4 New Paint Collections. Now available in-store and online.
Folk Art.

4 New Paint Collections!
Now available in‑store & online

Chalk Paint.
Chalk Paint Containers.

Home Decor Chalk

Transform everyday items into DIY treasures with this no-prep acrylic paint. An ultra-matte finish dries in minutes and can be sanded or layered to give projects a distressed look. 36 colors.

Home Decor Wax

Apply over a painted chalk finish to seal and protect the surface. Buff to a soft, glowing shine for added charm and character.

FAQ: Home Decor Chalk Paint

What is FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an acrylic-based paint system that dries within minutes of application to an ultra flat matte finish. It is ideal for painting furniture and various home decor accessories such as frames, boxes, candle holders, bust statues, lamp bases and floral containers. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint can be painted in a single layer or multiple layers of color which can then easily be sanded to reveal the original surface or a previous layer of color creating the distressed look which is popular in today's decorating trends.

What types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint on? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint can be applied to many different types of surfaces such as wood, terra cotta, metal/tin, canvas, paper mache and plaster. It can also be applied to ceramic and/or glass surfaces, however, the paint is not dishwasher safe. Fabric surfaces can also be painted using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint, however the surface is not machine washable. When decorating glass, ceramic and fabric surfaces, your project should be used as a decorative accessory only to be lightly cleaned using a damp cloth when needed.

Do I need to prepare my project surface before applying FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint? +-

The beauty of painting with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint is that your surface does not require massive preparation such as sanding, stripping or priming the original finish which makes it the perfect paint to use when recycling or up-cycling a thrift store treasure! When painting previously used furniture and home decor accessories simply clean the surface using a window cleaner to remove dirt or dust particles as necessary. Glass and ceramic surfaces should be wiped down using rubbing alcohol.

Can FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint colors be mixed to create new colors or different values of the same color?+-

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor paints mix easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired col or or value is achieved.

How resistant to fading is FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint? +-

Paints are rated on a light-fastness scale that runs from 1 to 5.
1=Excellent 2=Very good 3=Good 4=Fair S=Poor
All FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paints are rated Excellent or Very Good (1 or 2). These paints are made using very high quality pigments available, which results in its superior quality.

I am working on a large piece of furniture, how much paint coverage will I achieve with one 8 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk will cover 1 to 2 square feet per oz, depending on thickness of application. One 8 fl. oz. bottle of paint will cover approximately 20 sq. ft.

Does FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint contain latex? +-

Plaid does not use any natural rubber latex in any of its current paint products. Plaid's paint products are manufactured using synthetic acrylic resins.

Do I need to shake or stir FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint before using? +-

Upon opening th e bottle, stir well to fully incorporate the paint. Paint can be used directly from bottle or by pouring a small amount onto a foam plate as a palette.

What is the best paint application technique to be used with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint?+-

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint is best applied to your project surface using a large bristl e brush working the paint into all crevices and corners as well as flat areas. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint can be applied in a thin, smooth appl ication or in a thick application allowing dim ensional brush strokes.

How long does FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint take to dry? +-

On most surfaces, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint dries to the touch very quickly. However, we recommend 2 hours of dry time in between coats. NOTE: a hair dryer may be used to speed up drying time.

What is the paint cure time when working with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint will dry to the touch al most imm ediately, however it will take 24 hours before fully cured to the surface.

How do I create a distressed look using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint? +-

Creating the distressed look is easy and can be achieved using one color application or a multiple color application. Once the top application of paint is dry, simply begin sanding to distress using medium grit sandpaper. Sanded or distressed areas are usually found on surface edges where it would appear to have been worn with time. After distressing a one color application, the base surface will appear. After distressing a multiple color application, the previously painted color will appear.

Is it difficult to achieve the distressed look? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paints sand easily without "gumming up" the sandpaper. When sanding, you will notice a fine powder which is easily brushed or wiped away. When satisfied with the distressed look, wipe project surface with a damp paper towel to remove excess sanding dust.

Can I embellish my painted and distressed FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint project with stenciling?+-

Yes! Use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint through stencils to add detail or embellishment to your home decor project. The stenciled design can be left as is after stenciling or distressed using medium grit sandpaper.

How do I clean FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint out of my brushes? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint should be cleaned from your painting tools using soap and warm water immediately after each use.

My FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint has clumps in it! What should I do? +-

Over time, that is perfectly natural. As air becomes trapped in the top portion of the paint bottle (after it has been opened and paint used} a paint skin may form. With each paint use, it is best to remove the top skin before stirring the paint.

What is the difference between FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint and FolkArt Acrylic paint?+-

FolkArt Acrylic paint is formulated as a premium, artist's quality acrylic paint with superior hide and smooth, creamy consistency perfect for most art techniques such as brush strokework, blending and highlighting, or stenciling. FolkArt Acrylic paint will dry to a durable matte sheen.

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint is formulated as high quality paint perfect for painting and distressing furniture and thrift store finds, as well as home decor accessories. It is a heavily pigment paint that does not require any project preparation of priming, sanding or stripping. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk provides the DIY artist an ultra-matte chalky finish when dry which is easily sanded to distress using fine grit sandpaper. It will not "gum up" sandpaper making it easy to achieve a time-worn look.

What is FolkArt Home Decor Wax? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Wax is a brushable,waterbase,non-toxic, acrylic-based wax finish used to seal and protect painted surfaces. Allow paint to cure 24 hours before applying wax.

How many types of FolkArt Home Decor Wax are there? +-

There are two different types of FolkArt Home Decor Wax, Clear Wax and Antiquing Wax. When properly applied, Clear Wax will provide the project surface a velvety smooth protective finish without adding color. Antiquing Wax when applied to a project surface will provide the same velvety smooth protective finish with a vintage or antiqued, time-worn look by adding a warm chocolate brown color.

