While painting, fabric has a certain degree of give and can move and shift. Spray adhesive adheres the stencil edges to the cloth, preventing paint bleed. In contrast to stenciling on hard surfaces, there is no way to correct paint bleed on cloth. It's done if it's wrecked.
The most common way for paint to bleed or soak through clothing is from small holes that are created when punching out design elements using a punch. The holes allow color to reach underneath the cloth where it can't be seen.
Paint also tends to bleed under tape, because the tape is not 100 percent waterproof. When taping over large areas, use double-sided tape to avoid adding to the bleeding problem.
Finally, paint will leak through thin material such as silk if you don't use a sealant. Fabric protectors are available for some fabrics but not all of them work well. Test any sealants for compatibility with your fabric before applying them since many fabrics may shrink after they're treated with a heat source.
If you do get paint on your clothes, try cold water first to stop the action before you start cleaning up. Use soap or stain remover according to the instructions on the label then wash the item in hot water until the paint comes off.
When regular spray paint is applied in the incorrect places, it has a habit of sticking on materials indefinitely. Fabric paint, on the other hand, is normally heat set in order to stay permanently in place. If you don't heat set it before washing the garment, the water should remove most of the paint. In case some color remains, use a gentle cleaner.
There are several factors that may prevent your fabric paint from coming off after it's been sprayed on your clothing. First, if the paint contains wax or oil additives, they will slow down the drying process and help it stick to the cloth. Second, if the color is dark or intense, it might not come out even after washing. Finally, if the item was printed using an acid-based dye, it too will be difficult to remove.
Fabric paint comes in many colors and styles. It's easy to find something that will match or contrast with another part of your wardrobe. Choose from solid colors, prints, and designs for added interest. Use caution not to apply the paint too thickly though, as this can cause wrinkles and make it hard to wear over time.
If you're thinking about painting an entire garment, choose items that will mix well with each other stylistically or use complementary colors. For example, if one piece is painted red and the other blue, the colors will clash and look odd together. Keep this in mind when choosing what to paint and how much.
A fabric marker includes a permanent pigment (dye, paint, or ink) that will not wash out or fade with washing. A conventional marker pen branded "permanent" will also most likely not wash away, although these do not come in as many colors as cloth markers. The paint will bleed if you work on damp fabric. If this happens, wait until the area is dry before continuing.
Furthermore, cloth spray paint may be used both indoors and outdoors. However, always use fabric paint meant for use on garments; fabric spray paint for upholstery may not be safe to wash. Stencil or line fabric spray paint is similar to soft fabric spray paint, except it has a textured finish. This type of paint can only be washed in cold water.
There are two types of fabric spray paint: latex-based and acrylic-based. Latex-based spray paints contain polymers made from natural oils and synthetic rubber compounds. These sprays dry clear and are very durable. They can be cleaned with soap and water. Acrylic-based spray paints are made from petroleum products such as turpentine, methyl methacrylate, and polymethyl methacrylate. Like latex spray paints, these also dry clear. However, they cannot be cleaned with soap and water after application and should be treated as a permanent coating.
Cloth spray paint is available in many colors and styles of artwork for you to customize your own clothing. There are two ways to use cloth spray paint: as a decorative accent or to completely cover an item of clothing. When used as an accent, cloth spray paint can be applied to non-conductive surfaces such as wood, plastic, glass, and metal. It can also be used to highlight specific features of clothing by applying several thin coats to create a multi-colored effect or by stenciling using a template or photo as a guide.