How should I prepare my surfaces before painting with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss?
Surface preparation depends on the type of surface you've chosen.
- Wood – Because FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is a thick textural paint, there is no need for additional prep whether working on finished or unfinished wood, even if the surface is very rough.
- Terra Cotta – No prep is necessary when decorating terra cotta.
- Plastic – Wash plastic surfaces in warm, soapy water to remove any existing grease film. Allow to thoroughly dry.
- Papier Mache – No prep is necessary when decorating papier mache surfaces.
- Metal – Wash all new metal surfaces in warm, soapy water; allow to thoroughly dry. Moisten a paper towel or soft cloth with distilled white vinegar and wipe over surface; allow to dry.
- Cement, Masonry and Garden Statuary – Apply a coat of white vinegar (to neutralize lime), allow to dry, rinse, and then allow to dry thoroughly.
What is different about FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays?
FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are a unique formula of paint—not a dye, not an ink—packaged in a convenient pump spray. They provide mixed media artists with a fun burst of color.
FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or with several spray colors creating interesting blended effects; they also can be used wet on wet over water achieving effective color drip patterns. When dry, FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are both permanent and waterproof; they will not bleed when wet with the next creative layer.
How long does it take FolkArt Mixed Media Paint to dry?
Although FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque and Transparent Soft Gel Paints dry quickly to the touch, a standard brushstroke painted on a porous surface will be dry to the touch in approximately 25 minutes and completely dried within an hour.
The same standard brushstroke painted on a sealed surface will dry to the touch usually within 2 hours; however, when using heavier applications of paint or working in high humidity areas, the paints will take longer to dry/cure.