What is the best application technique to be used when applying FolkArt Home Decor Wax?+-

Application is simple using a soft bristled brush.Load the brush with wax, then apply over the project surface in a smooth even application. Allow to dry 1 hour, then buff to desired sheen using a soft, lint-free cloth. The longer you buff, the higher the sheen. You may also use a soft, lint-free cloth to apply the wax.

How long does it take FolkArt Home Decor Wax to dry? +-

Allow one hour drying time once the wax has been applied to your project. After one hour your waxed surface is ready to be buffed.

What should I use to buff the FolkArt Home Decor wax? +-

When buffing, it is best to use a soft, lint-free cloth. Fold the cloth into a small section which can be easliy held in one hand. If working on a large piece of furniture, you will need to open the buffing cloth and refold it to a clean spot several times.

Why do I need to buff the wax? +-

After applying the FolkArt Home Decor Wax, it should be buffed to polish and seal the surface. The more you buff the more you will raise the sheen of your finished project.

What is the best technique to use when applying FolkArt Home Decor Antiquing Wax? +-

FolkArt Home Decor Antiquing Wax is not difficult to use but may intimidate first time users because you are applying color along with wax to your painted surface. Therefore, it is recommended to first apply FolkArt Home Decor Clear Wax and buff. Then apply FolkArt Home Decor Antiquing Wax in the same manner. While wet, quickly use a soft cloth to wipe over the surface to remove color and lighten the project leaving the dark color in corners, routed edges, and worn areas. Having the layer of Clear Wax on the project surface between the painted finish and the Antiquing Wax will allow you more flexibility of moving the Antiquing Wax.

My FolkArt Antiquing Wax is applied too heavy in one area, can I remove it? +-

While still working on your project not after the wax has dried, you can remove areas of dark Antiquing Wax. Simply wet the area with Clear Wax and continue to wipe away the undesired excess.

When will my FolkArt Home Decor waxed surface be cured? +-

FolkArt Home Decor waxed surfaces will be fully cured in 7 days. Until then, keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use to allow enough time for the wax to fully cure.

How shall I clean my brush after applying FolkArt Home Decor Wax? +-

Clean up is easy with soap and warm water. Work the brush bristles into soap lather then rinse well.

How should I clean my project surfaces after FolkArt Home Decor Wax has been applied? +-

Wipe project surfaces with a soft cloth moistened with warm water and mild soap to clean. Consumer furniture polishes are also acceptable for regular cleaning of waxed surfaces.

Will I ever need to reapply FolkArt Home Decor Wax? +-

On well used furniture items such as chairs, tables, or dressers, etc., it is a good idea to reapply the finish with a fresh coat of Clear Wax once a year. It is not necessary to reapply wax to decorative items.

Milk Paint.
Milk Paint Containers.

Milk Paint

Perfect for giving raw wood and vintage pieces a farmhouse chic look. This pre-mixed, ready-to-use paint goes on like a stain and dries to a smooth, flat finish. 33 colors.

Finishing Oil

Brush over Milk Paint to create a smooth, velvet finish. Or apply directly to raw wood to enhance and protect the surface.

FAQ: Milk Paint

What is FolkArt Milk Paint? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint is a non-toxic, durable, casein-based paint that can be used to create a variety of looks: everything from a distressed aged finish to a smooth, sleek finish. FolkArt Milk Paint is the first milk paint on the market that is manufactured as a convenient, pre-mixed casein-based paint that will not spoil like the powdered ready-to-mix milk paint brands. FolkArt Milk Paint will not fade over time, nor will it chip or peel because it is formulated to be absorbed directly into the porous surface. FolkArt Milk Paint is known for its durability and beautiful dead-flat sheen offering a velvety smooth finish.

What is Casein?+-

Casein is actually a milk protein that enhances the adhesion properties and often is used by artists, as a fast-drying, water-soluble medium. Casein paints like milk paint have been used since ancient times. Historically, milk paints offered artists a water-based paint that could easily be made from milk with lime and a variety of earth pigments added for color. FolkArt Milk Paint is manufactured with casein that is incorporated into the paint without lime, therefore, providing modern-day DIY artists and makers a product that is non-toxic and no longer hazardous to use!

On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Milk Paint? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint is best used as a brush-on paint that can be applied to surfaces such as furniture - both unfinished as well as finished, walls, metal, concrete and masonry.

How shall I prepare my surfaces before painting with FolkArt Milk Paint? +-
  • Unfinished Wood - FolkArt Milk Paint is best applied directly to unfinished, raw wood. The only preparation to the unfinished wood, would be to sand any rough areas using a medium-to-fine grit sandpaper. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.
  • Finished Wood - Finished wood surfaces would include previously painted or varnished surfaces. These surfaces are best cleaned with a household glass cleaner to remove dirt and grease and then brushed with a coat of FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer. Allow the primer to thoroughly dry (approximately four hours); then apply FolkArt Milk Paint.
  • Walls - Prepare your walls first by cleaning them to remove dust or grease. Clean areas of chipped or peeling paint. Slightly sand the walls to allow for better paint adhesion if walls were previously painted with semi-gloss or gloss finishes.
  • 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. Brush on an application of FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer. Allow Primer to thoroughly dry.
  • Concrete and Masonry - Apply a coat of white vinegar (to neutralize lime), allow to dry, rinse, and then allow to dry thoroughly. NOTE: FolkArt Milk Paint is not recommended for concrete areas subject to foot traffic such as a patio. FolkArt Milk Paint decorated concrete and masonry surfaces should be kept as indoor only decorative surfaces.
Can I mix two FolkArt Milk Paint colors to achieve a new color or different value of the same color? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint is available in 33 warm, rich colors that recapture the tradition of the American craftsman, reflecting a gracious past and providing contemporary elegance. However, there may be a project requiring a creative custom color; and yes, FolkArt Milk Paint is designed to be intermixable allowing an artisan to create colors to match any home décor project.

To mix colors, simply pour a small amount of the lighter color into a mixing bowl. Begin adding the second or darker value color a small amount at a time into the mixing bowl. Stir to mix the two colors together using a paint stir stick or plastic spoon until desired color is achieved.

