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Apple Barrel Craft Paint

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Apple Barrel

FUN. BRIGHT. BOLD. 
Apple Barrel craft paints are the go-to crafter’s choice for projects big and small. Create fun and funky projects with a pop of color when you paint with this easy-to-use, high-quality paint. With a wide range of colors, Apple Barrel performs beautifully on wood, Styrofoam, paper mache, tin, terra cotta, and so much more.

This water-based, non-toxic, formula comes in a traditional matte and gloss as well as a multi-surface formula with a satin finish. Each brilliant color glides on smoothly and dries quickly for a bold statement to all your crafts. Use these vibrant paints with brushes, stamps, stencils, and sponges for an extraordinary finish to your creations.

Make Apple Barrel your choice for all your family’s crafting and project needs!

ORIGINAL MATTE

Shop Apple Barrel Matte Acrylic Paint
The go-to paint for quick and easy crafting. Dries quickly to a smooth, matte finish, and cleanup is easy with soap and water.

MULTI-SURFACE SATIN

Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint
Make it easy with multi-surface paint! Dries to a beautiful satin finish. Indoor/outdoor and top-shelf dishwasher safe. 

GLOSS

Apple Barrel Gloss Paint
All-in-one color and shine! Indoor/outdoor. Great for wood, terra cotta, tin, and more. Dries to a durable glossy finish. 


Shop Apple Barrel Products

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, Gallon - 13455E

White A/B Gallon

$49.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, Gallon - 13459E

Black A/B Gallon

$49.99
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Apple Barrel ® Pouring Medium, 64 oz. - 7189E

A/B Pouring Medium 64 oz.

$29.99
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Paint Set -  Paints,Mod Podge and Wood Surfaces, 28 pc. - PROMOABWR22

Apple Barrel Multi-Surface, Mod Podge, Wood rounds and brushes Set, 28 pc.

$29.99
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Paint Set -  Paints and Mod Podge, 21 pc. - PROMOABMPO22

Apple Barrel Multi-Surface & Mod Podge Set, 21 pc.

$28.99
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Apple Barrel ® Paint Set - Paints and Pour Medium, 14 pc. - PROMOABP22

Apple Barrel Colors and Pour Medium Paint Set, 14 pc.

$28.99
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 16 Color Set - PROMOABMS1

Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Set

$22.99
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Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ 16 Color Set - PROMOABG

Apple Barrel Gloss Paint Set

$22.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 18 Color Set - PROMOABI

Apple Barrel Colors Paint Set 18 pc.

$18.99

Apple Barrel Project Ideas

Paint Tote
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Paint Tote
Apple Barrel Painted Storage Cube and Decor
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Apple Barrel Painted Storage Cube and Decor
Upgraded Storage Unit
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Upgraded Storage Unit

Apple Barrel How-To Articles

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…

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…

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…

Learn more about Apple Barrel Craft Paint!

Learn all about Apple Barrel craft paint by watching this video!


Learn all about Apple Barrel craft paint by watching this video!

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Learn how to use Apple Barrel Paints!

Apple Barrel Blog Posts

Ambassador Halloween Party Challenge
Ambassador Halloween Party Challenge

We asked our talented ambassadors to create a fun Halloween party centered around certain creepy themes. Read now to see what they created and get inspired!
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Kids Halloween Crafts
Kids Halloween Crafts

Add crafting to your Halloween fun with these easy and fun crafts for kids!
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Apple Barrel FAQ

No, FolkArt® Shinys are not the same as Apple Barrel Gloss. FolkArt® Shinys were developed to have a higher gloss finish than Apple Barrel Gloss. Also, FolkArt® Shinys are color matched to the corresponding FolkArt® Acrylic Color and have the same high pigment load and intense color.
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Thinning Apple Barrel Pouring Medium is not necessary, as it is manufactured to the perfect consistency to create a variety of marbled effects using either the Direct Pour Method, the Dirty Pour Method, or the Flip Cup Method.
 
There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
No, items painted with Apple Barrel Gloss are not mircrowaveable.

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