Textile Color is a range of brilliant, permanent water-based colors. Once applied on the fabric, they form a soft, velvet-like texture. The range contains 54 colors, opaque, transparent, metallic and fluorescent, and 6 colors with a glitter finish.
New Formula: The new formulation of Textile Color is ideal for all fabrics, including those not prewashed. Textile Color does not need to be fixed by ironing, simply allowing the colors to dry on the material for 48 hours is enough to achieve a maximum bond to the fabric.
Usage instructions: Before painting, it is recommended to prewash the textiles, since not all manufacturers use the same kind of sizing, although in any case the new formula shows exceptional adherence even on fabrics which have not been washed previously. Shake the bottle before using the color. Apply with a brush, sponge, roller, etc. The creamy consistency of the colors is perfect for stencil techniques, as well as for silk screen and printing applications. The colors can be used directly, without dilution, or they can be diluted with distilled water, but it is important not to exceed a 20% ratio of dilution, since this would result in a slight loss of adherence. Textile Medium, reference 81, is recommended as a Thinner (rather than water) because it will not affect the quality and adhering properties of the colors.
Airbrushing: For Airbrush application, Textile Color can be diluted with our Airbrush Thinner, reference 71361. We recommend a mixture of 2 parts color and 1 part Thinner to achieve the desired consistency for use in airbrushes with a diameter of 0,2 to 0,3 mm. The compressor pressure needs to be set at approximately 1 kg.
Fabrics: The best results are achieved on natural fabrics like cotton or linen, but the adherence of Textile Color to silk and synthetic fibers like lycra or polyester is excellent, since the new formula permits the colors to expand along with the fabric without fissures in the paint film. For dark fabrics, it is advisable to use opaque or metallic colors and in some cases it may be necessary to super-impose various coats of color, or to apply a white base in order to obtain the desired color intensity.
Textile Medium, reference 81: Textile Medium extends and dilutes the colors, but does not modify or affect the adhering properties of the colors, it can also be used as a final protection.
Transfer Medium, reference 82 (Image Transfer) is used to transfer printed or fotocopied designs to fabrics. For more information about this product, please see the tutorial videos in the Decorative Arts section of our web site.
Fixing the Colors: Textile Color doesn’t require being fixed by ironing, it’s sufficient to allow the colors to air dry during 24-48 hours to bond them to the fabric.
Washing instructions: Wash painted fabrics in a short program, max. temperature of 40?C.
Cleaning: Brushes and utensils can be washed with soap and water.
Safety: Textile Color conforms to the EN71-3:2013 specifications, does not contain ingredients which might harm the health of the user or the environment, and is apt for use by children.
Allergenics: Based on the documentation received from our suppliers we certify that Textil Color does not contain traces of the most common allergens such as dairy products, eggs, latex, gluten, nuts, shellfish., either in the raw materials used or in process of the production or in the process of packaging Textile Color.
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