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Craft Painting

Have a passion for craft painting? Plaid has got you covered with inspiring project ideas, painting how-to's, fabulous videos, and of course, superior products including Apple Barrel ® and FolkArt ® craft paints and accessories.

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FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta or other materials....
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Craft Painting Projects

Craft Painting Education

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How to Load a Flat Brush
Learn to load a flat brush correctly for smooth, long paint strokes.
How to Use a Script Liner
This brush is used to do fine linework, tendrils of flowers, details and even lettering.
FolkArt Formula Guide
Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!
Popular FAQs
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Paint is permanent after air drying for 21 days or can be baked to expedite permanence.

Bake-to-Cure Method
  1. Allow painted glass project to dry at least one hour. Make sure the paint is dry to the touch before baking.
  2. Place project in a cool oven.
  3. Set oven to 350° F and bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven off.
  4. Allow glass project to cool down in the oven to room temperature, then remove.
Care Instructions
Project can be Hand washed, or cleaned in the top rack of a standard, non-commercial dishwasher. Do not use in dishwasher if it has pot scrubbing features or top jets.

Please note: Fine Glitter Glass Paint, Glitter Craft Paint and Coarse Glitter Craft Paint cannot be baked and must air dry for 21 days for permanence.
 
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When using FolkArt® Acrylic Colors or Apple Barrel paint on fabric we suggest that you also use our FolkArt Textile Medium. The medium helps to keep the paint soft, flexible, and fade resistant. more...
 
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You can use a hair dryer on low and continually keep it moving across the surface. Do not hold the hair dryer in one spot for an extended length of time.
 
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Yes. The spray medium ensures the paint will flow through spray can and adhere correctly to the surface. Do not use water to thin the paint as this will impair the paint’s ability to adhere properly.
 
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