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Where can I buy your sheeting?

We here at Sheet Latex have a few different names that may seem a bit confusing. Our shop is located at www.kinkengineering.com and that is our main site. Every order goes through there. But we are also know as www.sheetlatex.com and www.elasticaengineering.com. The same one person will answer all your emails and messages to any of these sites. So if you want a full updated list of pricing and stock head over to our latex sheeting section of www.kinkengineering.com.

Do you rush ship?

We do!  But you have to contact us about it first.  Be sure to let us know where you're located and what you'd like to order.  (I know that seems obvious, but you'd be surprised how many emails we get that don't include any details!)

 

If you don't feel comfortable giving us your full name/address before ordering, a postal/zip code will work just fine.

Do you say "Latex" on your packages?

No. Our packaging is nondescript. Our return address is to "Elastica Engineering Inc" which is our parent company, and we make sure to use work/family friendly descriptions of our products. For example you would see "Bedding", "Sheeting" or "Craft Kit" on your parcel from us.

 

Inside our packaging we do include a full receipt for you with product descriptions. We do have to declare the full value of products on our packaging for taxation reasons. Sorry, we cannot label packages as "gift" if it is a purchase.

Can you ship the latex on a roll?

Sure thing!  But just like rush shipping, you'll have to contact us first so that we can adjust the shipping prices if need be.

Do you offer wholesale discounts?

Our prices are as low as we can get them.  We do offer a 10% discount for sheeting clients who have ordered over $1000 worth of sheeting.  At that point, we'll apply the discount automatically.

What is the smallest piece I can order?

We sell our sheeting by the yard.  Our craft kit is the only exception. We do sell roll ends and if you're looking for a small accent piece you can order some latex "splosh."

If I order more than one yard, does it come as one piece?

Our rolls are 10 yards long and we try to ship everything out in one continuous piece but on very rare occasions we're unable to do so.  If that's the case, we'll contact you and see how you'd like to proceed.

How wide is your latex sheeting?

39.5" (or 1m) wide.  This may vary a 1/2" or so.

Can I get a custom color/thickness?

The short answer is "maybe".

Custom thicknesses of our stock colors from Radical Rubber usually aren't a problem.  Just drop us a line letting us know what color/thickness you'd like and we'll give you a quote on it.  Typically there's a 5-yard minimum order on custom sheeting.

 

 Polymorphe has been known to develop custom colors, but it's a lengthy and expensive process (or a quick and VERY expensive process).  If you're serious about getting a custom color and have a budget of at least $100/yard, drop us a line at info@sheetlatex.com

What thickness of latex do I use?

Different thicknesses of latex have unique properties and are great for various projects. Our latex thickness guide will be up shortly.

 

For now, a brief summary:

  • 0.25mm is really good for draping, but too fussy to use for extensive garment

  • 0.4-0.6mm is the standard thickness for clothing.  The thinner you go, the harder it is to work with, but the more comfortable it will be for long-term wear

  • 0.6-0.8mm is great for bondage gear or very heavy rubber  It has little stretch so it wont' be comfortable to wear clothing in these gauges for an extended amount of time.

  • 0.8mm and up - for bondage gear and corsets.  Don't get a 1.0mm catsuit unless you're more than certain you want one, can afford to be unhappy with it or have already tried one on.  9 out of 10 regret it.

How do you store/care for latex?

Latex is susceptible to several common things that you should avoid.

  • Oil based products;  Will weaken and eventually erode your latex. Never use oil based shiners or lubricants. Body oils will not harm latex very much, but your latex should be washed after each use.

  • Sunlight; UV light will damage latex and cause its surface to eventually become lightened, and brittle. If your latex is going to be exposed to sunlight it should be treated with a UV protecting shiner such as Armor All It is important to store your latex out of direct sunlight, and even better store your latex in a cool dark place.

  • Oxygen; This is a much slower moving enemy of latex, but it is a bio-degradable material and the oxygen in air will eventually cause degradation of your latex. (This process is much accelerated by UV exposure, hence the warning about sunlight). To best protect your latex you will want to store it in a sealed, food safe plastic bag when not in use. When your latex is being worn or stored out of a bag, it is best to have protected the sheeting with silicone shiner or talcum powder.

  • Flame; Latex is flammable. On combustion it both melts and burns (which looks super cool!). While it is not easy to set alight, once burning it burns well. It is best to be careful if smoking while wearing latex clothing.

  • Smoke/Smells; Latex will absorb some smells, particularly cigarette smoke. If you want to preserve your latex's rubbery smell, don't smoke near or while wearing your latex. Seal it in plastic bags for storage if you expect it's storage environment to be exposed to smells (smoking, cooking, pet smells)

  • Copper/Composite Metals. Some metals will stain light colored latex. This is a chemical reaction that changes the pigmentation of natural latex and cannot be undone by cleaning. So it is best to avoid metal hangers, pennies (change from the bar at parties has caused a few upsets in the past), and contact with metal zippers/fittings on other clothing, belts, and jewelry. 

 

Storing your latex is simple enough. If you can avoid the hazards listed above your latex will last a long time. If you are storing large quantities of latex (above 1-2 yards) we suggest that you keep it on a roll, wrapped in plastic in a cool dark place.

 

Latex garments can be hung in a dark closet (on a plastic hanger) or folded in plastic bags in a drawer for best storage. We suggest that you powder or shine your latex before you store it for best protection against oxidization or other damage.

 

Where can I find more information on latex crafting?

You can order one of our kits, which comes with a link to our how-to guide.  Alternately there are some great resources online.  Two of our favorites are www.makinglatexclothing.com and check out the "Latex Lovers" and "Making Latex Clothing" groups on Fetlife.

 

 

Can I sew latex?

We don't recommend it!  You can sew latex if you glue a fabric backing to it, but it's far more common to simply glue it together.

What kind of glue do I use?

There are a couple options - we use rubber cement cut approximately 50/50 with cement thinner.  Best Test and Bestine thinner are personal favorites.  You can also use latex milk, which is less commonly available in North America.

Do you sell glue?

Nope!  It's readly available at local art supply stores or online.  Look for Best Test glue and Bestine thinner.

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