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FAQs

Will I ever need to reapply FolkArt Home Decor Wax?
On well-used furniture items such as chairs, tables, or dressers, etc., it is a good idea to reapply the finish with a fresh coat of Clear Wax once a year. It is not necessary to reapply wax to decorative or slightly used items.
When will my FolkArt Home Decor waxed surface be cured?
FolkArt Home Decor waxed surfaces will be fully cured in 7 days. Until then, keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use to allow enough time for the wax to fully cure.
How long does it take FolkArt Home Decor Wax to dry?
Allow approximately 24 hours drying time once the wax has been applied to your project. After one day your waxed surface is ready to be buffed.
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.
How do I use the FolkArt Home Decor White Wax?
For easiest application of FolkArt Home Décor White 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 White Wax will allow you more flexibility of moving the White Wax around.
Then apply FolkArt Home Decor White Wax on top of the Clear Wax layer. While White Wax is still wet, quickly wipe excess wax off of surface, leaving a lighter 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 can I use FolkArt Home Decor Layering Stencils?
When combining any or all of these layering stencils, a variety of effects can be achieved! Try stenciling the Silhouette design a color different than the project’s basecoat color. When dry, layer the detailed Pattern stencil using a third complementary color.

The FolkArt Home Decor Layering Silhouette stencil, when used alone, will create a basic stenciled shape or opaque outline of a shape design.

The FolkArt Home Decor Layering Pattern stencil, when used alone, will create a detailed stenciled pattern design.

The FolkArt Home Decor Layering Mask stencil, when used alone, will create a stenciled background around or outside a design area.

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.
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.
How shall I clean my brush after applying FolkArt Home Decor Wax?
Clean up is easy with soap and warm water. Work the brush bristles into soap lather then rinse well.
How do I use the FolkArt Home Decor Varnish?
The FolkArt Home Decor Varnish is perfect to seal and protect outdoor and heavily used surfaces like table tops. This waterbase, non-toxic varnish has an ultra-matte finish that can also be used on raw wood. For indoor and outdoor use.
Directions: Mix well by rolling bottle on table top. Do not shake! Using a soft bristle brush, apply to dry, clean surface. Allow varnish to dry to the touch between coats, approximately 15 minutes. Clean up while wet with soap and water. Tips: For heavily used items apply 2-3 coats, allowing dry time between coats. When applying FolkArt Home Decor Varnish, hold brush at a 30 degree angle to project surface so varnish flows evenly from brush.
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