What is FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer and how is it used? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer is formulated as a multi-purpose primer, sealer and protective topcoat. It is a water-based, non-toxic bonding primer that acts as a primer on previously painted or varnished wood and metal surfaces. It can also be used as a topcoat to seal and protect a completed FolkArt Milk Paint painted project. When applied to a surface, FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer appears milky when wet, yet dries to a clear, flat finish.

FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer can easily be cleaned from applicator tools using soap and water. It is available in a 6.8 fl. oz. bottle.

What necessary supplies shall I have on hand when working with FolkArt Milk Paint?+-

When creating with FolkArt Milk Paint, have on hand your prepared project surface, desired shade of FolkArt Milk Paint, FolkArt Milk Paint Brushes, paper towels, craft knife and foam bowls.

How are FolkArt Milk Paint Brushes different from any other brush? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint brushes are manufactured with 100% natural black hog bristle. Available in two sizes: 1 ¼" and 2", FolkArt Milk Paint brushes are created with flagged tip bristles which hold more paint as well as spread it more smoothly. FolkArt Milk Paint brush bristles are filbert shaped creating "rounded corners" which reduce hard edges and brush marks.

Where do I begin? +-

Once you have your project planned out and supplies on hand, begin by shaking the FolkArt Milk Paint bottle which will fully incorporate the paint (if any has settled.) Next, remove the lid of the paint bottle to reveal the heat seal. Using a craft knife, cut the heat seal to remove it and gently pour a small amount of the milk paint into a foam bowl.

How should I properly load my FolkArt Milk Paint Brush? +-

Whether using FolkArt Milk Paint directly to an unfinished surface or applying Folk Art Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer to a project surface, load a FolkArt Milk Paint brush by dipping into the prepared bowl of milk paint or bonding primer, then wipe the bristles along the inside of the bowl to remove excess paint / primer drips.

What is the best method used to apply FolkArt Milk Paint to my unfinished surface?+-

After properly loading a FolkArt Milk Paint brush, begin applying the milk paint by brushing the surface using long, smooth brush strokes. FolkArt Milk Paint is developed to immediately penetrate the surface like a stain, however it is a paint. NOTE: Do not let milk paint puddle on the wood, brush it vigorously and work it to a thin film so that is spreads and absorbs uniformly onto the surface. Allow to dry approximately 30 minutes; sand surface smooth using fine grit sandpaper. Remove sanding dust and reapply milk paint. A minimum of two coats is recommended. Additional applications will increase depth of color.

How should I apply FolkArt Milk Paint to a surface prepared with FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer? +-

After allowing FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer to thoroughly dry (approximately four hours), the surface can be painted with FolkArt Milk Paint. Follow the same paint application instructions as for painting on an unfinished surface.

How much coverage can I expect from a 6.8 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Milk Paint? +-

One bottle of FolkArt Milk Paint will cover approximately 16 square feet of surface.

What is the dry time / cure time when creating with FolkArt Milk Paint? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint will dry within 30 minutes to an hour depending upon the chosen surface, how thick the paint has been applied, and how humid your work area is. It will take approximately 24 hours before it is totally cured to the surface.

Can I create any special effects with FolkArt Milk Paint? +-

Yes, FolkArt Milk Paint is versatile and can be used many ways. It can be used one color solidly by itself creating a rich, smooth, sleek, solid finish. FolkArt Milk Paint can also be used to create worn, aged, distressed finishes when naturally worn areas are sanded. Sanding will reveal either the original wood grain or milk paint base color when working with more than one color of FolkArt Milk Paint. This versatile milk paint can also be thinned with water to achieve a washed look. By thinning the paint a soft color wash can be applied to the surface for just a hint of color while highlighting the natural wood grain.

Can FolkArt Milk Paint be used to stencil a design on my furniture? +-

Yes, of course, FolkArt Milk Paint can be used when stenciling your milk painted project.

What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint?+-

When stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess milk paint has been removed. To load the stencil brush, dab the bristles into a small puddle of FolkArt Milk Paint. To create that dry brush, remove most of the paint by dabbing a paper towel. Stencils can be taped or held in place. When stenciling, hold the stencil brush vertically straight up keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion moving clockwise then counter clockwise. NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. Stenciled designs can remain clean and crisp as stenciled or when dry sanded slightly to create an aged, distressed look.

How do I clean FolkArt Milk Paint from of my brushes and stencils? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint can be easily cleaned from used paint and stencil brushes while the bristles are still wet using soap and warm water. Wipe used stencils with paper towels or baby wipes immediately after each use.

Can FolkArt Milk Paint be used on outdoor surfaces? +-

No, FolkArt Milk Paint is formulated for indoor surfaces only.

Is FolkArt Milk Paint safe to use on surfaces children will come in contact with? +-

Yes, FolkArt Milk Paint is non-toxic, environmentally friendly and considered safe to be used on children’s furniture.

Will FolkArt Milk Paint stain my clothing? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint can penetrate your clothing the same as when working with acrylic paints. However, it can be washed out immediately while wet using FolkArt Brush Plus and water. It is suggested that while crafting with FolkArt Milk Paint, wear old or protective clothing.

What is FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil will absorb directly into the pores of a raw or FolkArt Milk Paint decorated surface creating a velvety smooth finish. It also enhances the look of natural unfinished wood. FolkArt Finishing Oil is non-toxic and can be cleaned up easily with soap and water. One 3.7 fl. oz. bottle will cover approximately 15 square feet.

Should I seal and protect my FolkArt Milk Paint project after it is dry? +-

Furniture decorated with FolkArt Milk Paint, if not sealed, can be damaged with water spots or moisture rings from drink glasses. It will also spot if wiped with water or washed. Decorative items like walls do not need to be sealed but any surface subject to spills should be sealed and protected. Milk painted furniture can be protected with two thin applications of FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer.

