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Announcing Rit DyeMore, Rit’s New Polyester Dye!

Rit now dyes polyester!

Yes, you read that right. We’ve developed a new dye, Rit DyeMore, that dyes synthetics. This means polyester, polyester blends, acetate and acrylic are now all dyeable with Rit. And while nylon has always been a material Rit could dye, it dyes to even richer shades with DyeMore.

For those of you who have missed our old formula that dyed golf balls, golf discs and lacrosse heads, Rit DyeMore once again allows you to dye these items bright, beautiful colors. And it can dye your 3D printed creations too.

Rit DyeMore requires a higher temperature than our all-purpose dye, so for the best results use the stovetop method. Available in 12 colors, DyeMore can be found in our online store, on Amazon.com and in Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann stores.

For more on what you can make with DyeMore, check out what we’ve dyed to date!

Available in 12 colors, DyeMore can be found via our Store Locator.

DyeMore Sapphire Blue Polka Dot Dress
Graphite DyeMore Easton Lacrosse Head
Super Pink DyeMore Raincoat
Super Pink DyeMore
Daffodil Yellow DyeMore Overdyed Dress
DyeMore Racing Red
DyeMore Sapphire Blue Peacock Green Lace Dress
DyeMore Golf Balls
   
  • aemish

    awesome!!!!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Dixie, Thank you for reaching out. It can if the cushion covers are removable, but it may take a longer time in the dye bath due to the waterproof finish. Hope this helps!

  • Melissa

    Has anyone tried dying disc golf discs with this new dye yet?

    • http://www.theritstudio.com Dianne Giancola

      Hi Melissa, Yes I have dipped golf discs into an almost boiling dye bath and it worked; however, you must watch them carefully to be sure they don’t melt. Check out the basic instructions for using DyeMore on the home page.

  • Laurie

    I know this says to use stovetop, but has anyone tried it in the washing machine?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Laurie,
      You can use our regular washing machine method as long as the material is not polyester. The washing machine may not give you as good of color results as the product works best on the stove-top. For polyester to dye well it needs the consist hot water temperature for atleast 30 minutes to get good color results. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Kristen

    So, my question is if I potentially want to go buy a pair of jeans and dye them a dark and rich color, like a deep maroon, since the thread is often polyester and doesn’t take to regular Rit Dye, will Rit DyeMore work the same and evenly on my cotton pants as the polyester thread on them? Also when dying dark, is it better to start with white or gray pants? I don’t want to loose a lot of saturation though.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kristen, Yes, Rit DyeMore can be used on cotton jeans and will successfully dye the polyester thread. We recommend the stove top method when dyeing polyester. We would also recommend purchasing white jeans. Information on using Rit DyeMore can be found at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Charles, Rit Dye will not cover bleach spots because the fibers have been damaged. However, if the spots are small and not too extreme, we recommend trying to spot dye the areas. As another option, if the garment is ruined and you want to give dyeing a try, remove the color from the item using Rit Color Remover. This will bring it to an off-white or cream color. If you can still see the bleach spots, launder the item in the washing machine or sink with warm water, detergent and 1 cup of liquid bleach. Rinse and launder again. Then follow one of our dyeing techniques. Please note that many times bleach damage can appear as yellowing, and if this is the case, this cannot be reversed using Rit Color Remover.

  • Lisa Tufts Clark

    I’m freaking out my husband and I are renewing our wedding vows next week in Florida on the beach. Everyone is wearing white, but unfortunately the dress I Love and thought to be white lace is actually off-white! It looks white in the picture online and even says its white but when I got it, it looks more off-white or ivory. I’m extremely afraid of bleach because of the lace and feel it will ruin it. Do you have any suggestions on how to turn my beautiful ivory lace dress to white? Or possibly lavender as that is the secondary color? Please help!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lisa, What is the fabric content of the dress and the washing instructions on the material?

  • Alexandra

    Hi! Will you be coming out with more colors anytime soon? I have a short white lace dress I would like to dye Wine, but the lining is 100% polyester and I want to have the lace and the lining both dye. Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Alexandra,
      We do not have any new colors being released soon. You may try experimenting with mixing the Dye More colors together to see if a wine color can be achieved. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of paper towel or scrap fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Jesde

    Wow! Great product! I have some subtlety striped sunbrella cushion covers I would like to stain a uniform color. Is this possible? Maybe using the stovetop and a darker stain color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, it would not dye them a solid uniform color if they are starting out with a pattern. So sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Epiphanie

    Will this be available in black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Epiphanie,
      We do not have Black available at this time. The closest to black we have to offer is Graphite that is a dark grey. Hope this is helpful.

  • http://www.ritdye.com David Holt

    How well would these dyes work on faux fur fabrics like those used to make puppets, stuffed toy animals and mascot suits?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi David,
      These dyes work great on faux furs and other synthetic fabrics! You will need to make sure that the items you are dyeing can move around freely in a pot on the stove-top. Hope this information is helpful!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Judith Dalessandro

    I tried dyeing some synthetic sandals to the chocolate brown (DyeMore), however I only used one bottle, and they didn’t dye dark enough nor did they dye to a uniform color. They started out white and brand-new. I did use the stove-top method. Any suggestions? Should I try again, using two bottles of the chocolate brown?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Judith, If they are uneven, you will want to use the Rit Color Remover to remove the current color and make them even again. You can then redye. We would suggest doing 2 bottles on the stove top and make sure to constantly stir them to achieve a uniform color. Hope this helps!

      • http://www.ritdye.com Judith Dalessandro

        Thanks. I think it dyed uneven because the pot I was using was a little too small. Maybe it’s time to buy a bigger pot!

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  • Molly Lewis

    I have an 80:20 polyester/cotton blend vintage style women’s baseball uniform that is a hideous pale pink. I want to dye it black. Will the graphite be dark enough and how well with this work with this ratio of poly blend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Molly, Rit’s new DyeMore will successfully dye 100% polyester along with polyester blends. If the current color is a very pale pink, you can dye over it using graphite. The stove top method is required when dyeing polyester. Also, we would recommend doubling the amount of dyed used. Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

      • Molly Lewis

        Thank you! Just ordered a couple of bottles. We’ll see how it goes. Do you recommend lessening the amount of water used, to get the black shade I’m hoping for?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Molly, Graphite is a dark grey color, but will not achieve black. When dyeing a dark color, we always recommend doubling the amount of dye used to achieve the darkest shade possible. You can also use less water, but you will need to ensure the fabric has enough room to move freely in the dyebath. Hope this helps.

  • Christiana

    Hello! I have a dark brown couch that I want to dye black. Do you think the graphite would come out in a black shade since the couch is already a dark brown? Are you going to be coming out with a black shade soon?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Christiana, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the couch cover?

  • Sara

    I have a polyester/spandex blend costume I wanted to dye dark red. It’s currently black and I’m trying for a deep dark red color. Can Rit Dye More do this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sara,
      Unfortunately red cannot be achieved over black. You would need to remove the color from the fabric before dyeing. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Gwen

    I have a light teal dress that I’m hoping to make a somewhat darker shade of green, more kelly/emerald green if possible. It’s two layers, a polyester lining and a nylon/spandex lace on top. Do you think I could blend peacock green with some yellow to achieve this? What ratio would you recommend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Gwen,
      Unfortunately when overdyeing it hard to say exactly what color would be achieved. You may try experimenting to see what kind or results you may get. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Toni, We do not recommend using Rit Dye for upholstered fabric because after the dye is applied, the excess dye must be removed. This can be difficult to achieve with furniture and if the excess dye is not completely removed, it can rub off on clothing. Rit Dye performs best with fabric that can be removed from the furniture, such as slipcovers or pillow covers, and immersed in a dyebath. Then the fabric can be rinsed and laundered as directed to remove the excess dye.

  • Mrs.Hughes

    I have a maxi dress that is black/white/orange and want to turn it into all black. The dress is 65% rayon 30% polyester and 5%spandex. I used one bottle of regular black RitDye with washer, and it turned the Orange and white into just a tint of black (white into grey and orange into burnt orange). Any way to fix to make it all black? I didn’t realize turning something all black is this complicated. Did I miss a step? I read there is Rit Dyemore sold online for polyester, will I have a better chance using that?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. In order to get a solid black, the material would need to be an all over even color prior to dyeing. You might try using the Rit Color Remover to remove the color and then dye it. Unfortunately, the color remover may not be able to turn the fabric all white, which could cause issues achieving a solid color. You would have better luck achieving a darker black by using Dye More in Graphite. Hope this helps!

      • Mrs.hughes

        Will Dye more work on the material that it is? How much should be purchased (1-2 bottles)? Is the dye more sold locally or only online?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Dye More will work well on rayon and polyester blends. We recommend 1/2 bottle for every 1 lb of dry weight fabric. For a darker color, we recommend doubling the dye amount. Dye More is best found at Hobby Lobby or online from our website or Amazon. Hope this information is helpful!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, We suggest using a stainless steel, porcelain or glass container dedicated for dyeing. We do not recommend using plastic or fiberglass since the dye may permanently stain these containers. Additionally, aluminum may discolor but it is safe to use. If you must reuse the container for cooking, it is recommended to clean the container with chlorine bleach or a powdered cleanser. Hope this information is helpful!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kerry, Thank you for reaching out. You could try overdyeing the napkins with some Chocolate Brown or a mix of Chocolate Brown and Racing Red in the Dye More line. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Carly, You can find the SDS here at this link: https://www.ritdye.com/safety It is under Rit Liquid Dye and this SDS is for all liquid variants of our dye products. Hope this helps!

  • Haley the Hedgehog

    Can DyeMore work on materials such as Spandex or Nylons?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, is the recommended dye to use when dyeing nylon and other synthetic fabrics. If fabric is more than 10% spandex, there is the possibility that the very hot water required to activate the dye could damage the elasticity. Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Jarren D

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am to find out about this. This is a REALLY BIG DEAL. I don’t know how you guys managed to make a dye that dyes polyester in vivid colors that you can use on a stove top – all I can say is, this stuff WILL BE MINE…

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jarren, So glad to hear you are as excited as we are!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We would suggest trying to overdye with purple. It may not dye as well if a sink or washing machine method is used as polyester requires very hot water to open up the fibers to allow the dye to penetrate. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Brandi

    I’m going to have to take a look at this stuff! It looks like just what I need. I have a question- would this work on dying a synthetic wig?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Brandy, Rit DyeMore can be used to dye a synthetic wig. Make sure you rinse the wig until the water runs clear to remove all excess dye. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ As a note, if the wig currently has color, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Tara Vance

    My daughter has a white polyester dress that she is wearing for a wedding. What color or colors do you recommend to get a pale peach shade?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Tara,
      We do not offer a peach color in DyeMore. You may try experimenting with mixing Apricot Orange and Sandstone to get the shade you would like to achieve.
      Hope this information is helpful.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Tara Vance

        Thank you!

  • Rose B.

    Please update when the dye will be available in other stores. I live in Philadelphia where we have many nearby crafts stores (Jo-Ann, Michaels, AC Moore, and independently operated shops), but no Hobby Lobby. (The closest Hobby Lobby is a 60-mile, 1-1/2 hour round trip!)

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rose, The dye can also be ordered online through our website at http://www.ritstudio.com.

  • Joani

    can any of the colors be mixed together to get navy?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Joani,
      At this time we do not have a way to achieve Navy. The closest color would be Sapphire Blue. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Layla, Rit’s graphite DyeMore will result in a dark gray color when dyeing fabric that is 100% polyester. Since the fabric is currently brown, the brown and dark gray would mix to create a new color. It is hard to say when overdyeing exactly what color you would achieve. Hope this information is helpful.

    • Layla

      Thankyou, will it be available in stores in Australia anytime soon?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Layla,
        Unfortunately we do not have any store recommendation for Australia. We would recommend checking at a craft or fabric store in your area. You can also purchase DyeMore from our website. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Erin, It would depend on the washing instructions of the dress. It could potentially dye or damage the beads/sequins if they are made from a plastic. Hope this helps.

  • Lj

    good morning! I would like to dye dark navy blue softball pants made of 100% polyester to black. Can I use the original dye with extra heat or do I need the dye more? I already purchased the original Rit.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lj, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the all-purpose dye would not work on the polyester fabric. Dye More would be required on the polyester, however, it would not be able to turn the material black. Graphite comes out a dark grey on polyester, but it would not be able to cover over the existing dark navy. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • carmen

    hi i would like to dye a jade/teal colored polyester pillow case with a vinyl monogram printed on it in white. i know i will not be able to ideally lighten it so i was thinking about dying it a darker gray. one, would the vinyl print be affected by the dye and two, what color would i have to use to obtain this dark gray color. thanks

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Carmen, There 2 colors that would successfully dye over jade/teal are dark green or black, however, these colors are not available in the DyeMore line. Rit DyeMore grahite would achieve a dark gray when dyeing white polyester fabric. We cannot advise what color you would achieve if you dyed over the existing color using graphite. Vinyl is a dyeable fabric, which would take on the color of the dye. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Savannah

    I’ve heard that in order to stovetop dye, your pot cannot be aluminum. Is this true? Or will an aluminum pot work fine for dying polyester?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Savannah, We recommend using a stainless steel or enamel pot. Aluminum pots can also be used, but the aluminum can become scratched and pitted from the salt in the dye so using an old pot you no longer care about might be the best course of action. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Katie Arnold

    I have a question. I have an apple red 100% polyester dress, and would like it to come out a deep burgandy/wine color. What is recommended?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Katie,
      It is hard to say what kind of results would be achieved when overdyeing. At this time we do not have any recommendations on how to create a burgundy/wine color with our dyes when overdyeing a preexisting color. You may try experimenting with mixing our dyes to try to create the color you would like to achieve. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Ann, The color result will vary when using Rit DyeMore depending on the fabric that is being dyed. When you view a bottle of DyeMore peacock green, where the name of the color is stamped on the bottle will show the color that would be close to the color you would achieve if dyeing 100% polyester. We do not have a color recipe to offer to achieve a true crayola green. You might try experimenting with mixing colors to see if you might achieve a shade of green that would work for you. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Keri, Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a burgundy hue with the Dye More line at this time. We would suggest experimenting with the Chocolate Brown and Racing Red to see if you can get close to the color you are looking for on the polyester. The Daffodil Yellow can be lightened by adding more water or using less dye and keeping a close eye on the fabric. Remove it when it is just a little darker than what you want as the item will dry lighter. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jagen, Thank you for reaching out. We would suggest using the all-purpose dye as wood is porous and it will adhere very well. You could also experiment with the Dye More colors to see if it will give you brighter colors. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Martha, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there is not a way to create an indigo blue with the Dye More line at this time. So sorry for the inconvenience. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Nat

    Would this product work on dying 100% polyester curtains? I’m hoping to save some cash by dying white lace curtains to my desired color.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nat, Yes, Rit’s new DyeMore line is formulated to work on polyester and other synthetic fabrics. You can view the steps to follow when dyeing using Rit DyeMore at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Karen Xenakis

    I have an aqua colored dress that I would like to dye navy / dark blue. The dress is 100% cotton, but the lining is 100% polyester. What product would you recommend?

    If I’m interested in overdying it, would the Sapphire Blue, plus some Graphite work well?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Karen, The graphite can only reach a dark grey on polyester, so it would not work well to mix the graphite with the Sapphire Blue. Is the lining extremely noticeable? You could dye the dress using the Sapphire Blue to get the lining to take the dye and then overdye with the Navy Blue for the cotton material to dye darker. Hope this helps!

  • Andrea

    I would like to dye my wedding dress pink for a “trash the dress” photo shoot. What should i use and what process since it is a little bit bigger item? It is 90% polyester.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Andrea, Thank you for reaching out. Polyester dyes best on the stove top, since that would not be possible we would suggest boiling water and adding it to a container that is large enough for the item to freely move around in and that you do not mind being tinted. Since the stove top method cannot be used, it may not dye as dark as you are looking for. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Andrea

        Am i going to use the dyemore and how long do i leave it in the dye for? Also, do i move it around when it’s soaking?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Andrea, When dyeing, constant agitation is required so that the dyebath is evenly distributed throughout the fabric. If left to soak the dye cannot adhere to the fabric and the color result would be uneven. We would recommend stirring for at least 30 minutes. For a darker effect, the fabric can be stirred longer. Hope this helps.

          • Andrea

            Should i keep adding the boiling water to the big bin to keep it hot then?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Andrea, No you don’t have to keep adding hot water, all water should be heated and added at the beginning of the dye process. Adding more is unnecessary. Hope this helps!

  • Lizzie

    I bought a bright pink dress, 100% polyester, at a discount because it had a small greyish blue stain on it (no idea what the stain is…). However, after two dry cleaning attempts, the stain is still there. I’m hoping to salvage this dress by dyeing it a dark colour. Would the graphite dye achieve something close to black? I really don’t want to have wasted £15 on this stupid dress, but the shape and fit is perfect, so I want to save it! Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lizzie, The Graphite will dye a dark grey on polyester fabric. The stain may still be noticeable after dyeing. For best results, use the stove top method. Hope this helps!

