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vargan 05-01-2019 10:23 AM

Painting on Nylon
 
I want to paint using a stencil on a bag I have. It's made form 900D nylon, similar to some of the cordura materials out there. Since it's a bag it's probably coated somehow too, and from my research, most paints do not stick well to this type of fabric.

I've also read that nylon fabrics should be washed first, to get the stretching phase out of the way. Is this correct? This is a new bag.

What paint should I use? I want it to stick pretty much permanently, and I doubt the bag will be washed once it's on there, I typically don't wash my bags.


Edit:

Just been googling and came up with a possible alternative.

https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/q...nylon-backpack

Buy some nylon fabric, cut out the design I want, and 'glue' it onto the bag using seam sealer. The seam sealer I already have is pretty heavy duty, it's made for fixing wet suits. Do you think this would work?

jonc50 05-06-2019 12:35 AM

Re: Painting on Nylon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vargan
I want to paint using a stencil on a bag I have. It's made form 900D nylon, similar to some of the cordura materials out there. Since it's a bag it's probably coated somehow too, and from my research, most paints do not stick well to this type of fabric.

I've also read that nylon fabrics should be washed first, to get the stretching phase out of the way. Is this correct? This is a new bag.

What paint should I use? I want it to stick pretty much permanently, and I doubt the bag will be washed once it's on there, I typically don't wash my bags.


Edit:

Just been googling and came up with a possible alternative.

https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/q...nylon-backpack


What paint should I use?

I would try using acrylic paint...I've had good success with artist's acrylics right out of the tube.

airart1 09-23-2019 10:57 AM

Re: Painting on Nylon
 
if I remember right, our satin jackets were 100% nylon...they worked great...I painted stretchy pants that also worked great...I used textile inks..Aqua flow paints. Some nylon will melt...and textile ink will need heat set...now spandex won't hold paint, it'll wash right out, no matter what. But if spandex has 1% cotton in it, it will work great...a nylon bag, I would say will probably work fine, as long as it's on the fabric side and not on the plastic feel/look" side...now mind you, I retired in '08, so there might be new materials out there...I painted commercially for 30 yrs...


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