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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about your favorite Plaid products? Search our frequently asked question library for answers on how to use our craft paints, decoupage products, stitchery kits, and more.

What are the three most important features of FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints?

FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints are formulated the same as FolkArt® Acrylics with the same rich, creamy consistency which allows the decorative artist to paint many different techniques including the popular One Stroke™ painting techniques. FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints are also formula...

What types of fabrics can I decorative paint on using FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints?

Fabrics such as denims, cottons, poly cotton blends, woven blends, and home décor textiles can be used as surfaces for fabric painting when using FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints.

While painting, can I use water to thin the FolkArt® Fabric™ paints?

It is best NOT to thin FolkArt® Fabric™ paints with water as this will dilute the acrylic polymer of the paint and lesson the adhesion properties. Why produce a great piece of artwork to only watch the design weaken or fade with washing?

How thick should I apply my FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on Paint?

When applying FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paints to fabric, use a moderately heavy application of paint. It is best to keep your brush full of paint when painting with FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paint, moderate to heavy applications will have greater durability. A lighter appl...

Should I “scrub” the FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on Paint into the fabric while painting?

When applying the paint, use enough brush pressure to press the FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paint into the fabric, by doing this, you will increase the adhesion of the paint to the fabric.

How long does it take for the design painted on fabric to dry?

The FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paint will air dry within 24 hours and will be cured in 72 hours.

Is it necessary to heat set my fabric painting project when using FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on Paints?

Heat setting is recommended for best durability. Allow the painted design to dry overnight. Place the item in a clothes dryer for 30 minutes on the highest setting allowed for the type of fabric used, OR you may heat set the painted piece using a dry iron and a pressing clo...

What is the best way to clean up my supplies or a small painted mistake when I am fabric painting?

FolkArt® Fabric™ paints are water soluble and clean up is easy using soap and water to clean your brushes. While painting, if a mistake is made, try incorporating the dot of paint into the design by adding another flower or a lady bug, etc. However, if you begin cleaning th...

How shall I launder my FolkArt® Fabric™ painted item?

FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on and FolkArt® Fabric™ Dimensional paints have been tested for machine washing, however, with all hand painted items, it is best if they are hand washed in cold water and air dried which will increase their durability. If washing by machine, turn your...

What are FolkArt® Shinys?

FolkArt® Shinys are a line of high gloss paints that are heavily pigmented just like the original FolkArt® Acrylics. They were created to allow consumers to achieve a “shiny” finish without applying a varnish or sealer.
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