Dyed Golf Balls
Dyed golf balls are fun for gift-giving, for wedding and party favors and for sports and golf events. It takes just a few minutes to do the dyeing and it’s so much fun.
Rit has always dyed golf balls. They used to always have a surlyn (nylon) cover. However, the finish on golf balls keeps changing and now some have a urethane (polyester) cover. So to be sure Rit will dye them, we recommend using our new Rit DyeMore Synthetic Dye, which dyes polyester and nylon along with other synthetics.
- White Golf Balls
- Rit DyeMore Synthetic Dye
- Deep 2-Cup Container
- Slotted Spoon
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Large Metal Spoon
- Rubber Gloves
- Measuring Cup
- Paper Towels
- Plastic Table Cover
- Gather your golf balls and supplies. We used DyeMore on both Taylor Made Project (a) balls with a urethane cover and Bridgestone e6 balls with a surlyn cover. The colors turned out the same.
- Cover work area around stove with plastic table cover or newspaper and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills.
- Heat a pot of water on the stove until it boils. (You will need about 2 cups of water for each color, and this will dye 3 golf balls.) If you plan to dye a large quantity of golf balls, you will need a lot more water and a large container.
- Dye Preparation: Shake all dye bottles before measuring. Fill a 3-cup container with 2 cups boiling water. Make sure container is deep enough to cover the golf balls. Add 2 teaspoons dye and stir. The amount of dye used affects the shade of the golf ball. For darker shades, use more dye and for lighter shades, use less dye. A slotted spoon is helpful for lifting the golf balls in and out of the dye to check the color. More specific recipes are listed below.
- For Racing Red, 2 teaspoons of dye were used. To check the color, dip a swatch of cotton fabric or a paper towel in the dye. If the color is too light, add more dye; if it is too dark, add more water. Save your swatch, if you plan to do more dyeing! It’s helpful for future projects.
- Immerse golf balls into dye for 2 to 5 minutes. Very light colors may require 15 to 20 minutes. Stir and check color frequently. Remove golf balls when you are satisfied with the color.
- Wash golf balls in warm soapy water; rinse and dry on paper towels.