Dabbing Rules

Before you start – 7 handy tips

Step 1: With the lid on, gently SHAKE the bottle to mix the paint. Now take off the lid.

Step 2: The first time you use your paint dabbers gently press the NEW dabber down on to some paper – it should go POP!

Step 3: Gently SQUEEZE on the sides of the bottle for the paint to come out. Too much paint – you have squeezed too hard, too little paint – you need to squeeze a little harder.

Step 4: Practice dabbing on a piece of paper before you start making your t-shirt.

Step 5: If you leave the lid off your dabber for too long, the sponge will dry out and make it difficult for the paint to squeeze through. Add a little water to the sponge.

Step 6: If the sponge gets messy when you dab over other colours, just wipe the sponge clean with some kitchen roll or cloth.

Step 7: Always read the instruction leaflet before you start using your kit.

REMEMBER: This is permanent fabric paint – don’t dress to impress, wear your old clothes! Also work on surfaces that can be wiped clean (including the floor!) and keep the dabber facing down when squeezing the bottle*