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FAQs

Can I use FolkArt® and Apple Barrel paint on plaster?
Yes, you can use both FolkArt® and Apple Barrel paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
What is scumble?
Scumble is a thin application of opaque color scrubbed over an area to change the tone, temperature or value.
What are cool colors?
Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
What are transparent colors?
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
What are warm colors?
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
What does color intensity mean?
Intensity is the strength or concentration of a color.
What does color value mean?
Value is a color's lightness or darkness in relation to the black and white gray scale.
What is the difference between FolkArt® and Apple Barrel paint?
Apple Barrel is an all-purpose acrylic craft paint. It works great on craft surfaces including Styrofoam, wood, paper, terra cotta and canvas.

FolkArt paint is a high quality pre-mixed acrylic paint with a rich and creamy consistency. FolkArt is a favorite of decorative painters and artists.
What does hue mean?
Hue is a color or shade of color in a perticular range.
What does neutral mean?
Neutrals are pure earth colors such as grays, tans and browns. These colors tend to be subtle and can be used easily with other colors.
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