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Is it necessary to seal or varnish a project painted with FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk?

No, it is not necessary to seal or varnish project surfaces painted with FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk; however, for heavily used surfaces such as furniture, we recommend applying two or more coats of FolkArt Home Decor Satin Varnish for added protection and enhanced durability. 

The FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint Brushes seem too small for my extra large project. Is there another option?
Yes! The FolkArt Home Decor Wide Brush is 4in wide and is great for covering large areas quickly. The specialty nylon bristles are designed to create a smooth finish.
What types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint on?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk can be applied to many different types of surfaces such as finished and unfinished wood, terracotta, metal/tin, canvas, paper mache and plaster.
It can be applied to ceramic and glass surfaces; however, the paint is not dishwasher safe. Fabric surfaces can also be painted using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk, but the surface is not machine-washable. When decorating glass, ceramic and fabric surfaces, your project should be used as a decorative accessory only to be lightly cleaned using a damp cloth when needed.
How should I clean my FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils after using them?
After each use, it is best to immediately clean each paint-filled stencil. When working with waterbase paints, wash each stencil with mild soap and water.
For stubborn dried paint areas, try using a little rubbing alcohol to remove the paint buildup.
How do I use the FolkArt Home Decor Crackle?
The FolkArt Home Decor Crackle is used to create crackled effects with the FolkArt Home Decor Chalk.
Directions: Basecoat surface with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk, allow to dry fully. Apply Crackle Medium evenly over surface using a paint brush, being careful not to over stroke. Allow to thoroughly dry. Apply contrasting top coat of FolkArt Home Decor Chalk in one even coat, being careful not to over stroke. As the topcoat dries, the cracking will occur. It is recommended to test this technique on a small sample surface first. Note topcoat must be applied for cracking to occur. Do not use in humid conditions. Clean up while wet with soap and water. Tips: Thinner applications of topcoat create a fine crackle look. Thicker applications of topcoat create a wider, more weathered crackle look. Over-stroking FolkArt Home Decor Crackle and topcoat may create very fine cracks or no cracks. For indoor use only.
How do I use the FolkArt Home Decor Wood Layering Block?
If desired, basecoat project using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk. Select two or more paint colors for layering. Pour small amount of first color onto a foam plate.
Dip flat side of FolkArt Home Decor Layering Block into puddle of paint. Gently drag flat side of Layering Block across project surface in long sweeping motions, creating an uneven painted effect. Use very light pressure when dragging the block; only gently skim project surface. Reload block and continue process until project is covered with the worn, uneven painted effect. Drag block across surface in multiple directions to create a more authentic, time-worn look. Allow to dry. Clean block while wet with soap and water and repeat layering process with additional colors until desired look is achieved.
What types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint on?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk can be applied to many different types of surfaces such as finished and unfinished wood, terracotta, metal/tin, canvas, paper mache and plaster.
It can be applied to ceramic and glass surfaces; however, the paint is not dishwasher safe. Fabric surfaces can also be painted using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk, but the surface is not machine-washable. When decorating glass, ceramic and fabric surfaces, your project should be used as a decorative accessory only to be lightly cleaned using a damp cloth when needed.
What is the best application technique to be used when applying FolkArt Home Decor Wax?
Application is simple using a soft bristled brush or a soft, lint-free cloth. The FolkArt Home Decor Wax Brush was specifically designed to be flexible and work wax into the porous, ultra matte paint.
Load the brush with wax, dabbing off any excess. Then apply a thin layer over the project surface in a smooth even application, being careful not to apply too much wax. Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours, then buff to desired sheen using a soft, lint-free cloth. The longer you buff, the higher the sheen.
Can FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk be used on outdoor surfaces?

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Where can I learn more about FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk?
You can learn more about this product by reading the FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk FAQ document.
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