Alum, 450g

Alum or Potassium Aluminum Sulfate, is used to pretreat fabric or paper before marbling to ensure that designs transfer clearly.

It is also used as a mordant with some natural dyes.

2.2kg & 11.3kg bulk pack sizes available by special request.

SKU#: CHM1006

Alum, 450g

Alum, 450g


Jacquard Alum Instructions For Use

For Fabric Marbling:
Dissolve 2 teaspoons/10 grams of Alum in 1 gal/3.79 L of warm water. Immerse fabric in solution until wet, wring out (do not rinse) and let air dry. Fabric will be ready to marble when dry, and it may be ironed before marbling.

For Paper Marbling:
Dissolve 2 teaspoons/10 grams of Alum in 1 qt/0.95 L of water. Spray or sponge on the solution to lightly coat the paper. Let dry completely before marbling.

CAUTION: Keep dyes, paints and chemicals away from children. Avoid unnecessary contact. Do not ingest.

Sizes Available

Alum is available in:

CHM1006 - 450g
CHM2006 - 2.27kg - by special request
CHM3006 - 11.34kg - by special request

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