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FolkArt Glitterific FAQ

No, FolkArt Glitterific Paint cannot be cured permanently to glass or ceramic surfaces, nor are these surfaces hand-washable or dishwasher-safe. Glassware and glazed ceramics decorated with Glitterific should be used for decorative purposes only.

No, direct mixing of FolkArt Glitterific Paint with other paint products is not recommended, as it will compromise the color, the finish, and the glittery effect of the paint. 

Yes, FolkArt Glitterific Paints can be intermixed with one another to create a new and different glitter mixture. Mixing small quantities at a time, simply pour small amounts of each color to be mixed onto a palette. Using a palette knife, mix one color into the other until the desired color ratio of glitter particles has been achieved. 

Like painting on glassware or glazed ceramics, FolkArt Glitterific can be painted on a fabric surface, most definitely. However, it should be created as a decorative purpose only project. Unfortunately, FolkArt Glitterific Paint will dry as a brittle film that is not flexible. When painting on fabric, Glitterific can be painted on a decorative pillow or other home décor fabric surface, one that will be used for decoration only and is not intended to be washed. Therefore, pre-washing and no heat setting is required. Simply paint the fabric surface, do not heat set and do not launder.

No, thinning Glitterific is not recommended, as it compromises the opacity of the glitter particles and may also impact the adhesive properties of the paint. 

No, FolkArt Glitterific Paint is formulated for indoor-use only and should not be used on outdoor surfaces.

Depending on the thickness of application, Glitterific cures to a surface after approximately 24 hours.

Glitterific dries to the touch within two hours; however, the paints may take longer to dry when using heavier applications of paint or working in a high humidity area.

Clean your brushes while wet with mild soap and water. 

Glitterific Paint does not require much surface prep; make sure to have cleaned your project surface thoroughly before applying.  

  • Wood – If desired, sand smooth any rough areas prior to painting. Apply Glitterific directly to raw wood or to a wood surface that has already been stained or painted a dark base color. When base-coating, Glitterific appears most reflective over a dark base color. You can also use a color close in hue to the Glitterific color or one of the metallic FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic colors.
  • Terracotta – Wipe to remove dust. If the terra cotta has been previously used, be sure to thoroughly clean in warm soapy water to remove all dirt deposits and allow to dry completely.  If the terra cotta flower pot will be used with a live plant, seal the interior prior to planting so water does not seep through, possibly blistering the exterior paint.  
  • Metal and Tin – Metal that has been enameled or sealed should be washed in warm soapy water, dried and then wiped with white distilled vinegar to remove remaining grease or soap residue.
  • Canvas – It is best to basecoat the canvas with a dark FolkArt Acrylic background color that might be complementary to the color of Glitterific Paint prior to painting on canvas.
  • Papier Mache – Wipe over surface with dry paper towel to remove dust. Basecoat the surface with a dark FolkArt Acrylic paint. 
  • Rigid Plastic, Glass, and Ceramics – Wash surface well in warm soapy water, rinse and allow to dry thoroughly. Wipe over surface with rubbing alcohol to remove remaining soap or grease residue.
  • Bisque or Unglazed Ceramics – Wipe to remove dust or loose dirt.
  • Fabrics – No prep is required as the surface should be used for decorative purposes only. The completed project will not be able to be washed.

No, projects painted on glassware or glazed ceramics using FolkArt Glitterific Paints are not dishwasher safe, nor should they be immersed in water. These surfaces should be used for decorative purposes only.

No, projects painted on glassware or glazed ceramics using FolkArt Glitterific Paints are not dishwasher-safe, nor should they be immersed in water. These surfaces should be used for decorative purposes only.

No, it is not necessary to seal projects created using FolkArt Glitterific. If desired, project surfaces can be sealed using a glossy sealer—such as FolkArt Acrylic Lacquer Gloss Finish or FolkArt Artists’ Varnish Gloss—for extra protection. 

Many surfaces can be decorated with FolkArt Glitterific Paint: wood, papier mache, paper or cardstock, canvas, metal, rigid plastics, terra cotta, glassware, ceramics and fabric. Note, however, FolkArt Glitterific Paints will not be permanent on glassware, ceramic, rigid plastic and fabric surfaces and therefore should be used for decorative purposes only.

Glitterific should be applied to a surface using either a Taklon bristle brush or a foam applicator. The best application technique is to “lay” the paint onto the surface without excessive brushing or stroking of the applicator tool.

FolkArt Glitterific Paint is a high quality acrylic paint that contains multiple sized glitter particles suspended in a crystal clear base—perfect for those crafters and DIYers who LOVE the sparkle and pizzazz of glitter. Glitterific provides a dazzling, glittery coverage surpassed by no other glitter paint available on the market.  

Apply Glitterific to a surface using either a foam sponge brush or a soft Taklon bristle brush. After loading the brush with Glitterific paint, position the brush horizontally low to the surface. While lightly brushing the surface, “lay” the paint down. Try not over-brush or over-stroke the surface, as doing so will move the glitter particles around. 

For more reflective effects, FolkArt Glitterific Paint should be applied over a surface base-coated with a dark color. Use either FolkArt Acrylic Paints or FolkArt Multi-Surface Paints to basecoat the surface with either Licorice, Pure Black, or a dark color that is similar to the glitter color. For amazing glitter effects, apply multiple coats for maximum glitter coverage.

FolkArt Glitterific Paint is loaded with glitter particles of multiple sizes and unique color combinations, providing the ultimate glitter display on most surfaces.

You can learn more about this product by reading the FolkArt Glitterific FAQ.

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