How should I apply FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil should be applied to a milk painted surface using a soft, lint-free cotton cloth which has been saturated with the finishing oil. Rub surface gently until the oil is absorbed, if necessary, wipe to remove excess. While oil is being absorbed, lightly wet sand using a fine grit (280 - 400 grit) sandpaper creating the velvety smooth finish. Surfaces that have been oiled will take approximately 30 days to fully dry and cure. FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil can be applied to lightly used or decorative surfaces, however, heavily used surfaces should be protected with FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer.

How should I apply FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer to topcoat my completed project?+-

Simply load the FolkArt Milk Paint brush with the FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer then apply the sealer to your completed milk painted project using long, smooth brush strokes. While wet, you will notice FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer is milky yet it will dry to a clear, flat finish.

When is it advisable to use FolkArt Finishing Oil or FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer after completing a project painted with FolkArt Milk Paint? +-

FolkArt Finishing Oil is best used on a surface that has been painted with FolkArt Milk Paint directly over raw, unfinished wood. FolkArt Finishing Oil will penetrate the layers of milk paint as well as into the unfinished wood surface. NOTE: The color of FolkArt Milk Paint painted surfaces will slightly darken and become rich in color after the finishing oil has been absorbed. If desired, test for any color changes in an inconspicuous place.

FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer is best used on a surface has been previously finished either painted or stained and has been sealed with a varnish. It is recommended to use FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer over the surface, before painting, as well as after completing the project. NOTE: Be sure to allow ample dry time after applying the priming coat before painting and again after completing the project before applying the protective coat.

How shall I clean my FolkArt Milk Paint project? +-

FolkArt Milk Paint projects finished with FolkArt Milk Paint Finishing Oil should be cleaned with a dry, dusting cloth. Projects protected with FolkArt Bonding Primer & Sealer can be wiped clean to remove dust using a slightly damp paper towel or soft cloth.

Painted Finishes.
Painted Finishes Containers.

Rust, Concrete & Moss Finishes

Natural-looking finishes add dimensional texture to wood, metal, terra cotta and other surfaces. Use two colors on one surface to create depth.

Barnwood Stain & Wax

Give an aged, rustic look to raw, unfinished wood. This easy-to-use, dab-on formula lets the true characteristics of the wood show through.

FAQ: Painted Finishes

What is FolkArt Painted Finishes? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes is a new line of water-based, non-toxic products which allow artisans and craft enthusiasts alike the ability to create four of the latest on-trend decorator finishes for your home: Concrete, Moss, Rust and Barnwood.

What is FolkArt Painted Finishes - Rust? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust is a water-based, non-toxic, easy-to-apply, textural paint that when applied to a variety of surfaces will create the illusion of rust.

On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust can be applied to a wide variety of rigid surfaces such as: wood, terra cotta, plastic, papier mache and of course, metal. However, the painted rust finish will be most convincing when applied to a surface that will actually rust.

How shall I prepare my surfaces before painting with FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust? +-
  • Wood - Because FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust 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.
How many colors of FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust are there? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust is available in two colors, Light Rust and Dark Rust which allows the painted finish to have depth of color while creating a more natural Rust finish.

How is FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust packaged? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust is available in a convenient twin pack, 2 fl. oz. carded set containing both Light and Dark Rust. This 2 fl. oz. carded set is perfect for small projects and perfect for the beginner who wants to sample this painted finish. FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust is also available in an open stock option offering a larger 4 fl. oz. size. In the 4 fl. oz. size, Light Rust and Dark Rust are sold separately.

What is the best applicator tool to use when applying FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust?+-

To create the look of rust, it is best to use a stiff bristled brush that will allow you to manipulate the thick texture of FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust. The FolkArt Shortie Brushes are perfect for this textured paint application technique. FolkArt Painted Finishes Shortie Brushes are available in a three piece brush set.

How is the FolkArt Shortie Brush different from any other brush? +-

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 manipulate thick textured paint and the flag tip bristles allow the brush to hold more paint. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are only 3 7/8" in length and fit perfectly in your hand!

What necessary supplies shall I have on hand when working with FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust? +-

When creating projects with the look of rust using FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust, have on hand your prepared project surface, both Light and Dark Rust, FolkArt Shortie Brushes, paper towels, craft knife, foam plates or a palette, and a container of water.

Where do I begin? +-

Once you have your project planned out and supplies on hand, begin by shaking the FolkArt Painted Finishes bottles which will fully incorporate the paint (if any has settled.) When working with the 2 fl. oz. bottle, remove the cellophane Made in the USA band, then squeeze desired amount onto a foam plate or palette from the flip top lid. If working with the 4 fl. oz. bottle, remove the lid of the paint bottle to reveal the heat seal. Using a craft knife, cut the heat seal to remove it and gently pour a small amount of the paint onto a foam plate or palette.

How should I properly load my FolkArt Shortie Brush? +-

Once small puddles of Light and Dark Rust have been applied to your palette, simply dip the brush into the puddle and "scoop" up a small amount of the texture paint.

What application method is recommended when creating a FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust project? +-

After properly loading the FolkArt Shortie Brush with Dark Rust texture paint, the best way to achieve the look of rust is to begin covering the surface where rust would appear using a quick, dabbing motion applying the thick texture paint to the surface. Dab to apply the thick paint for dimensional interest rather than brushing which may smooth the paint. Working small surface sections at a time and while Dark Rust is still wet, randomly dab on Light Rust for contrast and depth of color. NOTE: If desired, either Light or Dark Rust can be used alone.

Can I create any special effects with FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust? +-

Yes, FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust is versatile and can be used in three paint techniques.

