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On what surfaces can FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint be used?
FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint can be applied to many surfaces: wood, terra cotta, paper maché, canvas and most porous surfaces.
How should I apply FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint?
A soft bristle brush, roller or sponge applicator is the best way to apply FolkArt® Chalkboard paint to the surface of choice.
Is it better to apply thin coats or thick coats of the FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint?
It is best to apply several thin coats of paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
Does my project need to be painted in a specific direction, such as with the grain of the wood?
No, it does not matter if the FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint is applied with the grain.
What is the dry time/cure time for FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint?
Dry time between coats is 1 hour and cure time is 24 hours depending on humidity.
Can I mix FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint with water, mediums or acrylic paints?
No, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint should not be mixed with water, mediums or other acrylic paints. Mixing with anything other than other FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints will destroy the properties that make the paint work as a chalkboard surface.
Can I mix FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints together to achieve other colors?
Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint can be mixed with other FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints to achieve a different color palette.
Is FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint durable?
Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint dries to a tough finish.
Is there anything special that needs to be done to the painted surface before using it as a chalkboard?
The surface should be “conditioned” before use. To condition the surface, wait 24 hours (recommended cure time) after the last coat of paint. Lay a piece of chalk on its side and rub on surface side to side. Dampen a paper towel with water and wipe the surface to remove chalk dust.
Is FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint permanent?
Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint is permanent on any surface; be careful when applying. It is permanent on clothing, rugs, flooring, etc. Clean up while wet with soap and water.
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