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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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How to Use FolkArt Glaze

Read this article to learn how to use FolkArt Glaze.

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Can't-Miss Tips on How to Paint by Number

Before you tackle your first Paint by Number kit, make sure you read this article! 

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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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How to Use FolkArt Glass Etching Cream

Before you tackle your first glass etching project, make sure you read this article to learn how best to use FolkArt Glass Etching Cream.

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How to Use Lily & Val Stencils

Read this article to learn how to use our collection of hand-lettered inspired stencils designed by Lily & Val. 

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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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