The shade you achieve will depend on 3 things:
1. FABRIC TYPE
• Cotton, linen & viscose will dye to full shade.
• Polyester/cotton & polyester/viscose mixes (aka 'polyester mixes') will dye to lighter shade.
• Do not machine dye wool, silk, polyester, acrylic, nylon & fabric with special finishes e.g. ‘dry clean only'.
2. FABRIC AMOUNT
• One pack will dye up to 600g of fabric (e.g. jeans, bath towel, double sheet) to the full shade & up to 1.2kg of
fabric to a lighter shade.
• Multiple packs will dye larger amounts to full shade, e.g. 2 packs for 1200g (e.g. double duvet) or 4 packs for 2kg (e.g. curtains).
3. ORIGINAL FABRIC COLOUR
• You can change one strong colour to another (or dye it to a lighter shade) by using DYLON PRE-DYE which
lightens before you dye, ready for colour change.
• Otherwise, colour mixing rules apply, e.g. blue dye on red fabric gives purple.
• Patterned fabric will often still show through.
• Don’t dye more than half machine’s maximum load to avoid crowding which will give patchy results.
• Don’t use more than five packs of dye at once.
• Dyeing may not cover stains, faded areas or bleach marks. Polyester stitching will not dye.
• After dyeing, wash separately or with similar colours for first two washes to remove any excess dye.
• FOR USE IN AUTOMATIC FRONT LOADING WASHING MACHINES ONLY. DO NOT USE IN LAUNDERETTE MACHINES.
• IN ADDITION TO THE DYE, YOU WILL NEED: 500g of salt and rubber gloves
1. Weigh dry fabric to ensure you have sufficient dye.
2. Wash fabric thoroughly, even if new, to remove stains/finishes/softeners which may not be visible to the eye.
3. Remove the damp fabric from the machine and set it aside. Do not dry the damp fabric.
4. Wearing rubber gloves, empty full contents of pack(s) into the dry drum (not the soap dispenser).
5. Add 500g of salt, covering area where the dye powder was added (only 500g required for any amount of dye).
6. Put the damp unfolded fabric into the machine.
7. Select and run a 40°C cotton cycle (do not use pre-wash, economy, quick wash or half load cycles).
8. When complete cycle has finished, remove fabric from the machine. Dry fabric away from direct heat & sunlight.
9. Then add your usual detergent & run another 40°C cycle with the machine empty in order to ensure that the
machine is clean.
10. If any dye is still left in the machine, add detergent as usual, add a cup of bleach to the empty drum & run
another 40°C cycle with the machine empty.