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Paints and Dyes for Painting Silk, Wool, Nylon Fabrics 
We have 4 types of silk dyes and paints for painting on silk, wool and nylon, with several brands within each type. All are liquids. All work well and have devoted fan clubs. Different strokes for different folks!
Type 1. Dyes that must be fixed (set) using steam. These give the brightest, most vivid and most washfast results. They leave no "hand" on the silk, (you don't feel anything different where the dye is). Most are French and contain some alcohol. Dupont, Tinfix Design, and Pebeo Soié are examples. Vinyl Sulphon is an American one that is Fiber Reactive and requires much less steaming.
Type 2. Dyes that can be fixed using a liquid fixative, either by dipping the painted silk into the fixative or brushing the fixative onto the silk. Colors are not quite as bright as type 1 and perhaps not as washfast. These can also be steam set and then are almost as bright & washfast as those above. They also leave no feel on the silk. Jacquard Green Label and Tinfix Design are examples.
Type 3. Paints that are very thin, almost like dyes. They are fixed by ironing with a hot iron. Waterbased, totally non-toxic, and very easy to work with. Colors may not be as bright as either of the above. They leave some feel on the silk, but very little. Dyna-flow and Setasilk are the only ones available now.
Type 4. Instant-Set concentrated Pigment Dye- just dilute, paint on and air dry for 12-24 hours. No fixatives, steaming or heatsetting required, although some helps. Like a hybrid between a dye and a paint- Leaves an almost undetectable feel on the silk, and colors are much brighter and more concentrated than Type 3 paints.
Setasilk - Silk Paint

USE FOR: Silkpainting - serti silk technique, water color. salt & alcohol effects, airbrush, pseudo tie-dye and batik; Sunpainting!

USE ON:Silk and all natural and synthetic untreated fabrics

Dye-Na-Flow Fabric Paint

USE FOR: Silk painting, Serti Technique, Salt & Alcohol effects, Airbrushing, Spraying, Sponge printing, faux Tie-dye and Batik

USE ON: Silk and all natural and synthetic untreated fabrics, untreated leather

Sennelier Tinfix Design Silk Dye

USE FOR: Silk painting - Serti, Watercolor, Salt & Alcohol Techniques, Batik on silk, Tie-dye on silk, Silk Screen (thickened)

USE ON: Silk and Wool

Jacquard Silk Colors (Green Label)

USE FOR: Silk painting - serti and watercolor technique, salt and alcohol effects, Batik on silk, Tie-dye on silk, spraying, etc.

USE ON: Silk and wool

Vinyl Sulphon Liquid Reactive Dye Concentrate

USE FOR: Silk painting, Dyeing, Devore dyeing, Silk Screening/Printing (thickened), Shibori, Tie-dye, Scrunch dye, etc.

USE ON: All natural fibers (especially silk and wool - but works on cotton and other cellulose as well)

Jacquard SolarFast

USE FOR: Photograms, Painting, Tie dyeing, Screen printing, Sun Printing, Stamping and Batik

USE ON: Natural fabrics and paper.

Dupont Silk Dyes - French Silk Dyes

USE FOR: Silk Painting - Serti silk technique, water color, alcohol and salt effects, Tie-dye & Batik on silk, silkscreening (thickened)

USE ON: Silk and wool

Jacquard Silk Colors (Red Label)

USE FOR: Silk painting - serti and watercolor technique, salt and alcohol effects, Batik on silk, Tie-dye on silk, spraying, etc.

USE ON: Silk and wool

Dharma Pigment Dye

USE FOR: Silk painting, Serti Technique, watercolor technique, hand painting, non-toxic pseudo Tie-dye and Batik, Crinkle Dyeing, Airbrushing, Spraying, all direct application

USE ON: Silk, Wool, Cotton, Nylon (untreated), Polyester, Synthetics & Blends

Setacolor Fabric Paints By Pebeo

USE FOR: Heliographic (Sun) Painting, Handpainting, Serti Technique, Tie-dye, Batik, Painting on colored and dark fabrics, metallic hi-lighting, stenciling, screen printing, block printing

USE ON: Most fabrics

Lumiere and Neopaque Fabric Paint

USE FOR: Stamping, Stenciling, Handpainting, Airbrushing (thinned), Silkscreen.

USE ON: Natural fabrics and most synthetics and blends, wood, paper and leather, both light and dark.

DecoArt SoSoft Opaque Fabric Paint

USE FOR: Fabric painting, stamping, stenciling, water color techniques, colored or metallic accents on dyed silk where you want soft!

USE ON: Most fabrics - including silk, canvas, lampshades, linens, some synthetics, etc. Good coverage on dark fabrics. Non-toxic.




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