I will paint the colors on with the foam brush. I paint on one side, then turn over and do the other side. Hopefully I have pulled my resist threads tight enough to have some areas of "resist"!!
I will have to let it 'batch' for several hours. Some say overnight. But usually I do try to wait half a day! Then I will need to rinse, and allow to dry COMPLETLY. If it's not dry, you will have trouble pulling out the resist threads.