  • sue

    I have some 100% white polyester drapes that I would like to dye a light ivory. Can you please advise how or if I can achieve? Thanks

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sue, Unfortunately, we are unable to create an ivory with Dye More at this time. The closest that could be achieved would be more of an ecru by using a diluted version of the Sandstone hue. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Amin I

    Hi. I’m looking to dye a 100% polyester, olive drab color backpack: those that they use in the military, a very dull green color – you know the color. The final result should be brighter, harmonious with green. I was thinking of coloring it either Kentucky Sky, Peacock green or Sapphire blue. What do you recommend for a “manly” (darker but not too dark) color, preferably more blue than green? Can I straight up color the polyester without using your RIT color remover, and would that make the Kentucky Sky a bit more green? Thanks a lot

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Amin, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Color Remover would not be effective on the polyester, so it is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing the existing olive drab color. It may not come out the color you are expecting. You might try a sample piece from a hidden seam. By doing this you could experiment with overdyeing using the colors you mentioned. Hope this information is helpful.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Amin I

        Well, I have totally changed my mind on the color and would like to do a dark earth (red is the primary color) military backpack. What color would you recommend to make it less “military” looking? I think blue would make it turn more purplish, and orange would make it turn more orangish, right? I was thinking Sandstone (or chocolate brown). What do you think would be the outcome?????

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Rit Dye is intended for use on fabric that is off white or cream in color. If you dye over the existing color that color and the dye will mix to create a new color. By doing this you could experiment with overdyeing using the colors you mentioned. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Eliza

    Hi! I need to dye a while polyester and rayon dress lavender. The top of the dress is 100% rayon lace and the bottom is 100% polyester. Should I use a diluted version of the purple or dye it for less time? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Eliza, We would recommend using Rit’s new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore which will dye 100% polyester, acrylic, acetate, nylon, polyester/cotton blends along with natural fabrics. There is a royal purple available in the DyeMore line, which can be viewed at http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Instructions for dyeing can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hobby Lobby is the retail chain that carries this new dye line, or, it can be ordered at our website. Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Julie Boler

    Hello! I am so excited about this product. I just googled “can polyester take Rit dye” and this came up! It’s like you knew I was going to need this – lol. I have a taupe-colored dress covered with lace petals and sequins. I’d love to get a color in the purple zone – lavender would be best but I know it may end up a muddy color if I try to do a pastel with a taupe. Any suggestions on how to overdye to a pretty color, purple to blue-ish? Thank you!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Julie, Unfortunately, it is hard to say what color would be achieved when overdyeing a preexisting color. You might try experimenting with overdyeing using a piece of fabric cut from an inner seam of the dress using the different dyes to try to achieve a purplish or bluish color. Hope this information is helpful.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Julie Boler

        Thank you. Is that true of dying cotton and linen as well, or is it just harder to tell with the new stuff?

        • http://www.ritdye.com Julie Boler

          PS (sorry!) is it highly likely it will be hard to get a color that isn’t brownish?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Julie, The different is that with natural fabrics such as cotton or linen, Rit color remover can be used to take the fabric back to an off-white or cream color and prepare it for dyeing a new color. Since the synthetic fabric you have is taupe, it would be difficult to achieve a true purple or blue color. Think of the original color and the dye mixing in the same way as paint does to create a new color. Hope this helps.

          • http://www.ritdye.com Julie Boler

            It does, thank you so much!

  • Bryn

    Hi, I’m interested in this product. I’ve been experimenting with thickening up polyester dye and painting it on paper for transfer printing to polyester fabric. (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkuGVhKRLc8 ) Can Rit DyeMore be used in this way?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Bryn, It is not its intended purpose, so we would suggest experimenting to see how well it will hold up. To thicken the product, we suggest using corn starch. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Sandy, We would suggest using Frost Grey and Graphite. Mix in graphite by the teaspoon to darken the overall shade of the grey. Dip in a piece of paper towel prior to adding in the fabric to make sure it is the correct shade. Please keep in mind that it will dye lighter than the paper towel due to the nature of polyester. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Stephanie, Racing Red will come out more of a true red as long as the water is hot enough and the polyester has enough time to absorb the dye. Using a bucket will not give you the true red results you are after as the polyester requires the boiling water. If there is not enough room, they would not dye evenly. If you want to give the bucket method a try, be sure to start with the hottest water possible keeping them agitating for about 30-60 minutes. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Shannon, At this time, we do not have a recipe for coral in the Dye More line. Your best bet would be to mix Sandstone and Racing Red. Dip in a piece of paper towel before adding the fabric. Also, keep in mind the polyester will dye lighter than the paper towel. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Davia, It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. You could try overdyeing with the red and if it does not achieve the desired results, the color can be removed with Rit Color Remover and redone. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Brittani

    Hello, I have a white 100%polyester dress that needs to be more of a cream/off-white color to wear as a bridesmaid. How would you recommend I go about achieving this color? If it doesn’t turn out, or is too dark is there a way to “start over”?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Brittany, We would recommend using Rit’s new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, will dye 100% polyester, acrylic, acetate, nylon and polyester/cotton blends.
      The colors available in the new DyeMore line can be viewed at http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ If after dyeing the fabric you find you do not like the color, you can use Rit’s color remover to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. Hobby Lobby is the retail chain that carries the new DyeMore line, or, it can be ordered online at our website. Hope this information is helpful.

  • carol marshall

    hi I have a mulberry dress, polyester, spandex type with a mess upper part that I would like to dye. What color could I dye since its already a darker color? I would like to have it for a mother of the bride dress since it’s in a barn venue..??

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Carol, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. You could try the Racing Red or Chocolate Brown for overdyeing.

  • Lindsey

    Hi, should I have any concern with dying shoes? This article mentions that it requires high temperature and I’m just worried what this might do to the overall structure of the shoe…

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lindsey, What type of shoes do you want to dye and what fabric are they made from? We can better assist you once we have this additional information.

  • Anna

    Hello. I want to dye black dress pants to freshen up the color. Would graphite do the trick since there is no black dye available?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Anna, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content?

  • Tazza Lyon

    I want to dye some chairs, I believe they are a polyester velvet type material but not positive on the exact fabric. Would I still be able to do this even though you say high temperatures? Thank you

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Tazza, Thank you for reaching out. Are you trying to dye the chair covers or the upholstery?

      • Tazza Lyon

        The upholstery. 🙂

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Tazza, Thank you for reaching out. We do not recommend using Rit Dye for upholstered fabric because after the dye is applied, the excess dye must be removed. This can be difficult to achieve with furniture and if the excess dye is not completely removed, it can rub off on clothing. Rit Dye performs best with fabric that can be removed from the furniture, such as slipcovers or pillow covers, and immersed in a dyebath. Then the fabric can be rinsed and laundered as directed to remove the excess dye. So sorry for any inconvenience.

          • Tazza Lyon

            Thank you for your help, I appreciate it!

  • Jess

    I want to dye this slipcover with the Graphite dye. It’s a 100% polyester-velvet like fabric. However, the washing instructions(for the slipcover) say to dry clean or use cold water and I’m just concerned dying it at the required(or preferred stovetop) temp/method might ruin the velvet texture and the fabric in general. Do you think it would be alright?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jess, Since the fabric tag states the slipcover should be dry cleaned, or, washed in cold water, we would not recommend using Rit DyeMore. It is possible the hot water temperature required would damage the fabric. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • tiffany Wright

    Hi, I want to dye some 100% polyester spandex chair covers. Will this dye work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Tiffany, Thank you for reaching out. We have a dye called Rit DyeMore, released spring 2015, which has been specifically formulated to dye synthetics. It will dye 100% polyester, polyester blends, acrylic and nylon. If you’ve used all-purpose Rit, DyeMore works slightly differently, requiring more heat and time to set the color. It’s best to use Rit DyeMore with the stovetop method, getting the dye bath to 180-212 degrees.

      For 100% polyester and for polyester blends, we recommend dyeing the item for at least 30 minutes and using two bottles of dye to get rich, dark colors. It will look like the polyester has absorbed the dye in 5-10 minutes, but it needs the full 30 minutes to truly take and keep the color as the dye will wash out a little once rinsed. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Carol, When using Rit DyeMore, very hot water is required to activate the dye. If the fabric tag states it should be washed in cold water, the hot water required (180 to 212 degrees) may damage the fabric. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Stephen N Clark

    I have a marine blue polyester shrug and want to color it to navy blue. Should I use the navy blue to achieve the color? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is polyester, the Rit Dye More would need to be used. This dye line does not carry a Navy Blue at this time. The darkest blue would be the Sapphire Blue. So sorry for any inconvenience.

      • Stephen N Clark

        No problem. Thanks for a quick response!

      • Stephen N Clark

        Just thinking if a mix of sapphire blue and black might work..,

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Mixing Sapphire Blue and Graphite would likely not achieve a Navy Blue as Graphite can only achieve a dark grey on polyester, so mixing the two could cause more of a muddy color on your polyester fabric. If you have any scrap pieces of polyester, we would suggest doing a test batch before dyeing the shrug.

          • Stephen N Clark

            Excellent info! Thanks again…

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Rachel, Thank you for reaching out. Is the dress polyester or what is the fabric content of the material?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jenna, The Dye More will work on the polyester sheer top layer, but would not be as effective on the silk lining. Hope this helps.

  • Sharon

    I have a slate grey chiffon bridesmaid dress that I need to dye navy. Would any combination of your dyes be able to achieve a very dark navy?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sharon, Thank you for reaching out. We have two different types of dyes to choose from, depending on the material. All Purpose for natural fibers and DyeMore for synthetic fibers. We would suggest checking the fabric care label to ensure you are using the correct dye line for you project. Then we might be able to determine a color of Navy Blue for you. Hope this helps

  • Karen

    If I were to dye a (very) large amount of fabric in a large plastic tub, it won’t dye the tub, will it? (it’s not mine!)
    And exactly what temperature is needed to dye with this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Karen, It will dye the plastic tub or any kind of plastic it would come in contact with. For Dye More, we suggest boiling water or the hottest water possible for best results. Hope this helps!

  • Nancy

    I have a deep plum/violet 100% polyester formal evening gown with a lot silver beading on the top section, I would like to dye black. I don’t have a problem if the beading also dyes black (will they?). I’m mostly concerned because the instructions state “dry clean only”. Will the process of dying with Dye More
    ruin the dress?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nancy, Thank you for reaching out. The Graphite is only able to achieve a dark grey on polyester. Since the dress is starting out as a dark shade, you may not notice much of a change in color. If labeled as dry clean only, the hot water required for dyeing could potentially cause damage to the dress. So sorry for any inconvenience.

  • DeeDee

    Is a soda ash pre-soak useful or necessary with Rit Dye-More (dyeing a white article orange) ?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Dee Dee, Soda ash does not help our products bind to the fabric. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Arren Douglas

    Would this product dye a cream recliner slipcover pink? It is %98 polyester %2 spandex

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Arren, Since the slipcover is mainly polyester, it is dyeable using Rit’s new DyeMore. When dyeing polyester, the stove top method is recommended. Instructions for dyeing using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hope this information is helpful.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Arren Douglas

        Is it possible to dye ivory/cream to white with your white dye? Thank you for your reply

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Arren, You can lighten the color by adding more water to the solution. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi VictoriaRose, Rit’s new DyeMore line offers 12 colors, which can be viewed at http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Rit does not offer a product that will take the curtains to white. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Ali, Threads are often made from polyester. If the thread is 100% polyester, Rit Graphite will dye it dark gray. All other fabrics will achieve black when using Graphite. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Bronwyn, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the Graphite can only achieve a dark grey on polyester fabric, so dyeing over an item that is already Navy would not achieve any color results as the Navy is too dark for the Graphite to cover over. At this time we do not have a product to remove color from polyester fabric so they can be dyed a different shade. So sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Larissa

    I have an acetate/rayon blend dress that I would like to die. Will the Dye More fully die the rayon in the fabric as well as the acetate?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Larissa, Yes! You can use the all-purpose or the Dye More on that fabric type. Hope this helps!

      • Larissa

        Thank you!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Kelly Chivers

    Hi. I need to dye some tulle and stretch mesh aubergine. What would the colour recipe be please?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kelly, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the material? If polyester, the closest that could be achieved to Aubergine would be using straight Royal Purple. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Lisa, The yellow would affect the shade you achieve, but if pale, you should be able to get good results dyeing it with the Royal Purple. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kathryn, Unfortunately, since the color cannot be removed from polyester at this time, there would not be a way to go from dark purple to red. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • rose

    I have a all white dress that is 80 polyester and 20 spandex how do i get it to a dark burgundy or even a wine color

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rose, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a specific recipe to create a burgundy using Dye More. You might try experimenting with Racing Red and Chocolate Brown. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Joanne Park

    I ordered a dress in “Ice grey” and was sent a dress that is cream in colour. It is 100% polyester lined and 100% polyester mesh overlay with flowers embroidered in 100% cotton.
    Do I dare? Will it be blotchy?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Joanne, Thank you for reaching out. We have a Frost Grey in Dye More that would work on the polyester. It would not dye blotchy or uneven as long as the fabric is being agitated and has enough room to freely move around. Hope this helps!

  • JENNIFER D

    I JUST BOUGHT ECRU COLORED CURTAINS THAT ARE 100% POLYESTER AND ALSO STATE DRY CLEAN ONLY. DO YOU THINK I CAN DYE THEM PURPLE. THANKS

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jennifer, We do not recommend dyeing fabric where the tag states dry clean only. The reason is that the very hot water required to activate the dye may damage the fabric. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Laura, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately we do not have a color to recommend. Since it is polyester DyeMore is required. The existing color and dye will mix and create a new color. You may try experimenting and test a small piece if fabric in the dyebath. Hope this helps!

  • Sarah

    Hello,
    I have an item that is 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex, how well will the dye take to this fabric?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sarah, Thank you for reaching out. Since the spandex content is under 20% the Rit all-purpose dye will take well to the fabric. Hope this helps!

  • A.G

    I ordered some gold sheets that are made of polyester, I ordered gold but when I got the sheets they were more of a tan/beige color. I’d like to die them so they’re more of a gold color. Any suggestions

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We are unable to create the color gold in our Dye More line at this time. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Anna, The Dye process requires boiling the material on the stove and then rinsing and rewashing. Graphite turns a grey hue on polyester fabric. The issue you will run into is that Dye More works on polyester, but not wool and the all-purpose will work on the wool, but not the polyester so you likely would not achieve a black hue over the green. So sorry for any inconvenience.

    • Anna

      Would it work if I dyed it once with Dye More and once with the all purpose dy with the same color?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Anna, It is hard to say what the outcome will be when using both dyes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Michelle

    I have 3 pair of black dress pants one is 49% polyester 48% rayon and 3% spandex the other two are 64% poly 34% rayon and 2% spandex. I would really prefer to use the regular dye and do it in my washing machine. Will it work on any of them since they aren’t 100% poly?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Michelle, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the material contains too much polyester to be successful with the all-purpose dye. Sorry about that!

  • Christina martinez

    Will rit dye more shrink my 100Percent polyester dress dye to the tempatures it needs to be hot inplease help me asap

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Christina, When using Rit DyeMore, very hot water is required to activate the dye. If the fabric tag states it should be washed in cold water, the hot water required (180 to 212 degrees) may damage the fabric. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a burgundy hue using Dye More at this time. Mixing Graphite with Racing Red should produce a darker red hue. We suggest 1 bottle for every pound of fabric you have. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Adam, Unfortunately, polyester is unpredictable when dyeing. You might try overdyeing with Graphite or possibly Chocolate Brown. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jackie, The Dye More would need to be used on the polyester fabric. We have a daffodil yellow, shocking pink and royal purple. You can try lightening the yellow and purple by adding in more water to make a lighter hue. http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Unfortunately, there is not a way to make fuchsia with the Dye More at this time. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Sherri, Thank you for reaching out. The Kentucky Sky can be used to achieve a light blue hue. It can be lightened more to achieve and even lighter color, but a turquoise cannot be achieved with Dye More at this time. So sorry for the inconvenience. http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Lynda, We have a Daffodil Yellow that can be used. http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Natalie, Unfortunately, none of the colors would be able to dye over the black. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  • Claire

    I have a sweater with a 94% rayon and 4% polyester body and a 100% polyester trim. It says cold wash as well. Would the Dyemore work for this? Would the original Rit dye work for this? If not, could you recommend a dye that would? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Clair, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately all our dyes require very hot water to activate the color. We would not recommend dying cold wash only. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Marie

    I’m wanting to dye white polyester hex mesh fabric a champagne color. What would work best?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Marie, The closest we have to a champagne hue in Dye More is the Sandstone. You can lighten it by adding in more water. Hope this helps!

  • Lily Sarah Pliskin

    I have a cobalt blue vest made of 100% polyester that I would like to dye black. What’s the best process for this? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lily, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, Graphite will only reach a dark grey on polyester. It is hard to say what color you would achieve if you were to overdye it since it is already starting out as blue. Sorry about that.

  • Gracie Rayburn

    I have a bridesmaids dress that I bought from the Goodwill about 5 years ago. It is navy blue and has no fabric content label. So I’m at a loss there. I’m pretty sure it’s polyester in blend to some degree. Although, I was able to wash it in hot water without any warping or shrinking. I want to dye it green, the closer to emerald the better. The bodice is navy, with a sheer navy overlay. However the fabric that lines under the sheer–the bottom half of the dress–has kinda turned purple over the years. How do I achieve the green color? Would I dye it with the RITmore in yellow? I’m not really worried about ruining it, I just need to understand the formulation. TIA

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Gracie, Thank you for reaching out. It is common for bridesmaids dresses to be polyester. Unfortunately Rit Color remover would be required to take the color back to an off-white or cream color prior to dying. Since the dress is a synthetic material the color remover would not work and you would not be able to achieve the color you are looking for. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Zoe

    I have a yellow dress that I would like to dye. It is cotton eyelet with a polyester lining. How would I dye it and what color would work the best?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Zoe, Thank you for reaching out. The results would depend on how bright the dress is. You might try Apricot Orange, Racing Red, Chocolate Brown or Graphite.

