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Post icon  Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:07 PM

I was thinking about buying some t shirts and spray painting a camo pattern on them. Will this work. If it will what kind of paint should I buy.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:17 PM

Fabric paint. However it will feel crusty to wear.


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Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:23 PM

On the short term it may.. But its obviously not going to hold up...
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:16 PM

Standard rattle can would be ok as well as fabric paint. But as shadow wrote nothing is gonna hold up for very long. The cost of paint plus shirt is probably gonna be more than actually buying a camo shirt (most can be found for pretty cheap at the local Army/Navy). Unless you really want to do something truly custom or plan on doing a hundred of them - buying the actual shirt is gonna be better/cheaper.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:36 PM

Its going to take work, but yea you could do it.

Do something like this, its how I do stencils. But just use a camo pattern. Or digi camo
http://www.stencilpunks.org/ ( click "how to" then on "t-shirt printing 101"

You can use the brand of fabric paint from walmart called "tulip"
Just pore it out on a plate and use a foam roller.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:00 AM

I had the same idea and tried this with both a jumpsuit and a pair of cargo pants. The biggest thing that matters is base color. If your base color is not green or light brown you are going to have a hell of a time trying to use spraypaint to get a good camo pattern (if you want to you can dye the material before hand to fix that problem). You need to do one to two layers to start off with. Make sure to use light colors with lots of variation to start off with, then let them dry outside for a bit in the sun (I found this helps keep the colors in the fabric), wash them, then if necessary do it again. Now time for the stencil (be it foliage, paper, or tape), apply the stencil and paint around it with the darker colors such as dark brown, and lightly apply black. A tip for stencils: never paint an edge around you're whole stencil! allow the blotches to fade out with the rest of the pattern, this is how multicam works. Let it dry, wash the material again, do some touch ups, and you should be good to go. Doing all the drying and washing keeps the colors in, and the fabric doesn't get that painted feel (this is speaking from experience).
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:23 PM

View Postfrench t0ast, on Jun 17 2009, 12:36 AM, said:

Its going to take work, but yea you could do it.

Do something like this, its how I do stencils. But just use a camo pattern. Or digi camo
http://www.stencilpunks.org/ ( click "how to" then on "t-shirt printing 101"

You can use the brand of fabric paint from walmart called "tulip"
Just pore it out on a plate and use a foam roller.

If he gets that deep into it, he might as well design his own camo line...not a bad way to subsidize a hobby :(
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