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« on: July 05, 2009 08:18:22 PM »

I have a brand of textile medium called "delta creacoat" and it says that I should let it dry for 7 days or so.

I was wondering if there is a way to make it dry faster, or if it was really even necessary? For example, could I speed this up by using a hair dryer or something..and then have it ready to wear that same day?

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009 05:52:50 PM »

It should be dry enough to wear within 12 hours if you don't put it on too thick. You shouldn't wash it for at least 7 days so it can really set.
If you want instant gratification spring for fabric paint that is heat set, it also has less of a problem with bleeding.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009 01:42:07 PM »

I've never noticed that on that bottle before. Since I use a mixture of textile paint, airbrush paint, and acrylic with textile medium, I always just let the paints dry to the touch and then heat set. I haven't paid attention to how long after painting it was before the pieces were washed, though. So far everything I've painted has held up great! HOWEVER - I paint on prewashed fabrics that are at least 50% natural fiber, which makes a difference. A fabric with more than 50% synthetic may need a longer curing time for the paint to really stick to the fiber. That's probably why the seven days.
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