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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.

Do I need to seal my chalkboard surface?

Do not seal your chalkboard surface. FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint will not work with a sealer on top.

How much area will one 8 oz. jar of FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint cover?

Single coat coverage for one 8 oz. jar is 10.75 sq. ft. Since at least two coats are recommended, one jar will cover approximately 5.25 sq. ft.

Can I put a plant in a terra cotta pot that I painted with FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint?

Yes, simply coat the inside of the pot with a brush-on varnish or sealer.

Can I apply more FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint after 24 hours?

Yes, you can apply more FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint after 24 hours, but it will then need to cure for another 24 hours before being used.

On what surfaces can I use FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint can be applied to most paintable craft surfaces such as wood, terra cotta, stretched canvas, rigid plastic, papier mache, metal, bisque ware or unglazed ceramics, glass and ceramics. However, the color shifting properties of the paint appear ...

Does FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint hold up well on outdoor surfaces?

Absolutely. FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint is formulated so that it can be used on interior surfaces as well as a permanent outdoor paint. By the nature of the acrylic polymers used to make FolkArt Color Shift, it is weather resistant.  When cured to the surface, it is sel...

How long does it take FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint to cure?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint will dry to the touch very quickly, however, it will take approximately 48 hours before it is cured to the surface.

Where can I learn more about FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

You can learn more about this product by reading the FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint FAQ document.

What is FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Paint is a water-based, easy-to-brush-on paint that when applied to a surface, the paint produces a metallic luster. This metallic luster will shift colors as the direction of light on the painted surface changes.   

How should I prepare surfaces before painting with FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paints does not require a lot of surface prep. The main concern is to have the surface thoroughly cleaned well prior to painting. Wood – If desired, sand smooth any rough areas prior to painting. Terra Cotta – Wipe to remove dust. If the ter...
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