• Matisse Fabric Fixative 250ml - Melbourne Etching Supplies

Matisse Fabric Fixative 250ml

Matisse Fabric Fixative allows you to paint on fabric without the need to buy a whole range of fabric paints. Matisse Fabric Fixative can be mixed with Matisse Colours to become permanent on T-shirts or most other garments after heat fixing.


Mix equal parts of Fabric Fixative and Matisse Flow Formula Acrylic, then paint and let dry before you heat-set with an iron to become wash-fast.

Heat-set by ironing on the reverse side of the painted area or put a tea towel over the painted area and heat-set with an iron.

Do not allow the iron to make contact with the paint. Suggested Heat Fix Times:

  • Cotton, calico, linen, rayon : 4-5 minutes at 140°C - 180°C
  • Synthetics, nylon, polyester, tetron, acrylic : 5-8 minutes at 115°C - 130°C

Some synthetic fabrics are non-absorbent and thus not suited for paint application. It is possible to thin the paint with water and achieve stain effects or delicate watercolour brushouts. Test your fabric choice beforehand.

SKU: MM13.250
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