How to use Unicorn SPiT Instructions 13 comments


How to use Unicorn SPiT instructions

10 original colors Unicorn SPiT

How to use Unicorn SPiT instructions – the basics:
  • Prepare your project. Make sure it is clean of debris, chipped paint, waxes or oils.
    • If project was previously sealed with an oil based sealer- sand down to bare wood or sand lightly and use a primer or chalk paint prior to applying Unicorn SPiT.
    • Glass- use rubbing alcohol to remove oils. It is recommended to use either ModPodge or a spray paint as a base under the Unicorn SPiT. Note: Some Artist/Crafters have had success using the Unicorn SPiT without a base application.
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      Basics on how to use Unicorn Spit Instructions. Click here to see how to SPiT on this vase.

  • You can use Unicorn SPiT full strength or dilute up to 65%. The more you dilute it the less vibrant the finished color.
  • Options for diluting: you can use a clean reseal able container to premix, which creates a stain and absorbs in to a porous surface more readily; or apply the Unicorn SPiT full strength to your project then mist with water, which thins out the Unicorn SPiT to obtain movement.
  • Unicorn SPiT™ dries quickly. However, simply spritz with a spray bottle of water to keep your Unicorn SPiT™ from drying out. In addition you can spritz the actual project to gain movement to your piece.
  • You can also use multiple colors at one time and blend colors or lines together. Dry brushing is a popular technique.
  • Allow to dry. When Unicorn SPiT  is wet it is very shiny and bright colors but it will dry to a very dull tone. Have no fear…this is normal!
    • Use a Scotch Bright Pad lightly (if desired) following the grain to to lightly buff the surface removing any excess or clumps.
    • Be sure to dust off thoroughly before applying the sealer
    • VERY IMPORTANT STEP!- You must seal with an OIL BASED SEALER. The more coats of sealer you use, the better it will look. Furthermore High Gloss Sealers will help you achieve a THREE DIMENSIONAL look.
    • Here are some sealer options:
      • Polyurethane
      • epoxy
      • lacquer
      • tung oil (may darken final project)
      • shellac
      • marine grade varnish or epoxy
      • spray finishers
      • fabric you can use “never wet”
      • hemp wax
      • and more…as long as it is not water based it will seal
    • Additional tips, techniques and ideas:

      • Use on metal, wood, glass, laminate, fabric, concrete, canvas…The possibilities are endless! Don’t be afraid to try different things.
      • Fortunately, Unicorn SPiT is very forgiving…If you are unhappy with the outcome of your project you can simply wash it off with water prior to sealing and start over. However, please note that fabric, canvas or any very porous items will still have a remnant of color left after washing off.
      • With the proper sealer used your Unicorn Spit project can be an indoor or outdoor project
      • Most Importantly be creative with using other products with Unicorn SPiT…chalk paint, metallic, mice powders, textures, and other additives…again the possibilities are endless! Don’t be afraid to try different things.
      • If you have additional questions Please comment below
      • You can find more inspiration by following my Unicorn Spit pinterest board

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  • Kelly

    Your information is great. However at this time cannot afford to purchase any spit paint. Sale or not. I do have alot of acrylic craft paint. Can i use this instead? If so, do the same way?

    • karenneill Post author

      Hi Kelly,
      First of all I want to apologize for taking so long to approve your message and to respond…I have been taking care of my ailing parents. In Many ways you probably could use crafts paint but some techniques may differ some depending on the project. One of the biggest advantages of Unicorn Spit over craft paint is the versatility of how to use it…you can use it as a stain by diluting it (which also give it longevity) or you can use it full strength.

    • karenneill Post author

      I like wipe on poly. Be sure to do a light sanding between coats. I would suggest a minimum of 3 coats (but could take up to 5 or 6 coats if the wood is real porous).

  • Megan

    Can you tell me how much square footage one bottle would stain if diluted 65%?
    I would love to finish our playroom floor with this but not sure how much to buy.

    • karenneill Post author

      In truth I have never done a project that large before so I did my best to calculate. The 8oz bottle says it covers 76″ X 38″ which works out to be about 20 sq ft undiluted. So if diluting 65% (that’s adding 2 parts water to 1 part Unicorn SPiT) would get you about 60 Sq Ft. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

  • Rebecca

    I did a round dining table with intent to make a galaxy. I used too much water and my garage is evidently not level 😉 It is now dry and I do like a lot of it but am tempted to touch up some areas. Is this a good or bad idea?

        • karenneill Post author

          Ok so as long as you haven’t put the sealer on you can do one of 2 things. You can add more color in the places you aren’t happy with…but like you said you risk making it muddy (or muddier). The 2nd option is to just rinse it all off and start over. In most cases Unicorn SPiT is very forgiving. The only time it is not is on porous items like fabric…but even then it leaves more of a slight tint or muted tones.

    • karenneill Post author

      Hi Judy, It just so happens I am having a Sale through tomorrow mid night (Eastern). Tomorrow is my Birthday so what better reason to have a sale! You can use coupon code “save10” for 10% off orders over $75. Plus ALL orders over $125 receive free shipping. If you are looking for just a starting set of colors I would recommend White Ning plus any of these combinations [Zia teal & Pixie Punk Pink] [Zia Teal & Blue Thunder] or [Pixie Punk Pink & Blue Thunder]. Let me know if you have additional questions