How to hydro dip

Hydro dipping is a technique that is used for transferring camo, wood grain, and other complex patterns to three-dimensional objects. Through a chemical interaction, the design becomes part of the object. Hydro dipping produces vivid colors, and every part of the object is covered with the pattern. Hydrographic designs require no special printing equipment, and you can use any material that can withstand being submerged in water, such as ceramics, plastics, metal, and fiberglass. You can also hydro dip wood, but you should exercise caution because the process may warp the wood if you do not use a sealer primer.

What Is Hydro Dipping?

Hydro dipping is a way to transfer graphics to objects without expensive printing equipment or paint. The process works by placing a special film on the surface of the water. A chemical solution is sprayed onto the film, which causes the film to dissolve into the water. The pattern adheres to any object that you submerge in the water.

DIY hydrographic dipping has several advantages over other techniques:

  • Hydrographic kits include all the items you need
  • Complete coverage with the pattern, including small openings and crevices
  • Customizable designs or patterns
  • Works on most materials
  • Objects can be small or large

How Do You Hydro Dip?

When you have a complete hydro dipping kit, the process is easy and fun. You can use the patterns that come with the kit or have a custom pattern applied to the film. You fill a container with water and lay the film on the surface. When you spray the film with the chemical solution that comes with the kit, the film/pattern dissolve into the water. After this, you immerse the object in the water and remove it is completely covered with the pattern from the film.

Step-By-Step Guide to Hydro Dipping

Items that you will need for your DIY hydrographic printing projects:

  • Large, deep plastic container (the container will have paint on the inside after the hydro dipping is complete)
  • DIY complete hydrographic printing kit
  • Object to be dipped
  • Sandpaper to smooth the surface
  • Rags
  • Bucket of mild cleaning solution and water
  • Vinyl, rubber, or latex gloves
  • Primer Coat
  • Base coat
  • Top Coat – Clear Coat

Once you gather all the items, you will first prep the surface of the object. This involves removing any finish, cleaning the surface, and applying a primer and a base coat. When it comes to primer and base coats, you may be wondering what type of paint is best, such as water-soluble or oil-based options. You need to use the right type of primer and base coat to ensure that the hydrographic process works properly, so it is best that you use primer and paints that are specifically designed for the hydrographic printing process.

When you are choosing a color, the recommendation is to use a neutral, such as beige, tan, white, brown, or black. The base coat will show through some of the design, so it needs to accentuate the overall look.

Steps for prepping your object:

  1. Use the sandpaper to remove any finish on the object.
  2. Wipe away any dust or dirt from the surface using the rags, mild cleaning solution, and water, and then rinse thoroughly.
  3. Dry the surface of the object completely with clean rags.
  4. Spray the primer and base coat on the object in a thin, even layer.
  5. Let the base coat dry completely in a dust-free environment.

After your base coat is dry, you are ready to apply the hydrographic design:

  1. Fill the plastic container with warm water to a level that is high enough to submerge your object without water spilling over the sides.
  2. Lay the patterned, water-soluble film on the surface of the water, being sure to put the film in the water with the sticky side down. (test this by touch the film which a damp finger to determine which side your finger sticks to)
  3. Check for any bubbles under the film, and gently blow them to the side of the film to remove them.
  4. Allow the film to hydrate completely for the time specified in your kit.
  5. Spray the chemical activator onto the film in a thin, light layer, being careful not to add too much activator.
  6. Once the film looks liquefied- or has a glassy finish in the water then it is your object is ready to be dipped.
  7. Put on the gloves, and slowly dip the object into the water at an angle until it is completely submerged; do not let go of the object.
  8. Rinse off the slimy residue that is left on the object after dipping using a garden hose (this should be done outside because the activator has a strong smell).
  9. Gently wipe off any remaining residue, but don’t scrub or vigorously rub the surface.
  10. Once the object is dry you are ready to add a protective top coat.

Where to Find DIY Kits for Your Hydro Dipping Projects

Liquid Concepts has the DIY hydro dipping kits that you need. Our kit includes a dip container, activator, film, aerosol spray gun, and two of our speed shapes. We also have base coats that are designed specifically for hydrographic printing.

