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FAQs

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!
Is it necessary to seal or varnish a project created using Apple Barrel Pouring Medium?
Projects created using Apple Barrel Pouring Medium mixed with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints MUST be sealed.  Project surfaces can be spray sealed using Apple Barrel Acrylic Lacquers (Matte, Satin, or Gloss Finishes) or brushed with Apple Barrel Artists’ Varnish (Satin or Gloss).  NOTE:  Before storing finished marbled projects, surfaces should be sealed to keep projects from sticking to one another.   
 
Does Apple Barrel Color Pouring Medium hold up well on outdoor surfaces?
No, Apple Barrel Pouring Medium should be used on indoor surfaces only, as it is not designed to be permanent outdoor without an outdoor sealer or varnish applied.  When decorating an outdoor surface with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium mixed with Apple Barrel acrylic paints, the completed project should be varnished with an outdoor varnish such as Apple Barrel Outdoor Sealers available in Matte, Satin or Gloss finishes.
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.
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.
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.
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