allow them to hold the maximum amount of paint, requiring you to re-load your brush less frequently. The tapered bristles allows you to easily get paint into grooves and details on your furniture.
As I was removing the paper, the toner came off completely as I removed the paper. What went wrong?
The photocopy was unsuitable for the transfer process. Use a Canon Laser Copier for best results. Place another transfer over first one and try again. Also may need to cure longer.
Can Apple Barrel Paint colors be mixed?
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
How many coats of Erasable Liquid chalk should I apply?
Just one coat of Erasable Liquid Chalk is needed to create the look of chalk without the mess.
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