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Apple Barrel Craft Paint DIY Craft Articles

Fresh-bright-crisp, just like its name, Apple Barrel® craft paints are crafters' choice for projects large and small. Made from the purest ingredients, Apple Barrel Colors provide premium performance on wood, Styrofoam, paper mache, tin, terra cotta, wood and any porous surface. It comes in a rainbow of clean colors in traditional matte finish and gloss that's great for outdoor projects, too. Moms love it for kids' projects, thanks to its non-toxic, waterbase formula.

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

Planning to use a wood surface for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a wood surface for a project—including how to sand and basecoat the wood surface. 

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How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

Planning to use a terra cotta clay pot for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a clay pot for painting a project, including how to clean and seal the surface. 

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How to Prepare Tin for a Craft Painting Project

Planning to use an item made of tin for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare tin for painting a project—as well as get some can't-miss tips for painting on tin successfully. 

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Plaid Paints are Safe

Plaid paints are certified safe & non-toxic by independent board-certified toxicologist.

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Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Flat Brush

Want to learn how to use a flat brush properly? Watch these in-depth videos and download our Flat Brush practice guide to master the basic flat brush strokes!

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Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Round Brush

Want to learn how to use a round brush properly? Watch the in-depth videos and download our Round Brush practice guide to master the basic round brush strokes!

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Painting Glassware 101: How to Prepare and Paint Glass for DIY Craft Projects

Want to paint on glass for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare glass for painting projects—including how to prepare your glass for painting, design ideas, and more. 

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How to Cure Painted Glass Projects

When using FolkArt Enamels or one of Plaid's multi-surface acrylic paint formulas, make sure to read these instructions on how to cure your painted glass surface. 

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