Hydro dipping is a technique that is used for transferring camo, wood grain, and other complex patterns to three-dimensional objects. Through a chemical interaction, the design becomes part of the object. Hydro dipping produces vivid colors, and every part of the object is covered with the pattern. Hydrographic designs require no special printing equipment, and you can use any material that can withstand being submerged in water, such as ceramics, plastics, metal, and fiberglass. You can also hydro dip wood, but you should exercise caution because the process may warp the wood if you do not use a sealer primer.

What Is Hydro Dipping?

Hydro dipping is a way to transfer graphics to objects without expensive printing equipment or paint. The process works by placing a special film on the surface of the water. A chemical solution is sprayed onto the film, which causes the film to dissolve into the water. The pattern adheres to any object that you submerge in the water.

DIY hydrographic dipping has several advantages over other techniques:

  • Hydrographic kits include all the items you need
  • Complete coverage with the pattern, including small openings and crevices
  • Customizable designs or patterns
  • Works on most materials
  • Objects can be small or large

How Do You Hydro Dip?

When you have a complete hydro dipping kit, the process is easy and fun. You can use the patterns that come with the kit or have a custom pattern applied to the film. You fill a container with water and lay the film on the surface. When you spray the film with the chemical solution that comes with the kit, the film/pattern dissolve into the water. After this, you immerse the object in the water and remove it is completely covered with the pattern from the film.

Step-By-Step Guide to Hydro Dipping

Items that you will need for your DIY hydrographic printing projects:

  • Large, deep plastic container (the container will have paint on the inside after the hydro dipping is complete)
  • DIY complete hydrographic printing kit
  • Object to be dipped
  • Sandpaper to smooth the surface
  • Rags
  • Bucket of mild cleaning solution and water
  • Vinyl, rubber, or latex gloves
  • Primer Coat
  • Base coat
  • Top Coat – Clear Coat

Once you gather all the items, you will first prep the surface of the object. This involves removing any finish, cleaning the surface, and applying a primer and a base coat. When it comes to primer and base coats, you may be wondering what type of paint is best, such as water-soluble or oil-based options. You need to use the right type of primer and base coat to ensure that the hydrographic process works properly, so it is best that you use primer and paints that are specifically designed for the hydrographic printing process.

When you are choosing a color, the recommendation is to use a neutral, such as beige, tan, white, brown, or black. The base coat will show through some of the design, so it needs to accentuate the overall look.

Steps for prepping your object:

  1. Use the sandpaper to remove any finish on the object.
  2. Wipe away any dust or dirt from the surface using the rags, mild cleaning solution, and water, and then rinse thoroughly.
  3. Dry the surface of the object completely with clean rags.
  4. Spray the primer and base coat on the object in a thin, even layer.
  5. Let the base coat dry completely in a dust-free environment.

After your base coat is dry, you are ready to apply the hydrographic design:

  1. Fill the plastic container with warm water to a level that is high enough to submerge your object without water spilling over the sides.
  2. Lay the patterned, water-soluble film on the surface of the water, being sure to put the film in the water with the sticky side down. (test this by touch the film which a damp finger to determine which side your finger sticks to)
  3. Check for any bubbles under the film, and gently blow them to the side of the film to remove them.
  4. Allow the film to hydrate completely for the time specified in your kit.
  5. Spray the chemical activator onto the film in a thin, light layer, being careful not to add too much activator.
  6. Once the film looks liquefied- or has a glassy finish in the water then it is your object is ready to be dipped.
  7. Put on the gloves, and slowly dip the object into the water at an angle until it is completely submerged; do not let go of the object.
  8. Rinse off the slimy residue that is left on the object after dipping using a garden hose (this should be done outside because the activator has a strong smell).
  9. Gently wipe off any remaining residue, but don’t scrub or vigorously rub the surface.
  10. Once the object is dry you are ready to add a protective top coat.

Where to Find DIY Kits for Your Hydro Dipping Projects

Liquid Concepts has the DIY hydro dipping kits that you need. Our kit includes a dip container, activator, film, aerosol spray gun, and two of our speed shapes. We also have base coats that are designed specifically for hydrographic printing.

Have you been wondering how to hydro dip? We have a very simple but fun tutorial so you can learn all about hydro dipping. Skip the hydro dip kits and make this easily at home for gorgeous hydro dipped items.

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Learning how to hydro dip is so fun!

We have been hearing a lot about hydro dipping lately so I wanted to learn exactly how to hydro dip. It really is super easy and a pretty cool process with a fabulous outcome.

