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FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint

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FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint

FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paints feature artist-grade pigments, excellent blendability and superior coverage—ideal for stroke work painting, stenciling, and decorative crafts. With exceptional color and unsurpassed quality for more than 30 years, FolkArt Acrylics are perfect for painting on canvas, wood, terracotta and paper mache. 
  • Dries to a smooth matte finish
  • Available in 2 oz and 8 oz sizes
  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Made in the USA

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$49.99
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Countryside Cottage F/A Value Set

$33.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors Value Paint Set - Scenic Adventure, 16 Colors - 13511

Scenic Adventure F/A Value Set

$33.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors Value Paint Set - Pastel Rainbow, 16 Colors - 13513

Pastel Rainbow F/A Value Set

$33.99
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Folkart Colors Best Sellers Paint Set 1

$19.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 16 oz. - 36358

Medium Yellow F/A 16 oz.

$10.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 16 oz. - 36359

Vintage White F/A 16 oz.

$10.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 16 oz. - 6364

Wikcer White F/A 16 oz.

$10.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 16 oz. - 6373

Licorice F/A 16 oz.

$10.99

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FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint FAQ

Yes, you can use both FolkArt paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
Paints are rated on a light-fastness scale that runs from 1 to 5.

1=Excellent
2=Very good
3=Good
4=Fair
5=Poor

All of the FolkArt Acrylic Colors and FolkArt Artists' Pigments are rated Excellent or Very Good (1 or 2). These paints are made from some of the purest pigment available, which results in its superior quality.

When using FolkArt® Acrylic Colors or Apple Barrel paint on fabric we suggest that you also use our FolkArt Textile Medium. The medium helps to keep the paint soft, flexible, and fade resistant.
When using FolkArt, FolkArt Artists’ Pigments, or Apple Barrel paints, create a combination of 2 parts paint to 1 part Textile Medium. For FolkArt Metallics, you will need 3 parts paint to 1 part Textile Medium. When painitng with metallics mix 1 part to 3 parts paint to 1 part Textile Medium.

Follow the steps below when painting on fabric:
  1. Pre-wash your fabric with soap and water. Do not use fabric softener. Line dry or use dryer but do not use a dryer sheet. If necessary iron wrinkles; do not use spray starch. It is not necessary to pre-wash decorative fabrics.
  2. Pre-mix your paints with the FolkArt Textile Medium.
  3. Scoop your paint onto your brush and then spread the paint. You need to use a lot of paint when painting on fabric to ensure that the paint goes into the fibers. For very heavy or coarse material, you may want to scrub the paint into the fibers. (If you are painting with One Stroke, you will need to load your brush very heavily. You can go over the area if needed, but you’ll need to do so while the paint is still wet.)

Heat Setting Your Fabric
Wait 24 hours after you have painted your project before heat setting. To make the paint adhere to the fibers and to make it more durable for washing use a cloth that has been dampened with white vinegar - a piece of old sheet works great. Place the cloth over the painting. Then, using a dry setting on your iron, steam the vinegar soaked cloth to set the paint.

Caring for your Painted Fabric
If you must wash your project, we suggest that you wait 72 hours and then wash in a mild soap such as Ivory Snow. Do not use a heavy detergent or Woolite.

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