This multiuse, easy-to-use and non-toxic liquid dye is great for dyeing natural fibers, that include cotton, linen, silk, wool, rayon or nylon. It can be used for changing the color of apparel, shoes or accessories, as well as rejuvenating faded clothing, hiding laundry accidents, home decor, creating a costume, decorating a party and so much more. With vibrant colors, this Rit Dye will give a special touch on your project and it will make your old fabric look like new. It is also a perfect product to create an ombré, dip dyed or tye dye pattern. If you do not use the whole bottle of dye in one project, you can save it for another time and the liquid will be just fine.
PLEASE NOTE: Color results vay by fabric type, amount of dye used, water temperature and time in dye bath. Not recommended for synthetic fibers (fabrics containing more than 35% polyester, acrylic or acetate.) Not recommended for fabrics with a rubber backing or labeled Cold Water Wash or Dry Clean Only. May not be effective on bleach damaged fabrics. If in doubt, teste dye a swatch first. Package color reflects approximate results when dyeing white or off-white 100% cotton.
Pre-wash fabric to remove any finishes or stains. For every pound of dry fabric, use half of a bottle of dye with 3 gallons of the hottest water safe for the fabric. Dye bath must have enough water for fabric to move freely. To achieve a darker or more intense color, double dye quantity. Do not use bleach to remove color.
Shake well before using. Wear rubber gloves. Add hot water to a plastic bucket, stainless steel sink or stainless steel pot. Ideally, water temperature should be at 140 degrees or greater. Add 1 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent. For best results, add 1 cup of salt to the dye bath for cotton, rayon, or linen. Add 1 cup of vinegar to the dye bath for nylon, silk or wool. Add dye. Mix well. Submerge unfolded wet fabric into a dye bath. Stir constantly for 30 minutes or until desired color is achieved (up to 60 min). Fabric will look darker when wet and prior to washing. Rinse with cool water until rinse water begins to run clear. Wash in warm water with mild detergent by hand or in your washing machine with an old towel. Use Rit ColorStay Dye Fixate immediately after dyeing cotton, linen, rayon or raime to maximize color retention.
dyeing in a washing machine is the most convenient method for dyeing large items. Can be used in top-loader, front-loader or HE machines. Visit ritdye.com/washingmachine for detailed instructions. Stovetop is suggested when dyeing nylon. Before dyeing, visit ritdye.com for detailed instructions and a library of over 500 color recipes.
PRECAUTIONS: Contains salt and surfactants. May irritate eyes or skin. Do not get in eyes, on skin or clothing.
Product can be returned but the package can not be opened or damaged. Customers are responsible for the postage of all return items unless an incorrect item or size was sent to its address ; Refunds and Exchanges must be within 2 weeks.