  • Use one color (Light Rust or Dark Rust) only on a project surface.
  • Incorporate both colors randomly as described above creating interest and depth of color.
  • A third look of aged or weathered rust can also be easily created. Simply add water to the FolkArt Shortie Brush and dab the moistened bristles randomly into the wet rust texture paint. The water will allow some of the rust paint to run or drip. NOTE: Be sure to hold the project surface upright to allow the drips to run in the direction as they naturally would do.
How much coverage can I expect from a twin pack of 2 fl. oz. bottles of FolkArt Painted Finishes Light and Dark Rust? +-

One 2 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust will cover approximately 1.5 square feet of surface. When combining Light and Dark Rust 2 fl. oz. bottles, approximately 3 square feet of project surface can be covered.

How much coverage can I expect from one 4 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust? +-

One 4 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust will cover approximately 3 square feet of surface. When combining Light and Dark Rust 4 fl. oz. bottles, approximately 6 square feet of project surface can be covered.

What is the dry time / cure time when creating with FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust?+-

Depending on the chosen surface (if working on porous or nonporous surface), how thick the application of FolkArt Painting Finishes Rust, and how humid your work area is, FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust can dry to the touch within 4 hours. FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust will be cured to the surface in approximately 24 hours.

How do I clean FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust from of my Shortie Brushes? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust can be easily cleaned from used paint brushes while the bristles are still wet using soap and warm water.

Is FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust safe to use on outdoor surfaces? +-

Yes, FolkArt Painted Finishes can be used on outdoor projects permitting the surface itself can withstand outdoor elements. NOTE: A papier mache surface that would not withstand outdoor living on its own, would not be suited as an outdoor rust project.

Will FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust stain my clothing? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust can penetrate your clothing the same as when working with acrylic paints. However, it can be washed out immediately while wet using FolkArt Brush Plus and water.

Should I seal my FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust project after it is dry? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust is self-sealing and does not require any added varnish or sealers for protection.

How shall I clean my FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust project? +-

Projects created using FolkArt Painted Finishes Rust can be wiped clean to remove dust using a slightly damp paper towel or soft cloth.

What is FolkArt Painted Finishes? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes is a new line of water-based, non-toxic products which allow artisans and craft enthusiasts alike the ability to create four of the latest on-trend decorator finishes for your home: Concrete, Moss, Rust and Barnwood.

What is FolkArt Painted Finishes - Concrete? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete is a water-based, non-toxic, easy-to-apply, textural paint that when applied to a variety of surfaces will create the illusion of concrete.

On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete can be applied to a wide variety of rigid surfaces such as: wood, terra cotta, plastic, papier mache and metal.

How shall I prepare my surfaces before painting with FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete? +-
  • Wood - Because FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete 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.
How many colors of FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete are there? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete is available in two colors, Light Concrete and Dark Concrete which allows the painted finish to have depth of color while creating a more natural concrete finish.

How is FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete packaged? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete is available in a convenient twin pack, 2 fl. oz. carded set containing both Light and Dark Concrete. This 2 fl. oz. carded set is perfect for small projects and perfect for the beginner who wants to sample this painted finish. FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete is also available in an open stock option offering a larger 4 fl. oz. size. In the 4 fl. oz. size, Light Concrete and Dark Concrete are sold separately.

What is the best applicator tool to use when applying FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete? +-

To create the look of concrete, it is best to use a stiff bristled brush that will allow you to manipulate the thick texture of FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete. FolkArt Shortie Brushes, are perfect for this textured paint application technique. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are available as a three piece brush set.

How is the FolkArt Shortie Brush different from any other brush? +-

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 manipulate thick textured paint and the flag tip bristles allow the brush to hold more paint. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are only 3 7/8" in length and fit perfectly in your hand!

What necessary supplies shall I have on hand when working with FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete? +-

When creating projects with the look of concrete using FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete, have on hand your prepared project surface, both Light and Dark Concrete, FolkArt Shortie Brushes, paper towels, craft knife, foam plates or a palette, and a container of water.

Where do I begin? +-

Once you have your project planned out and supplies on hand, begin by shaking the FolkArt Painted Finishes bottles which will fully incorporate the paint (if any has settled.) When working with the 2 fl. oz. bottle, remove the cellophane Made in the USA band, then squeeze desired amount onto a foam plate or palette from the flip top lid. If working with the 4 fl. oz. bottle, remove the lid of the paint bottle to reveal the heat seal. Using a craft knife, cut the heat seal to remove it and gently pour a small amount of the paint onto a foam plate or palette.

How should I properly load my FolkArt Shortie Brush? +-

Once small puddles of Light and Dark Concrete have been applied to your palette, simply dip the brush into the puddle and "scoop" up a small amount of the texture paint.

What application method is recommended when creating a FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete project? +-

After properly loading the FolkArt Shortie Brush with Light Concrete texture paint, the best way to achieve the look of concrete is to begin covering the surface using a quick, dabbing motion applying the thick texture paint to the surface. Dab to apply the thick paint for dimensional interest rather than brushing which may smooth the paint. Working small surface sections at a time and while Light Concrete is still wet, randomly dab on Dark Concrete for contrast and depth of color. NOTE: If desired, either Light or Dark Concrete can be used alone.

Can I create any special effects with FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete? +-

Yes, FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete is versatile and can be used in three paint techniques.

  • Use one color (Light Concrete or Dark Concrete) only on a project surface.
  • Incorporate both colors randomly as described above creating interest and depth of color.
  • A third look of aged or weathered concrete can also be easily created. Simply add water to the FolkArt Shortie Brush and dab the moistened bristles randomly into the wet concrete texture paint. The water will allow some of the concrete paint to run or drip. NOTE: Be sure to hold the project surface upright to allow the drips to run in the direction as they naturally would do.
How much coverage can I expect from a twin pack of 2 fl. oz. bottles of FolkArt Painted Finishes Light and Dark Concrete? +-

One 2 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete will cover approximately 1.5 square feet of surface. When combining Light and Dark Concrete 2 fl. oz. bottles, approximately 3 square feet of project surface can be covered.

How much coverage can I expect from one 4 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete? +-

One 4 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete will cover approximately 3 square feet of surface. When combining Light and Dark Concrete 4 fl. oz. bottles, approximately 6 square feet of project surface can be covered.

