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How should I clean my project surfaces after FolkArt Home Decor Wax has been applied?
Wipe project surfaces with a soft cloth moistened with warm water and mild soap to clean. Consumer furniture polishes are also acceptable for regular cleaning of waxed surfaces.
How many types of FolkArt Home Decor Wax are there?
There are three different types of FolkArt Home Decor Wax: Clear Wax, White Wax and Antiquing Wax. All waxes provide a protective velvety smooth finish for your projects.
When properly applied, Clear Wax will protect your surface without adding color. White Wax gives your project a beautiful white washed or faded finish. Antiquing Wax adds a vintage or antiqued, time-worn look with a warm, chocolate brown, color. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk can be added to the waxes to create your own custom-colored waxes.
What is the best technique to use when applying FolkArt Home Decor Antiquing Wax?
For easiest application of FolkArt Home Décor Antiquing Wax, it is recommended to first apply FolkArt Home Decor Clear Wax, let dry and buff. Having the layer of Clear Wax on the project surface between the painted finish and the Antiquing Wax will allow you more flexibility of moving the Antiquing Wax around. Then apply FolkArt Home Decor Antiquing Wax on top of the clear wax layer.
While antiquing wax is still wet, quickly wipe excess wax off of surface, leaving a darker color in intricate details, corners, and worn areas. Let dry overnight, then buff to desired sheen with a clean cloth. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Clean up while wet with soap and water. For indoor use only.
How many pieces or overlays are packaged with each FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencil?
Each FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencil package includes three pieces of possible overlays; a Silhouette, a Pattern, and a Mask stencil.
One, two or all three stencils can be used in many different combinations to create a variety of effects.
What is the FolkArt Home Decor Squeegee/Comb used for?
The Squeegee/Comb is a unique, multi-purpose tool for crafting home decor projects
The squeegee can be used with dimensional paste to create raised stencil effects and the Comb can be used with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk to create combed effects.
Is it difficult to achieve the distressed look?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk sands easily without “gumming up” the sandpaper. When sanding, you will notice a fine powder which is easily brushed or wiped away.
When satisfied with the distressed look, wipe project surface with a damp paper towel or tack cloth to remove excess sanding dust.
Why is the FolkArt Home Decor Wax Brush unique?
The FolkArt Home Decor Wax Brush is perfect for applying wax because the bristles are specially designed to be flexible and work wax into the porous, ultra-matte finish of FolkArt Home Decor Chalk.
The shape of the bristles is perfect for easy wax application on both intricate detailed areas and flat surfaces. For best results, load brush with a small amount of wax, dab off any excess, and using a pushing/circular motion to work the wax into the project. After 24 hours, the wax should be buffed with a clean, lint-free cloth. This Wax Brush is perfectly designed to also be used as a stencil brush.
What size are the FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils?
Each FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencil is 9.5” x 8.5”.
My FolkArt Antiquing Wax is applied too heavy in one area, can I remove it?
While still working on your project before the wax has dried, you can remove areas of dark Antiquing Wax. Simply wet the area with Clear Wax and continue to wipe away the undesired excess.
What is Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint?
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint is a water-based, acrylic paint that dries to a matte chalk finish. It is ideal for painting furniture and various home decor accessories because it requires no prep work. Simply clean the surface that you wish to paint with a glass cleaner to remove any dirt or grease, and then paint.
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint is beautiful when applied as a single color. It was formulated especially for distressing techniques, so that the top layer can be sanded away to reveal a different color beneath.
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