How long does fabric paint last if I paint on a pair of my jeans?

by Debra
  10 answers
  • Ren Shambley Ren Shambley on Mar 03, 2018

    Much depends on what you used to 'paint'. Turning the jeans inside out (works with T-shirts) will reduce the effects of machine washing. With your next project wash before applying the art (get the sizing out of the fabric). We use 'Sharpie' permanent colored markers as NOTHING seem st remove a Sharpie mark

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    • Dee Dee 5 days ago

      Sharpies are great, but they do loose color. I bought perminent markers at an office supply store used them on a jean jacket and after a couple of washings they were faded.

      You need to either use paints that say "fabric paint" or add "fabric medium" to the paint.Dried acrylic paint is water-resistant and does not wash off. Regular washing won't have an impact on clothing that has dry fabric paint.

  • Macysmom Macysmom on Mar 03, 2018

    As far as I know, forever. I iron from the back or with a cloth over to set the paint as soon as it is dry. And, another thing is I rarely put anything like that in the dryer. Dryers are hard on your clothes. Anything I have ever5 painted stayed on permanently.

    • Debra Debra on Mar 03, 2018

      Thank you very much. can I ask also what is the best fabric paint?

  • Emily Emily on Mar 03, 2018

    I painted sheets and pillowcases with just regular paint (latex) probably 10 years ago and it is still good.

    • Debra Debra on Mar 03, 2018

      That is so cool! I will try that. Im new to all of this. Thank u all!

  • Macysmom Macysmom on Mar 03, 2018

    I've done everything from t shirts to jeans with those little bottles in the craft department of Wal Mart. I think ironing it helps a lot. My son has done lots of tennis shoes, too.

  • If you don't use the dryer, which tends to dry out the paint, and cause it to crack, fabric paint should last years.

  • A pattern or other intentional embellishment applied to garments will endure approximately a year! Really, old-fashioned acrylic paint will stick to most fabrics very nicely and endure a long time.

  • Deb K Deb K 6 days ago

    Hi Debra, hope this helps you. It will stay on permanently if you heat set it. Heat-setting makes your painting permanent and turns that acrylic paint into an even more durable plastic.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 5 days ago

    Depends on how hownoften you wash them and at what temp!

  • Sahil Pandey Sahil Pandey 5 days ago

    Thanks for the information