Cleanline Resist

formerly Inko Resist

 4.45 ( 11 review )
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Inko Resist Pint - Include Directions $16.00 $13.79 13.22 11.05
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16 oz. (Pints)
Discontinued by the manufacturer; Jacquard Products is developing a product to fill this void!! Check out #JWBR !
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Cleanline (formerly Inko Resist) is a completely non-toxic, natural, pasty substance made from Cassava that is applied to the fabric in a design to "resist" dye or paint, using a squeeze bottle, sponge, stamp, silk screen, stencil or brush and allowed to dry before applying dye or paint.

It is great for "faux batik" used with flowable paints like Dye-na-flow and Setacolor for a safe, totally non-toxic event, so it is very popular with teachers. It can be used for the Serti technique with gutta applicator bottles, but the resulting line will be softer and less defined than one with Presist, other water based resists, or Guttas.

It's water soluble so you cannot submerge the fabric into a dyebath (the resist will begin to dissolve). It is also used with thickened dye Procion Fiber Reactive Dye (with thickener added), Inkodye, or with fabric paints like Jacquard Textile or Dharma Pigment Dye. Once the dye or paint is fixed, just rinse out the resist with warm or hot water. 

Inkodye (AKA Lumi Co.) is finally out of their massive back stocks of Cleanline, sorry to say, and no more is being made.
Jacquard Products to the rescue! Removable Water Based Resist is their NEW Water-Based Resist, which will do all the same stuff this product did, and maybe do it better? We're excited about this one!


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This is my favorite of all the resists. Add a little alcohol to keep it from getting moldy especially once it's been diluted. Add enough water or dye so it penetrates the fabric but doesn't spread. Can be colored with dyes but too much dye makes it runny so use concentrated dyes. Can be applied with a brush squeeze bottle sponges stamps whatever. Holds a fine line and nice detail. Pretty sticky and thus messy. Some batches are runnier than others. Great product.
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I was pretty much a novice in using resists unless you count childhood experiences with crayons on t-shirts plus I don't have particularly good hand-eye coordination (which is to say I can't draw). I used a rubber stamp since that is a medium I'm used to. I figured the fine detail would be lost but I'd at least get the paisley outline. The garment in question was a knit shirt I had previously vat dyed a light sea green--nice color but after one season I'd gotten bored with it. I did the resist-stamping over a period of several days so each area could dry. That part went smoothly enough then ironically for someone who has been dyeing fabric since childhood the problem emerged when I started the over-dyeing process (in bright blue). I was not accustomed to the cold batch method and I found that using thickened dye on dry fabric was awkward at first. I was using a spray bottle but I found myself doing a lot of finger-painting. I originally had the shirt laying flat but I switched to having it hanging from a hanger on the clothes line and this worked better for me. The shirt turned out beautifully--any errors as authors say are my own. The Inko washed out easily with the excess dye and more detail than I expected remained from the stamp. The rubber stamp itself required a good cleaning between stages with a toothbrush but suffered no noticeable damage.
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18 of 18 users found this review helpful.

Very pasty texture hard to get out of the bottle and onto the fabric it's too thick and sticky. Better for big areas than small. Also very prone to sticking to the top of fabric rather than going through we had a lot of issues with watery ink and paint wicking under the resist.
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15 of 15 users found this review helpful.

Love it! But you have to paint while it is still on the soft side otherwise if it's brittle it will crack and cause leak through.
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10 of 10 users found this review helpful.

Great product. Can get a batik effect without the fuss of wax. Quart bottles would be more preferable to pints. Please bring back the quarts.
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9 of 11 users found this review helpful.

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