By Pam from OH. Acrylic paint is already permanent so it doesn't need a sealer to keep it from dissolving when exposed to moisture the way non-permanent paints would. When working with fabric paint specifically, you will usually have to set the paint onto the fabric with heat, not so for regular acrylic artist paints. If your living room is all white, you can use a red color to make your chair pop out. With your paint now ready, we can finally move on to the fun part: Painting! After your project is complete, let it dry for 24 hours. Now, think about sitting on a chair with Dark Umber Soft Wax and white pants. By “varnish” I assume you are interested in adding a protective topcoat? Once you’ve finished painting the chair, let it dry for at least 24 hours. Expect to use a lot of paint. Pick a nice and striking color to complement your room. Apply a coating of acrylic paint over the chair using a paintbrush. Think about sitting on unsealed fabric with white pants. The acrylic paint is thick enough to cover the evidence of the fabric marker. 5. Answers. 6. An interesting way of painting on fabric with acrylic colors is to add a lot of paint on the fabric and cover it with a plastic sheet. Now, keep the fabric in a similar state until it dries completely. Another idea is to freehand the painting onto the fabric. Since we’re using acrylic paint with a fabric medium, there’s no need to worry about whether its fibers are natural or synthetic. Press the sheet hard so that it gets wrinkles. Just follow our quick guide below: 1. Let the surface dry. The images below picture Artist’s Loft paints, but I DO NOT recommend using these as they are low quality and can lead to cracking, peeling, and flaking. The Patio Paints "thegoodlife" mentioned carries a clear sealer. Remove the plastic sheet and you will find lovely wrinkle patterns in your painting. Use stiff-bristled acrylic brushes or sponge brushes for best results. Not a good look. The paint, once mixed with the fabric medium, becomes similar to an acrylic craft paint and will dry quickly. By Debby [21 Posts, 90 Comments] May 27, 2010 0 found this helpful. Fabric painting is an interesting way to jazz up any plain garment. You can freehand the image first with a fabric marker and then go over it with the acrylic paint. Or are you hoping to add a layer which will enhance and darken the colors you have painted? The cardboard insert prevents the paint from bleeding through the fabric onto the bottom layer of the fabric. That presumes though that you washed the fabric before painting, worked the paint down into the fabric… You can paint it on top of your design to protect it. You can also apply furniture wax on top of the paint and then seal it with FAB. Apply the acrylic paint. It will be used outside and I need to know what to use on it to seal the acrylic paint so that it doesn't chip or run. But to keep the fabric paint from running out after a wash, you need to heat set it. Fabric soaks the paint into it. You can proceed on to “bake” the glass for approximately 30-45 minutes with the oven cranked up to about 350 degrees. Heat setting is a final step in fabric painting and will give your finished design the permanence it needs to withstand repeated washing and wearing without coming off. SUPPLIES I USE: • Amsterdam Acrylic Paint • Princeton Velvetouch Mixed Media Brushes • White Artist Tape • GAC900 Fabric Medium For a full list of the most up-to-date supplies, visit my Paint Supplies list on amazon.. How to Paint Fabric With Acrylic. In this article, we will discuss all about heat setting and how to heat set fabric paint. Best Answer. A second way of sealing the acrylic paint on the glass surface is to put it in the oven. I used the drying extender, which I already had from another project, to give me a bit more time while painting. Choose Your Fabric. 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