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I am not an artist, do I need to know how to blend colors or mix colors to complete a Paint by Number?
Absolutely not! Plaid’s Paint by Number artwork is designed so that every color or every value of color is provided for you. No blending or mixing of colors is required.
As an example when painting a sky, light to dark values of blue will be provided based on the artwork.
When cured, will my Leather Studio™ project surface be water resistant?
A Leather Studio painted project will be water resistant when cured, however, it is NOT waterproof.
When will my Leather Studio™ paint project surface be cured?
Your Leather Studio painted project will be fully cured 48 hours after completion.
How do you clean and store a stencil so it can be used in the future?
After cleaning with water or Murphy's Oil soap, store stencils flat in the package they came in or in large envelopes or file folders. Tape a copy of a paper proof to the package, envelope or folder for easy identification.
How do I prepare a wood piece or plywood paneling for stenciling?
For unfinished wood: Apply a base stain or clean wood sealer and allow adequate time to dry. After stenciling, wait 2-3 days and apply waterbase varnish to finish. Test a small section before applying the finish coat. Choose waterbase finishes; oil-base polyurethane can yellow the surface.
For pre-finished paneling: Wash to remove wax or dirt. If applying a glaze for a pickled look, test the color in an inconspicuous place. IF paneling has a glossy finish, paint may not adhere to it. In that case, paint paneling with a bonder/primer such as BIN or KILZ. After stenciling, roll on one or two coats of waterbase varnish for maximum scrubbability. Be sure not to layer water and oil based paints together.
Should I seal my completed Paint by Number project?
It is not necessary, however, for added protection against dust or dirt, you may wish to apply a light coat or two of clear acrylic sealer such as Patricia Nimocks sealers which are available in matte, satin, or gloss finishes.
When will my completed Paint by Number be cured?
After completely painting a Paint by Number project, the paint will be cured in two weeks.
How shall I clean my Paint by Number paintbrush?
Rinse the paint filled brush well in a brush basin or container of water. If needed, you can add a touch of mild soap to thoroughly clean paint from the bristles. Reshape the brush and allow to dry between uses. NEVER let a brush sit in a container of water or rest on its bristles.
Should I clean my brush when I am switching colors?
Yes, it is advisable to clean your paintbrush when changing colors as well as after each painting session.
How long does it take for a Paint by Number to dry?
Because the paint is waterbase acrylic paint, it will dry to the touch within 10 – 15 minutes depending on the thickness of paint application.
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