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Ready to learn how to paint? Be sure to visit our Let's Paint hub for more information!

Have a passion for craft painting? Plaid has got you covered with inspiring project ideas, painting how-to's, fabulous videos, and of course, superior products including Apple Barrel, Delta and FolkArt craft paints and accessories.

How to Paint One Stroke Hummingbirds with Donna Dewberry

Learn how to paint a hummingbird using the One Stroke method developed by artist and teacher Donna Dewberry. 

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How to Paint One Stroke Hydrangeas with Donna Dewberry

Learn how to paint a hydrangea flower using the One Stroke method developed by artist and teacher Donna Dewberry. 

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How to Paint One Stroke Parrot Tulips with Donna Dewberry

Learn how to paint a parrot tulip flower using the One Stroke method developed by artist and teacher Donna Dewberry. 

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How to Paint One Stroke Geraniums with Donna Dewberry

Learn how to paint a geranium flower using the One Stroke method developed by artist and teacher Donna Dewberry. 

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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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From Design to Decor: Learn How to Concept, Design, and Paint Your Furniture

Have you ever wanted to paint your own furniture but aren’t sure where to start? While painting your own furniture pieces may seem daunting at first, our free video class gives you everything you need to know to get started!

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Plaid Paints are Safe

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

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Transform Your Decor: Fun & Easy Paint Projects for Your Home

Download this free craft eBook to transform your decor with these fun, trend-inspired painting projects for your home. 

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Home Town Scenes

Capture the beauty of Hometown America as Donna teaches you how to paint 12 inspiring scenes of churches, barns, flowers, homes, and more!

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Seasonal Wreaths

Enjoy this easy-to-follow video series for creating 12 seasonal wreaths. Learn to paint a variety of stunning flowers, leaves, and other embellishments.

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Seasonal Flowers

With this painting video series, Donna Dewberry teaches you her famous One Stroke method while demonstrating how to paint the birth flower of each month.

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Studio Lessons

Learn to paint from Plaid’s resident artist, Andy Jones with easy-to-follow video tutorials! You’ll learn everything from color theory to blending and beyond!

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Color Lessons

Learn to paint from Plaid’s resident artist, Andy Jones with easy-to-follow video tutorials! You’ll learn everything from color theory to blending and beyond!

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Let's Paint Live

Join us live on the first Thursday of every month on Facebook as we capture the fun and popularity of paint-n-sip classes with an at-home paint party! Paint along with us live or watch on-demand! Shop the supplies before the FREE class, then join us for the livestream to learn how to paint unique landscapes, florals, animals, and so much more in about an hour.

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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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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 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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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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