Fabric Spray Paint

How do I unclog the nozzle of my fabric spray paint bottle?

We recommend that the nozzle be rinsed after use. If necessary, remove the nozzle and rinse hot water to remove the fabric paint trapped inside. You can also submerge the tube and nozzle in hot water and pump the spray top to clean the spray mechanism.

How long should I wait before I wear what I’ve made?

Let all painted fabric dry 4 hours before wearing, however, humidity affects drying time so in some cases you may have to wait a bit longer.

How do I create an even spray?

First test on paper towels. Fully depress the spray mechanism to create an even spray.  A full pump produces mist. Partially depress the spray mechanism to spatter the paint.  Half pump creates splatter effect. 

How should I store my fabric spray paint?

Fabric spray paint bottles should be stored in a cool, dark place that does not exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

We recommend that the nozzle be rinsed after use. Remove the nozzle and rinse with hot water to remove paint trapped inside. You can also submerge the tube and nozzle in hot water and pump the spray top to clean the spray mechanism.

What surface should I put my fabric on to paint?

We recommend pressing your fabric before painting to remove any wrinkles. Lay the fabric on a smooth, flat surface (covered with plastic or paper because there will be overspray). You may want to place a shirt board into your shirt or tape your fabric on cardboard to prevent paint from seeping through and further stabilize the fabric during the painting process.

How do I remove fabric spray paint from hair or skin?

Wash paint off with soap and water. All Duncan fabric paint products are non-toxic; conform to ASTM standards and are California Proposition 65-compliant.

How should I wash my hand-painted garment or fabric?

Turn fabric inside out; machine wash on gentle cycle with warm water using a mild soap. Using fabric softener will keep designs flexible. Line dry. Iron only from the inside or back side of shirt. Never touch paint directly with iron.

How do I remove fabric spray paint from clothing or carpet?

Once wet paint comes in contact with fabric or carpet, it is very, very difficult to remove. These paints are formulated to be permanent. If the paint is still wet, wash it off with soap and water. If the paint has dried the garment can be dry-cleaned; sometimes the solvents used in dry-cleaning can remove the paint stains. Carpets may have to be dyed to cover the paint stain.

What are the best fabrics for fabric spray paint?

For fabric painting, most machine washable fabrics work well including 100% cotton, 50/50 cotton/polyester blends, canvas, denim, sweatshirt fleece (including acrylic) and t-shirt knits. Tightly woven fabrics are not recommended because paint has difficulty bonding and soaking in. Synthetics are not recommended because the paint has difficulty bonding to the fabric, however, synthetic fabrics can be used if they are one-time use or intended to not be washed.

Why does Tulip® ColorShot paint still feel tacky after several days?

Some factors could delay the dry and cure time, for example heavy paint applications or humidity. We do recommend allowing at least one hour in between each coat to allow the paint to fully dry. If it has been more than 72 hours, you can try rubbing talcum powder over the painted area, and then wipe the excess with a damp cloth.

What is the best outdoor fabric paint to use for outdoor furniture, cushions, sofas and chairs?

We might be a little biased here, but Tulip® ColorShot® Outdoor Upholstery Spray takes your outdoor fabrics from faded to fabulous with a gorgeous color palette that complements any season and style. This easy-to-use aerosol fabric spray paint will bring your furnishings back to life with rich pigments that are UV and weather resistant on both natural and synthetic fabrics.It provides beautiful, even coverage that dries fast and soft to the touch without covering the weave of the upholstery.