Painting 101: Craft Paint for Beginners | Hobby Lobby®

Painting 101: Craft Paint for Beginners | Hobby Lobby®


Hi, I’m Joy Rose with the Hobby Lobby Creative
Studio and today we’re going to talk about craft paint. Now there’s all sorts to choose
from, so today we’ll give you the low-down on what Hobby Lobby has to offer, plus provide
you with some ideas for how to use them! Starting off our tour of craft paint is the
super versatile acrylic. Not only does acrylic craft paint come in a huge array of colors
and finishes, but it can be used on surfaces ranging from chipboard or paper mache boxes
— like we’ve done here — to metal, wood, terracotta and more. Acrylics are non-toxic, too, and easy to clean
up with just soap and water, so even kids can get in on the crafting!
And if you can’t find the color you’re looking for in the store, it’s a cinch to mix acrylics
to achieve that perfect hue. Now that’s acrylic craft paint. Let’s talk
about enamel acrylic paint. This is a water-based paint that shares the same qualities as classic
oil-based enamels that are often used on walls, furniture, and even model cars. The great thing about enamel acrylic paint.
though, is that it can be cured, which means that it’s dishwasher safe. Just read the specifics
on the back of the bottle for how to do just that.
Now enamel acrylic paint is going to be your go-to medium for glass and ceramic projects.
You’ll only need one or two coats for really opaque coverage, and it has this polished,
high-gloss finish that’s just fantastic. You can use it on outdoor projects too, since
it’s so durable, or try outdoor-specific paint, found right next to the enamel acrylic paint
in our Crafts Department. OK, now we’re going to jump from the glossy
enamel acrylic paint to the velvety, matte finish of chalky paints.
Home décor pieces and crafts like these get their distressed, vintage looks by pairing
chalky paint with crackle medium or wax. They’re made especially for each other, so with a
little practice you’re sure to get just the look you want. You could also try layering different colors
of chalky paint so that, with a little sanding, the bottom coat shows through, like this.
Now if a brush just won’t cut it, try spray paint! It gives smooth, all-over coverage
to even the most intricate objects. You can try spray paint in classic colors
and finishes, like we’ve used for this project, or go for something a little different with
our more unique spray paints. This mirrored glass was done with Looking Glass paint, this
DIY slate was done with chalkboard spray paint, and how about this sea glass project? There’s
a spray paint for that too! Just follow the precautions listed on the can and you’re good
to go! Now, last but not least, you’ll definitely
want to try some of our specialty paints. How about glow in the dark and glitter paints? We all know how glow in the dark paint can
be used for creating a starry night in a kid’s room, but how about using it in the backyard?
These stepping stones are beautiful and fun when the sun is out, and at night they’re
functional, too! And that’s just the start of what you can do with glow in the dark paint.
Glitter paint is another favorite. Especially because trying to add loose glitter to projects
can be so messy! You can brush on the glitter paint, or spray it on like we’ve done here.
That way it gets in all the nooks and crannies for a perfect finish.
So there you go! You can now walk down the craft paint aisle with complete confidence
and pick out that perfect paint for your next project. Thanks so much for joining us today at the
Hobby Lobby Creative Studio! Remember we have more videos for inspirations and how-to tutorials.
We’ll see you here next time!

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