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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about your favorite Plaid products? Search our frequently asked question library for answers on how to use our craft paints, decoupage products, stitchery kits, and more.

What does "brush mix" mean?

To mix two or more colors together using your brush as opposed to a palette knife. Each time you load your brush the color may be slightly different, this adds variety to your painting.

What is a chisel edge?

A chisel edge is the area on a flat brush where the tip of the bristles come together. The chisel edge is important when painting as many brush strokes begin and end on the chisel edge.

What are filbert brushes and how are they used?

Filberts are round brushes that are put into a flat ferrule. Sometimes these are easier to use than the rounds. For instance, they make it easier to start off the comma strokes because the hairs are already spread out. As you pull away from the surface to finish your strok...

What is a shader brush and how is it used?

Shader brushes are flat brushes with fine chiseled edges and shorter hair than regular flat brushes. They are used for base painting areas, for certain types of strokes, and for floating color. They come in a wide range of sizes. One or more in small, medium and large siz...

What are round brushes and how are they used?

Round brushes have longer hairs and are put in a round ferrule. They are used for base painting, floating color and for a multitude of stroke formations.

What are scrollers or script brushes and how are they used?

Scrollers are liner brushes with longer hair. Liner, scroller, or script brushes are fine, round, pointed brushes used for detail work. Liners have shorter hairs than scroller or script brushes. All of these come in several sizes.

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.

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.
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