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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.

Does my project need to be painted in a specific direction, such as with the grain of the wood?

No, it does not matter if the FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint is applied with the grain.

What is the dry time/cure time for FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint?

Dry time between coats is 1 hour and cure time is 24 hours depending on humidity.

Can I mix FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint with water, mediums or acrylic paints?

No, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint should not be mixed with water, mediums or other acrylic paints. Mixing with anything other than other FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints will destroy the properties that make the paint work as a chalkboard surface.

Can I mix FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints together to achieve other colors?

Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint can be mixed with other FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints to achieve a different color palette.

Is FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint durable?

Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint dries to a tough finish.

Is there anything special that needs to be done to the painted surface before using it as a chalkboard?

The surface should be “conditioned” before use. To condition the surface, wait 24 hours (recommended cure time) after the last coat of paint. Lay a piece of chalk on its side and rub on surface side to side. Dampen a paper towel with water and wipe the surface to remove ch...

Is FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint permanent?

Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint is permanent on any surface; be careful when applying. It is permanent on clothing, rugs, flooring, etc. Clean up while wet with soap and water.

Is FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint fade resistant?

FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint uses the same durable pigments as FolkArt® Acrylic Paints, however, direct sunlight will dilute the color over a span of several years.

Is FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint suitable for outdoor use?

FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint can be used on surfaces that are suitable for outdoor use as long as they are protected from the elements.

How do I clean my chalkboard surface?

Use a soft cloth dampened with water to clean the chalkboard surface.
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