Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Can your oil paint be used to paint on fabric?

Yes. 

You can use our oil paint to create washable designs on fabric. You can dilute the paint slightly with linseed oil, or use it straight from the tube. Do a small patch test first on the fabric you want to use to test it. Bleeding of the linseed oil around your design will occur if the paint is diluted too thin, otherwise, the paint will dry and resist washing and bleeding out. Make sure that the paint is mixed thoroughly first before applying onto your fabric.

Patch test: Paint a 1 inch by 1 inch square on the fabric you want to use, or a fabric swatch with the same fibre content (ex. 100% cotton). Allow the paint to dry thoroughly then wash it as you will wash your garment, such as in a washing machine and dryer.