Has anyone out there painted a faded garden flag?

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If so, please share the details. Like the kind of paint/medium and the process. This is the Flag I want to brighten up. It’s the typical nylon flag.
q has anyone out there painted a faded garden flag
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 06, 2017
    Use fabric paint and a sponge brush

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 06, 2017
    There are fabric paints you can use, get them at Walmart or any fabric store. I would sponge paint them on. Use a permanent marker and straight edge to fill in black lines. Let each color dry before starting the next one. Work carefully and it should do fine

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 06, 2017
    Yes I have. It definitely works tho those silky flags to have a (very slight) heavier less transparent look after.

    I used a fabric medium and the apple barrel or folk art brand craft paints both are at Walmart or local craft stores.
    Heres my fabric medium...but its really old so dont go by this labeling. I use it to touch up my COACH leather purses too.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 06, 2017
    make sure your flag is clean with no built up dirt before you try painting it..
    hand wash in cold water and mild soap.. then rinse really well... hang to dry... if you need to iron it be sure and test first... Michael's, Joann's, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, all carry fabric paints... even pearl and glittery ones... the Sharpie is a good call for the outlines.

    • Inetia Inetia on Dec 10, 2017
      Flag has been washed and is ready to proceed. Thanks for the suggestions. The holdup now is me. Just haven't felt like getting out in the rain (live in Tacoma) to get to Joann's

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Dec 06, 2017
    No, but if you have a steady hand, acrylic paint from the craft store should work. Follow directions on the paint as to how to "set" the paint when finished.

    These paints do not mix well so buy the color you want to use. They tend to get what is referred to as "muddy" when mixed!

  • Carol Rettner Carol Rettner on Dec 10, 2017
    I would stick with fabric paint it is made to be washed and will hold up in bad weather. I think acrylic paint might make the fabric stiff, however I have never tried it. Acrylic paints can be mixed but it depends on which colors because some do get a muddy look. If you like all the color options acrylic paints have I would definitely add the textile medium. It is found in the same spot as acrylic paint at least it is at Michaels. Better to not mix paints because if you run out you don’t have to try to match the color. Post a picture when you are finished. Good luck
    Carol

  • Tammy Russell Tammy Russell on Dec 10, 2017
    I would try small pots of fabric dye. Try to make a thin paste, and gently paint on it.

  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 10, 2017
    Thanks. I appreciate the suggestion.

  • Brenda Middleton Brenda Middleton on Dec 10, 2017
    I've used sharpies and markers. Barely touching the flag and moving from the center of shapes and stop short of the edge so you don't get seepage outside the " lines". Practice on a flag you could live without.

    • Inetia Inetia on Dec 10, 2017
      I've done outlines with markers, but never the whole flag. Thanks for the tips.