General Product Questions

Are Simply Spray products safe for children?

YES! All Simply Spray products are safe for everyone. They are non-toxic and non-flammable.  Simply Spray products are aerosol but do not contain ANY harsh ingredients or inhalants.  Its secret formula is safe and conforms to ASTM-D 4236.

Will Simply Spray paints work on wood?

Yes, Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paint, Upholstery Fabric Paint and Stencil Spray will work on wood. Simply Spray paints will stain wood. Apply a few coats for darker coverage. Stencil Spray will not absorb into the wood, which will allow you to stencil your favorite design on the surface.

My can will not spray again, what should I do?

DON’T PANIC! You might have pulled the trigger back too hard. If the trigger is pulled back too hard, it can “stick”. Simply put your index finger behind the blue trigger and push it forward. A “pop” or “click” should happen. If you push on the trigger a few times, it should start spraying again.

If you don’t leave your can with the trigger in the correct “off position”, the gas will seep out, rendering the can unusable. When done using the can, make sure the trigger is fully pushed forward and in the off position. Even pulling lightly on the nozzle will allow the gas to seep out.

Paint may build up in the nozzle after it is used. If this happens, pick off any excess dried paint from the nozzle opening, then flip the can upside down and spray to clear the passage. The force of the spray should clear the way. We also suggest storing your used paints upside-down in water if you will not be using them right away (with trigger in off position).

Will the color fade after being washed?

You should wait 72 hours before washing and its recommended to wash apparel at least once before painting. We recommend that you wash your garment inside out to minimize fading and do not use fabric softener. The first time you wash your garment you may notice a slight fade in color, but color will then remain vibrant.

Can I wash my painted garments with other clothing or will it run?

Wash separately the first time. After that, washing with like colors is recommended.

Do I have to heat set my project?

NO! One of the greatest things about Simply Spray is that it sets itself. You do not need to iron or put it in the dryer, just wait 72 hours before washing.

Can I iron painted projects?

You can iron directly over Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paint, but not Stencil Spray – do not iron Stencil Spray, it should be treated like silkscreen and care should be taken to avoid ironing it.

How long will it take painted projects to dry?

On average, it will take about one hour for projects to dry.  We recommend you wait 72 hours before washing.

Is it safe to use around pets?

Simply Spray is safe to use on fabrics that will be in contact with your pet, such as a pet bed. We do not recommend that you spray the paint on your pet or near your pet.

Do any of the Simply Spray colors work with blacklight?

Yes, the Brite Pink Soft Fabric Paint and Glow in the Dark will react to blacklight.

I accidentally got some paint on my clothing, what can I do?

One of the great things about many Simply Spray paints is that they are permanent on your project. When you accidentally get Simply Spray on your clothes…you want to wash them as soon as possible. You should wash your clothes using liquid fabric softener because fabric softener breaks down the pigment in the paint.  Unfortunately, there’s not  a universal solution to remove permanent paint from clothing, all material is different. Keep washing themand  put soap directly on the paint and scrub using a washcloth for friction.

I am planning to use Simply Spray outside; will it ruin my grass if I get paint on it?

We always recommend that you cover your work area. Simply Spray is not harmful if you get some on your grass, but it will change the color of your grass temporarily.

What happens if I get Simply Spray on my deck or cement?

We always recommend that you cover your work area. Simply Spray will soak into your deck or cement and can be difficult to remove. You should wash the area with a steel brush and strong cleaner that won’t harm the surface.

Can I use this product indoors or does it have strong fumes?

Simply Spray is non-toxic, non-flammable and has no fume odors. The propellant in the can is very safe and is the same propellant used with food, such as whip cream. The propellant is odorless. Occasionally, you may smell a faint paint odor if you are using a large number of cans indoors. If you have sensitivities, you should use the product in a ventilated area to be on the safe side.

What happens if I get Simply Spray on my skin?

You can wash Simply Spray off your skin with regular soap, water and a little help from a washcloth. If you wash your hands immediately after using, the paint should come off with little effort.

Should I wear gloves when I use Simply Spray?

Sometimes wearing gloves can cause more of a problem than you would think…. The paint will not absorb into the glove and will transfer onto your project.

Where can I purchase Simply Spray products?

Many major craft and hobby retail stores carry Simply Spray and it is available online. Check our Where to Buy page for availability worldwide.

Can Simply Spray products be shipped overnight or express delivery?

No, the paint is in a pressurized can and is considered hazardous when shipping. Therefore, the paint must ship via ground shipping services. The online retailer or distributor you purchase from will be able to inform you if they are certified to ship hazardous material via air.

I need more cans than my local store has in stock, what should I do?

You can speak with the store manager and see if they will place a special order for you or you can purchase from one of our online retailers.

I do not live near any of the stores that carry your product, how can I purchase it?

You can purchase our products online from one of our online retailers

Can I buy a few cans from you online or over the phone?

We do not sell direct, but you can purchase through one of our online retailers.

No one will ship Simply Spray products to me for overnight or express delivery, why?

The paint is in a pressurized can and is considered hazardous when shipping. Therefore, the paint must ship via ground shipping services. The online retailer or distributor you purchase from will be able to inform you if they are certified to ship hazardous material via air.

I own a small store and I want to carry your product, how do I place an order with you?

If you have a store and would like to order a case or two, please contact one of our distributors for pricing.

I want to buy a few cans of paint but I live in another country, will you ship to me?

Please see our Where to Buy page for a list of countries that currently stock Simply Spray products. If your country is not listed, you can request a shipping quote by emailing your order along with your street address to  Please contact one of our online retailers directly and discuss their shipping options

What is the best way to reach you if I have a question that is not listed here?

Please read all of the questions and email us through the contact page if your question is still not answered.

Will you donate product for our organization or charity?

We receive many solicitations for donations and we cannot accommodate them all. Please email your request and we will let you know if we are able to help.

Will you send me free samples or color swatches so I can try the paint or color before I buy it?

Sorry! We cannot send free samples or color swatches

Will you sell me the paint in a container other than a can so I can put it in my own sprayer?

Our paint is only sold packaged in our cans

Can I buy a drum of paint from you?

Our paint is only sold packaged in our cans

Can you recycle the empty can?

The inside of our cans is coated and the can cannot be recycled. However, our paint itself is safe for the environment.

How do I obtain a Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?

Please email us with the product you need an MSDS for: Simply Spray, Stencil Spray, Upholstery Paint or Spray Blood.

Where do I find Spray Adhesive?

You can find this item in the glue aisle at your local craft store

I do not hear the ball moving in my can of paint, is there something wrong?

The ball is not a necessary component of the product. Although the ball does help to mix the paint as you shake, you will get the same results shaking the can without the ball. If you really want to hear the ball, you can lightly tap the can on something and the ball should drop- if it doesn’t, it will not affect the performance of the product.