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Are items painted with Apple Barrel Gloss mircrowaveable?
No.
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.
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!
How is FolkArt® Outdoor™ different from Apple Barrel Gloss™?
FolkArt® Outdoor™ paints are formulated with rich and creamy consistencies in true artists palettes that deliver high hide with UV protection and weather resistance that makes this paint the perfect paint for outdoor use. It is self-sealing, no primers, sealers or varnishes are required. FolkArt® Outdoor paints can be applied on a variety of surfaces such as metal, terra cotta, wood, concrete, galvanized tin and more. It dries to a satin finish and is waterbased so clean up is easy with mild soap and water.
Apple Barrel Gloss paints offer a bright and clean color palette. They too are formulated to be weather resistant, can be used outdoors, and work well on the same types of surfaces. However, Apple Barrel Gloss paints dry with strong colors and a high gloss finish.
How are FolkArt® Enamels different from Apple Barrel Gloss?
FolkArt® Enamels are a unique polymer blend that is specially formulated for use on glass and ceramics. They are highly pigmented for excellent opaque coverage
You can achieve a durable, opaque, glossy sheen with one-step – there is no primer or finish needed. The paints can be mixed and blended, making them perfect for the One Stroke method.
When dried and cured, projects painted with FolkArt® Enamels are top-shelf dishwasher safe! When washed correctly, they will not chip, crack, or fade.
Can Apple Barrel Paint colors be mixed?
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
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.
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.
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