Do you want to sublimate your favorite tumbler, shirt, hat, socks, or mousepad?
It is easy to sublimate all these things. However, there is a problem.
Sublimation works only on polyester fabrics.
There is good news. I have found a workaround for you.
You can sublimate your favorite material by using a sublimation spray.
It works by creating a polyester layer over the non-polyester items.
You can prepare a DIY sublimation spray at home or buy a ready-made one.
If you are going to buy a sublimation spray, make sure to buy one that is easy to use, comes with a good sprayer, is safe to apply, does not fade after washing, and lasts long.
We researched and found these sublimation sprays best for cotton, tumbler, shirt, and all hard surfaces.
5 Best sublimation sprays
Lovely Bamboo Sublimation Spray
Lovely Bamboo Sublimation Spray is easy to use, dries quickly, and is compatible with many items including 100% cotton fabric, cotton blends, tumblers, towels, wood, socks, and tote bags. Unclear instructions mean you have to figure out the exact coating thickness by yourself.
NGOODIEZ Sublimation Coating Spray
NGOODIEZ Sublimation Spray is a good sublimation spray for cotton, easy to apply, protects the fabrics, adheres well, and does not fade after washing. Although, we are not happy with the yellow tint that it sometimes creates.
Scdom Sublimation Coating Spray
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Scdom Sublimation Coating Spray is super easy to use, comes with proper instructions, and is backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a money-back guarantee. You can use it to sublimate items by using a heat press or a good sublimation oven. However, the sprayer looks cheap and does not work sometimes.
SLANZVAL 250ml Sublimation Coating
SLANZVAL is a universal sublimation spray that works with all surfaces. It is the best sublimation spray for mugs, plates, cutting boards, and leather surfaces. The beautiful glossy sheen resists abrasions perfectly. However, be ready for the strong smell. It will take some time to get used to it.
Topcolor Sublimation Spray for Cotton Shirts
Topcolor is the best sublimation spray for light-colored cotton shirts. No need to dilute. Moreover, it is safe to use and dries instantly. We are disappointed that it does not come with instructions. Make sure to apply it evenly to the surface for the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best sublimation spray?
Based on our research, experience, and user reviews, we think Lovely Bamboo Sublimation Spray is the best sublimation spray. It is easy to use, works on many surfaces, and lasts a long time.
Does sublimation spray wash out?
A good sublimation spray, when applied correctly, does not fade or wash out. However, if the spray quality is not up to par, is applied unevenly, or is washed with a very strong detergent, it can wash out or fade easily.
How do I avoid the yellow tint after applying the sublimation spray?
Before you start the transfer process, just add parchment paper or cotton fabric to the sublimation paper. This will keep the non-image area from turning yellow.
How do I use the sublimation spray?
What does sublimation coating spray do?
The sublimation spray creates a layer of polyester on non-polyester items. Since non-polyester items like cotton, wood, or tumblers do not do well with sublimation, it creates a layer so that you can easily transfer your favorite design to your favorite item.
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