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« on: March 02, 2005 09:37:07 PM »

Im currently trying to stencil on some black shirts I bought and i was wondering if anyone can recommend some brands for white fabric paint. The one I have sucks. Right now, Im currently using tulip fabric paint dimensional and it just blends in the black and you can hardly see it. suggestions?!?! Thanks!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2005 04:34:47 AM »

I'd LOVE to know the answer to that too!!!
Everyone wants black tshirts and they are the hardest.

Currently I use white indoor/outdoor patio acryllic paint as my base and have to do 2 or 3 layers and then I can paint whatever color I want it to be.
If I want it to be white it takes 3 to 5 layers.
The shirts are really stiff with all these layers of paint.

There has to be a better way!

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2005 09:58:35 AM »

you could get some oil-based screen printing ink- it's usually super thick (sometimes you need to buy some thinner for it).  problems with that idea-

1.  you then must "cure" the.  I use a 325 degree oven, but it stinks and it's a pain.
2.  clean up requires special chemicals that can get the thick oily paint off of your stuff.  not quite as nice as acrylic washing off with water.
3.  screen printing ink is much more expensive than acrylic paint, in most cases.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2005 12:59:08 PM »

In response to screen-printing ink....my boyfriend has some white, it works well, but it is definitely stiffer than fabric paint.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2005 11:09:39 PM »

i have done white paint on black, just one layer and it worked fine.
just make sure it's pretty thick so it doesn't soak in.

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2005 07:00:45 AM »

this may help- i bought some fabric paint the other which i haven't tried yet but it says "undercoat white". i assume that that would help create more of a background on dark colors. i haven't used it yet so i don't know fo' sho' buuuuuut here's what it is called: DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint Fabric Acrylic Undercoat White. i hope this helps a little if i get around to using it soon i'll let you know how it turned out.

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2005 01:41:07 PM »

thank you guys!!! ill try and experiment and hopefully something will work

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