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21 Apr 2009 - 15:2613141
Fixing fabric paint.
I have some white fabric pain that I need to put on some brown suedette. The instructions say that it should be fixed for 5 minutes with an iron. I'm not quite sure what would be the best way to do that.

How hot should the iron be, and should there some fabric/paper/etc between the iron the suedette?


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21 Apr 2009 - 16:1513143
I used similar stuff on cotton drill for my Light elf

Ii didn't even read the label just painted directly on and let it dry

Its held up absolutely fine


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22 Apr 2009 - 13:1813193
I've used the stuff too. In my experience it's not really necessary to fix it, and fixing it doesn't make a great deal of difference - I thought it would stop the paint from running if I washed it, but no such luck

If you're using a strong fabric like suedette - which doesn't take that well to ironing anyway - and you don't anticipate it getting wet, I probably wouldn't bother.


23 Apr 2009 - 13:2313247
Suedette can be hit or miss with heat. Try a low heat setting with a piece of paper between the fabric and the iron after the fabric paint is dry. Just run over it a couple times being careful not to keep the heat in any one place for too long.

Fixing fabric paint isn't usually essential but I would always recommend it anyway just in case... you never know >< Most fabric paint is heat-set, along with a lot of dyes and discharge chemicals (I study A-level textiles), so I would always recommend just giving it a little run over with an iron. It helps to flatten, smooth, and bond the colour. You probably won't notice a difference in the way it looks to be fair. Because the suedette isn't stretchy there isn't much of a risk of it cracking. But just in case it gets a bit damp, you want to take out some insurance ^^


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