  • yummychiken

    Hi there, I’d like to dye a cotton/poly blend jacket black. It is currently a light heather grey. I understand that RIT DyeMore in Graphite will only get to a dark grey on 100% polyester. Is there any way to get this jacket black since it’s a cotton/poly blend? Thank you!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Unfortunately, the darkest that could be achieve on the polyester blend would be a dark grey. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • breeann

    Looking to dye an ivory polyester blend dress. I would like to achieve more of a taupe color. Is it possible to dilute the brown to get a lighter color?

  • gtjblloyd

    Hi. I have a pink flowered comforter I’d like to dye blue. It’s a 55% cotton 45% polyester blend. What would I need to do to get a strong blue?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, The Rit Dye More would give you the best results since it has high amount of polyester. The darkest blue in that line is the Sapphire Blue. The hottest water will give you the best color results. Hope this helps!

      • gtjblloyd

        How many bottles of dye would you recommend for a twin size comforter? Will more dye strengthen the color?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi, The dye amount would depend on the weight of the fabric. One bottle will do 2 pounds dry weight. We recommend doubling the amount for darker colors.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Julie, Dye More can be found at Hobby Lobby at this time. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a wine or brownish burgundy hue. If you would like to give it a try, you could try experimenting by mixing Racing Red and Chocolate Brown. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Snarky Vegan

    I have a beige knit cardigan with a tag that reads 50/50 cotton/linen but there’s a very wide chiffon ruffle. Although the tag doesn’t mention what the ruffle is made of, it seems to me to be a synthetic chiffon with a raw unseamed edge for a feathery look. I’m at a loss as to which dye to use: Rit traditional dye or this new synthetic dye because of the chiffon. I’d like a darker color like the grey or brown, or a mix of the grey and brown. What do you recommend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, If you believe the chiffon ruffle is made from a synthetic fabric, we would recommend using Rit DyeMore. Frost Grey and Chocolate Brown are colors available in the DyeMore line: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Should you want to experiment mixing the colors, we would recommend testing the color of the dyebath with a paper towel or piece of fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, If the tag reads that it is cotton/linen you can use the all-purpose dye. If you believe the ruffle may be a different fabric content such as polyester, we would suggest using the Dye More. The Dye More would also dye the cotton/linen portion so that may be your best bet if you believe the chiffon is a different fabric type than what the label mentions. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Pamela, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say when overdyeing. The Peacock Green or Chocolate Brown would be your best option. Hope this helps!

  • Rei

    I have a pair of white leggings I would like to dye, they are a polyester/spandex mix. Is it possible or a lost cause?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. If the spandex is a low percentage you will be able to dye the leggings. Since it is synthetic fabric you will need to use Rit DyeMore. Hope this helps!

  • Debbie

    Hi,
    I have a dress that I am interested in dyeing. The outer layer is nylon and spandex and the lining is 100 o/o polyester. I would like to dye it a deeper tan/brown as I am wearing it to a country wedding and I feel that it is too light in color. I saw brown available in both kinds of dye. Which dye would you suggest for this job? Thanks!!
    Debbie

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Debbie, Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore would be required to successfully dye your dress since it is a synthetic fabric. DyeMore comes in a color called chocolate brown and you can find that online or at Hobby Lobby. Hope this helps!

  • Hannah

    I have a neon pink dress. Way, way too neon for my taste, but I love the cut. Can I dye it or is it a lost cause? If I can, what colors would work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Hannah, Thank you for reaching out. We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully.
      We would suggest checking the fabric care label to ensure you are using the correct dye line for your project. If all-purpose can be used we recommend using Rit color remover prior to dying for the best results. Unfortunately if DyeMore is required color remover would not work due to the synthetic fabric. When dying over the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color. Hope this helps!

  • Selina

    I have a white pleated skirt that is 100% polyester that I would like to dye navy blue. However, Rit DyeMore does not offer navy blue dye. How can I go about achieving this colour?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Selina, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, a Navy Blue is not achievable with the Dye More at this time and the all-purpose dye will not work to achieve the desired results. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Melanie Rotert

    I am wanting to dye a white couch a taupe color, the Rit dye buege is way too fleshy toned for what I am trying to achieve. Do you have recipes for other colors using Rit Dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Melanie, Thank you for reaching out. Are you trying to dye the couch or the couch cover? We do have a dye called taupe if that is not the color you are looking to achieve email us a picture at help@theritstudio.com and we will create a recipe if possible.

  • Bee

    Hello – I have a 1940’s dress which has been bleached by the sun across the shoulders. I have just tried Dylon Dye & Wash and it has done nothing. I would love to see it dyed black again. I was sold the dress as rayon but since it did not take the Dylon, I think it might be polyester. I wold like to try Rit but am concerned about shrinking the dress – any ideas?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We have new dye line called Rit DyeMore which is a synthetic dye. There is a color called Graphite which will dye most fabrics black but only dark grey for polyester. Unfortunately the bleach damage can cause the dye not to adhere to the fibers. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Rit DyeMore offers graphite, but this will only achieve a dark gray on fabric that is mostly polyester. It will dye other fabrics black. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Christina, Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe for burgundy using Dye More. We would suggest experimenting with Racing Red and Chocolate Brown if you wanted to experiment to reach a similar shade. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kati, Thank you for reaching out. A wine color cannot be achieved using the Dye More at this time. It will dye evenly using the Dye More. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Robin, Rit Dye will not cover bleach spots because the fibers have been damaged. However, if the spots are small and not too extreme, we recommend trying to spot dye the areas. Hope this helps!

  • Arin

    I have a polyester dress that’s white I need it to be red can I dye it. it has a black lace overlay

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Arin, Thank you for reaching out. Since the dress is polyester you would use Rit DyeMore which is a synthetic dye. It is available in a color called racing red which can be purchased online or at Hobby Lobby at this time. The black lace will not be able to be over dyed with the red. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Mimi Heart

    I have a cerise 100% polyester skirt, and I’m wondering if there’s any way to make it more of a purple. Any idea if that can be achieved with the Rit DyeMore?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Mimi, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what would happen with overdyeing. Since the color is unable to be removed from polyester, the only option would be to try overdyeing with the Royal Purple. It would depend on the starting color of the fabric. Hope this helps!

  • Jill

    I have just dyed some white linen pants to dark brown but the stitching stayed white while the rest dyed well. Is it possible to get the stitching dyed?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jill, You could try overdyeing with the Dye More Chocolate Brown. It sounds like the stitching is polyester, which is not dyeable with the all-purpose dyes. Hope this helps!

  • Amy

    I want to dye a champagne 100% polyester lace dress with a 100% polyester champagne lining black with the Rit DyeMore product. I wanted to know if the results would be a dark black or more of an off-black/dark grey?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Amy, Unfortunately with the material being 100% polyester the color will come to be a dark grey and wont go a true black. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Pamela

    I have 100% polyester fleece toddler pajamas that are currently baby blue that I would like to make a light teal color. Any suggestions?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Pamela, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Color Remover could not be used to remove the existing color, so you would need to try overdyeing. We do not have a recipe for a Teal in Dye More at this time, so you might try experimenting with the Sapphire Blue and Peacock Green. Hope this helps!

  • Regi

    Hello there,

    I have a pair of white curtains, 82% polyester 18% cotton, that I would like to dip dye. Which product should I use for the best results…? Also, how can I get your dyes in Europe?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Regi, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material contains such a large amount of polyester, we would recommend using the Rit Dye More. It would require the stove top technique for best results. Dye More can be ordered directly off of our website for shipping to Europe. Hope this helps!

  • Tuwana

    Can I mix the Rit all purpose dye with the Rit dye more in one wash for a mixed fabric?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Tuwana, Thank you for reaching out. We do not recommend mixing the dyes together. The all purpose dye will not dye the synthetic fabric and there would be a color difference. You can use the DyeMore on natural fabrics as well as synthetic. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Pamela, It is hard to say when overdyeing. Overdyeing blue with green could produce a Teal cast or take on more of a green hue. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Cathie Cyr

    I have a white lace dress that’s 47% cotton 28%rayon 25% nylon with a 95%polyester 5%spandex lining. I’m looking to make it more of a cream/ivory/beige would you recommend tea staining or using Rit DyeMore? Can I dilute the tan to get color I’m looking for?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Cathie, Thank you for reaching out. It would be personal choice on which method to go with. If you decide to use DyeMore you can add a little more water to lighten the color. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of paper towel or scrap fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

      • Cathie Cyr

        Thank you for the very quick response. With the fabrics I am working with would I get an even look with DyeMore? Where can I find it locally to area code MA. 02780

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Cathie, DyeMore will dye both natural and synthetic fabrics. There may be a difference from the lining of polyester. Since DyeMore can be bought online or at Hobby Lobby.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Elicia, Yes, you would want to first use the Rit Color Remover and then redye it to the wine hue. Please keep in mind, if polyester, the Rit Color Remover would not be effective. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Vicki, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what will happen when overdyeing. The darkest shade we have in Dye More would be the Sapphire Blue. You could try darkening it by adding in some Graphite and testing the color with a paper towel prior to adding the fabric. http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Helen, If the dye gets onto the beading, it could potentially stain the beads depending on the material they are made from. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Anne, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More would be required for 100% polyester. Unfortunately, Graphite would only achieve a dark grey on polyester fabric. Hope this helps!

  • michelleglauser

    I’d love to see a synthetic color remover as well so I could then use Rit Dyemore to get the color I want. Is one in the works?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Michelle, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately we do not have a color remover for synthetic fabrics at this time.

      • michelleglauser

        I know there isn’t. I was hoping you could tell me if Rit is working on one? If not, could you please forward my suggestion?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Michelle, At this time, we do not have one in the works. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass on your suggestion to our product development team.

          • michelleglauser

            Thank you.

  • http://www.ritdye.com julie reeves

    I’m tryin 2 dye a track suit that’s navy and 100% polyester, but I want the suit black. What do I need 2 order, the suit is xl.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Julie, Rit DyeMore offers graphite, but this will only achieve a dark gray on fabric that is mostly polyester. It will dye other fabrics black. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Mary

    What two colors of the rit dye more would make up Ivory ? Looking too either dye a wedding dress totally or do some intricate painting with the dye …

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Mary, Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create an Ivory with the Dye More at this time. You might try mixing small increments of Sandstone and Daffodil Yellow to see if you can get close to that shade.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Christine, It is hard to say when overdyeing. We would not suggest using bleach as that could damage the fabric fibers causing the dye to not adhere properly. The Rit Color Remover would also not be effective on polyester fabric. If you have a small pieces you can cut from a hidden seam, you might try testing 1 tablespoon into 1 cup of boiling water to see if it reaches the desired color. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Ashley, We carry a Lemon Yellow in the all-purpose dye line. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Santana, The dye would work on 100% sheer polyester fabric. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Tram Bui

    Could I die a bright orange dress (95% polyester, 5% spandex) purple?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Since the polyester is a synthetic material Rit DyeMore would be required. DyeMore has a color called royal purple you could try. Keep in mind when over-dying the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color. You can test the color by dipping in a scrap fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Ana

    I have a beige London fog 100% polyester coat would I be able to dye this teal?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Ana, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the fabric being 100% polyester you would have to dye with Rit DyeMore. This is specially made for synthetic material, Unfortunately we only have 12 core colors and have yet to make teal. You can find the colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

  • Cowboy

    I have a pair of pants that are 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester would like to use Rit Dye More but afraid of shrinking with stove top method. Anyway to solve this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Some shrinkage may occur and there would not be a way to prevent this on the stove top. You could give the washing machine technique a try, but it may dye a little lighter. Hope this helps!

  • maryann

    at what stores is rit dyemore available in the pittsburgh, pa area?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Maryann, Rit Dye More can be found at Hobby Lobby stores. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Shawn Young

    Hi there! I have a white sports skirt that is 92% polyester and 8% Spandex. Looking to dye it red and definitely using Dye More for it, can I achieve a true hue of red with it or should I let it soak longer? Thanks in advance. 🙂

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Shawn, You should be able to get a good red hue if the stove top method is used. Just be sure the water is 180-212. The hotter the water, the better the color will take. We would suggest 30-60 minutes of agitation. Hope this helps!

  • JGinMI

    Very unusual situation. I have a synthetic leather navy cross body bag that has a bright red polyester lining that I really do not like. Could I immerse the entire bag? Do you thing the dye and hot water process would severely affect the synthetic leather? I do not care if it goes deeper as well. Thank you.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, It is difficult to say what would happen when overdyeing. It would depend on the color you choose as it may be difficult to completely cover the bright red lining. You could immerse the whole bag. Be sure it is washable in hot water prior to dyeing. Synthetic leather can oftentimes be polyester, so we would double check the tag if it has one. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Victoria, Thank you for reaching out. Graphite will only dye a dark grey on polyester and not a true black. Using more will only reaching a darker grey. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Michelle, When using Rit’s all-purpose dye on polyester, the dye will not adhere to the fabric. Therefore, using the navy blue dye will dye the cotton/nylon lace, but not effect the polyester lining. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://stores.ebay.com/horsepower-house Dave

    I want to color only the white stitching of my black leather seats (2010 Dodge Challenger). Any thoughts if this method would color the stitching, but be easily wiped off of the black seats? Probably should just test it out first. But interested in knowing your thoughts for the best method to dye the stitching only (as it is already in place). I have a spare to test on first…

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Dave, The stitching is likely polyester which does require boiling water for the dye to adhere. The best way to do that is on the stove top. Since it sounds like the material is not removeable or could be submerged in a dye bath a spot dye approach would likely not adhere properly. It could also stain or rub off onto the seat. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Katie Bozzo

    Our family is dressing up as Little Mermaid characters for Halloween. Grandpa is going to be King Triton. I have a polyester mens 2XL long sleeve t-shirt I want to dye skin color for his costume. What color(s) do I need to create a caucasian skin color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Katie, Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a recipe to create a skin color using Dye More, however, you could try Sandstone in Dye More. You can add in water to make a lighter hue, testing with a paper towel prior to adding in your fabric. Hope this helps!

  • MomXs4

    I would like to dye a white polyester dress but want more of the ‘stormy weather’ color in the regular dye. If I were to use the Peacock Green and Sapphire Blue to get the teal color as illustrated in the Daisy Lace Dress, could I possibly add some graphite to get more of a fall color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a recipe for the color you are trying to achieve. You may try experimenting with mixing the Dye More colors together to see the color you want can be achieved. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of paper towel or scrap fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Connie

    Hi. I want to use Dye More to dye white wedding dress comprised of various synthetic fabric types. While stove top method is recommended, the dress is too big to pt in a pot on the stove. Will this work in the bathtub with really hot tap water? or should I try to fill the tub with pans of boiled water…hoping the temp stays up long enough to get the job done?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Connie, We don’t recommend using the tub due to the fact our dyes will stain unless its stainless steel. Another way is to get a tub or bucket big enough and pour the boiling water in there to keep water hot until the job is done. Then follow through with the other steps to get the dye job complete. Hope this helps.

  • Crystal

    I have a few questions. I am hoping to dye something a few shades darker than your green. Do you have a recipe for that? Also, the item I want to dye in question is 97% poly, 3% spandex Open Weave Knit and it’s pink. What do you think the color result would be if I am aiming for a darker green?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Crystal, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have an exact recipe for that. We would suggest doubling the dye quantity to try to achieve a darker color. It is hard to say when overdyeing. If you have a piece of fabric you can cut a small piece from a hidden seam, you might do a small test to see if it will successfully overdye the pink the hue you are after. Hope this helps!

      • Crystal

        Thanks for the response. I appreciate it. Tell me, can you use this product on a 75 poly, 35 cotten blend? And if you use that green dye on a sage green fabric of that mix, would it be darker or should i try to make it darker by adding either a brown or black? Or nothing at all. Again, thanks.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Crystal, It is hard to say when overdyeing. The Dye More will work on both cotton and polyester. The existing color could make it darker, but you would still want to try doubling the dye quantity. Dye More comes in Graphite which will only reach a dark grey on polyester so it may not be able to darken the green by much. We would suggest just trying to double the dye quantity for a darker hue. Hope this helps!

  • Clare

    Hi! I need to dye a nylon leotard the color of the pony ears in this photo. Which dyemore color should I use and how do I achieve a light color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Clare, The Kentucky Sky comes the closest to that hue. To achieve a lighter color, just add in more water. Keep a close eye on the fabric and remove it to rinse when it is just a little darker than what you are looking for. Hope this helps!

