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Paints For Cotton, Rayon, Hemp, most fabrics 
Acrylic, water-soluble paints like these are usually used. Opaque paints have more pigment so they cover over underlying colors better.
Jacquard Textile Colors
Pros: Economical, easy to use, lots of bright colors, leaves a soft hand.
Cons: None we could come up with!
Lumiere and Neopaque Fabric Paint
Pros: The shiniest, most luminous metallic colors, the best coverage on dark fabrics, also works great on leather, wood and paper.
Cons: Expensive, but worth it!!
Setacolor Fabric Paints By Pebeo
Pros: Has different consistencies for sunpainting (Transparent Colors) or painting over a dark color (Opaque colors), or enhancing with a metallic (Pearlescent Colors)
Cons: None
Setacolor Fabric Paint Suede Effect
Pros: Soft "flocked" feel when fixed. Colors have an excellent coverage on dark fabrics. These are colors are bright and pearlescent
Cons: None so far.... still testing. Let us know if you find any issues!
Jacquard SolarFast
Pros: Has so many uses! Photograms, Painting, Tie dyeing, Screen printing, Sun Printing, Stamping and Batik.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes, not meant for large dyeing projects, light sensitive.
DecoArt Ink Effects
Pros: You get multiple transfers from one painting. So soft you can't feel it. The bright colors are very opaque, provide good coverage.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes.
DecoArt SoSoft Opaque Fabric Paint
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.
Jacquard Airbrush (& Marbling) Colors
Pros: Excellent for airbrushing, good pigment concentration, leaves a soft hand.
Cons: None
Jacquard Professional Screen Printing Inks

Pros:Our best screen printing ink. Greatly extended open time gives you flexibility to work with more colors and bigger runs without the ink drying in the screens. Comes in "process" colors. Water cleanup. Sticks to almost any surface. Great for Linoleum block printing.

Cons: Slightly more expensive than some others.

Versatex Printing Ink
Pros: Our softest screen printing ink, economical, water cleanup, non-toxic, also great for block printing and stenciling
Cons: Doesn't set well if it gets frozen when shipping it in the winter
Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Ink
Pros: Soft, easy to use, bright intense pigment, non-toxic, water-based, water cleanup, great for stenciling and block printing as well.
Cons: Couldn't find any.
All-Purpose Ink
Pros:It's blendability, washability and versatility, it's quick-drying, water-based and non-toxic, and has a very light hand.
Cons: It's recommended to use on 100% cotton or silk. Would probably work on other smooth natural fabrics. It's a small bottle.
Dr. Ph. Martin's Spectralite
Pros: Great for marbling, leaves soft hand on fabric, very concentrated pigment
Cons: Needs the addition of a catalyst to make it permanent, either a heatfix catalyst, or an airfix catalyst.
Setacolor 3D Paint In Tubes
Pros: Comes in an easy to grip metal tube that's expels all content, with no waste. An application nozzle that draws fine or wide lines. No air bubbles.  
Cons: When applied too thickly the paint stays tacky after drying, so need to be careful.
Jones Tones Fabric & Craft Paints
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. 
Dye-Na-Flow Fabric Paint
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!
Setasilk - Silk Paint
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)
Jones Tones Glow Paint 1 oz.
Very easy to use, sticks to most surfaces.  Looks nice in the light, as well as glowing in the dark, also bright under black light!
Cons: colors of the actual glowing (phosphorescent) pigment are limited, so glows mostly green, and some orange and yellow, in the dark 
Tulip Glow Paint
Very easy to use, sticks to most surfaces.  Looks nice in the light, as well as glowing in the dark, also bright under black light!
Cons: colors of the actual glowing (phosphorescent) pigment are limited, so glows mostly green, and some orange and yellow, in the dark 
Glow In The Dark Paints 30ml.
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.
Dharma Pigment Dye
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

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