Now you can get brilliant, washable and non-stiffening color on synthetic fabrics! G&S Transfer Paints are water based, quick and easy to use and can be machine washed or drycleaned. They can also be mixed for a even larger range of colours.
G&S Transfer Paints are non-toxic however common sense should be used when handling paints. Avoid ingestion, contact with the eyes or inhalation.
1. G&S Transfer paints
2. Synthetic fabric or a blend of at least 60%. Colours will appear duller on blends less than 100% synthetic. Make sure the fabric can be ironed on a high setting without puckering or scorching.
3. Plain paper
4. Paint brushes, stamps, stencils etc.
1. Your pattern will be reversed when it’s ironed on so letters and numbers must be drawn backwards on the paper.
2. Designs using solid blocks of colour work better than designs with lots of shading.
3. G&S Transfer Paints can be mixed to create hundreds of colours.
4. Paintings can be ironed repeatedly for repeat patterns, although each subsequent print will appear increasingly lighter.
1. Shake the paint and then paint, stamp, spray print etc onto plain, non-absorbent paper.
2. Generally, a medium coat of paint produces two transfer prints on the fabric. You will find that with repeated transfers, your colour will lose intensity. Simply reapply paint to the pattern to restore the colour.
3. Use the newsprint, or newspaper with a clean sheet over top, to make an underlay to put the fabric on. With some fabrics, the transfer paint will go through the fabric and onto the paper. On each occasion, change the top layer to avoid transferring the leftover paint back onto your new transfer.
4. Place paper paint side down on the fabric where you’d like the pattern to show.
5. On the polyester setting with no steam, iron back and forth with downward pressure so that each area gets the same amount of heat. The design should transfer in about 1 to 1.5 minutes. To check the progress of the transfer, hold the iron on half of the design and gently lift up one corner to check the intensity of the colour on the fabric.
6. If necessary, press designs very quickly to remove any wrinkles but avoid pressing with a hot iron for any length of time. If you are transferring designs close to one another, place a clean sheet of paper over the already transferred one.
7. Clean brushes and any mess with soap and water.