What is the dry time / cure time when creating with FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete? +-

Depending on the chosen surface (if working on porous or nonporous surface), how thick the application of FolkArt Painting Finishes Concrete, and how humid your work area is, FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete can dry to the touch within 4 hours. FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete will cure to the surface in approximately 24 hours.

How do I clean FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete from of my Shortie Brushes? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete can be easily cleaned from used paint brushes while the bristles are still wet using soap and warm water.

Is FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete safe to use on outdoor surfaces? +-

Yes, FolkArt Painted Finishes can be used on outdoor projects permitting the surface itself can withstand outdoor elements. NOTE: A papier mache surface that would not withstand outdoor living on its own, would not be suited as an outdoor concrete project.

Will FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete stain my clothing? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete can penetrate your clothing the same as when working with acrylic paints. However, it can be washed out immediately while wet using FolkArt Brush Plus and water.

Should I seal my FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete project after it is dry?+-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete is self-sealing and does not require any added varnish or sealers for protection.

How shall I clean my FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete project? +-

Projects created using FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete can be wiped clean to remove dust using a slightly damp paper towel or soft cloth.

What is FolkArt Painted Finishes? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes is a new line of water-based, non-toxic products which allow artisans and craft enthusiasts alike the ability to create four of the latest on-trend decorator finishes for your home: Concrete, Moss, Rust and Barnwood.

What is FolkArt Painted Finishes - Moss? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is a water-based, non-toxic, easy-to-apply, textural paint that when applied to a variety of surfaces will create the illusion of moss that has grown on that surface.

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 shall I prepare my surfaces before painting with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss? +-
  • 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.
How many colors of FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss are there? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is available in two colors, Light Moss and Dark Moss which allows the painted finish to have depth of color while creating a more natural Moss finish.

How is FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss packaged? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is available in a convenient twin pack, 2 fl. oz. carded set containing both Light and Dark Moss. This 2 fl. oz. carded set is perfect for small projects and perfect for the beginner who wants to sample this painted finish. FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is also available in an open stock option offering a larger 4 fl. oz. size. In the 4 fl. oz. size, Light Moss and Dark Moss are sold separately.

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. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are available in a three piece brush set.

How is the FolkArt Shortie Brush different from any other brush? +-

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 manipulate thick textured paint and the flag tip bristles allow the brush to hold more paint. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are only 3 7/8" in length and fit perfectly in your hand!

What necessary supplies shall I have on hand when working with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss? +-

When creating projects with the look of moss using FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss, have on hand your prepared project surface, both Light and Dark Moss, FolkArt Shortie Brushes, paper towels, craft knife, foam plates or a palette, and a container of water.

Where do I begin? +-

Once you have your project planned out and supplies on hand, begin by shaking the FolkArt Painted Finishes bottles which will fully incorporate the paint (if any has settled.) When working with the 2 fl. oz. bottle, remove the cellophane Made in the USA band, then squeeze desired amount onto a foam plate or palette from the flip top lid. If working with the 4 fl. oz. bottle, remove the lid of the paint bottle to reveal the heat seal. Using a craft knife, cut the heat seal to remove it and gently pour a small amount of the paint onto a foam plate or palette.

How should I properly load my FolkArt Shortie Brush? +-

Once small puddles of Light and Dark Moss have been applied to your palette, simply dip the brush into the puddle and "scoop" up a small amount of the texture paint.

What application method is recommended when creating a FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss project? +-

After properly loading the FolkArt Shortie Brush with Dark Moss texture paint, the best way to achieve the look of moss is to begin covering the surface where moss would appear using a quick, dabbing motion applying the thick texture paint to the surface. Dab to apply the thick paint for dimensional interest rather than brushing which may smooth the paint. Working small surface sections at a time and while Dark Moss is still wet, randomly dab on Light Moss for contrast and depth of color. NOTE: If desired, either Light or Dark Moss can be used alone.

Can I create any special effects with FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss? +-

Yes, FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is versatile and can be used in a variety of paint techniques.

  • Use one color (Light Moss or Dark Moss) only on a project surface.
  • Incorporate both colors randomly as described above creating interest and depth of color.
  • A third look of weathered moss can also be easily created. Simply add water to the FolkArt Shortie Brush and dab the moistened bristles randomly into the wet moss texture paint. The water will allow some of the moss paint to run or drip. NOTE: Be sure to hold the project surface upright to allow the drips to run in the direction as they naturally would do.
  • FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss can be painted as an embellishment to a previously painted FolkArt Painted Finish such as: Cement or Barnwood.
How much coverage can I expect from a twin pack of 2 fl. oz. bottles of FolkArt Painted Finishes Light and Dark Moss? +-

One 2 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss will cover approximately 1.5 square feet of surface. When combining Light and Dark Moss 2 fl. oz. bottles, approximately 3 square feet of project surface can be covered.

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.

What is the dry time / 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 of FolkArt Painting Finishes Moss, 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.

How do I clean FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss from of my Shortie Brushes? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss can be easily cleaned from used paint brushes while the bristles are still wet using soap and warm water.

Is FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss safe to use on outdoor surfaces? +-

Yes, FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss can be used on outdoor projects permitting the surface itself can withstand outdoor elements. NOTE: A papier mache surface that would not withstand outdoor living on its own, would not be suited as an outdoor moss project.

Will FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss stain my clothing? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss can penetrate your clothing the same as when working with acrylic paints. However, it can be washed out immediately while wet using FolkArt Brush Plus and water.

Should I seal my FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss project after it is dry? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is self-sealing and does not require any added varnish or sealers for protection.

How shall I clean my FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss project? +-

Projects created using FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss can be wiped clean to remove dust using a slightly damp paper towel or soft cloth.

