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Is it necessary to seal or varnish FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint?
Projects created using FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paints MUST be sealed.  Project surfaces can be spray sealed using FolkArt Acrylic Lacquers (Matte, Satin, or Gloss Finishes) or brushed with FolkArt Artists’ Varnish (Satin or Gloss).  NOTE:  Before storing finished marbled projects, surfaces should be sealed to keep projects from sticking to one another.
Is it necessary to seal or varnish a project created using FolkArt Pouring Medium?
Yes, projects created using FolkArt Pouring Medium mixed with FolkArt Acrylic Paints MUST be sealed. Project surfaces can be spray sealed using FolkArt Acrylic Lacquers (Matte, Satin, or Gloss Finishes) or brushed with FolkArt Artists’ Varnish (Satin or Gloss). NOTE: Before storing finished marbled projects, surfaces should be sealed to keep projects from sticking to one another.
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint?
Many surfaces can be decorated with FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint such as wood, papier mache, paper (for notecards), canvas, metal, and terra cotta.  If attempting to create a poured paint project on a sealed surface such as glassware, glazed ceramics, or hard plastic, please note that the surface should be kept as a “decorative use only” surface as it is not able to be washed.  The same goes for creating a poured paint fabric surface project such as a tote bag; FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint is not washable on a fabric surface.
 
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Pouring Medium?
Many surfaces can be decorated with FolkArt Pouring Medium, when premixed with FolkArt Acrylic paints, such as wood, papier mache, paper (for notecards), canvas, metal, and terra cotta.  If attempting to marbleize a sealed surface such as glassware, glazed ceramics, or hard plastic, please note that the surface should be kept as a “decorative use only” surface as it will not be able to be washed.  The same goes for marbleizing fabric surfaces such as a tote bag; FolkArt Pouring Medium is not washable on a fabric surface.
What are the best tools to use when working with FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paints?
A variety of miscellaneous tools can be used to create paint poured or marbled effects using FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paints. Tools to swirl paints such as: Popsicle sticks, wood skewers, an artist stylus, etc are all helpful.  Push pins, raised platforms, or tin cans or bottles can all be used as risers to keep the project surface off of the work table and allow excess paint to drip freely.  And lastly, tools to use on the work surface such as cardboard box lids, or aluminum pans can be used on the work surface to catch excess paint drips.
 
What are the best tools to use when working with FolkArt Pouring Medium?
A variety of miscellaneous tools can be used to create marbled effects using FolkArt Pouring Medium and FolkArt Acrylic Paints. Tools to swirl paints such as: Popsicle sticks, wood skewers, an artist stylus, etc. are all helpful. Push pins, raised platforms, or tin cans or bottles can all be used as risers to keep the project surface off of the work table and allow excess paint to drip freely. And lastly, tools to use on the work surface such as cardboard box lids, or aluminum pans can be used on the work surface to catch excess paint drips.
 
What makes FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint different from other craft paints?
FolkArt Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint is specifically formulated as a fluid, medium-body acrylic paint which is easily poured, spread, and swirled to create a variety of poured paint effects including marbleized effects without colors becoming overmixed or muddied.   
 
What makes FolkArt Pouring Medium different from other craft mediums?
FolkArt Pouring Medium is specifically formulated as a fluid paint medium designed to be used with fluid art techniques.
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