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« on: July 27, 2005 08:38:48 PM »

blah! hey, just out of.. random curiousity..
say i was to paint some of my clothing/fabric or whatever with acrylic paint..
does anyone know if it'll wash off/ how good the quality would be?
thanks..
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005 11:29:31 PM »

Hmmmm... I've accidentally got acrylic paint on my clothes before and I found that it washed off (or atleast most of it did).  I remember that I bought a mixing medium at a craft store once that made regular poster paint fabric and wash safe but I don't remember where I got it sorry.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005 07:48:15 AM »

Acrylic paint doesn't wash off clothes.  Maybe a tiny dot would, but I've never gotten it out of clothes.  I paint a lot with acrylics, and I usually use them when I paint shirts.  There are fabric paints, too, but I don't like them as much because I like painting with a brush.  One problem with fabric paints, though: don't use any "matte" finish paints, they'll crack and get very messed up once they're washed.  Unless you're going for that look, but I doubt it... it's quite annoying.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005 10:01:33 AM »

Back in the early to mid-80s we used acrylic paint straight out of the tube to paint on clothes; fabric paint wasn't readily available yet, nor was that fabric medium you can add to acrylics. I painted a few tee-shirts and some cotton shorts and never had any problem with it washing out, flaking, or cracking. You can get good results.

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005 12:28:20 PM »

oh wow.. thanks everyone!!  Cheesy
i shall go paint some shirts now haha
hopefully it turns out alright..
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005 12:43:41 PM »

Acrylic paint doesn't wash off clothes.  Maybe a tiny dot would, but I've never gotten it out of clothes. 

i was just having this conversation w/ a friend. i was telling her about the great fabric medium i'd got, and that you mix it w/ acrylic paint and paint fabirc, and presto! and she was like, "why do you need the medium, acrylics will stay on fabric." and then, i realized, "yeah, she's right, considering how many clothes i've accidentily gotten acrylic paint on and it won't wash out." hmmm.

so, which do you guys think is better? straight up acrylics or acrylics+textile medium?
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