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What supplies should I have on hand when working with FolkArt Milk Paint?
You should have your prepped project surface, desired shade of FolkArt Milk Paint, FolkArt Milk Paint Brushes, paper towels, craft knife and foam bowls. You should also make sure to wear old clothing and protective clothing, as FolkArt Milk Paint can penetrate clothing.
What is the dry/cure time when creating with FolkArt Milk Paint?
FolkArt Milk Paint will dry within 30 minutes to an hour depending upon the chosen surface, how thick the paint has been applied, and how humid your work area is. It will take approximately 24 hours before it is totally cured to the surface.
What is FolkArt Ultra Dye?
FolkArt Ultra Dye is a non-toxic, polymer based brush-on dye that easily brushes onto most porous, unfinished surfaces creating bright, bold, vibrant color statements with beautiful long-lasting results while allowing natural wood grain to show through.
When dry, FolkArt Ultra Dye will not dry rub off like traditional dyes that have been applied to unfinished wood surfaces. Furthermore, FolkArt Ultra Dye will not chip or peel with wear.
How are FolkArt Ultra Dye Brushes different from other brushes?
FolkArt Ultra Dye brushes are manufactured with soft, black Taklon bristles which are perfect for smooth applications of FolkArt Ultra Dye.
FolkArt Ultra Dye brushes are available in a package containing one 1” and one 1 ½” Flat Brush along with two pair of plastic gloves.
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.
How should I prepare my surfaces before dyeing with FolkArt Ultra Dye?
Preparation is unique for each surface. Keep reading to learn more.
  • Wood – FolkArt Ultra Dye is best applied directly to the unfinished, raw wood. The only preparation to the unfinished wood, would be to sand any rough areas using a medium-to-fine grit sandpaper. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.
  • Wicker, Hemp, Reed Baskets – These surfaces MUST be uncoated and non-sealed to properly accept FolkArt Ultra Dye. (NOTE: Be sure to test a small area to make sure the surface is free of any finishes.) Prepare these non-finished surfaces by wiping with a damp cloth to remove all dust particles.
  • Fabric – FolkArt Ultra Dye can be used on natural fabrics for decorative purposes ONLY. Fabric items such as: pillows, curtains, hand woven cotton rugs or framed fabric artwork that will not be laundered can be used. Because FolkArt Ultra Dye is a water soluble dye, it may reactivate when fabrics become wet. It is not recommended for use on rugs or materials that come into regular contact with water.
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.
What supplies should I have on hand when working with FolkArt Ultra Dye?
You should have your prepared project surface, desired shade of FolkArt Ultra Dye, FolkArt Ultra Dye Brushes, plastic gloves, paper towels, craft knife and foam bowls.
Protecting your work surface with a sheet of plastic or an old vinyl tablecloth is also recommended. It is also a good idea to wear a protective apron or old clothing.
Do I need to mix the FolkArt Ultra Dye before use?
Yes, before use you should shake the FolkArt Ultra Dye bottle to ensure the dye is fully incorporated.
How do I properly load my dye brush with FolkArt Ultra Dye?
Load your FolkArt Ultra Dye brush by dipping into the prepared bowl of dye, wipe the bristles along the inside of the bowl to remove excess dye drips.
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