What is the difference between Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint and Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Craft paint?
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Craft Paint is a durable, premium, multi-surface acrylic paint that is both dishwasher and machine washer safe. It is perfect for both painting and stenciling and comes in several specialty finishes such as high gloss, satin, metallic, glow-in the dark, and chalkboard.
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint is a high quality paint designed for painting and distressing furniture and home décor accessories. It does not require any project preparation such as priming, sanding, or stripping. It dries to a matte chalk finish, can be finished and polished with waxes, and is formulated for easy sanding and distressing.
Should I allow each stenciled layer to dry before adding the next FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencil?
Yes, when creating with FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils, it is best to allow each stenciled layer to completely dry prior to adding another stenciled layer.
Not only will the paint colors stay clean, it will also prevent the back of the stencils from getting wet and possibly smudging the first layer of paint.
On what types of surfaces can Martha Stewart Home Decor Paint be used?
Many porous surfaces can be decorated with Martha Stewart Home Decor Paint such as wood, concrete, terra cotta, stone, fabric and canvas. However, on sealed surfaces such as glassware, ceramics and rigid plastic (not for use on flexible plastic, such as food storage containers), the paints should be used as decorative surfaces only. Also, fabric items should be used for decorative purposes only as the paints will not be permanent on fabric.
Where can I learn more about Martha Stewart Home Decor paint?
What types of fabrics can I decorative paint on using FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints?
Fabrics such as denims, cottons, poly cotton blends, woven blends, and home décor textiles can be used as surfaces for fabric painting when using FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints.
What type of fabrics can be decorated with FolkArt Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paint?
The paint can be used to decorate denims, cottons, poly/cotton blends, woven blends and home décor textiles.
Can I mix two FolkArt Milk Paint colors to achieve a new color or different value of the same color?
Yes. FolkArt Milk Paint is designed to be intermixable allowing an artisan to create colors to match any home décor project. To mix colors, simply pour a small amount of the lighter color into a mixing bowl. Begin adding the second or darker value color a small amount at a time into the mixing bowl. Stir to mix the two colors together using a paint stir stick or plastic spoon until desired color is achieved.
What is the paint cure time when working with Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint?
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Chalk paint will dry to the touch almost immediately, however it will take 24 hours before fully cured to the surface. The wax fully cures in 7 days.
Can I embellish my painted and distressed Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint project with stenciling?
Yes! Use Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint through stencils to add detail or embellishment to your project. Martha Stewart Crafts has a collection of Vintage Decor Stencil sets perfect for larger areas and home decor projects.
The stenciled design can be left as is after stenciling or distressed using medium grit sandpaper.
Do I need to prepare my project surface before applying Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint?
The beauty of painting with Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paint is that your surface does not require massive preparation such as sanding, stripping or priming the original finish! You can paint directly onto your surface.
When painting previously used furniture and home décor accessories simply clean the surface using a glass cleaner to remove dirt or dust particles as necessary. Glass and ceramic surfaces should be wiped down using rubbing alcohol.