Simply Spray Freedom Kit
30 minutes touch dry, 72 hours washable
0.5m2 (approx), 1.5m2 combined
Clothing, cushions, seats, lampshades, bags and smaller projects…
The Simply Spray freedom kit contains 3 cans of soft Fabric Spray. The spray can be used to customise your own clothes, bags, or any other item made of fabric.
The colours blend together to create new shades. You can create tie-dye effects instantly. Just pop the tab, squeeze the trigger and Simply Spray. Each pack contains enough paint to make approximately 12 tie-dye T-shirts.
The kit contains the following colours:
- 2 cans of Blue Jay
- 1 can of Poppy Red
Spray Can Size
You will see three main sizes of spray can on our website, 2.5oz (soft fabric dye’s & stencil spray’s), 8oz, (upholstery, vinyl and leather paints) & 13.3oz (outdoor/waterproof fabric paint). There is no hard and fast rule on how much a can will cover, as you will get different results dependent on the type and absorbency of the material, the colour of both your project and the dye, and obviously the type of dye… So to make it easier, you will see a handy calculator below. Both “soft fabric paint” and “upholstery paint” share the same formula and leave the same soft, permanent finish. The only difference is the size of the spray can and the range colours available. Upholstery paint will cover around 3.5 times more fabric than a smaller “soft fabric paint” spray can.
Spray Paint Calculator
The calculator can help you find out how much you need. Please note: Figures are only estimates for one coat only, if you are dying a darker or very absorbent fabric then you may need several coats. Not yet compatible with the smaller 2.5oz cans or the outdoor range.
Simply Spray: Upholstery Dye
One can of Upholstery Paint will cover approximately 17 square feet (1.5 square meters). You must test your fabric to see how absorbent the material is as different fabrics could use more or less of the paint. To cover the upholstery of a sofa, you are likely to require 6 upholstery spray paint cans, however this is of course dependent on the size of your sofa and how absorbent the material is. Because upholstery is essentially a fabric, it’s exceptionally difficult to spray over a dark colour with a lighter colour, so, unlike our leather and vinyl sprays, we advise against going from dark colours to light.
Simply Spray: Fabric Paint
Depending on its use, one can of Simply Spray Fabric Paint should cover approximately 5-6 square feet evenly (around 0.5 square metres). Please ensure you test your fabric first to see how absorbent the material is as different fabrics could use more or less of the paint. When tie-dying shirts, you can cover between two and four adult large T-shirts (front and back).
Simply Spray: Vinyl & Leather Paints
Just 1 bottle of our leather or vinyl spray should comfortably cover approximately 2 square meters. That’s two office chairs, a recliner or even a single leather armchair. The multi-pack (3 sprays, 1 primer) should cover a three seater sofa, a small suite, or a car interior. However it very much depends on the overall area you are covering, so if you’re not too sure, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note: If you want to completely change the colour of a much darker leather or vinyl to a lighter colour, you may require more coats.
Simply Spray: Outdoor Fabric Paint
Outdoor spray paints come in the biggest can available, and should cover 2.5 square meters. It leaves a waterproof, weather-resistant, UV-resistant layer, leaving a nylon-like feel to your project. 1-2 can’s should do a recliner, 2-3 a small sofa.
Your project: Remove loose dirt, flaking material or anything you believe may interrupt your work. Make sure the surface is clean (no dirt or grease) and dry. If it is a garment or removable textile, it may be easier to wash or wipe clean first.
Your work-area: Our spray paints and dyes will stain/mark carpets, clothes and some other items, so it is advised to use a dust sheet, newspaper, magazines, cardboard or anything else you can get your hands on to protect anything you think might get damaged. Remember, these are dyes and therefore liquid, so waterproof / non-absorbent dust-sheets and plastic sheets will work best. The spray’s tend to be quite focused and are relatively easy to control with very little in the way of air particulates, but it always pays to be cautious.
The can: Shake can well before using, this helps to ensure the dye is evenly mixed and ready, then tear off the blue safety tab at the top.
Practice: Try it out on a scrap material or inconspicuous area.
Paint Application: Hold can 6 to 8 inches away from project and begin spraying maintaining an even pressure on the trigger, do not pump. Spray thin layers of paint to cover project. Sometimes you may need a few layers, especially when spraying over darker colours, to get good even cover allow 30 minutes between coats and repeat until desired colour is achieved.
Primer Application: Applies to vinyl & leather dye only. Spray onto you’re the surface and rub into hard to reach areas with a cloth. Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes. Never re-apply primer, especially over the colour, as it will cause issues with the finish.
Tips & Tricks: If it comes out in a stream or fits and spurts, try shaking and use different angles. Don’t be shy to get your hands dirty, it’s often more effective to rub it in with your hands, you might see streaks to begin with, but they will soak in (and it washes off your skin very, very easily!)
Dry Time: The overall dry time will depend on temperature and level of humidity, so you can speed the process with a hairdryer to dry material. Typically allow 72 hours to dry before using or washing the sprayed item.
Issues: On rare occasions our spray paints may not perform, this is typically due to pressure as a result of using environmentally-friendly, food safe gas (unlike every other spray paint manufacturer), a clogged nozzle or an over exerted trigger. The dye is still likely to be functional, but you may need to see the below to fix the issue:
Clogged nozzle: Paint may build up in the nozzle after it is used. If this happens, pick off any excess dried paint from the nozzle opening, then flip the can upside down and spray to clear the passage. If this is not effective, let the spray stand upside-down in water to clear the nozzle, give it a wipe and try again.
Low pressure: You should still be able to achieve a stream from different angles, use a cloth or hands to rub the paint into your project.
Damaged trigger: If the trigger is pulled back too hard, it can “stick”. Simply put your index finger behind the blue trigger and push it forward. A “pop” or “click” should happen. If you push on the trigger a few times, it should start spraying again. If you are having serious issues with your canister, just give us a call on 01948 662629 and we will send a replacement.
Clean tip of nozzle between each use; for best results, use entire can in one application.
Nozzle: Rinse under warm water or tip can upside down and spray to clear nozzle. Let dry approximately one hour.
Clothing: Because our dyes are permanent, you will want to wash your clothes as soon as possible if you accidentally spray them. You should wash your clothes using liquid fabric softener because fabric softener breaks down the pigment in the paint. Unfortunately, there’s not a universal solution to remove permanent paint from clothing, all material is different. Keep washing them and put soap directly on the paint, scrub and hope!
Skin: You can wash it off your skin with regular soap, water and a little help from a cloth. It’s surprisingly easy and we have never had issues with skin cleaning or contact in the years of its use. If you wash your hands immediately after using, the paint should come off with little effort.
Unused Canisters: Store fabric paints in dry, cool conditions and protect from extreme temperatures.
Partially Used: If you are intending to store long-term, the spray will last longer upside-down in a bowl of water. If the trigger is not left in the correct “off position”, the gas will seep out, rendering the can unusable. When done using the can, make sure the trigger is fully pushed forward and in the off position, (even pulling lightly on the nozzle will allow the gas to seep out).
Recycling and the Environment
Leftover paint: Share leftover product with friends or take it to a Community RePaint collection point. Make a small difference to someone else at www.communityrepaint.org.uk
Empty canisters: Used paint canisters can be recycled as normal with the metal recycling at your home or premises. Do not attempt to remove the lid, or de-pressurise the can. More details can be found here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/waste/metals.htm