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Paints For Cotton, Rayon, Hemp, most fabrics 
All of our Fabric Paints can be used On Cotton, Rayon, Hemp, Linen, or any other cellulose fiber, as well as most other fabrics as well. They basically differ in consistency and opacity as well as color choices. Most, but not all, have to be heat set according to direction, or used with a special fixative, to avoid fading or rubbing off. Consistency determines use to a point, and in general, the thinner the paint, the less feel or "hand" it leaves on the fabric. This is not always true, however, as Versatex Printing ink when screened leaves almost no hand. The more transparent paints leave less hand and opaque or metallics have a little more hand. Opaque paints have more pigment so they cover over underlying colors better.
Jacquard Textile Colors

Pros: Economical, easy to use, lots of bright colors, leaves a soft hand.
Cons: None we could come up with!

Lumiere and Neopaque Fabric Paint

Pros: The shiniest, most luminous metallic colors, the best coverage on dark fabrics, also works great on leather, wood and paper. Great for shoe painting!
Cons: We couldn't find any

Setacolor Fabric Paints By Pebeo

Pros: Has different consistencies for sunpainting (Transparent Colors) or painting over a dark color (Opaque colors), or enhancing with a metallic (Pearlescent Colors)
Cons: None

Setacolor Fabric Paint Suede Effect

Pros: Soft "flocked" feel when fixed. Colors have an excellent coverage on dark fabrics. These are colors are bright and pearlescent
Cons: None so far.... still testing. Let us know if you find any issues!

Jacquard SolarFast

Pros: Has so many uses! Photograms, Painting, Tie dyeing, Screen printing, Sun Printing, Stamping and Batik.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes, not meant for large dyeing projects, light sensitive.

DecoArt Ink Effects

Pros: You get multiple transfers from one painting. So soft you can't feel it. The bright colors are very opaque, provide good coverage.

Cons: Not available in larger sizes.

DecoArt SoSoft Opaque Fabric Paint

Pros: The softest ‘hand’, or feel, on fabric of all our opaque/metallic fabric paints. Requires no heat setting, and still holds up to washing very well. Colors are very opaque, provide good coverage. Non-toxic.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes.

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics

Pros: No heat set required, excellent coverage, water-based acrylic, easy to clean up, many colors to chose from

Cons: Not available in larger sizes, a littl stiff

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics

Pros: No heat set required, excellent coverage, water-based acrylic, easy to clean up, many colors to chose from

Cons: Not available in larger sizes, a littl stiff

Jacquard Airbrush Colors

Pros: Excellent for airbrushing, good pigment concentration, leaves a soft hand.Great for customizing white sneakers too.
Cons: None we could find

Jacquard Professional Screen Printing Inks

Pros: Our best screen printing ink. Greatly extended open time gives you flexibility to work with more colors and bigger runs without the ink drying in the screens. Comes in "process" colors. Water cleanup. Sticks to almost any surface. Great for Linoleum block printing.

Cons: Slightly more expensive than some others, but you get what you pay for! Can stiffen fabrics more than others, but now you can combat that with Jacquard Softening Additive. 

Versatex Printing Ink

Pros: Our softest screen printing ink, economical, water cleanup, non-toxic, also great for block printing and stenciling
Cons: Doesn't set well if it gets frozen when shipping it in the winter

Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Ink

Pros: Soft, easy to use, bright intense pigment, non-toxic, water-based, water cleanup, great for stenciling and block printing as well.< br /> Cons: Couldn't find any.

Speedball Fabric Block Printing Inks

Pros: No heat setting, doesn't freeze, high pigmentation, good smooth coverage, leaves a soft hand, oil based but cleans up easy with soap and water.
Cons: Not available in lager sizes, limited color selection, slight odor, long drying time.

All-Purpose Ink

Pros:It's blendability, washability and versatility, it's quick-drying, water-based and non-toxic, and has a very light hand.

Cons: It's recommended to use on 100% cotton or silk. Would probably work on other smooth natural fabrics. It's a small bottle.

Dr. Ph. Martin's Spectralite

Pros: Great for marbling, leaves soft hand on fabric, very concentrated pigment
Cons: Needs the addition of a catalyst to make it permanent, either a heatfix catalyst, or an airfix catalyst.

Allure Adhesive Paint

Pros: It's a somewhat stretchy dimensional fabric paint that can be used on any fabric including Lycra®, nylon and hosiery, comes in lots of tones including glitter, and a line of Puff colors for the 3-D effect. Non-toxic. Glue based so sticks to almost any surface. Kids love it!
Cons: Leaves a bit more texture on the fabric. 

Dye-Na-Flow Fabric Paint

Pros: Versatile, thin flowable paint for silk painting and many other uses on most fabrics, even untreated leather. Easy to use, non-toxic, very economical, comes in various sizes, great for teachers
Cons: We couldn't think of any!

Setasilk - Silk Paint

Pros: Bright colors! Easy to use, water-based, non-toxic thin paint that can be an alternative for dye, heliographic (can be used full strength for sun painting)
Cons: Not available in larger sizes (250ml max)

Tulip Glow Paint

Pros:Very easy to use, sticks to most surfaces.  Looks nice in the light, as well as glowing in the dark, also bright under black light!

Cons: colors of the actual glowing (phosphorescent) pigment are limited, so glows mostly green, and some orange and yellow, in the dark.

Dharma Pigment Dye

Pros: It's a concentrated (so economical after dilution) pigment system that feels like dye instead of paint, is easy to use for all kinds of techniques, is concentrated, non-toxic and works on most synthetics as well as natural fibers
Cons: Limited color selection, colors fade with washing the first time (typical of "dyeing" with pigments) - you have to like the unique "stonewashed" look

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