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: Plaid products, maker of Apple Barrel Colors, Folk Art, et al.


pureet1948
04-14-2020, 10:07 PM
Hi.

Don't want to freak out the forum, but I've recently logged on to Plaid paint's website. They say that they are not accepting any online orders at this time due to COVID-19 situation. Can anyone tell me if they're gone for good? Can they still make their products? I depend on this brand for all my art needs. If they're gone, well, who knows?

Mullanphy
04-25-2020, 07:56 AM
If they are not accepting orders at this time, their plans are, probably, to stay in business. It has been around since the mid 1970's, but like many businesses today, face a lot of challenges due to the pandemic. Worker safety, raw material availability, and the wide variety of isolation orders negatively impact thousands of businesses that have stopped conducting business but plan to resume when it is safe to do so. To be certain, though, you could contact Plaid directly by using their contact form (https://plaidonline.com/about/contact).

Amazon has most of Plaids paint lines available - either through a variety of sellers or from their own shelves - but at drastically higher prices than even a month ago.