Which paint to use on textile and fabric ?

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Do you want to paint on textile, denim jacket, or any other clothing made of textile, fabric or canvas ? Wondering what paint to use on textile ? Follow our advice to apply the paint on textile in an optimal way, with the right products.

It is important to favor a flexible paint, which is resistant to washing and water. But also which is fixed directly without heating the support.

Material for painting on textile

When you want to personalize and paint on textiles, be very careful with your personal belongings, so as not to stain them. Use an apron or overalls to avoid paint stains

Use a support

Place your Jacket, Sweatshirt, Bag or T-Shirt on a rigid support such as wood or cardboard to paint more easily, and prevent the paint from crossing the textile fibers from side to side

If you are using a stencil, be sure to stick this on using a hair dryer and a stiff card. You can use a transfer film to apply it more easily

Apply the paint on textile

It's time to personalize your jacket, jeans or cap with a fabric paint. With the SneakArts standard paints, there is no need to heat the textile with an iron. The paint is very resistant, and resist to water once dry.

Prepare the textile

When using the standard paint, there is no need to prep or clean like leather. Indeed, textile paint attaches directly to the material, whether it is jeans, fabric or canvas.

For better results, always apply a white undercoat using the primer for textile, to avoid the risk of smudging, but also to have better colors.

Apply the paint

It's now time to apply the paint on your textile or fabric, using the standard paint that works both on textile and leather. 

Apply 2 to 3 coats to have a homogeneous result. Let the paint dry between each coat using a hair dryer.

Protect your customization

Apply a varnish on textile

The paint resists very well on textiles, and does not wash off, even without varnish. But you can still varnish the whole thing to play on the final result, keep the color brilliance, or even fix the paint on the fabric even more.

Use a clean brush for this. Then gently apply the matte varnish (to maintain a natural look) in 2 or 3 thin coats.

Be sure to let it dry thoroughly between each coat.

Advice for washing

There you go, your creation is finished, you now know how to make a custom on a jacket, cap, tote bag, and what paint to use on the textile.

To preserve the colors as long as possible, we recommend you a cold wash (30°C) or even a hand wash to preserve the colors.

Even if the paint resists temperatures up to 60-90°C.

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