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Aquatex Paint User Guide

  • Aquatex standard colours for use on pre-washed natural fabrics such as calico, seed cloth, 100% cotton. These paints are translucent and may be used on white, cream or very pale pastel coloured materials.
  • Aquatex Colorbrite opaque colours also known as mock discharge – for use on pre-washedfabric as well as cotton/synthetic mixtures. Suitable for use on white and coloured fabrics.
  • Colours are water soluble and intermixable. Wash brushes in warm soapy water.
  • Add colours to extender base to lighten colours.
    Add opaque white to colours to obtain pastel colours.
    Add pearl base to colours to obtain pearlescent finish.
  • A little water may be mixed into paint if necessary, but too much will make the colours bleed.
  • Heat Setting Instructions:
    (If paint is not heat set properly, colours will wash out or fade)
    – Allow painted fabric to dry thoroughly.
    – Fold fabric with the painted side inwards and place on a baking tray in the oven.
    – Heat at 140ºC and bake for 6-10 minutes depending on size of fabric.
    – Turn oven off and remove fabric when oven has cooled down.
  • Heat Setting Instructions For Dyefoam Puff Paints:
    – Paint fabric with Aquatex colours. Allow project to dry thgoroughly and heat set according to
    instructions as set out above.
    – Apply puff paint where required and allow to dry thoroughly.
    – Place in a pre-heated oven at 120ºC for 30 seconds and remove from oven.
  • Save on bulk purchases – buy Aquatex clear extender base and mix your own colours with Aquatex pigments.