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Removing Gutta Resist

Don Baker

Not sure where I read to do this, but it does work for removing Gutta resist.  Get a large pickle jar or something similar and pour about three inches of Naphtha (Available at most hardware stores in the US) into it.  Put your silk in the jar, put the lid on and shake a few times.  Let set for 10 to 15 minutes until the Gutta is removed.  Take the silks out and hang dry.  Naphtha is flammable and can harm you so be careful – wear rubber gloves.  I have to use this because none of the dry cleaners in my area will touch my silks.



This is a great tip Don as fewer and fewer dry cleaners use the chemicals necessary to remove solvent based resists like gutta.

Kaaren Hoback Tries Different Resists

by Kaaren Hoback
This was shared recently on SPIN page on facebook.

 Photo EZ stencil product and gutta #1
drawing on transparency on screen Right- finished stencil on left.
Easy as PhotoEZ claims it is. First try was on 8 mm habotai, with Jacquard Water Based Resist straight out of the bottle- stencil lines did bleed out so that each line was about double the drawn width.
They did not “fuzz”. Ok on this particular design. A finer line to start with should compensate.
#2 Sprayed the field with Magic sizing allowed to dry , then applied exactly the same above so only 1 variable. Less “bleed’ but did not completly retain drawn width.
#3 Incomplete- waiting for silk to dry* but will try Jacquard No flow applied to clean silk, then stencil and see which is better.
* My fault- the stencil shifted and shadowed the rose so washed out the gutta and sizing to start over.
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