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Matisse Fabric Fixative

Manufacturer: Matisse

Matisse Fabrix fixative can be used if you feel like painting on fabric and making it last

Mix equal parts of Fabric Fixative and Acrylic, then paint and let dry before you heat-set with an iron to become wash-fast.

Heat-set by ironing on the reverse side of the painted area or put a tea towel over the painted area and heat-set with an iron (see below). Do not allow the iron to make contact with the paint. Some synthetic fabrics are non-absorbent and thus not suited for paint application. It is possible to thin the paint with water and achieve stain effects or delicate watercolour brushouts. Test your fabric choice beforehand.

Although white in colour, this product will not alter the paint colour when blended in the correct ratios. Drying time is approximately 2- 5 hours, depending upon weather conditions and the thickness of application. Avoid the use of heavy layers and thick textures, as these may crack or peel over time.

The following is a guide only
  • Cotton, calico, linen, rayon 4-5 minutes at 140°C – 180°C
  • Synthetics, nylon, polyester, tetron, acrylic 5-8 minutes at 115°C – 130°C
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