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Can FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk be used on outdoor surfaces?

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Can FolkArt Brush Lettering Paint be used on outdoor surfaces?
Yes, FolkArt Brush Lettering Paint can be used on outdoor surfaces; however, make sure to seal the project once dried and cured. Otherwise, the metallic finishes will tarnish and become dull when exposed to outdoor elements.
How do I cure glass or ceramics painted with Delta Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Delta Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
How do I cure glass or ceramics painted with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
When is it advisable to use FolkArt Finishing Oil or FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer after completing a project painted with FolkArt Milk Paint?
Whether you use Finishing Oil or Bonding Primer & Sealer depends on the surface you’re using.
  • FolkArt Finishing Oil is best used on a surface that has been painted with FolkArt Milk Paint directly over raw, unfinished wood. FolkArt Finishing Oil will penetrate the layers of milk paint as well as into the unfinished wood surface. NOTE: The color of FolkArt Milk Paint painted surfaces will slightly darken and become rich in color after the finishing oil has been absorbed. If desired, test for any color changes in an inconspicuous place.
  • FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer is best used on a surface has been previously finished either, painted or stained, and has been sealed with a varnish. It is recommended to use FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer over the surface, before painting, as well as after completing the project. NOTE: Be sure to allow ample dry time after applying the priming coat before painting and again after completing the project before applying the protective coat.
What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint?
When stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess milk paint has been removed. To load the stencil brush, dab the bristles into a small puddle of FolkArt Milk Paint and remove most of the paint by dabbing a paper towel. Stencils can be taped or held in place. When stenciling, hold the stencil brush vertically, and keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion moving clockwise then counter-clockwise.
NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. Stenciled designs can remain clean and crisp as stenciled or when dry sanded slightly to create an aged, distressed look.
How are FolkArt Milk Paint Brushes different from any other brush?
FolkArt Milk Paint brushes are manufactured with 100% natural black hog bristle. Available in two 1 ¼” and 2” sizes, FolkArt Milk Paint brushes are created with flag-tip bristles which hold more paint as well as spread it more smoothly.
FolkArt Milk Paint brush bristles are filbert shaped, creating “rounded corners” which reduce hard edges and brush marks.
What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye?
When stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess dye has been removed. Stencils can be taped or held in place. Hold the stencil brush vertically, keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the unfinished surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion clockwise then counter clockwise.
NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. When stenciling two colors side by side you will notice how easily the two colors can be blended to achieve the desired hand painted look.
Can I mix two FolkArt Ultra Dye colors to achieve a new color or different value of the same color?
Yes, FolkArt Ultra Dye is available in 14 high-chroma, intense colors that are intermixable to create custom colors which can match any home decor project or fit any decorating occasion.
To mix small amounts of color at a time, simply pour a small amount of the lighter color into a mixing bowl and add small quantities of the darker color until the desired color is achieved.
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Ultra Dye?
FolkArt Ultra Dye is best used as a brush-on dye on any porous surface such as unfinished wood, non-sealed baskets, burlap and most unfinished natural fibers.
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