Asked on Jun 8, 2018

Painting fabric do you need FAB?

Jennie HeathPatsy PriceLindsey
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  • Pat Russell
    Pat Russell
    on Jun 8, 2018

    I'm missing something Jennie! Don't know what FAB is, so I need your help!
  • Janice
    Janice
    on Jun 8, 2018

    FAB is a clear blocker/primer created for use on fabric, leather, etc. I think it would be wise to use it. I painted a bench cushion and it was very stiff to the touch though I loved the new color of turquoise over and old stained brocade fabric. The FAB makes the finish more soft, so I'd recommend using it.
  • Jenni Ingram
    Jenni Ingram
    on Jun 8, 2018

    You don't have to use FAB, there are some other ways to do it. I've done it a few ways - chalk paint works well if it's watered down. OR use a mix of fabric softener and water on the fabric first then apply a watered down paint. This keeps the fabric soft and allows to paint to dye the fabric.
  • Alice
    Alice
    on Jun 8, 2018

    I found a video that might help...
  • Lindsey
    Lindsey
    on Jun 8, 2018

    Hi there, I've painted fabric WITHOUT FAB to some outdoor cushions (that get a lot of weather elements) and my technique has held up very well.
  • Patsy Price
    Patsy Price
    on Jun 8, 2018

    What is FAB. I have never heard of it. Is it like fabric medium?
  • Jennie Heath
    Jennie Heath
    on Jun 11, 2018

    I was watching a blog and it said use your FAB ???
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