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Five questions to the KREUL Fixative for batik textiles paint

08/26/2021 |

After dyeing or doing batik textiles, we recommend treating them with the KREUL Fixative for batik textile paints. Why this is so and what you have to consider when using it, we will explain here.


The KREUL fixative for batik textile paints improves the colour and wash resistance. It is needed to fix fabrics that you have dyed yourself. It prevents the colours from running, bleeding or fading during washing. Other textile paints such as the KREUL Silk Paint, KREUL Textile Paint or KREUL Textile Marker are fixed by heat, for example with the cotton setting of the iron. This does not work with the KREUL Batik Textile Paint. It needs an additional agent to fix it.

When the desired shade is reached during the dyeing process, wash the fabric under running water until the water runs clear. Mix a fixative bath with fresh water and the KREUL Fixative for batik textile paints in a bucket. The bucket should be large enough for the fabric to float freely in. Put in the fabric and leave for 15 minutes stirring often. This way the fixative will spread over the entire fabric. Unknot knotted fabrics only after fixing. Then hang up the fabric and let it dry, do not put it in the washing machine immediately.

The KREUL Fixative for batik textile paint is available in 20ml containers. This is enough for a fixing bath with about 5 to 6 litres of water. If the fabric is larger, more water and fixative should be used respectively.

No fixative can completely prevent textiles from staining afterwards. A phenomenon familiar from coloured T-shirts and jeans. We therefore recommend washing dyed textiles separately and at a maximum of 40 degrees.

The KREUL batik textile paint contains ready-to-use paint power including dyeing salt. The KREUL Fixative for batik textile paints is not included in the pack and must be purchased separately.