  • Renee

    Hi, I have a 100% polyester cream top that I would like to dye a shade of aqua. In the regular Rit Dye I would need to use Royal Blue, Kelly Green, & /or Aqua Marine. What shades in the More would I need to try and achieve this? Thanks so much!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Renee, Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a recipe for aqua in the DyeMore line at this time. You may try experimenting with mixing the Dye More colors together to see the color you want can be achieved. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of paper towel or scrap fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Toni, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is synthetic Rit DyeMore would be required. We have a color called racing red which you can look at here http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Keep in mind when over-dying the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Renee, You can experiment with Kentucky Sky and Peacock Green or Sapphire Blue and Peacock Green. Hope this helps!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Tiffany Ebid

    I have a 50/50 cotton & polyster blend. I was looking for a tree frog green color. We used the regular rid Apple green dye yesterday & it came out out poop yellow. What can I do to fix this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Tiffany, Thank you for reaching out. Since the polyester is a synthetic material Rit DyeMore would be required. DyeMore has a color called peacock green you could try. Keep in mind when over-dying the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color. You can test the color by dipping in a scrap fabric. You can also find directions on DyeMore here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ .Hope this information is helpful.

  • Sasha Louise Girolami

    Hi, I would like to dye my dress to this colour. What dye would you recommend?
    Thanks! My dress is hot pink, 95% polyester.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sasha, Thank you for reaching out. Since the dress is a synthetic material Rit DyeMore would be required. You can look at the 12 colors DyeMore offers here http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Keep in mind when over-dying the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color. Hope this helps!

      • Sasha Louise Girolami

        Thanks for the speedy reply, do you think if I mixed sapphire blue with pink it would make a similar colour? Also how much dye to use?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Sasha, You may try experimenting with mixing the Dye More colors together to see the color you want can be achieved. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of paper towel or scrap fabric.

  • Annelise

    10* spandex not lace.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Annelise, The Dye More Graphite would dye the nylon fabric black, however, the Graphite only dyes to a dark grey on polyester fabric. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Deborah Bonnett

    will this product work on 100 polyester with polyurethane coating? ( coat shell) thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Deborah, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we have not done much experimentation with any items that have a polyurethane coating. If you want to give it a try, the stove top would be the best technique to use. Hope this helps!

  • Deborah Bonnett

    Hi. i asked a question; it is listed just below this one. since the coat will be exposed to rain, snow, etc., would it be colorfast when wet? also, this coat is a very dark, not so pretty burgundy. I had thought to use black, navy, or plum dye, which are not available options. i am afraid the gray might be ugly blended with this. ?? hard to visualize what could happen. no fabric to experiment with unfortunately. will a sapphire or ? make more of a purple? would the pink possibly brighten a dark burgandy? thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Deborah, It is really hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. The coat would continue to lose some color in washings, but as long as it is rinsed thoroughly it should not get onto your skin if it were to rain or something like that. It is really hard to say if any of the colors would have an effect on the material since it is starting out as a dark color.

  • http://www.ritdye.com brianna browning

    I have been saving up to buy a wig and faux fur that are both white to dye to match each other for a cosplay. The wig states that its “synthetic & 100% Japanese high-temperature resistance fibers” so would that be alright for this dye? Also curious if faux furs would work.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Brianna, We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully. It sounds like you would want to use the Dye More since the wig is labeled as synthetic. The faux fur is likely synthetic as well. If the materials are different fibers, they may not dye the exact same hue. Hope this helps!

      • http://www.ritdye.com brianna browning

        I’ll try the dyemore then, but to match the color i need in the image do you think one of the original colors would suit it, or perhaps mixing orange with a brown?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Brianna, We are unable to see a photo. Please send it to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we can see if we can make a match.

          • http://www.ritdye.com brianna browning

            email has been sent

  • Kate

    I have a quick question about your synthetic dye. The picture above with the girl in the blue dress, were those sequins also dyed? I have a cream/beige polyester blend dress with cream and gold sequins on it was was wondering if they would both dye green if I use you polyester dye. Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kate, Thank you for reaching out. It depends on what the sequins are made of. If plastic, it would likely dye the sequins. Hope this helps!

      • Kate

        Thanks. Would you recommend I use two bottles of dye to get a deep green color?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Kate, One half bottle of dye can be used for up to 1 lb. of dry weight fabric using the low setting in a washing machine or 3 gallons of water. We recommend using 2 bottles of dye when trying to achieve a darker color, but it is not required to dye the sequins as it just depends on what they are made from as to whether the dye adheres to them. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Paula Fenton

    I have a 85% polyester 15% cotton dark green flight suit that I was trying to get to something similar to tan I used the sand color dye more and it turned green! Do u think if I dye yellow it would somewhat turn tan?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Paula, It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. Dyeing over with a yellow could just create a brighter green hue. Since the material started out as a dark color, there would not be a way to reach a tan hue as the color cannot be removed from polyester.

  • Pat Hartshorne

    I have a white dress that is 65% cotton/35% nylon lace with a 100% polyester lining. It is supposed to be hand washed cold. Any chance of being able to dye this dress? For the sake of argument, if it was dyeable, would the DyeMore dye both types of fabric adequately?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Pat, The Dye More would dye the cotton, nylon and polyester. Since the dress is labeled as cold water wash, there would likely be shrinkage to the hot water needed. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Deborah

    Hi! I want to dye a bustier/bra made from poly spandex blue. Would this product work for this? Thanks

  • Paige

    I have a mint green dress that is 100% polyester. What colors of the DyeMore could i use to dye the dress an olive green?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Paige, Rit’s new DyeMore synthetic dye will work on the fabric. There is 1 shade of green in the DyeMore line which can be viewed at http://store.ritstudio.com/rit…. Also, instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/tech… Hobby Lobby is the retail chain that carries this new dye line, or, it can be ordered online. We have not yet created an olive recipe or shade with DyeMore, However you could experiment and try and get the shade you are looking for with colors we do carry by mixing together. Hope this helps!

      • Paige

        I was able to play around and found that 5 parts Daffodil Yellow and 2 parts Peacock Green make the PERFECT Olive Green! Thank you for the prompt reply. I just wanted to see if RIT had a recipe already brewed up 😉

  • Am Ma

    Hi, I have a maroon dress that I would like to dye black. The top of the dress is 96% nylon (4% polyester) and the skirt portion is 100% polyester chiffon. Will the dye work properly to turn this maroon dress into a fully black color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More would achieve a black on the nylon portion. The polyester portion may not change much in color or only achieve a dark grey if overdyed as Graphite only dyes a grey hue on polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Ayana Simone

    Hi I have a 100% polyester padded muscle man costume in “nude” it s more like taupe. I need to dye it a darker nude,for African American skin, like a coco Beyonce like compextion. Is this possible? Please tell me,how 🙂 !? Thanks,so much

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ayana, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material you are working with is synthetic Rit DyeMore would be required. DyeMore has 12 core colors at this time that can be found here http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ We do not have a recipe for a darker nude with the DyeMore at this time. You may try experimenting with mixing the Dye More colors together to see the color you want can be achieved. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of paper towel or scrap fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Brianna, The Royal Purple would not likely cover over the red. You could try overdyeing with the Sapphire Blue, but it would depend on the shade of red as to if you would end up with a purple hue. Hope this helps!

  • Vanessa Pyl

    Hello! I have a gray Grim Reaper robe (I think it should of been black to start with but isn’t). It is 100% polyester. Can I get the gray to turn black with your dye? If so, which color would you suggest?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Vanessa, Thank you for reaching out. The polyester portion may not change much in color or only achieve a dark grey if over-dyed with DyeMore, Graphite only dyes a grey hue on polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • joan

    hello i have 2 curtain toppers that are white and would like to dye them with your rit synthetic gray dye. they are 15% linen and 85% polyester. on the bottle it says directions for stove top. is there any other way of dying other then stove top?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Joan, The stove top method is recommended whey dyeing polyester because the hot water temperature can be maintained. If you would like to try the washing machine method, we would recommend adding boiling water from the stove to the washer to ensure the water is very hot. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Anna

    Hello! I’m hoping to dye a polyester/spandex dress but I’m concerned that using a high temperature will harm the fabric as spandex shouldn’t be exposed to high temperatures. Do you have any information or instructions for this fabric blend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Anna, You are correct. High temperatures can damage elasticity of spandex. How much spandex is in the material?

      • Anna

        Not sure unfortunately, it’s just labeled polyester/spandex without percentages given. It feels quite stretchy?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Anna, It the fabric contains a small amount of spandex, it would not harm the dress. If there is a larger percentage of spandex, it could damage the elasticity. Normally, fabric does not contain a high percentage of spandex, but we cannot guarantee the results without knowing.

          • Anna

            Thanks for your prompt response. I appreciate it!

  • Nick Forsythe

    Hello, I was wondering how to use the dyes to change a white, 100% polyester garment to get a dark shade of purple. Should I just double the purple color or mix in some black as well?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nick, We would recommend doubling the amount of purple for a darker color. You could also try adding in a small amount of Graphite to the make the color darker. Graphite only reaches a grey on polyester, so it may not be able to darken the purple very much. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Shannon, It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. We would not recommend using bleach as bleach is damaging to the fibers and can make the material no longer dyeable. The Rit Color Remover in most cases could be used in place of bleach, but it is not effective on polyester or acrylic. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Becca

    I’m wanting to dye an ivory dress to a wine color. I know I’ll need the dyemore product as the dress is 98% nylon on the slip with a 100% polyester lace overlay. How would I go about achieving the wine color as I see you don’t have a wine dyemore color? Thanks in advance!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Becca, Due to the limited colors available in the Rit DyeMore line, unfortunately, we are not able to provide a color recipe for wine.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Becca

        Do you think there will ever be more color options added to the dyemore line?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Becca, There is always a possibility that more colors will be added. However, at this time, we do not have plans to add colors since DyeMore just came out in April of this year.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Felisha Harris

    I just came in to a lot of fabrics that are mainly pastel colors like yellows, pinks, beige and light blues and greens. Would these be easy to dye to black, grey, purple, red without having a large variance in color? I’m assuming the blue to purple and pink to red would be fairly easy but the greens and yellow and beige i’d be worried about going to any color other than black without looking muddy or discolored.

    I’m also not sure what the fabrics are exactly but most are knits. I was wondering if there would be much damage if i tried the DyeMore, didn’t work and then tried regular Rit Dye? Or what is recommended?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Felisha, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what the outcome color would be when over-dying. Keep in mind that if you over-dye the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color. We would recommend using Rit Color Remover to reduce/remover the color prior to dying. Also we would advise using DyeMore as it works both on synthetic and natural fabrics. Hope this helps!

      • http://www.ritdye.com Felisha H

        Does the Color Remover work on both synthetics and natural fabrics as well?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Felisha, Thank you for reaching out. The Color Remover works well on natural fabrics, but is not effective on polyester or acrylic. Hope this helps!

  • Isabella

    Hello I have an 100% polyester gown I would like to make black. I was wondering if I use the graphite color twice would it be black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Isabella, Graphite is only able to reach a dark grey on polyester. Overdyeing twice would only make the grey darker. Unfortunately, there is not a way to create black on polyester at this time. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Jenny

    I have a 100% polyester vest I would like to buy and dye, would this work?

  • Herman

    HI! I’m considering dyeing a polyester bomber jacket which is a dark caviar colour but I would like it to be black or at least eliminate the blue-ish tone in it. Do you think the graphite dye would do the job?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Herman, Thank you for reaching out. The graphite will only dye a dark grey on polyester. Keep in mind when over dying the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color. Hope this information was helpful!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kyle, When using Rit DyeMore on fabric, the fabric needs to be immersed in a dyebath of very hot water and agitated for at least 30 minutes. The dye will not adhere to the fabric if it is painted on. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Dan, Rit’s new synthetic dye, DyeMore, will dye 100% polyester, acrylic, acetate, nylon and polyester blends. Yes, the polyester/viscose fabric can be successfully dyed using DyeMore. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Khwan, Rit’s new synthetic dye, DyeMore, would be required when dyeing the polyester lace. If you were to use Rit’s all-purpose dye, it will not adhere to the fabric . You can lighten the colors in the DyeMore line by adding additional water to a dyebath and dipping in a piece of cloth or a paper towel to test the color. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Solana

    I just got a beautiful 100% polyester comforter for a birthday gift, but it’s solid white…. With an eleven year old son and a 3 year old grandson, this won’t work for me… We live in a small town with only a Walmart and a Kmart to find any type of dye. So my first question would be, do either one of those places carry this polyester dye? And my second would be, how much would I need for a king size comforter??? And the last would be, can I use my washer to do this ininstead of a tote ? ( otherwise my three year old WILL find a way to dye the animals and anything else not nailed down ), this being my fault for teaching him to paint and experiment with so many things while trying to get him to participate in any type of emotional expression / release after we received custody of him at the age of 9 months. PLEEEEEESE help!!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Solana, Hobby Lobby is the retail chain that currently carries this new dye line, or, it can be ordered at our website: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ We recommend using 1/2 bottle of dye for the small load in a washing machine for up to 1 lb. of dry weight fabric. The normal rule is to use 2-3 bottles for a large load and 3-4 bottles for an extra large load. If dyeing a dark color, you would want to double the amount of dye used. Very hot water is required to activate DyeMore, therefore, we would recommend adding boiling water from the stove into your washer. As an added note, it is very important there be enough water for the fabric to move freely. If the fabric bunches in the dyebath, an uneven color result may occur. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Kali

    I have a pink coralish peacoat that is 45% polyester and 55% cotton; I want it to be red. Will the dyemore red be able to achieve this or should I add another color so that it doesn’t end up darker pink?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kali, Overdyeing with the Racing Red would give you the best results. To ensure you get the darkest red, be sure the water is at least 190-212 degrees on the stove top. Hope this helps!

  • Jean

    I have a medium chocolate brown 100% polyester velvet type coat we are hoping to dye purple for a Willy Wonka (1971 version) costume. Will the purple dyemore help us achieve this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jean, Unfortunately, the purple would not cover over the brown. Typically, we would recommend using the Rit Color Remover to remove the color and redye, but the Color Remover is not effective on polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, The Dye More Graphite would be needed in order to color the polyester threading. The threading may only reach a dark grey hue. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Sali De la Cruz

    Hi, I have a pet blue costume that I would like to dye with darker blue. Would I be able to dye it and with what Rit? Hoping for a reply..and thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sali, We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes 100% polyester, acrylic, acetate, nylon and polyester/cotton blends. We would suggest checking the fabric care label to ensure you are using the correct dye line for your project. If you are working with fabric that is dyeable using Rit’s all purpose dyes, we would recommend using Rit color remover to take the fabric back to an off-white or cream color and prepare it for dyeing a new color. If you are working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover will not be able to remove the existing color so that you can dye it a new color. Should you want to try dyeing over the existing color, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

      • Sali De la Cruz

        Thank you so much for that prompt reply! the labels says 100%polyester (Do not bleach)…so Rit DyeMore it is for me… Would you recommend Dyemore Royal Purple for it to be darker? If I can give you more idea of the costume, it is the Pet Police Dog costume.. this is in Royal Blue and would like to have it in a darker shade of blue…thank you so much for your help!

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, The Royal Purple is purple, so if you are looking for a blue, the Sapphire Blue would be the best option. Hope this helps!

  • Kristine

    I have light blue polyester fabric that I would like to dye an aqua green color. Is this possible?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kristine, Rit color remover is not able to remove or lighten the dye of synthetic fabrics, which prepares them for being dyed a new color. You can experiment with using DyeMore to dye over the existing color because if you do not like the color result, Rit color remover would remove the dye you applied. As a note, when dyeing over an existing color, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. Hope this information is helpful.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, The All-Purpose Denim Blue dye will not work on polyester. The darkest blue DyeMore offers at this time would be the sapphire blue.

  • Erin Reilly

    Hi! I have a white 100% polyester dress that I’d like to dye black. However, I don’t believe I can use boiling water because there are small plastic decals on the dress. I think the plastic decals will melt if I put them in boiling water… Is there any other option or suggestion?!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Erin, Thank you for reaching out. When it comes to the gems on the dress they will be okay as long as the care tag says nothing about cold water only or dry clean. You would have to use DyeMore since the fabric is 100% polyester, however with material being this it won’t dye a true black. Polyester will only obtain a dark Gray color even when dyeing Graphite. Hope this helps.

      • Erin Reilly

        Thanks very much… what if it does have a cold water only tag??

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Erin, We don’t recommend using Rit Dye if the tag says cold water only. This is because our dyes need to have hot water to activate and if tag says cold water only this means the item could shrink or ruin in hot water. Hope this helps.

  • Liz

    Hi I have a white 100% polyester umbrella that I would like to dye black. First question is, Should I have the umbrella open when dying it or keep it closed?, and second question, With it being 100% polyester will it come out lighter than black? Thank you.
    Liz

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Liz, When dyeing fabric, it needs to be immersed in a dyebath and agitated for at least 30 minutes. Rit’s new DyeMore synthetic dye does not offer a black dye for polyester. Graphite will dye 100% polyester a dark gray, or, other fabrics black. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Rashmi P

    Hi There!
    I have a black polyster fleece Harry Potter cloak that I would like to dye gray (for Moaning Myrtle) Would that be possible with the gray DyeMore? Thank you for any help!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the grey would not cover over the black. Typically, we would recommend using the Rit Color Remover to remove the color and redye, but the Color Remover is not effective on polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Rashmi P

        wow.. thanks for the quick reply! really appreciate it!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Erik, The spots could still show through after dyeing. The darkest color available in Dye More is the Graphite. It will try to achieve a dark grey, but it is hard to say how the fluorescent hue would affect the results. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Nicole N.

