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FolkArt Paints

FolkArt Fabric Paint FAQ

The FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paint will air dry within 24 hours and will be cured in 72 hours.
FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on and FolkArt® Fabric™ Dimensional paints have been tested for machine washing, however, with all hand painted items, it is best if they are hand washed in cold water and air dried which will increase their durability. If washing by machine, turn your garment which has been painted without dimensional accents inside out and use cold water with a mild detergent on the gentle cycle of your washer and dryer. DO NOT place the item in the washer or dryer if dimensional paints or crystal embellishments have been used. Remember: You MUST still follow heat setting instructions prior to wearing and/or laundering your garment. Using the washer and dryer is for pre-washing fabric and heat setting only. Enjoy!
When applying FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paints to fabric, use a moderately heavy application of paint. It is best to keep your brush full of paint when painting with FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paint, moderate to heavy applications will have greater durability. A lighter application of paint will have less durability.
Heat setting is recommended for best durability. Allow the painted design to dry overnight. Place the item in a clothes dryer for 30 minutes on the highest setting allowed for the type of fabric used, OR you may heat set the painted piece using a dry iron and a pressing cloth by laying the pressing cloth over the painted fabric and iron the painted design for 10 seconds, lift the iron and move it to another section of the painted design. Your iron should be set at the highest setting allowed for the fabric used. NOTE: When using the FolkArt® Fabric™ Dimensional paint, you will not be able to heat set by iron, air dry your project for 72 hours and turn your garment inside out and heat set in the dryer for 30 minutes. Dryer is only used for heat setting fabric.
When applying the paint, use enough brush pressure to press the FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on paint into the fabric, by doing this, you will increase the adhesion of the paint to the fabric.
  1. FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints are formulated the same as FolkArt® Acrylics with the same rich, creamy consistency which allows the decorative artist to paint many different techniques including the popular One Stroke™ painting techniques.
  2. FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints are also formulated with the decorative artist in mind. These paints have excellent hide, so that when painting on dark fabrics, your colors will remain bright and not be dulled by the dark fabric showing through the decorative painting.
  3. When painting with FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints, your fabric item will remain soft to the touch when dry. Your painted design will not dry hard, or stiff.
FolkArt® Fabric™ paints are water soluble and clean up is easy using soap and water to clean your brushes. While painting, if a mistake is made, try incorporating the dot of paint into the design by adding another flower or a lady bug, etc. However, if you begin cleaning the wet, misplaced drop of paint quickly using soap and water, the mistake can be cleaned up.
Fabrics such as denims, cottons, poly cotton blends, woven blends, and home décor textiles can be used as surfaces for fabric painting when using FolkArt® Fabric™ Paints.
It is best NOT to thin FolkArt® Fabric™ paints with water as this will dilute the acrylic polymer of the paint and lesson the adhesion properties. Why produce a great piece of artwork to only watch the design weaken or fade with washing?

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