Keep reading to see how easy this is and be prepared for a lot of fun! You are going to love these gorgeous hydro dipped items.

We did a water bottle and phone case. So cool!

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What is hydro dipping?

Hydro dipping is the process of water transfer printing. It is simply using paint and water immersion to produce a cool water marbling technique on items.

It sounds fancy but it actually very simple.

What can you hydro dip?

The possibilities are really endless. Some ideas include: water bottle, cell phone case, shoes, baseball bat, helmet, tumblers and more!

How do you hydro dip:

In a few simple steps, you can easily turn plain items into something fabulous. Keep reading to see how easy it is!

Do I need to buy one of the hydro dip kits?

No, it is not necessary to buy a hydro dip kit. We have listed all of the materials that you will need below as well as detailed instructions.

There really isn’t any need for a kit. Plus, buying the individual items will allow you to make more items for less money. The kits can be pricey and usually only come with a small amount of supplies.

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Let’s learn how to hydro dip!

How to hydro dip

Supplies needed for hydro dipping:

  • Water
  • Spray Paint in the Color of your Choice
  • Primer
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Top Coat
  • 3D item that you want to dip – We used a water bottle and cell phone cases.

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How to hydro dip:

Step 1: Mask off any areas on your 3D item that you do not wanted painted with the masking tape. The entire item will be dipped so make sure any part of the item that you do not want covered in paint is masked off with the tape.

How to hydro dip

Step 2: Paint your 3D item that you plan to hydro dip with a primer of your choice. We used a white spray paint primer on our items. We used 2 coats to make sure that it’s fully covered. Allow this paint to dry completely (probably will take 2-3 hours).

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Step 3: In a large plastic bin or bucket, fill 3/4 of the way to the top with warm water. We used plastic bins that we found at the our local dollar store. You will want to ensure that your bin is wide enough to hold the item that you will be dipping.

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Step 4: Choose the colors of the spray paint that you want for your item. Spray the paint on the top of the water and use a stick to slowly swirl the colors together to get the design that you prefer.

You can also spray multiple areas and use the different colors to get the marbled affect that you like.

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Step 5: Then dip your item slowly into the water and paint mixture. We chose the area we liked based on the design on top of the water in that area.

You will want to completely dip the item into the water very slowly and then pull it straight up so it does not get additional paint on when it’s removed. Allow the item to completely dry.

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Step 6: Then apply a top coat to seal the paint onto the item. Also allow this coat to dry completely.

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Now you know how to hydro dip with spray paint!

Make this easily at home with these simple DIY instructions. So fun!

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How to hydro dip without spray paint:

If you do not want to use spray paint, use a hydro dip kit instead. This is an alternative method.

How to hydro dip shoes:

The concept is the same for hydro dipping shoes. Just be careful to tape off any logos, special markings and the insoles.

How to hydro dip a gun:

If you plan to dip a gun, I would suggest practicing on something easy first. Get the hang of the actual process prior to using such an expensive item.

Just with the other items, it is also important to tape off anything on the gun that you do want tape on.

How to hydro dip with acrylic paint:

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Hydro dipping, previously known as water transfer printing, is a method of applying printed graphics to three dimensional objects. Hydrodip’s decorative films offer a rich variety of color tone and effect to any three dimensional objects with a paintable surface. Styling options of the paint and film portfolio range from solid colors, brushed aluminum, and various designs including custom made patterns, kevlar and wood grain looks. This process offers image-defining styling options and flexibility in creating decorative coatings that are attractive, stain resistant and easy to clean.

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HYDROGRAPHIC DIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Introduction to Hydrographics:

  • Hydrographics is the process that allows you to coat items that are 3D and can be submerged into water without damage.
  • The following instructions are used as guidelines for the Hydrographic process. Hydrographics is a skilled process, care should be taken when selecting items to dip and always done safely.
  • When using Paints always wear your respirator and be sure to spray in a well-ventilated area.

