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Unread 02-08-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Will heat n bond adhere to fabric paint?

As the title says, I am wondering if heat n bond would adhere to fabric paint. I am asking because I have a shirt here that I had painted a symbol on using fabric paint. For some reason the paint didn't come out as flexible as I expected when I usually paint on fabrics.

I can already see cracking is going to happen. So to save there shirt and not end up with an ugly cracking symbol, I was thinking I could make an applique of the symbol using heat n bond and iron it right over the painted symbol on the shirt. But before I even try that I am trying to find out if the heat n bond will even adhere to the fabric paint it is going to be ironed over.

I thought about making the symbol just a bit thicker, so that the edge of the applique would extend beyond the edge of the painted symbol under it and on to the fabric.

So, any thoughts from anyone?
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Unread 02-08-2015, 05:29 PM   #2
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if its flaking and it bonds to the flakes and not the shirt itself eventually it will come off.
I've bonded on top of paint before but its been silkscreened and was super stable.....
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You will have to sew the applique down. Never rely only on Heat n' Bond.
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if its flaking and it bonds to the flakes and not the shirt itself eventually it will come off.
I've bonded on top of paint before but its been silkscreened and was super stable.....
At this point it's only seeming to want to crack around the edges of the symbol. The paint itself seems not be budging.

Not sure silk-screening would work in my situation but thank you for mentioning it.
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You will have to sew the applique down. Never rely only on Heat n' Bond.
So you're recommending I buy the lite heat n bond and so that I can sew around the edge of the applique?
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So you're recommending I buy the lite heat n bond and so that I can sew around the edge of the applique?
Pretty much. Heat n' Bond is great for temporarily holding an applique in place so it doesn't move when you sew it. It's not a permanent solution, though. Heat n' Bond tends to come apart in the wash.

After you fuse the applique, sew around the edges to permanently hold it in place.
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