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Easy Painting Tips and Techniques

Even if you have never painted before, you'll be pleasantly surprised with how easy, fun and creative painting can be using the following tips and techniques.

Painting As Easy As Writing With A Ball Point Pen

Cameo's stylish, Easy Paint bottle has a ball point tip nozzle which can be easily removed for brush painting. Cameo's innovative ball point tip makes painting as easy as writing with the ball point pen! Then versatility of painting with a brush or painting with a ball point tip makes it possible for everyone, even children, to enjoy Cameo painting.

How To Paint With A Ball Point Tip

Hold The Easy Paint Bottle Vertical

Hold The Easy Paint Bottle Vertical

Hold The Easy Paint Bottle Vertical, with the tip down. Shake the bottle down to force the paint into the tip. Press the tip against the surface while lightly squeezing the bottle to obtain a smooth flow of paint. This will depress the steel ball in the tip and will allow the ball to roll the paint onto the surface.

It's Not Necessary to Constantly Squeeze The Bottle

Squeeze the bottle for a few seconds to force the paint into the tip. When sufficient paint is applied to the material, stop squeezing the bottle and use the tip to "blend" the paint into the material using the techniques described in Step #3.

To apply more paint, squeeze the bottle again for a few seconds to get the paint flowing through the tip.

Important - If you hold the bottle at an angle, the ball in the tip will not be fully depressed, and the paint will NOT flow properly.  If you cannot get paint from the tip or must use force to get the paint flowing through the tip, you probably are holding the bottle at an angle.

If your hand gets tired squeezing the bottle, or too much paint is being applied to the material, you are probably squeezing the bottle to long and too hard.

Paint With Criss-Crossing Strokes Or Paint In Circles

Paint With Criss-Crossing Strokes Or Paint In Circles

When painting on fabric, it is important the paint properly penetrates the fabric. Paint with either a criss-crossing stroke, or a circular motion for proper paint penetration. It is important to NOT paint in only one direction as the paint will not evenly penetrate all fibers in the fabric. Proper paint penetration is necessary for paint colors to remain permanent and vivid through many washings.

It is best to paint in small sections of approximately 1 square inch. If you think of large areas as a series of small sections and paint accordingly, you'll get the best results.


How To Clean and Change A Tip

Use a tissue or cloth to remove excess paint which accumulates on the tip. A tip can easily be removed with pliers.

What To Do If The Sides Of The Bottle Slightly Collapses When Squeezed

The Easy Paint bottle will maintain its shape when squeezed if the paint fills the tip. If the bottle is squeezed when paint is not in the tip, air will escaped from the tip, causing the sides to the bottle to slightly collapse. The bottle can be easily restored to its normal oval shape simply by loosening the nozzle to allow air to enter the bottle.

Care For Painted Items

Cameo's Decorative Paint is a premium quality fabric paint which maintains its permanent color brilliance after washing or drying cleaning. The paint won't crack or peel. It dries fast, soft and blends well. Use the following for painting on fabric.

  1. To avoid fading, fabric with sizing should be washed before painting and fabric softner should not be used before painting on fabric.
  2. Do not paint on fabric which has been treated with a stain resistant.
  3. Heat setting is the best way to prevent a painted item from fading when washed or cleaned. It is recommended painted items are heat set by ironing on the reverse side with the iron set to the temperature recommended for the fabric.
  4. An alternative to Heat Setting is to put the painted item in a driyer for at least 30 minutes at the highest temperature allowed for the fabric.
  5. If the painted item is not heat set or placed in a dryer, keep it in an air conditioned or non-humid place for at least 72 hours before washing or cleaning.
  6. Painted fabrics may be treated as ordinary laundry, but avoid using detergents with enzymes, concentrates or solvents such as spot removers.
  7. If the fabric is bleachable or dry-cleanable, the painted design might also be bleached or dry cleaned. Always test a painted sample before bleaching or dry cleaning.

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