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Can Apple Barrel Paint colors be mixed?
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Are items painted with Apple Barrel Gloss mircrowaveable?
No.
Can Apple Barrel Paints be used with children?
Yes, Apple Barrel Paints are perfect for school projects – they are the best paint on the market to paint on Styrofoam! Apple Barrel Paints are also perfect for “mom and me” projects or for the general basic crafter.
How can Apple Barrel Paints be used when crafting?
Apple Barrel Paints brush smoothly and dry quickly when basecoating, yet they can be used to stamp, stencil and hand paint a project.
Are FolkArt® Shinys the same as Apple Barrel® Gloss?
No, FolkArt® Shinys are not the same as Apple Barrel Gloss. FolkArt® Shinys were developed to have a higher gloss finish than Apple Barrel Gloss. Also, FolkArt® Shinys are color matched to the corresponding FolkArt® Acrylic Color and have the same high pigment load and intense color.
Can I use FolkArt® and Apple Barrel paint on plaster?
Yes, you can use both FolkArt® and Apple Barrel paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
What types of surfaces can Apple Barrel Paints (original formula) be used on?
Apple Barrel Paints are developed to be an all-purpose acrylic paint and can be used on most craft surfaces such as wood, paper mache, canvas, paper, Styrofoam, plaster, terra cotta and more.
What type of surfaces can Apple Barrel Gloss be used on?
Apple Barrel Gloss dries to a high gloss enamel finish on all surfaces it is applied to. And it is weather resistant which means it can be used both as an indoor or outdoor paint on wood, tin/metal and terra cotta!
What is the difference between FolkArt® and Apple Barrel paint?
Apple Barrel is an all-purpose acrylic craft paint. It works great on craft surfaces including Styrofoam, wood, paper, terra cotta and canvas.

FolkArt paint is a high quality pre-mixed acrylic paint with a rich and creamy consistency. FolkArt is a favorite of decorative painters and artists.
How can I clean my brushes after using Apple Barrel Paints?
Apple Barrel Paints are a water base paint, so clean up is simple with soap and water.
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