    Hello! I have a white blazer that is 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex and I was wondering if this dye would successfully turn my blazer a nice royal purple color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nicole, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, the Dye More would be successful to dye the fabric to a royal purple. Hope this helps!

  • Ashley

    Hello! I’ve been looking for a black vest and that’s hard where I’m from, so I purchased an ugly green vest and was wondering would it dye the vest? It’s 100% polyester. And would the powder work or the liquid dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ashley, The Dye More would be needed and it is only available in a liquid form at this time. The closest to black is the graphite, but it will only be able to reach a dark grey on polyester. The existing green could also affect the depth of grey you achieve. Hope this helps!

  • Jadams

    I have a dark brown 100% polyester cloak for my child’s costume that we want to dye dark green. Any suggestions?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the Rit Color Remover would not be effective on polyester to remove/reduce the dark brown prior to dyeing. Dyeing over it with the Peacock Green would not achieve a dark green result. It would only cause it to become a different hue of brown. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Melika, Thank you for reaching out. The tan hue will affect the brightness of the red that you will achieve. For best results, use the stove top method keeping the water at a boil. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Nic, Thank you for reaching out. In the Dye More line we have Graphite. Unfortunately, Graphite will only achieve a grey hue on fabric that is polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Renae, The fade marks could interfere with achieving an even color when overdyeing. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Sara, We would recommend checking the fabric care tag on the dress regarding washing instructions. Since hot water is required to activate Rit dyes, if the fabric tag states wash in cold water, there may be some shrinkage. Hope this helps.

  • Christina

    Can you use Dyemore on cotton. Reason I am asking is I am dyeing some pants that are polyester and I want to dye the shirt the same color.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Christina, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can dye cotton with DyeMore. This dye will stick on cotton fine but you still want the water to be really hot and stove top works best. Hope this helps.

  • KT

    Would I be able to dye a silver polyester suit purple?

  • Chi

    Hi Would Dyemore work if the water is just hot and not boiling. I can’t use the stove top method. I dont need the color to be too strong anyways, but will it dye the material at all?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More works best in the hottest water possible. Polyester requires very hot water to open up the fibers to absorb the maximum amount of dye. If you use a bucket method, you could add boiling water to the bucket and dye the material that way, but it will not achieve full color results. Hope this helps!

  • Taylor Alyse Gaston

    I have a pair of purple polyester pants that I want to dye blue. Which dye would be best to achieve this? I’m making a Princess Jasmine costume and I want the color to be as light as possible.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Taylor, Since the material is polyester, there would not be a way to remove the existing purple color. The only option with Dye More would be to try overdyeing with the Sapphire Blue or Kentucky Sky keeping in mind that the existing purple can interfere with the shade you achieve. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Shelley, Yes, you can dilute the pink by using less dye or adding in more water. Dip in a piece of paper towel prior to adding the fabric to ensure it is not too dark or bright. Hope this helps!

  • Shaun K

    I am trying to dye a 100% polyester green vest red. Whats the safest way to remove the green.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Shaun, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the polyester our Color Remover will not work on this material to help take the green away. The only way to dye would be over dyeing the green with red. You will not achieve the full red due to the green so it would be the mixture of the two colors that will come out on the vest. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • rose

    I have a red 100% polyester cape that I want to dye either black or royal purple. It is too big to fit into a pot on the stove. Any suggestions?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rose, It would depend on whether or not the fabric has enough room to freely move around in the pots that you have available. The Dye More in Graphite will only reach a grey on polyester fabric. The red would also interfere with the color results that you achieve and the royal purple or grey hue may not be able to fully cover over the red. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Samriddhi Balasubramaniam

    Can I dye a Polyester Viscose Spandex/Lycra Blend with this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Samriddhi, Yes, we would recommend using Rit’s new synthetic dye, DyeMore, for this fabric combination. Instructions for using DyeMore can be found at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Hope this information is helpful

  • nereida

    Hello,i recently dyed a cream lace bra top with the regular black dye and the color latched on pretty great except for the lace front, im thinking the lace might be a synthetic fiber. Would this dye work to darken the lace? The tags say nylon and spandex as well as elastic

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Yes, the Rit Dye More would try to darken the lace. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Stephanie, Yes, you could use the product for tie dyeing, however, the dye baths would need to be done on the stove top for best results. Hope this helps!

  • Cara

    I have one article that is 57% cotton 38% polyester 5% spandex and another that is 95% cotton 5% spandex. I’m wanting them to be the same color. Can I use the DyeMore on pieces that are mainly cotton as well?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Cara, Rit DyeMore will dye both synthetic fabrics and natural fabrics, such as cotton. All fabrics accept dye a bit differently, so you may see a difference in the color results when dyeing the 2 items you have. Hope this helps.

  • Robyn

    I have a dark Navy dress that is polyester, rayon and spandex. Would I be able to dye this black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Robyn, Thank you for reaching out. How much polyester and rayon are in the dress?

      • Robyn

        72% polyester, 24% rayon and 4% spandex.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Robyn, The darkest color the DyeMore line offers is graphite which will dye most fabrics black but polyester a dark grey. The grey would not be able to over dye the navy blue. In order to change the color of the fabric, color remover would need to be used to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. Unfortunately, when working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover is not able to remove color. Hope this information is help, let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Amber

    I have tan pants I want to dye black 64%polyester 32% rayon 4%spandex will the fit system work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amber, Thank you for reaching out. The darkest color the DyeMore line offers is graphite which will dye most fabrics black but polyester a dark grey. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. Hope this information is helpful, let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Amber Burnett

    Hello, I’m trying to dye a light/medium brown 100% acrylic sweater dress either peacock blue or olive green. I’m thinking the olive green might be more of an obtainable goal, but I don’t really know where to start.
    Can I bleach or lift the original color?
    Which color(s) do I have to purchase?
    If I can’t get either of the desired colors, will black dye work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amber, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what would happen with over-dyeing. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of scrap fabric . We do not recommend bleaching it as it can damage fibers and our dye may not adhere to them. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Jaimie

    Hello, i have a red polyester dress that i would like to turn into a deeper red color. Like taking it from a summer red to a fall red. What would you recommend i use to take my polyester dress from fire engine red to burgundy?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jaimie, Unfortunately, We do not carry a burgundy color in the Dye More line. You might experiment with Chocolate Brown and Racing Red. Hope this helps!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Jesslyn Guinn

    Hello, I have a 100% polyester costume that I got 2 years ago, that I need to dye completely black for this years costume. Should I bleach the dress and then attempt to dye it black? The colors on the dress are maroon, white, and gold. How can I get the costume to be dyed completely black in the next couple days? The party is this Friday.

    • Susanmarie8

      I tried that once. The bleach never really came out of the fabric and it never accepted the dye, even though the item was cotton. : ( The piece was ruined.

      Having said that… it looks like Black is not one of the 12 colors they provide for polyester.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jesslyn, We would not recommend bleaching the dress as that could cause damage to the fibers, making it no longer dyeable. Due to the fabric content of the material, it would not reach as solid black as polyester will only dye to a grey hue. The dress would dye different hues due to the maroon, white and gold hues of the material. Unfortunately, there would not be a way to successfully remove the color as the Rit Color Remover is not effective on polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Susanmarie8

    I am attempting to dye a costume that is currently a light purple so that it becomes a dark burgundy, like the picture. Can you tell me which colors in what ratios I might have the best luck with? I’m guessing purple and brown or red and brown. Please help. Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a specific recipe for a burgundy. We would suggest experimenting with Chocolate Brown and Racing Red. Hope this helps!

      • Susanmarie8

        Thanks for the reply and…. keep your fingers crossed!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Samantha, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there would not be a way to lighten or remove the color to get a lighter hue. You might try the Sapphire Blue to see if that will achieve the color results you are after or experimenting on the belt with the Kentucky Sky to see if that color can cover the grey hue of the fabric. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Yes! Dye More will also work on cotton fabrics. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Nicole, We would recommend trying to rinse in cold water in a stainless steel sink as if there is still quite a bit of dye coming out it could tint the plastic in the machine, but would not affect future washings or laundry in the machine. You might even hand wash with warm water and detergent to try to reduce the color bleeding. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Lillian, All of our products are fabric dyes and do not work in a way that paints do. Unfortunately, since the color could not be removed with the Rit Color Remover due to the fabric content, our dyes would be unable to turn the black orange.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Blythe, Rit Dye More is best used in a stainless steel pot on the stove. If the washing machine method is used, it would not be very effective on polyester and could potentially stain the plastic pieces in your washing machine. Hope this helps!

  • Seneca

    I have a coral color polyester dress. I hate the color as it does not go with my skin nor my hair. I want to get it a grey or black color. What can I use to cancel out the coral color and get it to grey/black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. If the dress is 100% polyester the darkest color you would be able to achieve is grey. In order to change the color of the fabric, color remover would need to be used to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. Unfortunately, when working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover is not able to remove color. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. Should you want to experiment to try to achieve a different color, Rit color remover would remove the dye applied if you do not like the color result.

  • Fwfoodie

    Hi, I wany to try dyeing a dress that is 48% nylon 44% polyester 8% Elastene. Is now a dark grey and I want it black.
    Unfortunately I tried ironing it after first wear and made a mark on front….it was not meant to be ironed I later discovered….that is a lighter grey than the rest.
    I’m wondering if this will end up being lighter on the finished dyed product?
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We suggest using Rit DyeMore for this dye project due to the fabric content. We do have a black called Graphite which will dye the dress. When it comes to the lighter shade it may cover 100% in that area or you may have a difference in hue in that one spot. You can get details on dyeing and instructions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

  • pauline

    Hello,
    I have a hot pink running jacket (88% polyester, 12% spandex). Will the light or dark grey color the pink color? I was scared to pick another color since it might mix and become a weird color.

    Pauline

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Pauline, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what the outcome will be when over-dying. In order to change the color of the fabric, color remover would need to be used to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. Unfortunately, when working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover is not able to remove color. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. Should you want to experiment to try to achieve a different color, Rit color remover would remove the dye applied if you do not like the color result. Hope this information was helpful, let us know if you have any other questions.

  • letti

    Hello I have a dark navy blue graduation gown I am wanting to use for a Halloween costume need to dye it black. I was wondering if this is possible?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Letti, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the graduation gown?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Pauline. Yes, you can use the dye on material you have used the dye remover on. It should not make the dye results any less vibrant. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Areus, It would depend on the fabric content of the dress as to whether or not the all-purpose or Dye More would work on the fabric. Dye More is only available online for shipping to Canada. If you want to give the all-purpose dye a try to see if it will work for the dress, we suggest using the stove top method. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Mackenzie Broglie

    I have a 100% polyester white dress that I want to dye to a dark purple.
    What would you suggest?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Mackenzie, The Royal Purple in Dye More can be used. Dye More is available at Hobby Lobby. Hope this helps!

  • Kate

    Can I use the same water that mix with color for more than one dress? Would the color will be much more fade? Also for polyester, what’s a good color mix to make old rose/vintage pink

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kate, More than one piece of clothing can be added to a dyebath as long as there is enough water for the fabric to move freely. If fabric is bunched, the color result would be uneven. Should you want to reuse a dyebath, chemicals are pulled from it the 1st time it is used and reusing it will result in a light or off-shade. Since the new DyeMore line has limited colors, we are not able to provide a recipe for rose pink. Should you want to experiment with mixing colors, you can dip a paper towel or piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color. Hope this information is helpful.

      • Kate

        Thanks for a fast reply. Also, I dye one polyester dress yesterday and the color came out too strong that I want. Can I use color remover on polyester? If so, how much color can it remove?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Kate, The Color Remover is not effective on polyester fabric, but it can remove the Rit Dye that has been applied to the fabric. Hope this helps!

  • Jeanette

    How can I make a 96% polyester dress the darkest brown possible? It weighs not more than a pound and I just need it to be a rich brown

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jeanette, Thank you for reaching out. If the dress is a white or cream color you would be able to dye with Chocolate Brown in the DyeMore line. You can double the amount of dye to achieve a darker color. If the dress is any other color you may try over-dying with the brown. Just keep in mind when dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. Hope this information is helpful, let us know if you have any other questions.

  • jeanette

    I have a 96% polyester white dress and wanted to know how I can get the best results with dying it dark brown? I have the chocolate brown dyemore but it is just not darkening up. Please help so i can try again! TIA

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Hillari, Unfortunately, the existing color may be too dark for the Royal Purple to successfully cover. Typically we suggest using Rit Color Remover to remove color prior to dyeing, but the color remover is unable to remove dye from synthetic materials and the only option is to try overdyeing. If you started with all boiling water and doubled the dye quantity, we would not have any other suggestions on how to turn the costume to that hue. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Keesha, Thank you for reaching out. In order to change the color of the fabric, color remover would need to be used to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. Unfortunately, when working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover is not able to remove color. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. Should you want to experimenting by over-dying the blue with a yellow to achieve a green, Rit color remover would remove the dye applied if you do not like the color result.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi John, DyeMore would be the recommended dye to use due to the fabric content of the suit. Since the fabric tag states dry clean only, the very hot water required to activate the dye may cause shrinkage. Unfortunately, Rit color remover cannot remove dye from synthetics so that you can dye the fabric a new color. When you dye over an existing color, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. You might try dyeing over the existing color using either DyeMore’s chocolate brown, or, graphite to see if you can achieve a darker color that would work for you. http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ We recommend doubling the amount of dye used when dyeing dark colors. Hope this information is helpful.

    • John

      Thank you for the suggestion. Is DyeMore available at Hobby Lobby too? I may give it a try on the pants first since I don’t plan to use those for my costume. I appreciate your response very much.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi John, You can also find the Rit DyeMore at Hobby Lobby.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jozef, Glad you had good results! Yes, you can definitely iron/steam the items. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • star

    Is it possible to match one of the dyes with a pantone color for polyster curtains?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Star, We can try to create a match, however, the color options for Dye More are limited so not many color recipes can be achieved at this time. You can send a photo to colorformula@theritstudio.com

  • Heather

    I have a polyester, cream color, trapper style hat with brown/gray faux fur; I want to dye the hat (navy or brown) but not the fur. Will the dye end up dying the fur also?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Heather, Thank you for reaching out. The dye would affect all portions of the hat including the faux fur. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Rachel

    Hello, I have a polyester corset that I need to dye black and red. Will this type of dye take to the fabric?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rachel, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit DyeMore would work well on dying polyester. The DyeMore offers a color called racing red and graphite which will dye 100% polyester a dark grey and other fabrics black.

  • Melinda

    I have a forest green polyester gown I’m trying to get black. Will the black dye cover it or will it still have some green?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi James, To produce a lighter yellow hue, it would be easiest to just add more water to lighten the shade. You could also add in some Sandstone in small increments, about a teaspoon at a time, testing with a paper towel prior to adding in the fabric. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Johanna, Since the dress is nylon, you can use the Rit Color Remover to remove the Teal hue and then dye the fabric to a Navy Blue. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Melinda, Rit Dye More is Graphite will only achieve a dark grey on polyester. The existing color would also affect the overall color result. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jan, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Dye More in Graphite would only be able to achieve a grey hue on polyester fabric. Dye More can be found at Hobby Lobby. Our customer service phone number is 866-794-0800. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jorge, Thank you for reaching out. To better assist you we will need to know the percentage of the spandex.

  • Kristy Woods

    I have a hood for a Halloween costume – 80% polyester 20% cotton – I dyed it emerald green with the original rit dye but of course it came out really light in color. Is there anyway I can try to make it a darker color green? I cant get any of the dye more today.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kristy, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is synthetic Rit DyeMore would give you the best color. The all-purpose will only be able to dye the cotton portion making the color lighter. To achieve a darker color the DyeMore would be required.

      • Kristy Woods

        What if I re-dye it with black

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Kristy, The Rit all-purpose dye will still only adhere to the cotton portion. You may try adding the black to see if the color darkens.

          • Kristy Woods

            Ok. Thank you for your help.:

  • Seralise Cotton

    Hello, if I wanted to die a polyester blend into a rich navy, what is the best blend of the DyeMore should I use?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Seralise, Thank you for reaching out. At this time, we do not have a mixture to create a Navy Blue. The closest using Dye More would be the Sapphire Blue.

  • Nola Saint

    Hello. I have a pair of deep purple crushed velvet pants the are 80% cotton/ 20& polyester. I would like to dye them black. Which Sit product would give me the best results? Thank you!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nola, Thank you for reaching out. We would suggest using the Rit Dye More in Graphite for best color results.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. There would not be any additional steps to set the dye. Once the material is removed and rinsed, the dye will be set on polyester fabric. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Tiffany, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More Graphite would only be able to achieve a grey hue on 100% polyester. Be sure to use gloves while dyeing and rinsing. After the fabric is rinsed in cold water and rewashed, it should not bleed onto your skin. Hope this helps!

  • K

    Hi, I have a 100% polyester London Fog raincoat that is magenta that I’d like to transform into a copper or cognac color. Which Rit Dye More color should I use? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, In order to change the existing color of the raincoat to a copper/cognac color, Rit color remover would be required to take the fabric back to an off-white or cream color and prepare it for being dyed a new color. Unfortunately, the color remover is not able to remove dye from synthetic fabrics nor fabric that has been treated with a water repellent finish.

