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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.

Can I tint FolkArt Frost Effect before using on my ceramic or glass surface?

Yes, FolkArt Frost Effect may be tinted using FolkArt Acrylic Paints.  To tint, squeeze desired amount of etching paint onto a palette; using a palette knife add the color of choice, small amount at a time, until desired shade is achieved. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:poin...

What type of tools should I use to apply FolkArt Frost Effect?

It is best to apply FolkArt Frost Effect by pouncing the surface using a FolkArt Stencil Brush or a dense foam sponge. However, a soft bristle brush may also be used. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bo...

What is the best way to apply FolkArt Frost Effect?

Load the flat surface of a FolkArt stencil brush with FolkArt Frost Effect and lightly dab the surface applying a thin layer of frost paint.  Another technique is to pounce or dab the surface lightly using a high dense foam sponge loaded with a small amount of FolkArt Frost E...

Can I use a FolkArt stencil in combination with FolkArt Frost Effect?

Yes, FolkArt Frost Effect may be used in combination with FolkArt stencils. Secure the stencil in place using stencil tape.  Then lightly pounce over the open surface of the stencil. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px sol...

Can I create an etched patterned area such as a stripe, oval, square, or circle when using FolkArt Frost Effect?

Yes, first apply stencil tape as a guideline when creating a shape such as a stripe.  Apply FolkArt Frost Effect within the taped design, and then carefully lift the tape while the Frost Effect paint is wet. FolkArt Frost Effect should not be applied within 1” or 2.5 cm. from...

After creating a stripe or shape using FolkArt Frost Effect, can I either paint or stencil on top of the etched area?

Yes, etched areas can be embellished with painted FolkArt Acrylic designs.  .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px outset #def; background-color: #f8f8f8 !i...

Can FolkArt Frost Effect be used on outdoor surfaces?

Yes, FolkArt Frost Effect can be used on outdoor surfaces providing it is not directly exposed to the elements; each decorated project should be displayed in a protected area. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF...

Can FolkArt Frost Effect be used in humid areas?

Yes, FolkArt Frost Effect can be used in humid areas such as a bathroom mirror. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px outset #def; background-color: #f8f8f...

How shall I clean my tools after applying FolkArt Frost Effect?

After using FolkArt Frost Effect, clean tools while still wet.  Clean up is easy with soap and water. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px outset #def; ba...

What is FolkArt Gesso?

FolkArt Gesso is a medium body paint mixture consisting of a binder that is mixed with a combination of chalk and titanium pigment. It is used in artwork to prepare or prime any number of surfaces such as wood, canvas and sculpture as a base for paint and other art materials t...
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