Upcreek Creations Tips & Tricks
These portfolios are awesome to keep your transfers organized after you have cut them apart. These portfolios have a reusable acid free black poly insert in each page. This is important because you can forget your backer sheet and stick your used clean transfers onto this poly insert and store the entire collection together! This will make organizing your transfers a dream! It come in different sized but I like the 14 x 17 book the best, especially starting out.
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· PVC Free Pockets
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Tip and Tricks from Upcreek Creations... This is a Furniture Painting and cleaning up after using crafts Hack that you will LOVE!!!
Yes, simply the best paper towels you can purchase! I love these blue shop towels they are the luxury version of cheap paper towels and are great to use when painting and cleaning furniture. We use these towels with Denatured Alcohol to clean all of our furniture before painting. These towels are soft and lint-free so they do not leave anything behind before painting and they are a good aid when cleaning between poly coats and distressing. They are also GREAT to use when applying our General Finishes Java Gel. The blue shop towels are so much more absorbent that I actually save money by using fewer of them especially when cleaning up after using Chalk Couture transfers, paste and ink. These towels are hardy and lint-free and will make all your crafting projects so much easier to clean up.
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Cleaning furniture before paint is one of the MOST IMPORTANT steps you need to take! Most of the furniture we paint has been used for many generations or has been store away for a very long time collecting dust and all things we don't want to think about have crawled across it.
Cleaning your piece will do a couple of things... it will make it more sanitary for your customers to use but mostly you need a really clean piece for your paint to adhere to. All those hidden finger prints that have oils that you cannot see will stop your paint from sticking to your furniture like you would hope.
This is the ONLY product Upcreek Creations uses to clean our furniture pieces before we start and painting product. It is Denatured Alcohol and it is very inexpensive to use! We take a basic empty spray bottle and fill it 50% with water and add 50% denatured alcohol to the rest of the bottle. (We write 50/50 Water & Denatured Alcohol on the side of the bottle.) Then we spray our piece very generously and start cleaning, you will be shocked on how much dirt and grim you will get off your furniture pieces. Please note that you do not want to use denatured alcohol on a painted or stained piece that you are not planning on painting, it will take some of the finish off your work.
Now once you have sprayed and cleaned your piece as it dried you may notice the piece will start looking cloudy, this is fine! Let the denatured alcohol completely dry and repeat the cleaning process 2 more times, for a total of 3 times! By the 3rd cleaning you should notice the piece is much cleaner! Please allow the denatured alcohol to dry completely before you start painting!
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