neopaque dying nylon
  • Is there any quick drying methods you would suggest? I am dying nylon boy cut shorts and Needed to know if there was a way to quick air dry so that I could set the heat on the shorts. Also, do I just iron the shorts or can I throw them in the dryer on a high temp setting?

    Thanks,
    Desperate in Tennessee
  • I've sometimes used a hair dryer to help speed up drying a resist, though I haven't tried it on fabric paint. Might be worth a try. You are supposed to air-dry for a minimum of 24 hours before heat setting.

    Dharma Trading Company provides more detailed instructions than most on how to heatset Neopaque. They say "for sensitive fabrics such as polyester, nylon and acetate, use a high temperature commercial dryer set at 180 degrees for a minimum of one hour." Evidently a home dryer does not reach a high enough temperature to be reliable for heat-setting Neopaque. Look at the questions and answers section at the bottom of their page on Lumiere and Neopaque Fabric Paints.

    Paula