      • K

        Thanks. Might I be able to turn the polyester magenta coat into a purple purple with a Rit DyeMore dye?

  • Jeannie

    Hey there! I want to dye a purse that has a metal zipper and PVC trim. Will dying hurt the zipper or trim? Thank youyou!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Jeannie, Thank you for reaching out. What is the material of the whole purse? This will help us determine what dye is needed and the effects on the zipper and pvc trim.

  • steve

    Hi, I have a black jacket that is 88% cotton and 12% polyester. Color faded after years of sun exposure. I would like to dye it to charcoal black (not sharp black). What kind of dye should I choose and how do I make it charcoal black? Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Steve, Thank you for reaching. Rit dyes are intended to dye fabric free of stains, wear and chlorine bleach damage. Sun fading or chlorine bleach may remove or lighten the fabric to an almost white fabric – a sign that the fibers have been damaged. These damaged areas will not dye. For best results, use Rit Color Remover to reduce the overall color, and then redye the garment.  You can email us a picture of the color you are trying to achieve at colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try and create a custom recipe.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Vickie, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the Dye More or all-purpose dye would not be able to successfully dye the neoprene. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • John

    Hi, I have a 93/7 Polyester/Rayon vest that is a light navy color and would like it to be a much darker (almost black) navy. Any suggestions?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi John, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there is not a way to create a dark Navy, almost black hue, with the Dye More line at this time. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  • ED

    Hi,Ive been wondering if it was a transfer dye beacause i dont want to get my clothes to get ruined Thanks

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. The dye can fade over time, so it is recommended to wash dyed items separately the first 4-5 times and then washed dyed items with other like colored items. Hope this helps!

  • Marissa

    Hello! I am planning to do an ombre dip dye to 100% polyester curtains. I hoped I could do the Treetop color listed as a color option in the dye studio https://store.ritstudio.com/index.php?p=product&id=227, but it involves mixing regular dyes not DyeMore dyes. Is there a similar color option I could make with the DyeMore dyes? Thanks so much for your help!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Marissa, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More color mixing options are limited due to the number of colors available at this time. Unfortunately, the tree top color could not be achieved using Dye More. So sorry for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Marissa

        Thanks for your quick response! Do you have the DyeMore color mixing options somewhere on the site? I was unable to locate them. Thanks!

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Marissa, Not at this time, we have done some experimenting with the colors but have not yet made a color chart like we have for All Purpose. We are still experimenting to come up with different colors and charts. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. In order for the polyester lining to successfully dye, the Rit Dye More would need to be used. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, If all-purpose can be used, we suggest using the Rit Color Remover to remove the color from the fabric and then dye it to the color you are looking for. Since the dress is polyester, the Dye More would be needed and the Color Remover would not be effective due to the synthetic fibers and the only option would be to try overdyeing. With Dye More in Graphite, it will only reach a dark grey on polyester. Graphite would still be the better option when the starting color is green. Let us know if you have any other questions.
     

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Charlene, You can use less dye or more water for a lighter hue. Keep a close eye on the fabric and pull it out when it is just a little darker than what you want as it will dry lighter. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Charlene, As long as the material is rinsed thoroughly in cold water until the water runs clear, and rewashed in warm water with detergent, the color should not bleed onto your skin. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Courtney, Yes, the item can be dry cleaned. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Courtney

    Thank you for the quick response. A follow-up question: how does dry cleaning impact RIT dye color retention, in cotton and polyester?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Courtney, It should impact color retention in the way as if the item was washed. Hope this helps.

  • Badaready Khandie Haynes

    I want to dye my white pants cream or ivory. Its cotton from the gap..Can it be done with rit?

  • Carina

    Can you dye a polyester backpack? Currently black with dots of primary colors.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Carina, Thank you for reaching out. What color are your trying to dye the fabric?

  • Sandra Scott

    Can you dye 100% polyester curtains? If so, some pointers please and thx

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sandra, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can dye 100% polyester using Rit DyeMore dye line made for synthetic material. This can be found online or your local Hobby Lobby. The polyester will take color dye in this line except black (graphite) it turns out dark gray only. Hope this helps.

      • Sandra Scott

        Yes it does help thank you I have light pink curtains that I’m looking to turn a dark brown and instead of spending a ton of money to replace them I’m hoping that this day will work. Do I do it in the washing machine when there extremely long?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Sandra, The best way to dye with DyeMore is on the stove-top to keep the constant heat, if you do not have a pot big enough we suggest using the bucket method. You can find instructions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/sink-or-bucket-technique/ . We don’t recommend the washer with synthetic material so you get the best results in color. Just make sure they are free flowing and not bunched in either method.

          • Sandra Scott

            Do I need to add the salt or vinager using the pollyester dye more synthetic liquid?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Sandra, Thank you for reaching out. Salt or vinegar is not needed when using Dye More. Let us know if you have any other questions.

          • Sandra Scott

            Thanks, I’m attempting now…

          • Sandra Scott

            Ok thanks. .I colored my curtains, and I love the color. However, they came out blotchy. ..can I redo? Or what causes that? Did I have to much material in the bucket? Thx

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Sandra, Uneven dye results can occur if the item does not have enough room to freely move around, if there is not enough agitation (no soaking), if the material goes in dry to the dye bath or if the dye is poured over the fabric. To even them out, you will want to use the Rit Color Remover and then redye. Dyeing over them would only continue to cause them to dye unevenly. Hope this helps!

          • Sandra Scott

            I used a huge 50 gallon tub and moved them the whole time..that stinks, so I need to do a whole new process. .grr

          • Cindy

            I noticed the response to Lorenzo’s comment below RitDye says the remover doesn’t work with polyester. :/

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Cindy, Rit color remover is not able to remove dye from synthetic fabric. However, the color remover is able to remove any Rit dyes that were applied to the fabric. Hope this helps!

          • Liam

            This also confuses me a bit… The material can only accept the dye until it reaches a certain level of saturation, no? Assuming one is re-dying with the same colour, and perhaps a less diluted/more concentrated dye-bath — once the darker “blotchy” bits are at maximum saturation, they won’t continue to darken. Shouldn’t the rest of the material continue to darken until it has also reached its saturation point, achieving an equilibrium in the shade/colour with no more blotches?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Liam, Once an item starts out as uneven, it will continue to dye that way. There would not be a way to allow the material to reach maximum saturation and then even the fabric out. To produce an even hue, the Rit Color Remover should be used to remove/reduce the color and then the fabric can be redyed.

          • Nani

            I tried dyeing a 100% polyester black and white striped dress. I wanted the white dyed purple. The color was all blotchy, so I tried your suggestion of the color remover. It is a lighter color, but still all blotchy. And that was after 90min. Should I try another box of color remover, or just give up? Suggestions? Thanks!

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Nani, Thank you for reaching out. We would suggest trying to Rit Color Remover again. The stove top will give you the best results to try to remove the dye applied.

          • Zafir

            Hello Sandra ,I have acrappy looking men’s light blue plaid polyester80pct rayon20pct.that I want to dye charcoal.Your advice?Zafir

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello, Rit DyeMore graphite will achieve dark gray on 100% polyester and black on other fabrics. Due to the limited colors in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for charcoal. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

          • Agnes chambers

            I have a hot pink dress polyester that I want to turn purple or lilac. Can that be done and what color should I use?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Agnes, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Color Remover would not be effective in removing the pink from the dress so your only option would be to try overdyeing with the Royal Purple. The existing color would affect the overall color you would achieve.

          • doug

            How are you going to keep your water at 180 degrees in a bucket for polyester?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Doug, If you want to give the bucket method a try, make sure to use boiling water so you are starting out with the hottest water possible. Please keep in mind that if the material is 100% polyester it may not dye as dark or bright as if the stovetop method is used. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with!

      • Sandra Scott

        Also do you recommend the liquid, or powder?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Sandra, In your case we suggest liquid since the liquid will dye 2 lbs of dry fabric at a time and the powder only dyes 1 lb. With the curtains being long it would save you to use liquid.

      • Tiffany

        Hi,
        I am very interested in using this product but I need it for dying polyester pillow covers BLACK. What do you recommend?
        Thank you so much!!

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Tiffany, DyeMore would work on dyeing your material being synthetic, however polyester will only turn a dark gray when using Black (graphite) in the DyeMore line. Hope this helps

          • Taylor

            I also want black, If i mix the graphite and brown do you think it would come out darker?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Taylor, It is difficult to say what color would be achieved by mixing graphite with chocolate brown. However, since graphite is a dark gray, it would likely overpower the brown. Should you want to experiment with mixing colors, we recommend dipping a paper towel or piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color. Hope this helps.

      • Denver

        Anywhere other than Hobby Lobby? I won’t shop there.

        • Matt Osgood

          Joann Fabrics and Amazon also carry this product. I won’t shop Hobby Lobby either 🙂

  • Stacey Bedore

    Will the Rit DyeMore work on cotton fabrics as well? Like if I have a shirt that’s cotton and I want to dye it the same color as a shirt that is acrylic or poly, could I dye them together with the Rit DyeMore or do I need separate dye for the cotton shirt?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Stacey, The Dye More will work on both fabric types. Please keep in mind that due to the nature of both types of fabric, they would dye different colors with the Dye More. Hope this helps!

  • DanceMom

    I’m looking to dye a lace dress a mint green color- is there a color combination that would work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there is not a way to create a mint green using Dye More at this time. If all-purpose can be used, please let us know and we can send you a recipe to create a mint green.

      • DanceMom

        The dresses are 55% Rayon, 40% Nylon, and 5% Spandex. Would all-purpose work for that type of fabric? Thank you so much for your reply!

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Yes, Rit’s all-purpose dye will sucessfully dye your fabric. We have emailed you a color recipe for mint green. Let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Nevest, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe for a shrimp hue. You could try diluting the Super Pink to achieve a lighter pink hue. Hope this helps!

  • Stacy

    I want to dye a blush pink 100% polyester jacket a red, but not a bright red. Any suggestions on how? I did buy the DyeMore Racing Red. Any input would be great. Thanks so much.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Stacey, Rit dyes are intended for use on fabric that is white or a cream color. When dyeing over a color, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the color result. If you would like to test dyeing over the existing blush pink with racing red, should you not like the color result, Rit color remover would be able to remove the dye you applied. Hope this information is helpful.

  • LAURA PINKSTON

    WILL IT DYE PINK SEQUINS ON A BLACK SWEATER IF I WANTED TO DYE THE SWEATER BLACK AGAIN

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Laura, Thank you for reaching out. The dye can adhere to the sequins depending what they are made of.

  • sue

    What do I do after soaking the material for 6 hrs?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sue, When dyeing fabric, constant agitation is required. Soaking fabric will achieve a light shade or a blotchy color result. Instructions for using Rit’s new synthetic dye, DyeMore, can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ You will need to rinse the fabric until you see the water run clear to remove the dye that did not adhere to the fabric.

  • Nolan

    Can I dye a dirt bike gas tank with the new dye more dye. This one person did it with the old powder kinda and boiling water. Its on YouTube. Should I use the same method he did or try to use the Dye More. ???

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Nolan, Thank you for reaching out. We have been able to dye some plastics with the new DyeMore, We have not tried a gas tank. This is more of an experiment for you to try. Dye More works best in the hottest water possible (180-212 degrees). If you want to give the bucket method a try, make sure to use boiling water so you are starting out with the hottest water possible. You can find methods here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

  • Cindy

    Hi. I need a formula for Olive Drab in order to dye some nylon Molle pouches that are currently dyed in ACU camo. This camo only works in a gravel driveway, because it is essentially gray. It is fine, in fact desirable if the finished product comes out with darker spots where the original was darker. I only found Peacock green in the Dye More colors. What colors do I mix this with to make olive and in what proportions. I realize this is all relative, but I would like some suggestions as to where to start.

    Thank you.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Cindy, Thank you for reaching out. Rit does not have a recipe in the DyeMore line for an olive drab but we have one in the all-purpose dye that will work on nylon too. You can find the recipe here https://www.ritdye.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rit_FavoriteColors_2000_FINAL.pdf Please keep in mind when dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color.

  • Lorenzo Maldonado

    I bought my girlfriend a guess coat last year. She wore it with a new top to a party and the new top hadn’t been washed yet, the dye turned the faux fur and lining in the coat (which was also 100% polyester) a pinkish color from the maroon colored top. She hasn’t worn it since and would really love to know how to get rid of the stain. She has already tried to take it to get dry cleaned and they wouldn’t do it because the tag in the coat says not to get it dry cleaned. If you could just point me in any direction as to get the stain out it would be greatly appreciated, she’s so upset.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lorenzo, Thank you for reaching out. So sorry you had an issue with the dye bleeding. Our Rit Color Remover is not effective on polyester. It depends on the type of dye transfer that got on the coat as to whether or not it would remove only the dye transfer or potentially affect other colors on the material

  • Sue

    Don’t know if I missed a post can Dye more be mixed to make an olive, sage “like”color ? Can I dye a flower printed curtain, with a cream colored “background” the “print” has orange and reds? Will all the colors be changed to one shade, or will the print be different colors than background? 67%polyester 33% cotton.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sue, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create an olive hue. You could try experimenting with Peacock Green and Chocolate Brown or Sandstone. The existing color of the prints would mix with the dye creating a new color. It would be hard to say exactly what you would achieve when overdyeing. The print would be all different colors and would not dye solid. Hope this helps!

  • Jenny

    Hi! Advice please, can I dye a taupe quilt cover to a charcoal colour? Am considering using black dye, any suggestions? Have I got the right colour…..its a favourite cover, would love to keep it, thanks…..jenny

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jenny, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the quilt cover?

      • Jenny

        The Quilt is a queen size., polyester one side and poly/cotton the other

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Jenny, Since the material is synthetic DyeMore would be required. In order to change the color of the fabric, color remover would need to be used to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. When working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover is not able to remove color. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. The darkest color DyeMore offers is graphite which will dye most fabrics black but 100% polyester only a dark grey. Should you want to experiment to try to achieve a different color, Rit color remover would remove the dye applied if you do not like the color result.

  • Sandra Scott

    I dyed my curtains, but they are very blotchy. .I moved constantly in the bucket. .can I redye them to even out color?

  • Ashlee

    will this dye still work for tie dyeing??

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Ashlee, You can certainly experiment with mixing colors. We recommend dipping a paper towel or piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color. If you dye the sheers and are not happy with the color result, Rit color remover would be able to remove the dye that was applied. Hope this helps!

  • Iman Russ

    I am in need of an all black dress for a formal at my school. The dress pictured is what i have in mind but i am skeptical of purchasing for fear that it won’t dye correctly from navy blue to black. It is 100% polyester chiffon. Would it be a good idea to try dying this dress or should i just look for other options.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. The darkest color we have in DyeMore is graphite which will dye most fabrics black but 100% polyester only a dark grey. Keep in mind when dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color.

  • Meika

    Hi! I bought 20 yards of this fabric (see attached picture) to upholster a couch. The fabric looks a bit busy for my taste and I am wanting to mute the pattern down. If I dye it with a mix of grey and biege do you think the pattern would still show through? Is there a way to slightly tint the fabric? I understand it will make everything darker which is fine but my end goal is to make the biege/cream color in the fabric not so drastically different from the darker colors of the fabric. I want to take down the contrast. Hope that makes sense. Also the fabric is 100% polyester.
    Because there is so much fabric would it be best to do it in a tub or over the stove?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Meika, Thank you for reaching out. We recommend using DyeMore, this is made specifically for synthetic material such as polyester. You can find the 12 core colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . The pattern will still show through the color just wont be as bold with the colors you have now. We suggest filling a large bucket or tub (not the bathtub) with boiling water and dyeing that way, here are the step by step: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/sink-or-bucket-technique/ . Hope this helps.

      • Meika

        Thank you so much for your quick response. Does rit have any examples of projects like this?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Meika, You might take a look at the instructions we offer for dyeing in a bucket: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/sink-or-bucket-technique/ It is very important that you have plenty of water for the fabric to move freely. When using DyeMore you will want to stir continuously for 30 minutes (the first 10 minutes are the most critical). Use tongs to help lift and move around the fabric. Stirring helps to ensure an even color with no splotches. Hope this helps.

  • Gwen

    I have a 100% nylon down filled vest that is off-white. I wore a purple top that discolored the underarm area. I wanted to dye the vest black. Would this product work or should I use the old version of dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Gwen, The Dye More would definitely work on the nylon, but may not be able to successfully cover the discoloration. For best results, use Rit Color Remover to try to remove the discoloration and then dye the fabric. Hope this helps!

      • Gwen

        I did try the rit color remover and it didn’t change it at all. Do I need to do anything to prevent the black dye from bleeding? Also wil the Dye More make the color black or gray? Thanks for your help!

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Gwen, It will dye all fabrics black except for 100% polyester, which would only reach a dark grey. You would not need to do anything to prevent the dye from bleeding. Just make sure to rinse the fabric in cold water until the water runs clear and rewash in warm water with detergent prior to wearing. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1066580606707548/ Jo

    Hello! I have a light blue couch cover that I’d like to dye black. The fabric is 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Would Dyemore dye it completely black on its own or should I mix it with the regular black rit dye? And if I want it a really deep black should I add salt?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jo, Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric content is 20% polyester you could successfully use the Rit Dye More or the all-purpose. Dye More will also dye natural fibers like cotton. If you use all-purpose, be sure to add in the 1 cup of salt, but salt is not needed when using Dye More. Hope this helps!

