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Craft Painting How-To Articles

FolkArt Home Decor Frequently Asked Questions

FolkArt Home Decor Frequently Asked Questions

Learn everything you wanted to know about FolkArt Home Decor Chalk, including how to use the waxes, tools and stencils!

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How to Prep a Surface for Painting with FolkArt Multi-Surface Paints

How to Prep a Surface for Painting with FolkArt Multi-Surface Paints

Learn how to prep the many surfaces you can use with FolkArt® Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint.

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Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Round Brush

Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Round Brush

Want to learn how to use a round brush properly? Watch the in-depth videos and download our Round Brush practice guide to master the basic round...

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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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Craft Painting Videos

3 Can't-Miss Techniques with FolkArt Ultra Dye

Easily brush on bold, vibrant color to wood and natural fibers with FolkArt Ultra Dye.

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Easily brush on bold, vibrant color to wood and natural fibers with FolkArt Ultra Dye.

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

See how to combine a variety of flat brush decorative painting brush strokes into one easy-to-follow tutorial.

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See how to combine a variety of flat brush decorative painting brush strokes into one easy-to-follow tutorial.

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. 5, Half-Circle Stroke

Half-circle strokes are simple to do yet a decorative painting basic. Learn how to hold the flat brush and see…

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Half-circle strokes are simple to do yet a decorative painting basic. Learn how to hold the flat brush and see how quickly half-circle strokes can be painted.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 2, Comma Stroke

This video introduces a decorative painting fundamental—the comma stroke—using a flat brush.

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This video introduces a decorative painting fundamental—the comma stroke—using a flat brush.

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.
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Craft Painting eBooks

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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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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Transform Your Decor: Fun & Easy Paint Projects for Your Home

Transform Your Decor: Fun & Easy Paint Projects for Your Home

Download this free craft eBook to transform your decor with these fun, trend-inspired painting projects for your home. 

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Craft Painting Reference Documents

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood FAQ

FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood FAQ

Learn how to use FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood to create the illusion of aged, rustic barn wood.

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Paint by Number Frequently Asked Questions

Paint by Number Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how to use our Paint by Number kits.

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