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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I prepare my project for painting with FolkArt® Enamels?

Wash with soap and water. Clean area to be painted with rubbing alcohol.

Are FolkArt Enamels really dishwasher-safe?

Yes, you can wash your painted pieces with FolkArt Enamels in the dishwasher without chipping, cracking, or fading after first curing it in the oven by following the directions below: Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried. Place ...

How can I paint a glass plate so that I can eat on it?

FolkArt® Enamels are non-toxic,however it is best to keep painted designs and food serving areas separate so that paint never comes into contact with food. When painting a plate for actual use, you must paint on the back using a method called Reverse Painting. Reverse painti...

What is the FolkArt® Enamels Clear Medium used for?

FolkArt® Enamels Clear Medium is used to create a transparent look without compromising the paint’s adhesion. It can also be used with the double-load technique to achieve just the right paint consistency for effects such as shadows and shading. FolkArt® Enamels Clear Medium ...

How are FolkArt Enamels used?

Clean glass or glazed ceramics with alcohol. Shake paint before applying. Paint design. For best results use Clear Medium over your design to help ensure there is enough paint for the design to properly adhere to your surface. Do not wet paintbrush with water. To change c...

How can I create a transparent look with FolkArt® Enamels?

FolkArt Enamels dry to a translucent to opaque finish. However, if you’d like to create a more transparent look, combine one part FolkArt Enamels with one part FolkArt Clear Medium. Paint as normal.

How much paint should I add to the FolkArt® Enamels Frost Medium?

Mix one part Frost Medium and one part paint. We recommend that you mix more than you think you will need to ensure color and texture consistency for your entire project.

How do you apply the FolkArt® Enamels Frost colors?

You can stencil, spounce or brush on. The colors will dry to a matte finish and have the same durability of regular FolkArt Enamels.
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