Fabric Paints

Create stunning patterns or graphics on your fabric projects with the fabric paints at Spotlight. Shop fabric paints online to create a unique piece of art.

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Customise Your Fabric Projects With Fabric Paints From Spotlight

Fabric paint is a fun and surprisingly easy product that you can use to customise your clothing, tote bags and other fabric items in your home. At Spotlight we have a huge range of fabric paint for you to use, including special fabric paints that have effects like being puffy, glittery, metallic, glow-in-the-dark, neon and crystal, all in a range of eye-catching colours.

From leading brands like Tulip and Pebeo, our fabric paints are permanent, easy to use and suitable for all ages.

Is fabric paint permanent?

Unlike acrylic paint, which sits on the surface of the fabric, fabric paint will soak into the fibres of your material for a permanent bond. There are a few ways you can help your fabric paint last as long as possible though! First, always wash the item of clothing so that if there is going to be any shrinkage, it happens before you paint the fabric. Then, you may like to iron your finished design with some protective wax paper to help 'set' the design - check your paint to see if it needs this. Finally, always hand-wash your painted fabrics in cool water with a gentle detergent to keep the design looking as good as possible.

Read our blog on how to paint on fabric for more detailed steps concerning this process!

Fabric paint FAQs

What is fabric paint?

Fabric paint is an artistic medium designed for use on fabrics like cotton and linen. Fabric paint is permanent when cared for correctly, and comes in many colours and special effects that ensure you can bring your vision to life. You can use fabric paint on clothes, fabric bags and fabric furniture covers.

How to paint on fabric

If you are painting on something with multiple layers (like a t-shirt), make sure to put a piece of cardboard between them so your paint doesn't leech through. Then, using a synthetic paintbrush, apply your fabric paint to your material. Once the paint has dried, follow any curing rules you may need to follow (like ironing the design) and give your material a quick handwash in cool water with mild detergent to finish.

How to remove fabric paint

If you have spilled a bit of detail paint like crystal paint or puffy fabric paint on your clothing, you can wait until it dries before peeling it off with your fingers. Otherwise, immediately dab at the offending paint with some paper towel to lift as much as you can from the fabric. Don't scrub it, as you will force the colour further into the fabric. Then run cold water over what is left of the stain with a bit of detergent. If this hasn't lifted all of the paint, run it through a cold wash in your machine to finish.

What Else Can I Find At Spotlight?

We have many other kinds of craft paint for you to try at Spotlight, which includes:

  • Specialty paints: These paints have special effects to create surfaces with uniquely-looking textures and patterns, as well as adding colour like regular paint.
  • Glitter paints: These lovely paints are chock full of glitter, with fine and chunky options available to suit your project.
  • Metallic paints: Give your projects a futuristic sheen with any of our shiny metallic paints. They include classic metal colours like gold, silver and bronze, as well as metallic blues, greens and purples.

Browse the full range of paint and painting supplies for other paints and handy painting tools.

Find the right fabric paints at Spotlight

If you're excited to start painting your fabrics at home, shop for art supplies online, safely pay and we'll deliver them straight to your front door. You can also visit your nearest Spotlight store to shop for fabric paints in person.

For more information on shopping for arts and crafts, read our buying guides on paints and mediums, paintbrushes and scissors and cutting tools. And for some great ideas and inspiration, check out our blogs on acrylic paint mediums, how to make slime and making a shadow box.



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