Can I use FolkArt Treasure Gold as a basecoat or can I color block a small area?
Yes, FolkArt Treasure Gold can be used to color block an area. It can also be used to basecoat larger areas, such as a piece of furniture, for a very dramatic metallic effect. When color blocking, use stencil tape or painter’s tape to mask the areas to be painted.
Can I use water to thin FolkArt Treasure Gold?
Yes, when desired, FolkArt Treasure Gold can be thinned with water, to create fine, detail decorative lines or strokework. However, if diluted too much, the opacity of the metallic paint will be reduced, and therefore, a second application to obtain a solid, opaque metallic effect is required.
Do I need to seal FolkArt Treasure Gold?
When thoroughly dry, projects completed using FolkArt Treasure Gold, will not require a topcoat or varnish. FolkArt Treasure Gold manufactured in the multi-surface formula, is self-sealing and will dry to a luscious metallic finish. However, for extra protection, should a surface be sealed with either a clear acrylic spray sealer or a brush-on varnish, please keep in mind that the metallic luster or sheen will change depending upon the type of finish or top coat that is applied.
Does FolkArt Treasure Gold hold up well on outdoor surfaces?
Yes, FolkArt Treasure Gold can be used to decorate indoor and outdoor surfaces without the need to topcoat the finish.
How long does it take FolkArt Treasure Gold to cure?
FolkArt Treasure Gold will dry to the touch within one (1) hour, however, it will take approximately 48 hours before it is cured to non-glass surfaces. Glass and ceramic surfaces should be baked to cure FolkArt Treasure Gold.
How long does it take FolkArt Treasure Gold to dry?
FolkArt Treasure Gold does dry rather quickly when applied in thin applications, however, it may take up to an hour to completely dry. Paint application, surface type, room humidity and temperature may also play a variable in the drying time.
How should I clean my tools after using FolkArt Treasure Gold?
FolkArt Treasure Gold is a water-based product. To clean application tools, thoroughly wash the brush bristles, after each use, in soap and warm water. Never allow paint to dry in a paintbrush.
If FolkArt Treasure Gold has settled in the bottle, should it be shaken prior to using it?
FolkArt Treasure Gold sometimes settles in the bottle because of its heavy pigmentation. Before using, stir well to thoroughly mix until the color is uniform.
Is a project created using FolkArt Treasure Gold dishwasher safe?
Yes, glassware that has been decorated with FolkArt Treasure Gold can be washed by hand or is safe to be cleaned on the top shelf of the dishwasher once it has been thoroughly cured to the surface by baking-to-cure. See how to cure painted glass projects
to learn more.
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Treasure Gold?
You can use FolkArt Treasure Gold on a number of surfaces: wood, papier mache, canvas, metal, glass and glazed ceramics, paper, and terracotta. This paint also works well on acrylic-painted or stained surfaces. Please note that porous surfaces, such as plaster and bisque, should be sealed or basecoated prior to an application of FolkArt Treasure Gold.
What are the best tools to use when applying FolkArt Treasure Gold?
The recommended best tool to use when applying FolkArt Treasure Gold is a soft-to-medium bristle brush rather than a foam applicator which may leave streaks or brush marks. When using light pressure, a bristle brush will allow you the ability to apply a thin, smooth coat. FolkArt Treasure Gold is best applied to smooth surfaces, working a small area at a time while being careful to apply a thin coat. If desired, a second application can be brushed on once the first coat is thoroughly dry.
What is the best way to load a bristle brush with FolkArt Treasure Gold?
After shaking or stirring the paint to ensure it is thoroughly mixed, pour a small amount of FolkArt Treasure Gold out onto a palette or foam plate. Load a soft-to-medium bristle paintbrush by brushing into the puddle of paint.
NOTE: It is best to apply FolkArt Treasure Gold stroking in one direction using light pressure. It is also best to allow a dry time of one hour between applications.
Where can I learn more about FolkArt Treasure Gold?