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Craft Painting How-To Articles

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

Planning to use a wood surface for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a wood surface for a project—including...

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How to Use Lily & Val Stencils

How to Use Lily & Val Stencils

Read this article to learn how to use our collection of hand-lettered inspired stencils designed by Lily & Val. 

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How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

Planning to use a terra cotta clay pot for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a clay pot for painting a project...

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How to Prepare Tin for a Craft Painting Project

How to Prepare Tin for a Craft Painting Project

Planning to use an item made of tin for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare tin for painting a project—as well...

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Craft Painting Videos

How to Paint a Poppy with Priscilla Hauser

Priscilla Hauser, FolkArt and Decorative painting expert, shows you how to paint a blended poppy using FolkArt…

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Priscilla Hauser, FolkArt and Decorative painting expert, shows you how to paint a blended poppy using FolkArt Multi-Surface paints.

Brush Stroke Basics: Round Brush Techniques pt. 6, All Strokes

See a variety of basic round or liner brush strokes. When combined, these strokes can be painted as beautiful…

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See a variety of basic round or liner brush strokes. When combined, these strokes can be painted as beautiful brush stroke borders to enhance your decorative painting.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 1, Straight & Chisel Strokes

Mastering the Straight Stroke and the Chisel Edge Stroke is the best place to begin learning proper brush pressure.

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Mastering the Straight Stroke and the Chisel Edge Stroke is the best place to begin learning proper brush pressure.

Brush Stroke Basics: Round Brush Techniques pt. 4, Curlicues & Scrolls

The round or liner brush “Curlicue” and “Scroll” strokes are not only fun, they are also charming when painted…

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The round or liner brush “Curlicue” and “Scroll” strokes are not only fun, they are also charming when painted as decorative accents or borders.

How to Paint a Sunflower, Pt. 1: Blossom

Learn how to paint a beautiful sunflower using a small palette of FolkArt paints and just a few brushes with…

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Learn how to paint a beautiful sunflower using a small palette of FolkArt paints and just a few brushes with Donna Dewberry's acclaimed "One Stroke Painting" technique.

How to Create Your Own Faux Barnwood and Rust Finish

Introducing the EASIEST technique to get an incredible faux Barnwood and Rust finish using FolkArt Painted Finishes!

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Introducing the EASIEST technique to get an incredible faux Barnwood and Rust finish using FolkArt Painted Finishes!
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Craft Painting eBooks

Beginner

Beginner's Guide to Ultra Dye

Master FolkArt Ultra Dye and energize your home decor projects with bold, vibrant color in this free crafting eBook!

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From Design to Decor: Learn How to Concept, Design, and Paint Your Furniture

From Design to Decor: Learn How to Concept, Design, and Paint Your Furniture

Have you ever wanted to paint your own furniture but aren’t sure where to start? While painting your own furniture pieces may seem daunting at…

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Painted Finishes 101

Painted Finishes 101

Learn more about FolkArt Painted Finishes and create the 11 beautiful DIY home decor projects included in this free craft eBook!

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The Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint

The Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint

Before you start your next FolkArt Milk Paint project, make sure you consult our free crafting eBook, the Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint!

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Craft Painting Reference Documents

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete FAQ

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete FAQ

Learn how to use FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete to create the illusion of concrete.

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Apple Barrel Paints FAQs

Apple Barrel Paints FAQs

Learn how to use Apple Barrel Paints!

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FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

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