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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.
How should I clean my FolkArt Milk Paint project?
FolkArt Milk Paint projects finished with FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil should be cleaned with a dry, dusting cloth. Projects protected with FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer can be wiped clean to remove dust using a slightly damp paper towel or soft cloth.
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.
How should I apply FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer to topcoat my completed project?
Simply load the FolkArt Milk Paint brush with the FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer then apply the sealer to your completed milk painted project using long, smooth brush strokes. While wet, you will notice FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer is milky yet it will dry to a clear, flat finish.
How should I apply FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil?
FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil should be applied to a milk painted surface using a soft, lint-free cotton cloth which has been saturated with the finishing oil. Rub surface gently until the oil is absorbed, if necessary, wipe to remove excess. While oil is being absorbed, lightly wet sand using a fine grit (280 – 400 grit) sandpaper creating the velvety smooth finish. Surfaces that have been oiled will take approximately 30 days to fully dry and cure.
FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil can be applied to lightly used or decorative surfaces, however, heavily used surfaces should be protected with FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer.
Should I seal and protect my FolkArt Milk Paint project after it is dry?
Furniture decorated with FolkArt Milk Paint, if not sealed, can be damaged with water spots or moisture rings from drink glasses. It will also spot if wiped with water or washed. Decorative items like walls do not need to be sealed but any surface subject to spills should be sealed and protected. Milk-painted furniture can be protected with two thin applications of FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer.
What is FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil?
FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil will absorb directly into the pores of a raw or FolkArt Milk Paint decorated surface creating a velvety smooth finish. It also enhances the look of natural unfinished wood. FolkArt Finishing Oil is non-toxic and can be cleaned up easily with soap and water. One 3.7 fl. oz. bottle will cover approximately 15 square feet.
Will FolkArt Milk Paint stain my clothing?
FolkArt Milk Paint can penetrate your clothing the same as when working with acrylic paints; however, it can be washed out immediately while wet using FolkArt Brush Plus and water. It is suggested that while crafting with FolkArt Milk Paint, wear old or protective clothing.
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