What supplies should I have on hand when working with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss?
You should have your prepped project surface, both Light and Dark Moss, FolkArt Shortie Brushes, paper towels, craft knife, foam plates or a palette, and a container of water.
What is the dry/cure time when creating with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss?
Depending on the chosen surface (if working on porous or nonporous surface), how thick the application, and how humid your work area is, FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss can dry to the touch within 4 hours. FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss will be cured to the surface in approximately 24 hours.
What is FolkArt Painted Finishes – Barnwood?
FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is a water-based, non-toxic, easy-to-apply, two-step finish incorporating stain and wax that when applied to raw, unfinished wood will provide the illusion of aged, rustic barn wood.
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss?
FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss can be applied to a wide variety of rigid surfaces such as: wood, terra cotta, plastic, papier mache, metal cement, masonry and garden statuary.
Keep in mind, the painted moss finish will be most convincing when applied to a surface that moss might actually grow on.
How should I prepare my surface before painting with FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood?
Because FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is a two-step process with the first step being a tint, all unfinished wood surfaces should be clean and smooth. If necessary, sand smooth with medium to fine grit sandpaper. Then wipe with a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.
What are the two FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood products used to create a barn wood finish?
FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is available as a two-step process that includes both Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax.
What is the best applicator tool to use when applying FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss?
To create the look of moss growing onto a surface, it is best to use a stiff bristled brush that will allow you to manipulate the thick texture of FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss. FolkArt Shortie Brushes, are perfect for this textured paint application technique.
How is the FolkArt Shortie Brush different from other paintbrushes?
Each FolkArt Shortie Brush is manufactured as a 1” wide flat brush containing 100% hog hair with flag tip bristles. Hog hair bristles offer the stiffness needed to work the Barnwood Tint into a raw wood surface and the flag tip bristles allow the brush to hold more tint.
How should I apply the Barnwood Tint to my project surface?
After properly loading the FolkArt Shortie Brush with Barnwood Tint, apply the tint directly to the unfinished wood surface by brushing long, smooth strokes. Do not allow the tint to pool or puddle in areas.
NOTE: Wipe surface with a paper towel or soft, lint-free cloth to remove any excess Barnwood Tint. After the first step of Barnwood Tint has been applied, allow to completely dry (approximately 4 hours) before applying the Barnwood Wax.
How should I apply the Barnwood Wax to my project surface?
After allowing the first step of Barnwood Tint to thoroughly dry (approximately 4 hours), shake well then apply a small puddle of Barnwood Wax to the palette. Load the FolkArt Shortie Brush with Barnwood Wax and apply a smooth even coat across the surface.
NOTE: If applying this finish to a large surface or one that has many sides or angles, work a section at a time. While the Barnwood Wax is still wet, wipe to remove excess using a soft, lint-free cloth. Next, position the straight edged strip of scrap wood flush to the wet surface and pull the wood scraper across the surface in the direction of the wood grain. This will remove the top layer of wax leaving behind a small amount representing actual rustic barn wood. Allow to dry overnight.
How much coverage does the Barnwood FolkArt Painted Finishes kit provide?
One 2 fl. oz. bottle each of FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax together will cover approximately 4 sq. ft.
How much coverage can I expect from one 4 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss?
One 4 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss will cover approximately 3 square feet of surface.
When combining Light and Dark Moss 4 fl. oz. bottles, approximately 6 square feet of project surface can be covered.
How do I clean Barnwood Tint and Wax from my paintbrushes?
FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood can be easily cleaned from used paint brushes while the bristles are still wet using soap and warm water.
Is FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood suitable for outdoor projects?
No, FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood should only be used on indoor projects.
Will FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood stain my clothing?
FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood can penetrate your clothing; however, it can be washed out immediately while wet using FolkArt Brush Plus and water.
Should I seal my FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood completed project after it is dry?
FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is self-sealing and does not require any added varnish or sealers for protection.
Can I embellish a completed Barnwood project with stenciling or decorating painting?
A FolkArt Finishes Barnwood decorated surface can be enhanced with stenciling or decorative painting using FolkArt Acrylics; however, the Barnwood Wax finish will decrease the level of paint adhesion.
Once the painted embellishment has cured, apply a light misting of FolkArt clear acrylic sealer in desired finish to seal and protect.
How should I clean my FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood project?
Projects created using FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood can be wiped clean to remove dust using a slightly damp paper towel or soft cloth.