On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint?
Many surfaces can be decorated with FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint, such as wood, papier mache, paper, glass, canvas, and fabric. On sealed surfaces such as glassware, ceramics, tin, metal, and plastic, FolkArt Watercolor should be used for decorative purposes only.
What makes FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint different from other craft paints?
FolkArt Watercolor is formulated as a gel-based acrylic paint that can easily be spread or brushed out very smoothly when used as a concentrate. It can also be diluted with water to create soft painted wet effects with varying layers of color.
Can I use water to thin FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint?
Yes, water can be used to dilute FolkArt Watercolor to achieve a variety of wash effects.
How long does FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint take to dry?
A standard brushstroke painted on a porous surface will be dry to the touch within approximately 25 minutes and completely dried within an hour, depending on the amount of water used to dilute the paint. On sealed surfaces, the same standard brushstroke painted on a will be dry to the touch usually within two hours. Actual dry times can vary based on the application of paint and the humidity of the work environment.
How long does it take FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint to cure?
Although FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint dries to the touch very quickly, it will take approximately 48 hours before it is cured to the surface.
Is it necessary to seal or varnish FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint?
Projects created using FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paints do not need to be sealed; however, for extra durability and protection, project surfaces can be sealed using FolkArt Acrylic Lacquers or brushed with FolkArt Artists’ Varnish
Is it necessary to heat set FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint when painted on fabric?
Yes, heat-setting will ensure the durability of your FolkArt Watercolor fabric project. Follow the instructions below to heat-set your project.
- 1Allow the decorated fabric to dry 24 hours.
- Heat set the painted surface using a dry iron set to the highest setting allowed for the fabric and a pressing cloth. Do NOT use steam.
- Position the project fabric decorated-side up, then lay a pressing cloth over the fabric and lightly press the decorated fabric area for 30 seconds.
- Lift the iron and move to another section; continue until the entire design area has been heat-set.
Where can I learn more about FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint?