ColorShot FAQs

What are the recommended techniques and proper preparation steps for using ColorShot with stencils?

  1. First test ColorShot on a swatch of the same or similar fabric to ensure compatibility.
  2. Insert a shirt form or waxed paper inside of shirt to prevent color from bleeding through to backside.
  3. Spray backside of stencil with a temporary spray adhesive like Aleene's Repositionable Tacky Spray or Tulip Stencil Spray Adhesive. Press stencil adhesive side down onto shirt and make sure all edges are well sealed.
  4. Spray several light coats of ColorShot over stencil openings, letting the color thoroughly dry in between coats. Note: If you notice color pooling on the stencil, you are applying too much color at one time.
  5. Once final coat of color has dried, remove stencil.

Can I wash my fabric projects after applying ColorShot? 

Yes, as long as it is safe to wash your fabrics. Wait at least 72 hours before washing your project. Machine wash inside out on gentle cycle with mild detergent. 

What fabrics does ColorShot work best on?

ColorShot is formulated for use on most fabrics. We recommend testing on a swatch of the same fabric before beginning your project.

Can I just use spray paint instead?

Unlike ColorShot, spray paint is not intended for use on fabric and is subject to drying stiffly, cracking and wearing away. ColorShot is formulated specifically for fabrics; it is permanent and machine washable, and dries flexible so it won't crack and can move with your fabrics.