Step 1: Prep Work

  • Your item should be cleaned and free of any dirt or grease. Any old coating needs to be removed or sanded to a smooth surface.
  • Measure your item and determine the amount of film needed. Cut the film to size and use masking tape along the two longest sides.
  • Select a container it should be water tight and large enough to dip your item.
  • Water temperatures should be around 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Painting

  • All Hard surface items being dipped required to be painted, there are paints that will work with hydrographic dipping and some that don’t. you finish is only as good as the paint being used.
  • We apply an epoxy primer for adhesion this primer is not what you will dip to.
  • The inks from the film are designed to bond to your base coat
  • Color choice for the film being used can be selected by using construction paper below the film to get an idea how different colors will affect the finish. This is a customize process we don’t have set colors to use as using a different base can completely change the look.
  • We only use high quality automotive grade paints such as Nason, PPG, HOK, you will want to stick with Urethane or water base base coat / clear coat systems
  • If you don’t have access to HVLP spray equipment you can use aerosols we sell paints designed for hydrographics in our stores, there are other good companies such as one hit wonder and low country hydro paint that also sell great paint for dipping in aerosol. If your looking for local option, we recommend using Dupli color perfect match it’s a lacquer base paint that can be used in a bind and found at most local auto parts store.
  • Its recommended to apply all paints in light coats instead of 1 or 2 thick coats. If you apply to thick when you use activator the bottom layers may not been dried and will cause adhesion issues with the film
  • Each paint is different, and they have what’s called a recoat window. This time frame is what you want to be sure to dip the part between. Paints like we have designed for hydrographic have a longer open dip window than paints such as PPG and Nason. You can find this information on your paint supplier data sheet.

Step 3: Dipping

  • Once you have the item painted, make sure that it has dried to the touch. Once your sure it is dry, you’re ready to start the dipping process.
  • Place your film evenly onto the water. To be sure which side of the film goes onto the water we recommend using the sticky side down test. To do the test wet your index and thumb finger and pinch the film on the corner, the side that sticks to your fingers is the PVA side and this side goes down on the water.
  • Water temps should be 85-90 degrees, once the film is placed on the water wait 60 seconds to allow the film to hydrate before spraying the Hydrovator Activator
  • Spray your Hydrovator Activator evenly at a steady pace. We recommend doing one even coat. Watch for the film expand and glass over.
  • If your container is larger than your film, you may have to make dams to contain the expansion of the film this will keep your pattern from stretching. This can be done with tape, pool noodles, or metal dams.
  • Dip your item using a steady downward motion. The item should be near a 45-degree angle to prevent trapping air.
  • Some items are more complex and will require adjustment in all areas above. This is a skilled process and requires knowledge and understanding of how the film reacts.
  • Not all film will be the same from one another. You will need to adjust amounts of activator, water temp, dwell time, etc…. This cant be covered here but our contact information is below and we will gladly help you with any issues.

Step 4: Rinse

  • Once your item is dipped and removed from the tank you need to rinse it off. Use water volume not pressure and never touch the item during the rinsing off process. This will take 3-5 mins with warm water and longer with colder water. You will want to rinse until you no longer see any suds coming from the item. Once it dries, if you see any shinny spots you should repeat the rinsing process.

Step 5: Top Coat

  • With your item dipped and rinsed it’s now time to protect the finish. The top coat needs to be applied evenly. Don’t spray too heavily in order to avoid runs. We recommend spraying a light first coat and allowing time for the coat to dry between additional coats. We recommend 3 coats, 1 light coat and 2 medium coats this will achieve full coverage and thickness.

The complete guide for DIY hydro dipping

DIY Hydro dipping is a fantastic way to decorate any 3D item which can be submerged in water without harm. While there are many companies specializing in hydro dip art for large items (e.g. cars interior, airline interior, yacht, RV interior, and sports equipment), it’s possible to do the DIY hydro dipping process on your own with a home size hydro dip kits.

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Step 1. Using a Hydro Dipping Kit

Purchase a kit. Look it online for home hydro dip kit, which helps you to transfer a specific print or design onto a 3-D object (that can be submerged in water without harm) without specialized equipment. In general , companies making these kits will offer an assortment of designs to choose from to customize your kit. Basic home hydro dip kits should include:

  • Patterned film(TSAUTOP)
  • Activator
  • Top coat
  • Basecoat
  • Universal primer

Step 2. Choose a suitable container.

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Most DIY kits do not come with a container to be used during the dipping process. So choose a watertight plastic, glass, or aluminum container which is deep enough to fully submerge the object you are dipping. It should also be long and wide enough to leave 5-6 inches (approximately 12-15 cm) between the edge of the container and the object.

Step 3. Prepare the item.

