Will I be able to mix my FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint to create a new color or value?
Yes, even though there are a wide range of colors to choose from, they can be mixed easily to create any value you desire. However, we do suggest only mixing within the same formula.
The paint easily cleans up with soap and water while still wet.
What type of paint should I use when stenciling with FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils?
While FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is the perfect paint to use with FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils, these stencils can be used with a variety of paints such as FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic paints, FolkArt Outdoor paints, and FolkArt Enamels.
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.
Does FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint contain latex?
Plaid does not use any natural rubber latex in any of its current paint products. Plaid’s paint products are manufactured using synthetic acrylic resins.
Do I need to seal FolkArt Hand Lettering Paint?
Yes, projects using FolkArt Brush Lettering Paint should be sealed with a clear acrylic spray sealer to protect the project surface and to keep the paint’s metallic colors tarnish-resistant. After the paint has dried and cured, very lightly spray the project surface, then wait 60 seconds before spraying a medium application to seal; allow to dry completely.
Is it necessary to heat set FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint when painted on fabric?
Yes, heat-setting will ensure the durability of your FolkArt Watercolor fabric project. Follow the instructions below to heat-set your project.
- 1Allow the decorated fabric to dry 24 hours.
- Heat set the painted surface using a dry iron set to the highest setting allowed for the fabric and a pressing cloth. Do NOT use steam.
- Position the project fabric decorated-side up, then lay a pressing cloth over the fabric and lightly press the decorated fabric area for 30 seconds.
- Lift the iron and move to another section; continue until the entire design area has been heat-set.
I want to paint on fabric using FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. How do I make sure it will adhere and remain durable?
When using FolkArt® Acrylic Colors or Apple Barrel paint on fabric we suggest that you also use our FolkArt Textile Medium. The medium helps to keep the paint soft, flexible, and fade resistant.
When using FolkArt, FolkArt Artists’ Pigments, or Apple Barrel paints, create a combination of 2 parts paint to 1 part Textile Medium. For FolkArt Metallics, you will need 3 parts paint to 1 part Textile Medium. When painitng with metallics mix 1 part to 3 parts paint to 1 part Textile Medium.
Follow the steps below when painting on fabric:
- Pre-wash your fabric with soap and water. Do not use fabric softener. Line dry or use dryer but do not use a dryer sheet. If necessary iron wrinkles; do not use spray starch. It is not necessary to pre-wash decorative fabrics.
- Pre-mix your paints with the FolkArt Textile Medium.
- Scoop your paint onto your brush and then spread the paint. You need to use a lot of paint when painting on fabric to ensure that the paint goes into the fibers. For very heavy or coarse material, you may want to scrub the paint into the fibers. (If you are painting with One Stroke, you will need to load your brush very heavily. You can go over the area if needed, but you’ll need to do so while the paint is still wet.)
Heat Setting Your Fabric
Wait 24 hours after you have painted your project before heat setting. To make the paint adhere to the fibers and to make it more durable for washing use a cloth that has been dampened with white vinegar - a piece of old sheet works great. Place the cloth over the painting. Then, using a dry setting on your iron, steam the vinegar soaked cloth to set the paint.
Caring for your Painted Fabric
If you must wash your project, we suggest that you wait 72 hours and then wash in a mild soap such as Ivory Snow. Do not use a heavy detergent or Woolite.
How do I apply paper inside glass or acrylic?
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
- Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
- Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Brush Lettering Paint?
Many surfaces can be decorated with FolkArt Brush Lettering Paint: wood, papier mache, canvas, metal, glass, glazed ceramics, paper, and terracotta. This paint also works well on acrylic-painted or stained surfaces. Make sure to seal or basecoat porous surfaces such as plaster and bisque before applying Brush Lettering Paint.
What is the difference between Chalkboard paint and FolkArt Home Decor Chalk?
Chalkboard paint, when applied to a variety of surfaces, will create chalkboards. Sticks of chalk can then be used to write on the chalkboards. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an acrylic paint that dries within minutes to an ultra matte finish.
Due to its thick consistency, this paint can be used in one quick and easy application to cover your project with one coat. It is easy to sand for a distressed look and has a beautiful satin finish after the wax is applied.