This week I wanted to share how I always get a great, deep, rich black when I re-dye my favorite black pants.
We often find folks get frustrated that they cannot dye a dark enough black and, to be honest, this is a common issue for most dark dye colors. But getting the rich, dark color you want is simple if you know a few key things. So here are my four top tips for getting the blackest black!
This dyeing method allows me to get really hot water, and to keep it consistently hot, while easily monitoring my projects to make sure everything is getting dyed evenly.
- Hot Water
Did I mention hot water? Rit Dye’s core colors love hot water because it helps the material’s fibers to relax and thoroughly absorb the dye.
- The Whole Bottle of Dye or more…
The more dye, the deeper the color. When I dye a pair of pants I use a whole bottle of black in the dye bath. If I am dyeing more than one thing, I often add two whole bottles to the dye bath. Don’t hold back with black.
- Color Stay Dye Fixative
Spraying or soaking my projects in Rit Color Stay Dye Fixative helps keep the vibrancy of the color after dyeing as well as minimizes in a BIG way any color bleeding in the rinse process and future washings (as in it keeps 2x as much color)! This is probably my ultimate secret weapon in keeping my black BLACK.
See how I dyed my faded black pants black again.
So, that sums it up. Four easy steps that keep my favorite black pants black. Now go dye your black clothes BLACK again!