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Derivan FABRIC PAINT
Buy Fabric PaintThis water-based, non-toxic fabric paint is available in 13 colours and can be used safely in the classroom or home to hand paint t-shirts or other fabrics.
How to use Fabric paint
The range consists of three fluorescent colours that become luminous under UV light and look great If you prefer to draw than paint, you may use the FabricMarkers to create hand-drawn designs. With its chisel and bullet ends, this marker is highly versatile. You may use the chisel tip to draw broad, flat lines or the bullet tip to draw shorter, consistent lines. Thanks to the transparent caps, you can see the colour no matter which ends you look at.
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Tools You will Need For Fabric Painting
Card to protect your surface in case the fabric bleeds.
Tips & Tricks:
For Creating Fabric Paint
Create a test strip of Fabric to test the fabric paint
When creating your design a good tip is to draw a design on fabric lightly with an HB pencil, then use the brush to apply the paint to the desired areas. When you wash the fabric after heat-setting, the pencil marks will wash away leaving your design behind.
If you are painting a t-shirt, we recommend that you place a thick piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to ensure that the paint doesn’t seep through to the back.
Stretching the t-shirt tautly over the cardboard with painters tape will also help prevent the fabric from moving while you create your art!
What type of Fabric? SUITABLE TEXTILES
Cotton, cotton-poly blends, woven, knitted, felt, terry cloth, silk, velvet, velveteen, corduroy, flannel, suede, leather and most synthetics.
You can hand paint using Derivan fabric paint onto any fabric but you will get the best results from natural fibres such as 100% cotton hemp, linen silk etc avoid waterproof fabrics as they tend to inhibit penetration of the paints thus affect- ing washability. Wool in general should be avoided unless thoroughly cleaned as the wool grease (lanolin) can repel.
What about Coloured Fabric
When you paint on coloured cloth you will find the fabric paint colours wont be as bright– you will have to add many layers for it to look somewhat obvious. The solution is to paint a layer of white under the design once it is completely dry paint the design as you wish on top of this . This will make it more visible. Or mix your colours, if you are painting on dark colours you need opacity the best opacifyer is white.
Before you start
using fabric Paint....
- Pre-wash the fabric to remove sizing (it interferes with adhesion) and leave to dry.
- Test your design on a separate piece - each fabric has a different absorbency and will affect paint handling
- Adjust paint to desired consistency using distilled water if necessary - do not over-thin
HOW TO HEAT SET FABRIC PAINTS
Heat is required in order for fabric paints to become wash proof. Any form of heat may be used for this purpose. Ovens or heat tunnels may be used, but the most common form of heat fixing is the use of a household iron. Here are some things to remember:
Make sure that your design is completely dry before it is heat fixed. Using an iron, apply heat evenly and continuously over the image for the required time. Do not burn or scorch the image or garment by keeping the iron in motion at all times. Remove the iron. If the garment becomes too hot you must.
Be careful when ironing the image; do not iron directly on it. Cover the image with a tea towel or other piece of cotton fabric. The iron should not be in direct contact with the image. The following times and temperatures are given as a rough estimate only. The accuracy of the settings in the device being used may result in different heat fixing times and temperatures.
• Cotton, calico, linen, rayon 4-5mins at 140°C -180°C
• Synthetics, nylon, polyester, tetron, acrylic 5-8mins at 115°C -130°C
It is imperative to keep in mind that important projects are always worth testing. Tests should be conducted on the material to determine the temperature and time required for heat fixing.
When creating a fabric art, a good tip is to draw a design on fabric lightly with a HB pencil, then use the brush to apply the paint to the desired areas. When you wash the fabric after heat-setting, the pencil marks will wash away leaving your design behind. If you are painting a t-shirt, we recommend that you place a thick piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to ensure that the paint doesn’t seep through to the back. Stretching the t-shirt tautly over the cardboard with pegs will also help prevent the fabric from moving while you create your art!
Wash all utensils, brushes and hands with soap and water to clean up.
Online orders from Derivan FAQ
We are a second-generation family business and have been proudly making paint here at the Derivan Factory for over 50 years – located in Rhodes, Sydney Australia. We are never out of stock as we make it on site.
Where do we ship to?
Online ordering is only available in Australia at the moment for international orders please contact us @ [email protected]
What payment methods do you accept for online orders?
We accept Visa and MasterCard on our website.
Our sales staff can also process other payment types manually, contact us and we can do your order over the phone.
How can I track my internet order
Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with a tracking number, call us on 02 97362022 or email us with your order number and we will send you your tracking number.
When will my order be dispatched?
For all orders received before noon, your order is dispatched the same day and next day after 12 pm. It is the utmost importance to get your order to you as swiftly as possible.
Is your product Australian Made?
All our paint is made here on-site at the Derivan Factory our customers are often surprised to hear that we manufacture our paint in Australia. Yes, it is proudly Australian ma de, and you can be confident your online order is factory fresh with quality raw materials.