Working on polyester, acrylic, spandex, and other synthetic fabrics can be a little tricky if you aren't careful to use the right product. Most dyes that we carry will wash off, except Pigment Dye (stains almost anything) and iDye Poly or Industrial Poly on Polyester, and Jacquard Basic Dye on acrylic. Nylon is a synthetic fiber that was made to imitate protein, so Acid dyes work on it!
Our fabric paints that work on natural fibers also work on most synthetic fabrics so long as they haven't been treated with anything or have an oily finish which will keep the paint from adhering! Most paints are fixed with heat and you must make sure high temperatures will not melt your chosen fabric. TEST TEST TEST! Pigment "Dye" works well on most synthetics and is nice because it leaves no feel or "hand", but can only be painted or sprayed on. If you want to dye your polyester fabric all one uniform color, iDye would be what you use, in a bath according to instructions. Make sure you select the iDye Poly, not the regular iDye for Cottons and natural fibers!
Pros: Quick, easy, economical for small dye jobs, don't have to buy extra chemicals, don't have to handle powders, behaves like Deka L, additional 8 colors for Polyester and nylon! Results are even and not streaky. Cons: Needs hot water, less brilliant and long lasting, may fade more than "professional" dyes, less color selection.
Pros: Inexpensive, fast, easy way to dye large quantities of polyester and nylon clothing, towels, rags, etc. Cons: Results are not as bright, long lasting or washfast as more professional quality dyes.
Pro's: It's a somewhat stretchy dimensional fabric paint that can be used on any fabric including Lycra®, nylon and hosiery, comes in lots of tones including glitter, and a line of Puff colors for the 3-D effect. Non-toxic. Glue based so sticks to almost any surface. Kids love it! Con's: Leaves a bit more texture on the fabric.
Pros: The softest hand, or feel, on fabric of all our opaque/metallic fabric paints. Requires no heat setting, and still holds up to washing very well. Colors are very opaque, provide good coverage. Non-toxic. Cons: Not available in larger sizes.
Pros: Bright colors! Easy to use, water-based, non-toxic thin paint that can be an alternative for dye, heliographic (can be used full strength for sun painting) Cons: Not available in larger sizes (250ml max)
Pros: Versatile, thin flowable paint for silk painting and many other uses on most fabrics, even untreated leather. Easy to use, non-toxic, very economical, comes in various sizes, great for teachers Cons: We couldn't think of any!
Pros: No heat setting, doesn't freeze, high pigmentation, good smooth coverage, leaves a soft hand, oil based but cleans up easy with soap and water. Cons: Not available in lager sizes, limited color selection, slight odor, long drying time.
Pros: It's a concentrated (so economical after dilution) pigment system that feels like dye instead of paint, is easy to use for all kinds of techniques, is concentrated, non-toxic and works on most synthetics as well as natural fibers Cons: Limited color selection, colors fade with washing the first time (typical of "dyeing" with pigments) - you have to like the unique "stonewashed" look
Pros: Glows well in the dark after exposure to light, sticks to lots of surfaces, water cleanup, non-toxic Cons: Limited color selection, small sizes, very thin and transparent, so doesn't look like much in the daytime.
Pros: Perfect for very finely detailed stamping and printing; leaves no hand on the fabric; Acid free and archival. More lightfast than dyes. Cons: Must be used with stamp pads for stamping. Transparent, so doesn't work on dark fabrics. Needs heatsetting for max. permanence.
Pro's: It's a glue based dimensional fabric paint that can be used on any fabric and almost any other surface! Comes in gorgeous metallic colors and gives a 3-D effect. Can be used as a beautiful, classy embellishment in its own right, or as a decorative glue. Con's: Leaves a bit more texture on the fabric.
You can combine cotton and rayon clothing & accessories to get the greatest discounts.
Your discount is figured on the total number of cotton and rayon items we ship, not how
many of each type, style or size. Mix and match them to get the best discount.
Example; adding 1 each of 12 different T-shirts in size Large should give you the 12+
price on all 12 shirts.
Example; adding 12 pieces of 4 different sizes of a garment should give you the 36+ price
on all 4 sizes.
Some products may be excluded from discounts, and / or may discount only with themselves.
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