Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
How much does one quart of MudPaint cover?
A quart of MudPaint will generally cover about 150 square feet. Surface coverage depends on your painting style.
How many pieces of furniture can I expect to paint with one quart of paint?
Depending on the size of the pieces and whether or not the surface was primed, a good estimate would be 2-5 furniture pieces or more from one quart of paint.
Do I need to prime the furniture first?
It depends on the surface of the furniture piece. For most furniture surfaces that have been thoroughly cleaned and lightly sanded, you will not need a coat of primer. However if the surface is slick, shiny or smooth, you may want to prime the surface before you paint it to ensure that the paint adheres well. If you do need to prime, MudPaint is compatible with water based primers, cover stain and KILZ. We do not recommend BIN Shellac Primer with MudPaint.
How many coats do I have to apply?
Most users report that only one coat is needed for an even finish. You can always do an extra coat for durability or a coat of clear coat if you would like!
How much drying time should I allow between coats of paint?
We recommend waiting until the first coat of paint is fully dry before painting a 2nd coat. After the 2nd coat of paint, we recommend waiting 24 hours before applying furniture wax.
How do I prevent a clear coat or light colored paint from yellowing?
Yellowing can occur from the stain and dyes in the previous finish bleeding through. Properly preparing the piece, priming, and/or a darker color paint most often will correct bleed through.
What causes paint cracking?
There are a number of reasons why paint will crack. Poor surface preparation, paint drying too fast, applying a second or third coat of paint before the previous coat dries completely, applying paint too thick, and over-spreading paint.
Why use MudPaint?
MudPaint has great adhesion, great coverage, and a smooth finish. It contains low VOCs and is suitable for use indoors. MudPaint is water based and is easy to clean up with soap and warm water. It’s ease of use and durability make it perfect for all users. With MudPaint, anyone who wants to paint, can!
How to store paint?
- If thinning, pour the paint into a container and then add water.
- Pour the paint needed into a container and use a clean brush.
- If the paint is going to be stored for a while, it can help to lay a piece of plastic wrap on top of the remaining paint down in the can. Then place the lid on tightly with a rubber mallet.
- Store the paint upside down in temperatures 55 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
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