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How should I prepare surfaces before painting with FolkArt Glitterific Paint?

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.

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