What is Heat Set?

berkFebruary 6, 2009

My daughter is painting on a blanket and the paint markers say you need to Heat Set before washing.

Can I throw it in a dryer to set the paint or do I need to iron it?

I would hate for the gift to be given and then washed and all the writing come off it!

Thank you very much.

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Difficulty: Easy
Things YouÂll Need:

* Fabric with fabric paint design.
* Iron, Oven, or Dryer.
* A well ventilated area.

Make sure the paint has completely air dried before applying a heat setting.
There are three methods to heat seat the paint. Choose one in which the area is well ventilated.
Use an iron to heat set the paint. Iron for 3-5 minutes on the reverse side (opposite of the application), with a medium-hot iron. If you are using a delicate fabric, where the heat setting must be lower, remember that your heat time will be longer.
A curing oven. A curing oven. Use a professional oven to heat set the paint. Cure for 1-2 minutes at 300F, or 4 minutes at 250 F.
Use a dryer to heat set the paint. If using a commercial dryer at a medium high temperature for 20-40 minutes. If using a household dryer at a high temperature for 40-50 minutes.
Washing and drying tips. Be sure to let the paint dry for at least 4 days before washing, turn the garment inside out, and wash in cold water only. If you hand wash and drip dry it will increase the durability of the paint.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 4:30PM
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Good answers, Evelyn...

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 8:53PM
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