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Paverpol is the leading textile hardener and fiber sculpting medium in the world, and the only one awarded the AP non-toxic seal by the Arts and Creative Materials Institute (ACMI). It was created by a group of Dutch artists in the early 1990s as a user-friendly, environmentally friendly alternative to resin and is now used by artists and crafters in more than 20 countries around the world.
This one-step waterbased crème gives sculptors, doll-makers, mixed media artists, painters, interior and exterior designers, theatre set crews, and fabric artists a serious new medium to expand their scope of work, either indoors or outside.
Paverpol can be used with fabric, paper, papier mâché, silk, metal, air-dry clay, chamois leather, baked polymer clay, plaster, concrete, pottery, stone, and more. And unlike most other hardeners, Paverpol will not deteriorate polystyrene foam.
To use, dip natural materials, such as textiles, in Paverpol. Drape or wrap the material around a wire figure or other armature and allow it to dry. Paverpol dries quickly, but slowly enough to allow plenty of working time.
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from Longmont, CO
Comments about Paverpol Textile Hardener:
I used this product to harden fabric and other textiles in my art. Yes, it works to perfection. It hardened the fabric faster than I thought it would and is holding up very well. If fact, it works better than I thought it would. Thank you Paverpol!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By judy cc quilter
from Falmouth, MA
Like the fact that it dries transparent
By Artistic Angel
from Norfolk, Virginia
I am an Art Educator and a mixed media artist. My goal is to expose my students to different mediums in an effort for them to find a medium they are comfortable being creative with. All of my students from K- Fifth Grade love Paverpol . Paverpol has allowed them to explore limitless things with fabric and paper. I'm currently putting together an editorial to submit to a few magazines because the art we so great !Paverpol was an answered prayer for me !
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Sun City West, AZ
I love this product. I use it to harden textiles. I always have a container of it on hand.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Alexandria, Louisiana
Unbelievable hardness. Used transparent Paverpol Hardener on several fabrics and their colors remained true. I painted it on, lightly, on both sides and on a single side with good results, both ways. I'm not sure if dipping is recommended, but I believe too much product, or at more than necessary, would remain on the fabric.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Houston, TX
Although this is more expensive than other fabric stiffeners, this one is by far the best, and the strongest. It is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use. I make art dolls and stiffen clothing pieces, does an excellent job of being transparent and letting the colors stay the same on most materials. Test materia before applying through, as it make darken some materials.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
The ace for all creative toolboxes.
from Morganton, NC
Doesn't seem to matter if you dip, squeeze excess and wrap or brush and layer; Paverpol is a great product for indoor and outdoor sculpture projects. Very easy to use and great working time. Yet to find anything that I can't do using Paverpol. Plays nicely with other mediums, and clean-up comes easy if there is a spill.
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Pricey but good
from Geneva, IL
Love this product! I used it for a spectacle theater project to make some props moisture resistant. Added great body, a little sheen to my paper and burlap constructions. It is pricey, though! Availability only on-line plus the cost of the product and shipping make it tough to justify. That said, Blicks customer service is pretty amazing--first shipment had a damaged container of Paverpol inside and the replacement arrived within 24 hours.
from Wilton Manors, FL
On top of this being a great product, The attention to service in unsurpassed. When I received my order one of the containers opened andsome of the product had spilled in the delivery box ( due to the handling not the packing) I reported this just FYI and BLICK sent me a new container this time trough Fedx. No spills this time. Keep up the great work and the great products!!
Excellant Fabric Hardener
By Art Everyday
The hardener must be "kneaded" into the fabric in order for it to harden properly. For best results, you should use only porous fibers such as cotton so the fabric absorbs the hardener. I have used this product for several years and am very happy with it. It dries to a rock hard finish.
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