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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the best way to apply FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint can be brushed directly onto most craft surfaces as a basecoat and is beautiful by itself. However, it can also be used with other creative art techniques such as stenciling or sponge painting.  

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 self...

Can I use FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint for decorative painting?

Yes, FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint can be used in basic decorating painting techniques, however, it works best when painted on larger sized areas rather than incorporating it on smaller detailed brushstrokes.  

Can I use water to thin FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

No, although FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint is water-based, the use of water to thin the paint is not recommended as it will reduce the adhesion properties of the paint.  

Can FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint be used with other paint products? 

No, direct mixing of FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint with other paint products will compromise the color, finish and ability to shift colors. However, a sheen story could be created by layering a matte paint directly over a section of FolkArt Color Shift OR basecoat paint a ...

Is it necessary to seal or varnish FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

No it is not necessary to seal or varnish FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint as it is self-sealing.  

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.  

Is it necessary to bake-to-cure FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint when painted on glassware?

Yes, FolkArt Color Shift applied to glassware should be cured in the oven so that the paint is permanently set on the surface. To cure your project in the oven, follow the steps listed below:  Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried....

Can I wash glassware painted with FolkArt Color Shift Paint that has been cured?

Yes, once cured in the oven, glassware painted with Color Shift can be washed by hand and or in the top shelf of the dishwasher without chipping, cracking, or fading. Do not soak in water.

How should I clean up my painting tools when working with FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint?

FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint, because it is non-toxic and water-based, is easy to clean out of painting tools immediately after use, while wet, with soap and water.
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