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How resistant to fading is FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint?
Paints are rated on a light-fastness scale that runs from 1 to 5. 1=Excellent 2=Very good 3=Good 4=Fair 5=Poor All FolkArt Home Decor Chalk colors are rated Excellent or Very Good (1 or 2). This paint is made using very high quality pigments, which results in its superior quality.
Can FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint colors be mixed to create new colors or different values of the same color?
Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.
Do I need to prepare my project surface before applying Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint?
The beauty of painting with Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint is that your surface does not require massive preparation such as sanding, stripping or priming the original finish! You can paint directly onto your surface.
When painting previously used furniture and home décor accessories simply clean the surface using a glass cleaner to remove dirt or dust particles as necessary. Glass and ceramic surfaces should be wiped down using rubbing alcohol.
What types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint on?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk can be applied to many different types of surfaces such as finished and unfinished wood, terracotta, metal/tin, canvas, paper mache and plaster.
It can be applied to ceramic and glass surfaces; however, the paint is not dishwasher safe. Fabric surfaces can also be painted using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk, but the surface is not machine-washable. When decorating glass, ceramic and fabric surfaces, your project should be used as a decorative accessory only to be lightly cleaned using a damp cloth when needed.
What is FolkArt® Home Decor Chalk?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an acrylic-based paint system that dries within minutes of application to an ultra matte finish. It is ideal for painting furniture and various home decor accessories such as frames, boxes, candle holders, bust statues, lamp bases and floral containers.
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk can be painted in a single layer or multiple layers of color which can then easily be distressed to reveal the original surface or a previous layer of color creating the distressed look which is popular in today’s decorating trends. This paint is for indoor use only.
Will I ever need to reapply FolkArt Home Decor Wax?
On well-used furniture items such as chairs, tables, or dressers, etc., it is a good idea to reapply the finish with a fresh coat of Clear Wax once a year. It is not necessary to reapply wax to decorative or slightly used items.
How should I clean my project surfaces after FolkArt Home Decor Wax has been applied?
Wipe project surfaces with a soft cloth moistened with warm water and mild soap to clean. Consumer furniture polishes are also acceptable for regular cleaning of waxed surfaces.
How shall I clean my brush after applying FolkArt Home Decor Wax?
Clean up is easy with soap and warm water. Work the brush bristles into soap lather then rinse well.
When will my FolkArt Home Decor waxed surface be cured?
FolkArt Home Decor waxed surfaces will be fully cured in 7 days. Until then, keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use to allow enough time for the wax to fully cure.
My FolkArt Antiquing Wax is applied too heavy in one area, can I remove it?
While still working on your project before the wax has dried, you can remove areas of dark Antiquing Wax. Simply wet the area with Clear Wax and continue to wipe away the undesired excess.
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