Powertex was started by Brigitte Grade and was launched in Belgium in September 2001 after being tested extensively for 6 months by crafters and artists.
Powertex is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic, highly versatile, water-based hardener that is used by artists and hobbyists worldwide. Powertex is compatible with paper, textile, leather, cardboard, fibreglass, wood, sand, Stone Art etc. Powertex will transform textiles into masterpieces. It is a remarkable adhesive.
Powertex is very easy to work on canvas to exhibit 3 dimensional works. When using Powertex Transparent and a piece of fabric with motives on, the motives will remain in the original shape. To colour Powertex is very easy, just add Powertex colour pigment of your choice. Statues and designs made with Powertex can also be painted with oil paint or a varnish mixed with power colour pigments.
Powertex is a liquid medium that is ready to be used straight from the container. Powertex can be brushed onto items or dipped directly into the product. Powertex remains flexible for quite a while (depending on temperature). Treated fabric can be draped, folded and manipulated into many different ways. Powertex takes about 2 weeks to cure although it will be dry to the touch within an hour or two.
Old T-Shirts, sheets, kiddie clothes and especially absorbent fabrics are excellent for Powertex. If you want to make a garden statue, no problem. Just varnish once dry and it will remain as is, for many years to come.
Powertex has undergone extensive testing and has been awarded the AP Seal which means that it has been found to be non-toxic for adults and children.