  • Deborah

    Hi,
    I have a pair of bikinis made of Lycra (Spandex). They are a Salmon pink colour and I would like to make them purple. Firstly will the DyeMore work with Spandex?, and if I use the Sapphire Blue dye colour will this dye them purple? Thank you for your help.
    Deborah

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Deborah, Thank you for reaching out. The DyeMore would not be able to dye the material you are working with and could damage the elasticity due to the hot water.

  • C. Simpson-Nickens

    Can I dye use the dye with a fabric that is 79% polyester and 21% spandex?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello C. Simpson, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can dye using Rit DyeMore for synthetic material. All colors are great on polyester but black it turns to a dark gray not a true black. You can find our colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ .
      We just recommend keeping a close eye on the fabric as when it goes above 10% spandex/elastic the hot water can sometimes affect the elasticity. Hope this helps!

  • Hannah

    Hi RitDye! I bought a cheap blazer that looked cute online, but it turns it it is BRIGHT NEON ORANGE, as opposed to a softer tangerine. It’s 95% polyester and 5% spandex (the lining is 100% polyester). Because it’s already neon orange, can I still dye it dark gray with the graphite DyeMore?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Hannah, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing since you are starting with such a bright color. If there is a piece of fabric you can cut from a hidden seam inside the jacket you might try testing it to see if the dye will color to your satisfaction. Hope this helps!

  • Emily

    I have a faux fur vest that is 100% polyester. I was wondering if I wanted to dye it a burgundy, would I need to mix red with another color like grey or black? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Emily, Rit DyeMore offers 12 colors: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Due to the limited colors in this new dye line, we do not have a color recipe to offer for burgundy. Should you want to experiment mixing colors, you can dip a paper towel or piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color. Hope this information is helpful.

  • Yasmin

    Hi
    I have a 100% polyester dress that is light peach, id like to dye it maroon. Can you recommend a colour combination?
    Thanks

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Yasmin, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to create a maroon hue at this time. If you want to experiment, you might try mixing Racing Red with Chocolate Brown. Hope this helps!

  • Pat Lowe

    can you dye a military grade item which is waterproof canvas. We need to dye it black and not have it run afterward when it get wet.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Pat, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately you would not be able to use Rit Dye on waterproof canvas. Our dyes will repel due to the waterproofing since they need to be submerged in a hot water dye bath. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Pat Lowe

    We need to dye a camouflage color military grade, waterproof pouch with a pocket and webbing belt – Black. Can it be done? Will it run afterward when it gets wet?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Pat, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the pouch/belt?

  • Aldona Mohney

    Can you mix dyes to get a more custom color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Aldona, Yes, colors can be mixed to achieve different shades. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Dina, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are unable to create that exact shade with Dye More at this time. The closest color would be the Super Pink.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Ashley, Thank you for reaching out. Since the original color cannot be removed, the only option would be to try overdyeing with the Sapphire Blue to try to cover as much of the pink as possible. The Rit Dye More would be the best option as it does work on both natural and synthetic fabrics. You will achieve the best results on the stove top. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jas, Thank you for reaching out. We suggest using Racing Red on the stove top and doubling the dye amount for the darkest red. Please keep in mind the existing orange could affect the shade of red you achieve. As long as the material is rinsed thoroughly until the water runs clear and rewashed, it should not bleed during wear. Here are some tips: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/

  • Elaine

    my daughter has a cream polyester dress with black trim which she washed by hand in cold water as recommended but the black ran into the cream I have tried napisan but that didnt work so I was wondering if it could be dyed

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Elaine, It can be dyed with our Rit Dye More line. If you decide to use the Graphite, it will only be able to achieve a dark grey on the polyester. Hope this helps.

  • Kula Farmer

    I am looking to dye full spools of bonded polyester thread in a #415 weight for use sewing leather, curious if this will work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kula, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Dye More will work on polyester fabric and thread. Hope this helps!

      • Kula Farmer

        Thank you for the response, Im definitely going to try it, am going to re spool a few hundred yards and give it the hot dip and see how it comes out, will open a lot of design options.

  • Charlie

    Is there anyway I can dye a bright orange polyester and spandex dress black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Charlie, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More Graphite will only reach a grey hue on 100% polyester fabric. It is hard to say exactly what would be achieved starting out with a bright orange hue. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Amy Edwards

    Hello! I’m interested in dying a 100%polyester woven dress. Right now it’s a blue/teal color and I’d like to make it a little more green. Is this possible? And which dye should I use then? I just want to add a bit of a tint to it to make it a truer teal color. I hope to hear back soon! Thank you 🙂

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amy, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material you are working with is synthetic Rit DyeMore would be required. We have 12 core colors at this time that can be found here http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ and how to use them here. https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ In order to change the color of the fabric, color remover would need to be used to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. When working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover is not able to remove color. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. Should you want to experiment to try to achieve a different color, Rit color remover would remove the dye applied if you do not like the color result.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We have a color called Frost Grey which is a light grey hue. The stove top method would obtain the best color results. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kelyn, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More would be the best product to try for dyeing vinyl. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Tracy, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More will work to dye polyester. We suggest using the stove top for best results. Hope this helps!

  • Sandy

    I have a grey dress I want to make eggplant. What color or colors should I use

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sandy, What is the fabric content of the material you are working with?  Rit All Purpose Dyes do not dye polyester or other synthetic fibers well.  Rit All Purpose Dyes, will work well on cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, nylon, silk or wool.  Rit DyeMore will dye polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, golf balls, lacrosse sticks, ABS plastics and poly based plastics beautifully.   In order to see if we can create that color on your particular fabric with one of our custom color recipes, we would need to know the exact fabric content from the fabric care tag. Please email this information along with a picture of the color you would like to a achieve to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a color recipe for you.

  • Grace Ann Aarness

    I’ve never dyed before.. but.. i have a polyester dress that is a bright orange-red.. it has a polyester satin dress and a polyester lace overlayer (they are stiched together). I need this dress a darker classic red color with NO orange hues. im wondering the best way to achieve this… how should i go about this? washer machine or pot on the stove?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Grace, Thank you for reaching out. In order to change the color of the fabric, color remover would need to be used to take the fabric back to an off-white shade. When working with a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover is not able to remove color. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color and the dye will mix to create a new color. Should you want to experiment to try to achieve a different color, Rit color remover would remove the dye applied if you do not like the color result.

      • Grace Ann Aarness

        Thank you! if i decide to go for it, would the washer machine method be okay to use? would the red stain my machine?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Grace, It would stain your machine. We would suggest using the stove top technique. Hope this helps!

  • Quietfiredance

    Hi I’m trying to dye a white poly/chiffon sheer dance skirt to red. Any pointers of which dye to use? Regular or dye more? Stove top or bucket?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Trudi, Thank you for reaching out. If the material is cotton canvas, you can use the Rit Color Remover to take out/reduce the existing shade of burgundy and then dye the fabric using the all-purpose Cocoa Brown, Dark Brown or Dye More Chocolate Brown. Hope this helps!

  • Lydia

    I have window curtains which are 80% polyester and 20% cotton. The trim is crochet however it is 100% cotton. From what I have read your dye will not work on my curtains, is that correct? They are white however I wish to dye them black. What suggestions or other products may I use to make the curtains black not grey?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lydia, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Dye More will work on both polyester and cotton, however, on polyester the Graphite will only reach a Dark Grey. The cotton trim would dye black. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • A

    Hi – Would this this work to dye pink and purple polyester fur to a red? I don’t care about variations as they are currently there – I just want variations of red instead of pink and purple.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say when overdyeing. The red would likely be able to change the pink to a red hue, but the purple could be more of a red-purple and may not be able to completely overdye the purple hue. Hope this helps!

  • Maya Danley

    I’ve been looking at dresses for a costume I’ll be working on but one of the dresses is organza and the other is a combo of chiffon (the top layer of the dress) and cotton.I assume the chiffon is a polyester blend and I want to know how the dye might effect the cotton underneath; I don’t want the bottom layer to turn out darker or brighter then the top layer. Also,what’s the best way to go about doing an ombre effect? I assume the organza fabric will take to this with no problem so I have no questions for that.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jessica, The Dye More would work to dye the polyester, however, we do not have a wine color or a recipe to create wine using Dye More at this time. If you would like to experiment, you might try mixing Racing Red and Chocolate Brown. Hope this helps!

  • Laura

    I have a red/black checked 100% cotton flannel jacket with a 100% poly white sherpa lining that I’d like to dye charcoal or black. I don’t care if the sherpa stays white or changes to grey or black. What do you recommend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Laura, Thank you for reaching out. You would be able to dye over the cotton with the Graphite in the DyeMore line to achieve a black. Keeping in mind that 100% polyester will only come to a dark grey with the Graphite. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Laura

        Ok, thank you. Just to confirm, if I use the Graphite DyeMore, the red squares will turn black and the the sherpa lining will become dark grey?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Laura, The Graphite will dye be able to dye over the red and the lining would come out a dark grey.

  • Michelle

    I have a nay blue Ball gown (deep navy, almost black) what color wil the dress become with graphite?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Michelle, Thank you for reaching out. What type of material is the dress? This will help us decide on the kind of dye would be best.

      • Michelle

        Hi, SHELL: 100% polyester (54% Viscose, 46% Nylon) LINING: 100% polyester. Thanks!

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Michelle, Thank you for your response. For this type of material you will need to use our Rit DyeMore for polyester and synthetic material. When dyeing Polyester using Graphite it will only turn a dark gray, if you over dye with the color it is now you might get a very dark gray maybe a Black hue from the dark color your starting with. Hope this helps.

          • Michelle

            This is tremendously helpful. Many thanks. Michelle

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Val, It would depend on the fabric content of the material. If 100% polyester, it will only turn a grey hue, but on other synthetics and natural fabric the Graphite will dye black. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the material you are looking to dye?

  • C Greenwald

    Hi I want to die a chiffon and sequined dress from fuschia to purple, I bought 2 bottles of purple and two bottles of sky/ saphire blue Ritmore dye, what should I use and is it ok to die the material using the stovetop method? Any tips would be appreciated

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, What is the fabric content of the dress? Chiffon can be made from both natural and synthetic fabrics. We can better assist you once we know the material you are working with. Thanks!

      • C Greenwald

        Synthetic

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Rit dyes are intended for use on fabric that is off-white or cream in color. Since the fabric is currently fuschia, the original color and the dye would mix to create a new color. We would recommend checking the fabric care tag to ensure the dress can be washed in hot water. Unfortunately, we are not able to advise what color would be achieved if you overdyed using purple. It would not be possible to dye over the existing color using either kentucky sky or sapphire blue. If you decide to experiment dyeing over the fuschia using DyeMore royal purple, should you not like the color result, Rit color remover would be able to remove the dye you applied. Hope this information is helpful.

          • C Greenwald

            Thank you!!

  • Melanie James

    Hello! I have a dress that is hunter green that I would like to be emerald green. The dress is 95% polyester and 5% spandex. Would the dress be able to become emerald?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Melanie, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the existing color would be too dark to achieve an emerald green since the color remover would not be effective on the polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Nicole

    I am going to try dying these fleece (polyester) black and white plaid pajamas. I was wondering, will the new rit dye more in red actually turn the white red? That’s what I’m trying to achieve.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nicole, Thank you for reaching out. The racing red in the DyeMore line will dye over the white polyester.

  • Sara

    Hi I posted before but do not see it listed. I am wondering what colors I should use to dye polyester curtains sea coral (pink)? It says to use the petal pink and tangerine, but those colors aren’t available with this new product line. What would you suggest? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sara, Thank you for for reaching out. We are unable to create the color you are looking for due to the limit of colors the DyeMore line offers at this time.

  • Sherri

    Can you dye over black polyester, if so, what colors will work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sherri, Thank you for reaching out. The black would not be able to be dyed over due to how dark it is. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • cecil

    HI, I would like to change the color of my bright lime green 100% polyester jersey to pastel or dull green. Will the Rit DyeMore be able to do this??Which dye would I use??

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Cecil, Unfortunately, the color would need to be removed to change the color of the fabric to a lighter or pastel hue and the Rit Color Remover is not effective on polyester. You could overdye it with the Peacock Green, but the existing color and color being applied would mix and it is hard to say what would be achieved when overdyeing. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Teecy

    Hi, I need HELP…I have a white GAP jacket that has 80% cotton, 15% polyester and 5% spandex that has stubborn stains in few areas…Do I get white Rit DyeMore? Will that work to cover those stains? Thanks in an advance!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Teecy, Thank you for reaching out. We do not produce a white dye, but do have a Rit Color Remover that you could try to remove the stains with. If the stains do not come out, you could try overdyeing with a color, but the area where the stains are could take the dye differently. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Sydney Wright

    Hello,
    Can I mix the Rit Dye More colors? If I wanted gold ~ would it be chocolate brown & daffodil yellow? Thanks

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sydney, Thank you for reaching out. The dyes can be mixed, however, color mixing options are limited due to the number of dyes we have available in that line at this time. If you want to give it a try, the sandstone and daffodil yellow would yield the best results. Hope this helps!

  • Vivis CustomMade Invitations

    How can i dye jeans without coloring the vinyl print where it has the brand?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore would likely tint the vinyl print. We would recommend using Rit’s all-purpose dye because it would not adhere to the vinyl. Hope this helps.

      • Vivis CustomMade Invitations

        Thank you! Would it work on black jeans

        • Vivis CustomMade Invitations

          It wouldnt adhere if it were to be leather instead of vinyl either right?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi, Both Rit DyeMore graphite dye and Rit’s all-purpose black dye would tint the print if it is made from leather.

  • angela

    Hi, what colors would you recommend to make dark teal or turquoise ? I want to dye a 100% polyester dress that is aqua pastel (seaside) color.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Angela, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately there is not a color to dye over the aqua that will create a teal due to the limit of colors DyeMore offers at this time.

  • Taya

    I have a white dress that is 69% viscose 29% nylon and 4% Ela. I want to dye it black, but it says machine wash cold so I can’t use hot water. What do you recommend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Taya, Thank you for reaching out. All of our dyes require hot water to achieve the optimal dye results. Since the dress is labeled as cold water wash, dyeing the material in hot water could cause some shrinkage to occur. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Taritz Gutierrez

    Hi I have a coat cream color and its
    100 % polyester, 70% wool and 30% viscose. I wanted it to be a tan or camel. Can you please help me? Thank u.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Taritz, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More Sandstone can be used to dye the coat. We suggest using 1 bottle per pound of fabric. Hope this helps!

  • Glenda

    I have polyester rayon scrubs that I am wanting to dye navy blue. They are currently a royal blue. Will Rit Dyemire work for this fabric?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Glenda, Thank you for reaching out. The DyeMore will work on this type of fabric. Keep in mind when over dying the existing color and dye will mix and create a new color.

  • Aida

    Can you dye a 100% polyester chiffon dress? Its a light pink color and i would like it to be a black, dark grey or just a darker color. Anything but pink.. Is that possible? If so what would you recommend? I have never dyed anything before.
    Here’s a link if it helps http://www.asos.com/ASOS-Curve/ASOS-CURVE-Kaftan-Skater-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5560795&cid=9577&Rf900=1465&Rf-200=9&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Blush&totalstyles=27&gridsize=3

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Aida, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can dye polyester with our synthetic dye DyeMore. DyeMore can be purchased online or Hobby Lobby at this time, we have 12 core colors you can find here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ .We have Graphite which is Black but on polyester it will only turn a dark gray, step by step instructions can be found here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . Hope this helps

  • Holly

    What color would I use to make white polyester chair covers an off white/cream?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Holly, Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a recipe for the color you are trying to achieve in the DyeMore line at this time due to the limit of colors.

  • Jennifer Domingue

    Hi, I want to dye a polyester crochet baby headband red, it is white now. Would this dye work and should I use the powder or liquid?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jennifer, The Rit Dye More would be effective on the polyester. We have a color called Racing Red. Dye More is only available in liquid. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Wouter

    Is it possible to dye polycotton 65/35 blend olive drab jacket into black? Which other colours are possible by combining? I want to paint a heavy mil surplus jacket. Thanks a lot in advance! 🙂

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, it would not reach a true black as the Dye More Graphite would likely only be able to reach a dark grey. It would also require very hot water on the stove top and submerging the fabric to get satisfactory results on the polyester. Hope this helps.

      • Wouter

        Thank you! 🙂

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  • Ashley

    Id like to purchase a romper that is 95% polyester. It’s a little bit of a darker red colour (not too dark though) and I’d like to make it as dark as possible. If I dye it using the graphite, will it give it more of a deeper wine colour? Or will it just turn out a grey colour?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ashley, It is hard to say what you would achieve when overdyeing. Graphite will only be able to achieve a grey hue on polyester, so it likely would not be able to give you a darker wine, but a mix of dark red and grey. You might try testing on a sample piece of fabric if you can cut a small snip from a hidden seam. Hope this helps!

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  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Leslie, Thank you for reaching out. You could try overdyeing it with the Racing Red. It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Paulina, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More Graphite would only be able to reach a grey hue on the material or if a darker color, would be unable to properly overdye them. Polyester also requires very hot (180-212 degrees) which could damage the construction of the shoe. If you still want to give it a try, using the basic Dye More method on the stove top would be recommended with 1 bottle per pound of material. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Racha, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can dye over the red with Black, because it is a darker color you would not have to remove the red 1st you can over-dye. Make sure you are constantly stirring or have agitation so the color comes out even and bold. Hope this helps.