What is FolkArt Painted Finishes? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes is a new line of water-based, non-toxic products which allow artisans and craft enthusiasts alike the ability to create four of the latest on-trend decorator finishes for your home: Concrete, Moss, Rust and Barnwood.

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 Barnwood? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is best applied to raw, unfinished wood with straight, flat lines such as plaques, boxes, frames and even storage bins or crates.

How shall I prepare my surface before painting with FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood? +-

Unfinished Wood - 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. The first step uses a Barnwood Tint and the second step incorporates the use of Barnwood Wax.

How is FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood packaged? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is available in a convenient twin pack, 2 fl. oz. carded set containing both Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax. This 2 fl. oz. carded set is perfect for small projects and perfect for the beginner who wants to sample this painted finish. FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is also available in an open stock option offering a larger 4 fl. oz. size. In the 4 fl. oz. size, Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax are sold separately.

What is the best applicator tool to use when applying FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood? +-

To create the look of rustic barn wood on an unfinished wood surface, it is best to use a stiff bristled brush. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are perfect for this tint and wax application technique. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are available in a three piece brush set.

How is the FolkArt Shortie Brush different from any other brush? +-

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. FolkArt Shortie Brushes are only 3 7/8" in length and fit perfectly in your hand!

What necessary supplies shall I have on hand when working with FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood? +-

When creating projects with the look of rustic barn wood using FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood, have on hand your prepared project surface, both Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax, FolkArt Shortie Brushes, paper towels, craft knife, foam plates or a palette, soft lint-free cotton cloth, and a flat, straight edged strip of scrap wood (to use as a scraper - could be a wood ruler, paint stir stick, craft stick, tongue depressor etc.).

Where do I begin? +-

Working only one step at a time, once you have your project planned out and supplies on hand, begin by shaking the FolkArt Painted Finishes bottles which will fully incorporate the tint and/or wax (if any has settled.) When working with the 2 fl. oz. bottle, remove the cellophane Made in the USA band, then squeeze desired amount onto a foam plate or palette from the flip top lid. If working with the 4 fl. oz. bottle, remove the lid of the paint bottle to reveal the heat seal. Using a craft knife, cut the heat seal to remove it and gently pour a small amount of the product onto a foam plate or palette.

How should I properly load my FolkArt Shortie Brush? +-

Once a small puddle of Barnwood Tint or Barnwood Wax has been applied to your palette, simply fill the FolkArt Shortie Brush bristles by brushing into the puddle of tint or wax.

What application method is recommended when creating the first step of a FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood project? +-

After properly loading the FolkArt Shortie Brush with Barnwood Tint, apply the tint directly to the unfinished wood surface by brushing long, smooth strokes. When necessary, reload the Shortie Brush with additional Barnwood Tint and continue applying the tint to the project surface. 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. The stiff bristles of the Shortie Brush will aid in smoothly applying the tint evenly over the unfinished wood surface. After the first step of Barnwood Tint has been applied, allow to completely dry (approximately 4 hours).

What application method is recommended when creating the second step of a FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood project? +-

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 can I expect from a twin pack of 2 fl. oz. bottles of FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax? +-

One 2 fl. oz. bottle each of FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax together will cover approximately 4 square feet of surface.

How much coverage can I expect from one 4 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax? +-

One 4 fl. oz. bottle each of FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax will cover approximately 8 square feet of surface.

What is the dry time / cure time when creating with FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood? +-

The dry time required after step one application (Barnwood Tint) and before step two application is four hours. The dry time after step two application (Barnwood Wax) is overnight. A completed Barnwood project will be cured 24 hours after the wax application.

How do I clean FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Tint and Barnwood Wax from of my Shortie Brushes? +-

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 safe to use on outdoor surfaces? +-

No, this painted finish should only be completed on surfaces intended for indoor use.

Will FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood stain my clothing? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood can penetrate your clothing the same as when working with acrylic paints. However, it can be washed out immediately while wet using FolkArt Brush Plus and water.

Should I seal my FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood project after it is dry? +-

FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood is self-sealing and does not require any added varnish or sealers for protection.

After completing a FolkArt Finishes Barnwood finish on a surface, can I embellish my project with stenciling or decorating painting? +-

A FolkArt Finishes Barnwood decorated surface can be enhanced with stenciling or decorative painting using FolkArt Acrylics. However, know that the Barnwood Wax finish (step 2) 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 shall 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.

Ultra Dye.
Ultra Dye Containers.

Ultra Dye Paints

Create intense, super-bold color on unfinished wood, baskets, burlap and more. Use this unique water-based acrylic formula with stencils to create vibrant patterns. Brush on even color, create ombre effects or mix shades. The possibilities are endless!

FAQ: Ultra Dye

What is FolkArt Ultra Dye? +-

FolkArt Ultra Dye is a non-toxic, polymer based brush-on dye that easily brushes onto most porous, unfinished surfaces creating bright, bold, vibrant color statements with beautiful long-lasting results while allowing natural wood grain to show through. When dry, FolkArt Ultra Dye will not dry rub off like traditional dyes that have been applied to unfinished wood surfaces. Furthermore, FolkArt Ultra Dye will not chip or peel with wear.

How are FolkArt Ultra Dye Brushes different from any other brush? +-

FolkArt Ultra Dye brushes are manufactured with soft, black Taklon bristles which are perfect for smooth applications of FolkArt Ultra Dye. The black bristles nicely conceal any dye stains that may appear on white or natural Taklon bristles. FolkArt Ultra Dye brushes are available in a package containing one 1" and one 1 ½" Flat Brush along with two pair of plastic gloves. Each FolkArt Ultra Dye brush contains black Taklon bristles attached to black painted wood handles using a matte silver ferrule.

On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Ultra Dye? +-

FolkArt Ultra Dye is best used as a brush-on dye on any porous surface such as unfinished wood, non-sealed baskets, burlap and most unfinished natural fibers.

