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FolkArt offers brushes, tools and accessories for all your project needs. Whether you are a beginner, expert, decorative painter or someone that enjoys stenciling, FolkArt will help you achieve beautiful results.

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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Signature Set - 1900

Signature Set (13 pcs)

$39.99
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Let's Paint with FolkArt ® Select Firm Bristle Brush Set, 7 pc. - 99446

FolkArt Select Firm Bristle Brush Set

$39.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Wax Brush - 34908

Wax Brush F/A Home Decor

$19.99
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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Accessories - Double Loading Carousel - 1220

Double Loading Carousel

$19.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Chalk & Wax Brush set - 34909

Chalk & Wax Brush F/A Home Decor

$15.99
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FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Stencil Cutter - 34008

Stencil Cutter

$15.99
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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brush Basin - 1200

FolkArt One Stroke Brush Basin

$15.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Chalk Paintbrush - 34907

Chalk Paintbrush F/A Home Decor

$15.99
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Folkart ® Brushes - Stencil 1-1/2" Carded - 50711

F/A Stencil Brush 1-1/2"

$13.99

FolkArt Brushes & Tools Project Ideas

Gnome Plastic Bottle Planters
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Apple Barrel Water Bottle Mobile

FolkArt Brushes & Tools How-To Articles

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!

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!

FolkArt Brushes & Tools Blog Posts

How to Decorate with Pastels for Christmas!
How to Decorate with Pastels for Christmas!

Use some of our favorite pastel colors mixed with sparkling specialty paint to make you holidays have an icy, elegant vibe.
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See how our creators reloved some of their favorite things with Plaid products!
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FolkArt Brushes & Tools FAQ

Proper cleaning and care makes brushes last longer and perform better. Wood and paper are hardest on brushes and will tend to make your brushes wear faster.
  1. Thoroughly rinse the brush with water, using the grid at the bottom on the Brush Basin®.
  2. Squeeze Brush Plus® brush cleaner or FolkArt® Brush Cleaner & Conditioner into the bristles and work it in with your fingers all the way to the ferrule. Rinse with water. Repeat if needed.
  3. After you have cleaned your brushes, use Brush Plus or FolkArt® Brush Cleaner & Conditioner to resize them. Work it in back and forth to get enough cleaner into the bristles to reshape them.
  4. Pull the bristles between your fingers to re-shape a chisel. With a flat brush you may need to do this a couple of times for the medium to start to set up.
  5. Make sure that your bristles are not touching a surface when drying.
  6. Store brushes with bristles upright in a cup or brush caddy.
Here are some other tips for making your brushes last longer.
  • Don't allow paint to dry in your brush.
  • As you paint, occasionally rinse the bristles with water.
  • Store brushes in the Brush Basin® or in a container that allows brushes to retain their form and be separated from each other.
Proper cleaning and care of brushes will not only make them last longer but also make them perform as they were designed to perform.
  1. Thoroughly clean the brush with water using the grid in the bottom of the Brush Basin®.
  2. Squeeze a small amount of Brush Plus Cleaner & Conditioner onto your brush.
  3. Place the brush scrubber in the palm of your hand, choose the correct height of scrubber teeth for your brush, then move the brush back and forth under the running water until the water runs clear.
  4. After cleaning, apply a small amount of Brush Plus Cleaner & Conditioner and reshape using your thumb and forefinger. Store with bristles upright in a cup or brush caddy.
More brush tips:
  • Do not allow paint to dry in the brush.
  • As you paint, rinse bristles out occasionally with water.
  • Store the brush upright in the Brush Basin® or in a container that will allow the brushes to retain their form and to be separate from one another.
Yes, it is advisable to clean your paintbrush when changing colors as well as after each painting session.
Filberts are round brushes that are put into a flat ferrule. Sometimes these are easier to use than the rounds. For instance, they make it easier to start off the comma strokes because the hairs are already spread out. As you pull away from the surface to finish your stroke, you can slightly turn this type brush to the side to make a tiny tail to your comma stroke.
Round brushes have longer hairs and are put in a round ferrule. They are used for base painting, floating color and for a multitude of stroke formations.

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