Make sure that the item you are dipping is free of dust and debris. Spray the item with the primer provided in your kit, enough to coat, but not enough for the primer to run. Apply 1-2 light coats of the base coat spray provided in your kit, and leave the item to dry for one or two hours.

Before applying the primer and base coat, use masking tape to block off any parts of the item that you do not wish to have an image printed on.

Step 4. Size and cut the film.

Measure the size of the object you wish to cover and add 4-5 inches (approximately 12-15 cm) on each side. Cut the film accordingly. Make sure that the film remains dry during this process, as getting it wet could cause the image to warp.

Place masking tape around the edges of the film to keep it from rolling.

Step 5. Set up the container.

Fill the container with hot (but not boiling) water, approximately ¾ of the way full. Carefully pick up the film and bring the opposite sides together, holding it like a sling. Place the bottom of the sling onto the middle of the surface of the water, and slowly bring the sides down to place the film flat on the water.

Step 6. Let the film hydrate and apply the activator.

Use your phone or a stopwatch to ensure that the film dissolves for sixty seconds. After the sixty seconds, spray the activator provided in your kit evenly over the film. Once coated, the film should take approximately 5-10 seconds to turn into liquid ink on the surface of the water.

  • When the film is fully activated it will have a distinctly glossy appearance and will expand to fill the entire surface size of the container.

Step 7. Dip your item.

Hold your item at a 45-degree angle and slowly submerge it into the water. Once the item is fully submerged, even out the angle by pushing it down towards the ink. Keep your movements fluid for best results.

  • Put on gloves before dipping your item. If they are not supplied in the kit, purchase a pair before starting the whole dipping process.

Step 8 Rinse the item.

Slowly remove the item from the water by rinse tank. Hold the item lightly and carefully, and avoid rubbing its surface. Rinse it under cold water immediately for approximately 3 minutes to remove any PVA residue.


Step 9. Apply the top coat.

After air-drying the item, apply an even coat of the aerosol top coat spray provided in your kit. Let the item air dry before applying the second coat. Continue the process until the finish is to your liking.

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How to hydro dip

Have you heard of hydro dipping? It’s fun, trendy and results in some amazing creations. Today I’m sharing how to hydro dip at home using simple supplies and a few blanks.

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What is Hydro Dipping

Let’s start with the basics, what exactly is it? Hydro dipping is the process of transferring an image or color or design to a product with water.

Essentially you create a design on top of water then dip in a blank and the image transfers from the surface of the water to the blank. Pretty straight forward.

Hydro dipping is called many things, including water marbling. I’ve been using this technique for years on a small scale using water and nail polish. Check out these water marbled gift ideas.

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I’ve transferred colorful swirled designs to mason jars, ornaments, dishes and coasters. Once you discover how easy and fun this technique is, you are going to want to try it on everything.

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How to Hydro Dip at home

This technique is a DIY dream. A few simple supplies, and some practice, will result in unique and gorgeous creations. Here are my go to supplies.

  • Large container for water. This will become stained with paint so make sure it’s something dedicated to crafting.
  • Spray paint. Any type of paint will work, I used a few different brands for this project, focusing on using up what I had in my stash. Be sure they are not too old and you shake really well before using. If you have to buy new paint, I love this kind.
  • Non-porous blank. Anything from a coffee mug, to a large planter will work. Grab something that is solid colored and light. I prefer white blanks because the colors pop so well on the background.

Tip: Shop thrift stores or the dollar store for some great blanks.

Always set up outside or in a well ventilated area. I did this particular project on a cold day in my garage with the door open. You don’t want to be in an enclosed space with these fumes.

Protect your floor with paper and wear gloves to keep everything clean.

Watch the video to see just how quickly this can be done, read on below for a step by step tutorial.

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1. PREP

Using the hydo prep scuff pad and a liquid detergent clean part thoroughly.

2. PAINT

Simply apply hydrographic formulated aerosol primer and base coat.

3. DIP!

Lay hydrographic film on the top of hot water, activate, and dip.

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It’s the original (and patented) DIY hydro dipping kit.
The process formally known as water transfer printing was once only available commercially. But following 4 years of research & development from the most established company in hydrographics, MY Dip Kit has released the original DIY hydro dipping kit for consumers who want hydrographic printing without breaking the bank. So, what is My Dip Kit? It’s our way of saying, “You’re welcome” to the consumer who wants commercial quality hydrographics at consumer prices.

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