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What colours are available in each tip?

Find our entire colour range and the different associated tips in our colour chart here.
To learn more, it’s this way for colours and that way for tips!

Are Posca marked CE?

Posca markers are artistic creation tools, they are not marked CE. Within the scope of a creative artistic activity overseen/supervised by adults, they can be used by children.

My tip is dry, what do I do?

Did you lose sight of the cap and the tip dried in the meanwhile? Don’t panic! Thanks to the marker’s piston mechanism and valve system, the tip can easily be re-saturated with paint.
Moreover, in case the tip dries out completely, you can remove it and soak it in water. When you’re ready, simply put it back in and actuate the piston.
In the case of non removable tips (PCF-350 et PC-1MR), soak them directly in water, which cannot travel into the marker because of the incorporated valve mechanism.
Find all of our tips here.

My tip is dirty, what do I do?

If your POSCA tip is dirty, for example by falling to the ground or by another colour during your creative work, you can remove and clean it with tap water. When you’re ready, simply put it back in and actuate the piston.
In the case of non removable tips (PCF-350 et PC-1MR), soak them directly in water, which cannot travel into the marker because of the incorporated valve mechanism.
You can repeat these cleaning steps as many times as you like.
Find all of our tips here.

Can I replace my POSCA tip?

If they are especially dirty or used, certain POSCA tips can be replaced. These concern references PC-1MC, PC-3M, PC-5M, PC-7M PC-8K, and PC-17K.
Extra tip: The PC-3M and PC-5M tips are reversible, which means you can flip them over and double their longevity!
Click here to learn more.

Can I recycle my POSCA?

POSCA markers are manufactured using recycled materials (PC-5M, PC-7M, PC-8K), but they’re not themselves recyclable. You can, however, reuse the bodies of your markers as creative material!

Can I use Posca on wood?

POSCA markers are perfect for customising wood. To protect your creation, simply fix it with a water-based aerosol varnish. Click here to learn more.

Can I use Posca on porcelain?

POSCA can be used on porcelain. It’s permanent on rough ceramics and can be erased on treated ceramics. To learn more, click here.

Can I use Posca on fabric?

POSCA is ideal for your fabric customisations. To fix, iron inside out with no steam to prevent the paint from flaking. To conserve your creation over time, we also recommend you wash your fabric inside out at low temperature. Learn more here.

Can I use Posca on a window / display case?

POSCA is an ideal tool to decorate your windows and display cases. All you need is a damp rag to clean your creations. Be careful however, if there’s a scratch on a very old pane that has become porous on its surface, the pigments can become encrusted. They will no longer be erasable. Learn more here.

How do I fix and protect the creation I made with Posca?

Find all the tips and advice you need to fix your creations on different materials here.

Can I customise my trainers?

To fix the Posca customisation of your trainers, we advise you to use a water-based aerosol varnish to preserve the drawing.

Can I customise my vehicle?

It is absolutely possible to customise your vehicle with POSCA (car/motorcycle/scooter/bicycle, etc.). To preserve the colour s and the appearance of the creation, you need to apply a water-based aerosol varnish.

How do I initiate/re-initiate my Posca?

Firmly shake your marker, with the cap tightly closed (!) to allow the ball inside to mix and homogenise the paint. Press the tip on a piece of paper several times to saturate it with paint. Remember to put the cap back on after use.
Prime your POSCA on initial use or after leaving your marker unused for several hours, days, or months, though you should also do so during your creative work, depending on the quantity of paint you want to use.
Find detailed instructions here.

How do I initiate/re-initiate my Posca tip (PCF-350)?

As with the entire POSCA range, start by firmly shaking your marker (cap closed) to allow the ball inside to mix and homogenise the paint well. Then remove the cap and the pushbutton protection at the other end of the marker. Press the pushbutton several times until the paint saturates the tip. Replace the cap after use.
Prime your POSCA on initial use or after leaving your marker unused for several hours, days, or months, though you should also do so during your creative work, depending on the quantity of paint you want to use.
To learn more, click here.

Do I need to test my Posca before using it?

To optimise paint flow, conduct a quick test on a sheet of paper before actually using it. Indeed, paint flow is controlled by a valve system and a piston mechanism and, by testing it, you will ensure that the quantity of paint deposited corresponds to what you want.
Extra tip: Keep your rough copy close by because we recommend you test the paint quality every time you re-initiate your POSCA.
Learn about the POSCA tool.

Is Posca paint permanent?

POSCA are water-based markers and stable pigments that can be applied to all materials. It is permanent with no need for fixatives on porous materials such as wood, cardboard, textiles, pebbles, certain plastics and metals.

To learn more, click here

Can I recharge my Posca?

POSCA is not rechargeable.
Extra tip: if your marker no longer works, it doesn’t mean it’s empty. Moisten the tip (see My tip is dry, what do I do? , then re-initiate. Indeed, a tip that is too dry can prevent paint flow .
Find detailed instructions here.

How long does it take for the paint to dry?

The paint dries extremely fast. In general, the paint dries faster on porous surfaces than on smooth surfaces. In any case, it’ll take no more than a few minutes.

Do I need to do anything in particular to fix the paint?

POSCA paint is permanent on porous surfaces and erasable on smooth surfaces. Creations can be secured or fixed, depending on the materials, by applying a water-based spray varnish (for most materials), passing it via the kiln (porcelain), or heating it with the iron (fabric).
To learn more, visit our page dedicated to materials here.

How do you prevent run-out?

The valve system and the piston mechanism were developed to prevent run-outs. To regulate flow and make sure the quantity of paint is what you want, conduct a test on a sheet of rough paper. Repeat this procedure every time you need to re-initiate your POSCA.
Extra tip: avoid storing your markers at too high a temperature, the paint will become too fluid, which could, in certain cases, generate involuntary run-outs.

How do I rectify an error?

On smooth surfaces like glass, simply use a moist rag to rectify your errors. On porous surfaces where the POSCA paint is permanent, you could layer! It’s true, with POSCA, you can cover your drawing as many times as you want, which could turn out to be very practical!
Extra tip: Whether you need to rectify an error or, if it’s part of your creative technique, please wait until your first coat is dry before covering it. Unless of course you are looking for a special effect, because POSCA is “water-soluble” and mixable.
View possible effects here.

Does POSCA use require any special equipment?

This is one of the features of POSCA: other than your material (and, ideally, a rough piece of paper), no other piece of equipment is necessary! No brush, water, or rag needed: POSCA allows you to paint cleanly and precisely with no other equipment.

Can Posca markers be used on skin?

POSCA markers are artistic creation tools, they are not certified for cosmetic use and must therefore not be used on skin.

Can I use my POSCA outside?

POSCA are perfectly suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Outdoors, we recommend fixing your creation with a water-based aerosol varnish.
Find instructions here and the different materials there.

How do I preserve/store my markers?

POSCA markers can be kept in any position as long as
the cap is put back on firmly after use. Indeed, the ball inside can be used at any time to remix the paint, which is itself perfectly preserved in the body of the marker (hermetic thanks to its integrated valve).
A special case: the Posca brush, which we recommend you store in a horizontal position.
Find instructions here.

Where can I buy my Posca markers?

Find the Posca distributor nearest you here.

How can I contact POSCA regarding a partnership?

For partnership applications, please use the following form. Talk to you soon!

Where can I find Posca goodies and stickers?

Goodies and stickers are distributed at POSCA events. Find out what’s new at POSCA here.