How shall I prepare my surfaces before dyeing with FolkArt Ultra Dye? +-
  • Wood - FolkArt Ultra Dye is best applied directly to the unfinished, raw wood. The only preparation to the unfinished wood, would be to sand any rough areas using a medium-to-fine grit sandpaper. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.
  • Wicker, Hemp, Reed Baskets - These surfaces MUST be an uncoated, non-sealed surface to properly accept FolkArt Ultra Dye. (NOTE: Be sure to test a small area to make sure the surface is free of any finishes.) Prepare these non-finished surfaces by wiping with a damp cloth to remove all dust particles.
  • Fabric - FolkArt Ultra Dye can be used on natural fabrics for decorative purposes ONLY as it is not permanent on fabric. Fabric items such as: pillows, curtains, hand woven cotton rugs or framed fabric artwork that will not be laundered can be used. Because FolkArt Ultra Dye is a water soluble dye, it may reactivate when fabrics become wet. Care should be given if using FolkArt Ultra Dye on a woven cotton rug to not ever get the dyed rug wet as it may discolor the floor underneath it.
Can I mix two FolkArt Ultra Dye colors to achieve a new color or different value of the same color? +-

Yes, FolkArt Ultra Dye is available in 14 high Chroma, intense colors that are intermixable to create custom colors which can match any home décor project or fit any decorating occasion. To mix small amounts of color at a time, simply pour a small amount of the lighter color into a mixing bowl. Begin adding the second or darker value color a small amount at a time into the mixing bowl. Stir to mix the two colors together using a paint stir stick or plastic spoon until desired color is achieved.

What necessary supplies shall I have on hand when working with FolkArt Ultra Dye?+-

When creating with FolkArt Ultra Dye, have on hand your prepared project surface, desired shade of FolkArt Ultra Dye, FolkArt Ultra Dye Brushes, plastic gloves, paper towels, craft knife and foam bowls. Protecting your work surface with a sheet of plastic or an old vinyl tablecloth is also recommended. It is also a good idea to wear a protective apron or old clothing.

Where do I begin?+-

Once you have your project planned out and supplies on hand, begin by shaking the FolkArt Ultra Dye bottle. Next, remove the lid of the dye bottle to reveal the heat seal. Using a craft knife, cut the heat seal to remove it and gently pour a small amount of the dye into a foam bowl.

How should I properly load my dye brush with FolkArt Ultra Dye? +-

When working with FolkArt Ultra Dye, the first thing you will notice is the viscosity of the dye is very thin and very easily brushed or wiped onto a surface. Load your FolkArt Ultra Dye brush by dipping into the prepared bowl of dye, wipe the bristles along the inside of the bowl to remove excess dye drips.

What is the best method used to apply FolkArt Ultra Dye to my unfinished surface?+-

After properly loading your FolkArt Ultra Dye brush, begin applying the vivid dye color directly to your unfinished surface. Because the dye is very thin in consistency, it is best to wear a pair of plastic gloves for protection from any dye splatters. When brushing on the dye, use a long sweeping motion to evenly distribute the color rather than many short choppy strokes which can create dye splatters. Allow the dye to penetrate the surface, then wipe off excess dye with a soft paper towel. If desired, repeat the dye application to achieve a more intense value.

How much coverage can I expect from an 8 fl. oz. bottle of FolkArt Ultra Dye? +-

One bottle of FolkArt Ultra Dye will cover approximately 16 square feet of surface.

What is the dry time / cure time when creating with FolkArt Ultra Dye? +-

Depending on exactly how porous your project surface is, how much dye is applied and how humid your work area is, FolkArt Ultra Dye can dry to the touch within 15 minutes to an hour. It will take approximately 24 hours before it is totally cured to the surface.

Can I create any special effects with FolkArt Ultra Dye? +-

Yes, FolkArt Ultra Dye can be used one color by itself creating a bright, vibrant overall color on a project surface. It can also be used to create a one-color Ombre effect or when using two colors, you can easily create a blended dye look. FolkArt Ultra Dye can also be used beautifully with stencils on unfinished wood. NOTE: Be careful to off-load your stencil brush before stenciling so not to create any run-under color.

What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye?+-

When stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess dye has been removed. Stencils can be taped or held in place. Hold the stencil brush vertically straight up keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the unfinished surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion clockwise then counter clockwise. NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. When stenciling two colors side by side you will notice how easily the two colors can be blended to achieve the desired hand painted look.

How do I clean FolkArt Ultra Dye from of my brushes and stencils? +-

FolkArt Ultra Dye can be easily cleaned from used dye and stencil brushes while the bristles are still wet using soap and warm water. Wipe used stencils with paper towels or baby wipes immediately after each use.

Will FolkArt Ultra Dye stain my clothing? +-

Yes, FolkArt Ultra Dye may permanently dye clothing. It is suggested that while crafting with FolkArt Ultra Dye, wear old or protective clothing.

Should I seal my FolkArt Ultra Dye project after it is dry? +-

For added protection, it is best to seal a FolkArt Ultra Dye project. A project created using only one color should be sealed with one brush-on application of FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish. A multi-color or stenciled project created using FolkArt Ultra Dye should be sealed with a couple light applications of a clear acrylic spray sealer.

How should I apply FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish? +-

FolkArt Ultra Dye Varnish is a water-based, non-toxic varnish that is easily cleaned up with soap and water. Lightly brush the varnish over the cured, dyed surface and do not overwork which can cause bleeding. NOTE: To maintain crisp color edges when stenciling, it is advisable to lightly spray seal the project first before brushing on the varnish.

How do I clean FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish from my brush applicator? +-

FolkArt Ultra Dye Varnish can be easily cleaned from the brush applicator while the bristles are still wet using soap and warm water.

Can I use a project created with FolkArt Ultra Dye outdoors? +-

No, FolkArt Ultra Dye should only be used on indoor surfaces.

How shall I clean my FolkArt Ultra Dye project? +-

Projects created using FolkArt Ultra Dye can be wiped clean to remove dust using a slightly damp paper towel once they have been sealed.