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How to use Powertex hardener

Powertex textile hardener and fabric hardener is ready to be used straight from the container. Shake the bottle well before use. Any sunken particles on the bottom of the bottled can be loosened by adding a little bit of boiling water; shake well.

On cold days, put the bottle in a warm area (like on the radiator) to increase the velocity of the fluid.

Cut old T-shirts, blankets, baby clothes or other absorbent materials into strips or pieces (100% natural fibers work best). Dip those into Powertex, wring well and drape or wrap around a frame. Tools and hands can be cleaned with warm water and soap. Protect your clothing. Once dry, Powertex can only be removed mechanically.

All Powertex colours are water resistant, except for the transparent one. Use Easy Varnish to make the Transparent Powertex waterproof and to protect the pigments you used. The wax in this water-based, non-toxic Varnish makes your artwork water and weather proof. Allow your work to dry for six weeks before putting it outside.

Powertex is absolutely safe for humans and animals and meets the highest European and American safety standards. Powertex has undergone extensive testing and has been awarded the AP Seal.

Important: Powertex is not frost free while liquid. Don't store or transport below 0°C! Minimum working temperature for Powertex is 10°C. After Powertex is cured, the temperature does not affect a finished product anymore.

Technical manuals to download (Click on the image to enlarge)

These documents explain many techniques about the usage of Powertex Products and techniques to use when creating a project. Click on the according language button to download the desired document.
English
French
Bister
French
English
Easy 3D Flex
English
French
Easy Coat
English
French
Powerprint
English
French
Powertex Hardener
English
French
Powerwax
English
French
Rusty Powder
English
French
Silk Paper
English
French
Stone Art
English
French
Techniques : Brushing Pigments
Techniques: Crackling with Bister and Ivory Powertex Hardener
English
French
English
French
Techniques: How to build a wire frame for a figurine
English
French
Techniques: Tips for a strong construction to integrate a plaster

Tutorials

These documents show step by step instructions for learning the technique. Click on the according language button to download the desired document.
English
Creating a wire armature

Videos to watch

Create an Elephant with Powertex by Carole Majeau from Powertex Canada/Pin-So
​2020
(English)
(French)
Sculpting Angel Wings
by Sharon Brassard from Romantic Designs
​2012
Creating with Powertex
by Brigitte Grade from Powertex international
​2011