Can FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint colors be mixed to create new colors or different values of the same color?
Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.
How do I clean FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint out of my brushes?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk should be cleaned from your painting tools using soap and warm water immediately after each use.
How long does FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk paint take to dry and cure?
Allow a minimum of 2 hours of dry time between coats, depending upon thickness of application. Once dry, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk will take a minimum of 48 hours before fully cured to the surface.
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.
My FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint has clumps in it! What should I do?
Over time, that is perfectly natural. As air becomes trapped in the top portion of the paint bottle (after it has been opened and paint used) a paint skin may form.
With each paint use, it is best to remove the top skin before stirring the paint.
How resistant to fading is FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint?
Paints are rated on a light-fastness scale that runs from 1 to 5. 1=Excellent 2=Very good 3=Good 4=Fair 5=Poor All FolkArt Home Decor Chalk colors are rated Excellent or Very Good (1 or 2). This paint is made using very high quality pigments, which results in its superior quality.
Why is the FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint Brush unique?
The FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint Brush has a specialty bristle mix and brush shape to help hold the maximum amount of paint, making application quick and easy.
To add texture and depth to your piece, liberally apply paint, stroking brush in multiple directions while applying paint. The look of depth can be further enhanced by using FolkArt Home Decor Waxes. If a smoother finish is desired, apply in one direction using long, even strokes.
The FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint Brush and Wax Brush seem too large for my small project. Is there another option?
Yes! The FolkArt Home Decor Paint & Wax Brush Set is ideal for smaller projects and for getting into small, detailed areas.
The Small Chalk Brush can be used in the same way as the Large Chalk Brush. The Small Wax Brush can be used in the same way as the Large Wax Brush. The Small Wax Brush can also be used as a stencil brush with the FolkArt Home Decor Chalk and FolkArt Home Decor Stencils.
What is the difference between FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint and FolkArt Acrylic paint?
FolkArt Acrylic paint is formulated as a premium, artist’s quality acrylic paint with superior hide and smooth, creamy consistency perfect for most art techniques such as brush stroke work, blending and highlighting, or stenciling. FolkArt Acrylic paint will dry to a durable matte sheen.
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is formulated as high quality paint perfect for painting and distressing furniture and thrift store finds, as well as home Decor accessories. It is a heavily pigmented paint that does not require any project preparation such as priming, sanding or stripping. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk provides the DIY enthusiast an ultra matte chalky finish when dry which is easily sanded to distress using medium grit sandpaper. It will not “gum up” sandpaper making it easy to achieve a time-worn look.
Do I need to shake or stir FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint before using?
Upon opening the bottle, stir well to fully incorporate the paint. Paint can be used directly from bottle or by pouring a small amount onto a foam plate as a palette.