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FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint

FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint FAQ

Yes, the fabric painted mixture (1 part FolkArt Textile Medium – 2 parts FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint), can be thinned with water to create detail linework. It can also be “spritzed” onto fabric using a clean pump spray bottle.
Yes, it is UV and weather resistant and can be used both indoors on curtains, glassware and wood as well as outdoors on terra cotta and garden signs.
Yes, painted glassware can be safely washed by hand and are top shelf dishwasher safe without chipping, cracking or fading. Do not soak in water.
Yes, for best results, it is recommended to use the waterbase FolkArt Textile Medium with FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint when painting on fabric.
Shake medium well, mix 1 part medium to 2 parts paint. Can be applied through stencil or hand painted. Clean up while wet with soap and water.
It is recommended that you allow 24 hours for your decorated fabric project to air dry; then heat set. Two heat setting methods are recommended:
Dryer Method: Turn garment inside out; place item in dryer for 30 minutes on highest setting allowed for the type of fabric used.

Iron Method: Place decorated item right side up on ironing board; cover with dry pressing cloth. Set iron to highest setting allowed for fabric used. Place dry iron (no steam) on area pressing for 30 seconds, lift iron moving to another area until all sections are heat set. Keep the iron moving in a small circular motion when heat setting.
It is best to provide a firm painting surface such as wax covered cardboard between your fabric project and your work surface.
The paint easily cleans up with soap and water while still wet.
There are two types of curing methods that can be used with FolkArt 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.
If basecoating concrete such as a statue, a lime neutralizer is needed. Household white vinegar works fine. Coat concrete with vinegar, let dry, rinse well and dry thoroughly before painting.
The paint is not recommended for large concrete areas subject to foot traffic such as a patio.
The type of surface you're using will dictate the preparation method.
  • Wood: Sand smooth with fine grit sandpaper, wipe away sawdust.
  • Tin: Wash with soap and water; wipe with white vinegar dampened cloth, then rinse with water and let dry completely.
  • Glass/Ceramic: Wash with soap and water; wipe with rubbing alcohol dampened cloth.
  • Terra Cotta: Wipe clean; seal pot interior with paint or two coats of FolkArt Waterbase Sealer. If terra cotta will not be used as a planter, simply paint.
  • Canvas: Wipe primed canvas clean; if unprimed, apply a couple coats of FolkArt Gesso Primer.
  • Rigid Plastic: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Paper Mache: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Plaster: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Concrete: Coat with white vinegar, let dry, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
  • Fabric: prewash in soap and water, dry thoroughly without fabric softener or dryer sheet.
The paint has been tested for machine washing, however, with all hand painted items, it is best to hand wash in cold water and air dry which will increase durability.
If washing by machine, turn garment inside out and use cold water in mild detergent on the gentle cycle.
Although the paint is non-toxic, it should never come in contact with food. When painting a glass, keep painted design below 8/10" or 2 cm from the lip; and when painting plates, paint only on the rim of the plate that will not come in contact with food or reverse glass paint in the center.
The paint is developed with extra adhesive properties making it a perfect paint for glass painting without using a primer or sealer. To ensure extra durability, it is recommended that painted glass/ceramics be cured by baking.
No, it is best that painted items do not come in direct or non-direct contact with food or liquids when heating in a microwave.
Yes, to remove manufacturer’s sizing, all fabrics should be prewashed using soap and water following washing instructions and most denims should be washed multiple times in hot water.
After washing, dry thoroughly before decorating. When washing and drying, DO NOT use a fabric softener. If needed, iron wrinkles smooth without using spray starch.
It can be used on both porous and non-porous surfaces because it is a self-priming paint which means it will seal to protect and color a surface at the same time.
It’s perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detail, sponging, stenciling, stamping and printing.
When applying FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint premixed with FolkArt Textile Medium, use a moderately heavy application. Moderate to heavy paint applications will have greater durability.
The paint can be used to decorate denims, cottons, poly/cotton blends, woven blends and home décor textiles.
When painting on fabric, use enough brush pressure to press paint into the fabric fibers which will increase the adhesive properties.
Yes, even though there are a wide range of colors to choose from, they can be mixed easily to create any value you desire. However, we do suggest only mixing within the same formula.
The paint easily cleans up with soap and water while still wet.

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