Airbrushing Dye on Cotton Velour - Question
  • I am an artist and would like to airbrush designs onto cotton velour. Is there a cool temperature dye that I can airbrush on, but do NOT have to rinse off? I don't want the colors to bleed.

    Also, does anyone know if it will affect the softness of the velour? Lastly, will it need to be set with anything? I would like to use very dark brown on a cream color, and I'm concerned about the brown rubbing onto the cream if someone bumps up against it.

    Any insight at all would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! I'm a newbie.

  • Hi Trish,

    You'll not find a dye that does not need rinsing after application, but we do have a couple of fabric paints that may meet your needs. The one most likely to work for you is the Dye-Na-Flow. Dye-Na-Flow is set to the fabric by ironing. This is a very light bodied, transparent paint that mimics dyes very well. It affects the hand of the fabric very little although you may find some 'feel' on a nappy fabric like velour. I recommend a test prior to jumping into your project.