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How to spray paint a T-Shirt? Answered

I'm trying to spray paint a design on a t-shirt. I have my stencil all ready, made out of poster board, but when I spray painted it the shirt just soaked up the paint and made a giant blob on it. Do I have to use fabric paint, because the video I watched on here didn't specify. Any advice?

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Fabricspray.co.uk

9 years ago

Have you tried Simply Spray fabric paints? They are a spray paint specifically for fabrics so you won't have the problems you've had in the past. You can find them at www.fabricspray.co.uk.

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DELETED_GuardianFox

9 years ago

Try not to get too close to the shirt with that spraycan... Give the paint a chance to spread out in the air a bit before it lands. Spraying is what it wants to do, so let it. It'd be best to use LATEX-based spraypaint... not oil-paint. This will eliminate a lot of products, including just about any rust paint.

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PKTraceur

9 years ago

Spray painting a T-Shirt should be easy. Set your stencil, maybe attach with tape, and spray 3-6 light coats. Make sure it dries completely inbetween coats. 5 mins minimum! -PKT

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CameronSS

9 years ago

A couple of ideas:
  • Try placing a piece of cardboard inside the shirt, to keep any paint that bleeds through from reaching the back side.
  • You may be putting it on too heavy...if you do very light coats, it shouldn't bleed through.
  • Fabric paint shouldn't really be necessary.