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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 prepare a wood piece or plywood paneling for stenciling?
For unfinished wood: Apply a base stain or clean wood sealer and allow adequate time to dry. After stenciling, wait 2-3 days and apply waterbase varnish to finish. Test a small section before applying the finish coat. Choose waterbase finishes; oil-base polyurethane can yellow the surface.
For pre-finished paneling: Wash to remove wax or dirt. If applying a glaze for a pickled look, test the color in an inconspicuous place. IF paneling has a glossy finish, paint may not adhere to it. In that case, paint paneling with a bonder/primer such as BIN or KILZ. After stenciling, roll on one or two coats of waterbase varnish for maximum scrubbability. Be sure not to layer water and oil based paints together.
How do I prepare a wood piece or plywood paneling for stenciling?
For unfinished wood: Apply a base stain or clean wood sealer and allow adequate time to dry. After stenciling, wait 2-3 days and apply waterbase varnish to finish. Test a small section before applying the finish coat. Choose waterbase finishes; oil-base polyurethane can yellow the surface.
For pre-finished paneling: Wash to remove wax or dirt. If applying a glaze for a pickled look, test the color in an inconspicuous place. IF paneling has a glossy finish, paint may not adhere to it. In that case, paint paneling with a bonder/primer such as BIN or KILZ. After stenciling, roll on one or two coats of waterbase varnish for maximum scrubbability. Be sure not to layer water and oil based paints together.
Can I use a hair dryer or forced air to speed up the dry time when stenciling?
Absolutely, forced air will help to speed drying time not only on the stenciled surface, but also on the paper stencil itself if it is to be repeated.
Can I use a hair dryer or forced air to speed up the dry time when stenciling?
Absolutely, forced air will help to speed drying time not only on the stenciled surface, but also on the paper stencil itself if it is to be repeated.
What is a paper proof of a stencil?
A paper proof is a sample print of the stencil design, used for testing accuracy of overlays, alignment and colors and for practicing stenciling techniques. Paper proofs are also measurement tools for judging design placement for stenciling.
when using Martha Stewart Crafts ® Magnetic Paint Effect, can I decorate the top coat by hand painting, stenciling, or glazing?
Yes. Once dry, the magnetic surface can be decorated with stenciling, hand painting, or faux finishes.
What tools do I use with FolkArt Peel & Stick Painting Stencils?
Use FolkArt Daubers, Spouncers® or stencil brushes with FolkArt Peel & Stick Painting Stencils. Daubers' small applicator tips are ideal for stenciling the intricate designs, and often hold paint better when stenciling slick surfaces.
What tools do I use with FolkArt Peel & Stick Painting Stencils?
Use FolkArt Daubers, Spouncers® or stencil brushes with FolkArt Peel & Stick Painting Stencils. Daubers' small applicator tips are ideal for stenciling the intricate designs, and often hold paint better when stenciling slick surfaces.
What is a kickplate?
Stenciling around the base molding draws the eye to the floor and can help balance a room if the floor color is very light and the room appears top heavy because of the design at the ceiling line. To stencil a kickplate, align the stencil so the design is 1/2 to 3/4" above the molding.
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