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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is FolkArt Design Creme?

FolkArt Design Crème is a fantastic and very versatile, creamy, full-bodied paint that is the perfect paint to use when creating designs with dimension and depth.  This paint is suited for the DIY enthusiast as well as the general crafter.  FolkArt Design Crème is ideal to use...

On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Design Crème?

FolkArt Design Creme can be applied to many different types of surfaces such as wood, terra cotta, metal/tin, canvas, paper mache and plaster.  It can also be applied to ceramic and/or glass surfaces for decorative purposes only as the paint is not dishwasher safe.  .tb_butto...

Do I need to prepare my project surface before applying FolkArt Design Creme?

No, the beauty of painting with FolkArt Design Creme is that a surface does not require massive preparation work.  The Design Creme can be applied to both basecoated or non-basecoated surfaces.  .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-lef...

Can FolkArt Design Creme paint colors be mixed to create new colors or different values of the same color?

Yes, FolkArt Design Creme paints do mix well with each other to create any color you desire. Begin by adding a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color, then continue adding small amounts of the darker color, a little at a time, until the desired color or value ...

Do I need to shake or stir FolkArt Design Creme before using?

No, it is not necessary to shake or stir the open jar of FolkArt Design Creme as this paint is manufactured as a full-bodied, creamy paint that will not separate.   That being said, a palette knife can be used to scoop the paint from the jar to be added onto a palette.    .tb...

What is the best paint application technique when working with FolkArt Design Creme?

When working with FolkArt Design Creme and a FolkArt Adhesive Silkscreen or a FolkArt Dimensional Stencil, the best technique to use when applying paint to the project surface is to use a palette knife or a FolkArt Squeegee.  Simply “ice” across the stencil or silkscreen.    ...

How long does FolkArt Design Creme take to dry?

When using a FolkArt Adhesive Silkscreen, on most surfaces, FolkArt Design Creme dries to the touch within an hour.  And when decorating using FolkArt Dimensional Stencils the Design Creme will dry within 24 hours.  Note: a few variables such as the project surface and how it ...

What is the paint cure time when working with FolkArt Design Creme?

FolkArt Design Creme will dry to the touch within an hour to 24 hours; however, it will take 24 to 48 hours before it is fully cured to the surface. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #ff...

Can I apply a wash of color or an antique glaze over FolkArt Design Creme?

Creating a color washed or antiqued effect on a project that has been created using FolkArt Design Creme can easily be achieved.  We recommend thinning down FolkArt One Décor Paint with a touch of water.  With the thinned paint mixture, brush over the project and blot with a s...

After use, how do I clean FolkArt Design Creme from of my application tools?

FolkArt Design Creme should be cleaned from your brushes and/or tools using soap and water immediately after each use. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px...
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