  • Tracy

    I would like to dye a 100% polyester king size down alternative comforter. It is just white now, and I’d like to go as close to black as possible. Obviously I can’t do the stovetop method due to the size of my project, but if I turn up my hot water heater could I still use the washing machine method?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Tracy, Thank you for reaching out. We have a few things about this project: 1) due to the material being 100% polyester you would have to use Rit DyeMore for the color to work, but when it comes to polyester the black will only go a dark gray not a true Black. 2) The best technique for DyeMore is stovetop which you would not be able to use the wash machine works the color just is not as bold due to the water heater getting only so hot when on stove you can get and keep 200 degrees. Last but not least we don’t recommend dyeing anything over 8lbs, to make sure this comforter is under that you can stand on scale with out and with comforter in hand to make sure of the weight. This will help with dye as well, 1 liquid bottle dyes 2lbs of dry fabric to get a dark color we do suggest doubling the amount of dye. Hope this helps.

  • Tammy Williamson McClung

    Great advice on this site! I want to dye my faded dark olive chair to an analogous color to my peacock blue dining chair. Given the existing color, which dye colors would you suggest?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Tammy, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the material? Is it a removable cover you are looking to dye?

  • http://Atomdavis.com/ Atom Davis

    Could I dye my natural fabrics with the synthetic dye as well? I wanted to dye a whole batch

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Atom, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More will also work on natural fibers except for silk or wool. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More should work well on acrylic or polyester based synthetic wigs. Let us know if you have any other questions!

    • DeeSC

      Thanks….could you share the proper method for doing so…..thanks

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Instructions for using Rit DyeMore can be viewed at our website by going to https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ We recommend using a stainless steel pot as the dye will not adhere to stainless steel. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Linnie, The Kentucky Blue would not be able to fully cover the Emerald hue. It may just be able to tone it down to a less intense green hue. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Clare, The Dye More would work on the polyester, but needs very hot water to be successful. This could cause shrinkage to occur. The existing color can also affect the results you would achieve and it may not be able to completely dye to a dark grey depending on how dark the existing coral color is. Hope this helps!

  • Gale

    I have a pair of pants that got bleach spots on They are 60% cotton,37% polyester and 3 % spandex. Can I fix them with Rit? If I can’t get the right color can I fade the navy and redye another color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Rit Dye will not cover bleach spots because the fibers have been damaged. However, if the spots are small and not too extreme, we recommend trying to spot dye the areas. As another option, if the garment is ruined and you want to give dyeing a try, remove the color from the item using Rit Color Remover. This will bring it to an off-white or cream color. If you can still see the bleach spots, launder the item in the washing machine or sink with warm water, detergent and 1 cup of liquid bleach. Rinse and launder again. Then follow one of our dyeing techniques.

  • Taylor

    Hi, I’m wondering if I could dye a piece of polyester different colors. Almost like a tie dye pattern, but not quite.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Taylor, You would just want to ensure that each color is done on the stove top to ensure that it can penetrate into the fibers of the polyester, but you should be able to achieve a multi-color look. Hope this helps!

  • Dona

    I have a black polyester bathing suit needing to dye it green for cosplay costume, any ideas if it will work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Dona, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the material being polyester you would need to dye with DyeMore our synthetic dye. However because it is synthetic our Rit color Remover will not work to take the black out or down so you are able to re-dye, You would have to over-dye the existing color. We have green in DyeMore, unfortunately you will not see the green color because you are dyeing over black. We recommend getting a white swimsuit you can dye green or try and find a green one. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Kate

    Can I use half black Rit DyeMore and half regular black Rit to dye faded cotton/polyester blend jeans black again?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kate, Thank you for reaching out. You would not use both dye lines. Since DyeMore works on both cotton and polyester you would only need to use that.

  • fadroid

    I have a car-seat like the one in the picture, but my son doesn’t want it because it is pink. It is polyester and maybe with some nylon. What is the recommended color to dye it to brown, black or anything but pink/purple. I know pink+green makes brown but not sure it would apply here, also if the graphite will work or will turn it into darker pink.
    What do you suggest?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is polyester you would need to dye using DyeMore for synthetics, this can be found online or Hobby Lobby. You can find the 12 colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . You can use Black in the dye line called Graphite but because the material is polyester it wont come out a true black, instead it will only go a dark Gray/Lead color. We suggest the Graphite or the Chocolate Brown being the best cover up since we are unable to take the pink out or down. Hope this helps.

      • fadroid

        Thanks for the fast reply, so if I use the chocolate brown what would the result be?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, When dyeing over medium or dark pink with a dark brown, the color result should be close to a dark brown. You can see a picture of a bottle of DyeMore chocolate brown at http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ The bottom of the droplet on the front of the bottle where Rit DyeMore is listed is close to the color achieved when dyeing 100% polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

          • fadroid

            Unfortunately the result are 100% disappointing, the picture shows the result after using a whole “chocolate brown” bottle with stove-top method for 50min at ~212F. Only the brand name stitching turned black from white. Everything else turned a tiny bit darker and lost its shine, even the white and blue flowers!

            After the 30min I can still see the pink color, so I thought I will give it 20min more. During this whole time is it on the stove, the dye mixer is at boiling temperature and I kept stirring and making sure it is totally covered. I let it cool down for a while after that, rinsed it with water and it is as you see in the picture.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello, Thank you for letting us know what has happened to your project, we have sent you an e-mail to your personal e-mail box, if you would like to respond we would be more than happy to help. Thank You!

          • http://www.fadvisor.net fadroid

            Thanks, I got the email and responded on Jan 11, but I didn’t hear back.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello, We did receive your reply, in which you advised you purchased 1 bottle of dye for $5.14 and included your mailing address. This information was entered in to send you a refund. Refunds take 6-8 weeks to process. Sorry for any confusion.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, If the fabric is mainly polyester, chocolate brown dyes 100% polyester a dark brown, the color result should be a brown shade. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Amy, Yes you can! Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kim, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More would be needed to dye that fabric due to the polyester content. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Wendie Alsobrooks

    Will it work on tennis shoes? If so, pointers for the best results please.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Wendie, It depends on the fabric content of the tennis shoe. If it is polyester, it would require boiling water for satisfactory results which could damage the construction of the shoe.

  • Hope

    I have a medium brown mink coat that I want to dye black. I have 4 liquid bottles of rit black dye. Do anyone no if I can dye my fur? Is a quarter length Cape coat. Plz help my birthday coming up!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Hope, Thank you for reaching out. What is the material of the coat? Does the care tag say anything about cold wash only or dry clean? This will help us help you dye the coat and fur.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Amelia, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the limited colors in the DyeMore line, we do not have color recipes to offer. Should you want to experiment with mixing colors, we recommend dipping a paper towel or piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color.

  • olga B

    Hello, I want to dye polyester dress, in instructions I saw you recommend adding dishwasher liquid, is it liquid that is used for dishwasher (sometimes it goes in tablets) or liquid that you use to wash dishes by hand. They are two different types, which one has to be used? thank you

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Olga, When using Rit DyeMore, detergent is not required. The detergent is only added when using Rit’s all-purpose dyes. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with!

  • Lizzie

    Hi I want to dye my bugaboo footmuff which is 100% polyester on the outside and the filling but I want a dye that can work in the machine instead of stove top any tips please

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Lizzie, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately DyeMore has best results on the stove-top, due to the very hot water of 200 degrees needed for DyeMore the wash machine is not effective in getting the color results as shown on the bottle. If you had a large bucket or stainless steel tub you could boil the water and pour into container, this will be hot enough you would just need to make sure material is free flowing with constant agitation. You can find DyeMore instructions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ and bucket method here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/sink-or-bucket-technique/ . Hope this helps.

  • Katelyn

    Which dyes should I use to get an oxblood color? My sweater is already bright red. Thank you!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Katelyn, Thank you for reaching out. What type of material is the sweater you are working with? this will help determine which dye to use All Purpose for natural fibers or DyeMore for synthetics We suggest e-mailing us a picture at colorformula@theritstudio.com of the color you are trying to achieve and we can try and create a color recipe to match. Hope this helps.

  • whatwhatintha

    Hello! This dress is 100% polyester. If I dye it with Rit DyeMore, will the white part turn the desired color and the black stay black? TIA!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, The darkest color in the DyeMore line is graphite. Graphite dyes 100% polyester a dark gray and other fabrics black. If you dye the dress, the white will become a dark gray and the black will remain black. Let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with!

  • TEA

    Hello…i have 2 tan polyester curtain panels that i want to dye black but graphite is the only color thats close. Is thr any way to get closer to black? The graphite color is going to look too washed out maybe. Thanks

    • TEA

      Thx…i just read a few of older posts…thank u, that answered my questions

  • http://www.quirkybits-n-pieces.com/ QuirkyK

    I have a dress that is a polyester blend in black. I’d like to overdye it to possibly make it a dark blue. Would this be possible using these dyes??

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello QuirkyK, Thank you for reaching out. We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully.
      We would suggest checking the fabric care label to ensure you are using the correct dye line for your project.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Emily, We would recommend using Rit DyeMore since the fabric contains 45% polyester. Rit’s all-purpose dyes are not able to adhere to synthetic fabric, therefore, DyeMore would provide the best color result.

  • Holly

    Hello, I’m wondering if there might be a good recipe to dye this product navy. I would like the nude lining to be navy, but it is OK If the recipe alters the shell color a bit as long as it remains blue and doesn’t get too dark. Thank you!

    http://www.revolveclothing.com/toby-heart-ginger-x-love-indie-bella-crochet-midi-dress-in-navy-nude/dp/TOBR-WD45/?d=Womens

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Holly, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available in the new DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for navy blue.

  • Desiree Miller

    I have a olive green dress that’s 94% polyester and 6% spandex will rit dyemore work on this blend? *fingers crossed*

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Desiree, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, Dye More will work on that blend. What color are you trying to achieve?

      • Desiree Miller

        Purple

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Desiree, Unfortunately, purple would be unable to cover over the existing color. You would only be able to achieve a darker hue such as Peacock Green or possibly as grey hue with Graphite.

  • Jessica

    Which of theses colors do i use to make mint?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jessica, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there is not a way to create a mint hue using our Dye More line at this time.

  • Sonia

    I have a white dress – 95% polyester, 5% spandex that I wanted to dye a pastel colour, is this possible?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sonia, The fabric is dyeable with our Dye More line. You can lighten any of the colors by using less dye or adding more water. Hope this helps!

  • sarah

    I’m wanting to dye a chiffon ivory dress a more champaign color…. any suggestions on what color to use and how much?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sarah, What does the fabric care tag state the dress is made from? We can better assist you if we know the material you are working with. Thanks!

      • sarah

        It’s 100% polyester

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Sarah, Thank you for your response. With the material being synthetic you would need to use our synthetic dye DyeMore. You can find DyeMore at Hobby Lobby or online here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . The only cream/champaign color we have is called Sand Stone which can be viewed on same website given above. You can also find step by step instructions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

  • Marni Nispel

    I have gold 100% polyester curtains that I want to dye purple. Is this even possible? How would you recommend going from gold to purple?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Marni, Thank you for reaching out. The existing gold hue and the purple would mix to create a new color. It may or may not end up being a purple hue. If you have a sample piece of fabric you can cut from a hidden seam, you might do a test swatch to see if they will achieve the desired color. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Carlos, Thank you for reaching out. If you are dyeing the thread for different projects, you would get the best results by cutting the pieces of thread you want to dye different hues and dyeing those all at once using the stove top method. Hope this helps!

  • carrie

    I havec these dark almost mauve poly curtain. I would likecto acheve a dark mauve maybe almost an ox blood or wine. Can I mix colors to achieve this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Carrie, Thank you for reaching out. You can certainly experiment with mixing colors. Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available in that DyeMore offers, we do not have a color recipe to offer for wine or oxblood. The 12 colors available in the new dye line can be viewed at http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Should you experiment with mixing colors, we recommend dipping a paper towel or piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Michelle, Thank you for reaching out. We have sent you an e-mail about the dye issue you are having, if you would answer those questions we would be able to help you achieve a true Brown. Hope this helps.

  • Susan

    I want to dye a swimming g suit that faded. Will dye more work for that and will it hold up to chlorine?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Susan, Rit can be used to dye swim suits. As bathing suits are usually made from nylon or polyester, Rit DyeMore may be your best option. Keep in mind that if your swim suit will be exposed to chlorine from a swimming pool, the chlorine could cause a loss of color. In addition, long exposure to strong sunlight could cause the color to fade. Let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Ange, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a Moss Green or Army Green using Dye More at this time. You might try mixing Chocolate Brown and Peacock Green together if you would like to experiment. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Chantelle, Dye More should work for you, however, you might want to test a sample piece prior to dyeing as the Graphite can turn cotton black.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Mim, You would be able to get a true black using Dye More Graphite at a simmer on the stove top. Hope this helps!

  • Destin SMATV

    Do you not have a black in this? If not, how can black be achieved?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Destin, Thank you for reaching out. When you look for black in the Dyemore line you want Graphite. Graphite gives synthetic material a true black color unless material is 100% polyester then Graphite will only achieve a dark Grey color. Hope this helps.

      • Destin SMATV

        It does help – thanks for your reply!

  • Gerry

    Can you use dye for cotton material from white to Red ? How much is it ?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Gerry, Thank you for reaching out. The DyeMore would also work for the cotton material. Here is the link for the DyeMore line with the prices for the dye when you order from our website http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/

  • Julie Bishop

    Can you use to be dye a jogging stroller? It’s definitely a poly blend and I just tried using the packets without knowing the liquid dye was for poly. It’s black will it be black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Julie, DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester a dark gray and other fabrics black. DyeMore is recommended for use on the stove top due to the hot water temperature required to activate the dye. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Barbara Wilkerson

    I have a light blue top. Not sure what kind of material. All I know is it is some sort of knit/polyester. I want to dye it to a mint green. How can I get this color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Barbara, Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, is available in 12 colors: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available in the new dye line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for mint green.

  • parker

    HI guys, I’d like to dye a light khaki polyester to an olive green. I figured it’s doable with some color mixing. What are your recommendations?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Parker, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create an olive green using Dye More at this time. If you would like to experiment, the best colors to mix would be Peacock Green and Chocolate Brown.

  • Ali

    I want to dye some bright white bras a light cream or champagne color. They’re a 90% polyester 10% spandex blend. I know you only have the sandstone for dyemore, can it be diluted enough to lightly color them?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ali, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe for cream using Dye More. Sandstone can be diluted to produce a lighter color, but it likely would be more of a champagne hue than cream.

  • Shannon S

    I am very interested in trying this product on my dark green sheer valances. I need them to be brown, do you think it will work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Shannon, Unfortunately, the existing color and color applied will mix to create a new color. The brown would likely not be able to cover over them since they are already a dark green. Since the fabric is likely polyester, the Rit Color Remover would not be effective in reducing the existing color to dye them another color. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Shannon S

        Bummer! Thank you for the information.

  • Emily bowers

    Can I dye a red wool sweater black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Emily,
      We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully.
      We would suggest checking the fabric care label to ensure you are using the correct dye line for your project. Also make sure the tag does not say anything about cold water only due to material being wool, if it says cold wash or cold water only we don’t recommend using Rit dyes because they need very hot water to activate. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Holly, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are unable to create that hue using our Dye More line at this time. So sorry for the inconvenience. The closest you could obtain would be using the Apricot Orange.

  • Mom B

    Hi, I have a dark grey lace dress that I want to dye black. It’s a toddler dress and wasn’t sure if I should use salt or vinegar and if the water should be very hot?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Mom B, Thank you for reaching out. We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully.
      We would suggest checking the fabric care label to ensure you are using the correct dye line for your project.

  • Jamie

    I had to use the dye more because it had the perfect color. If using this on a cotton sweatshirt does it have to be heated?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jamie, Yes, you would still want to heat the dye as they are hot water activated. Hope this helps!

  • Bree

    Is it possible to create the same colours shown in the archive area of your website using the DyeMore dyes. I’d really like to create a peachy colour but unsure how to do it with the polyester dyes??

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Bree, Since Dye More is available in 12 colors, color mixing options are limited. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create Peach using Dye More at this time.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kross, Rit is non-toxic and would be safe for dyeing a baby blanket. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • PadmeSky

    Hello, I am very interested in these dyes for a costume. I do a lot of cosplay, and this year i am looking to dye 100% polyester fabric. But my colors on the costumes have to turn out lighter, almost like a pastel. Any tips on when I dye these how i can make the fabric only turn to a light color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Due to material being 100% polyester we suggest using Rit DyeMore for synthetic material. Right now we have 12 core colors to choose from: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . To get a pastel lighter color you can add more water to the dye bath to delude the color so it would not be so bold, you can test the color by dipping a paper towel in the mix to see what the color would look like. You could also keep your eye on the material in the bath and stir/agitate for less time (instead 30 min.) to achieve a lighter color but be careful make sure the color is even around fabric. Hope this helps.

  • Dreams of Mint

    I love Rit and how easy it is to use, and I’ve used it on a variety of fibers before! However, I need to do an ombre dye on polyester case satin. Can I do that with DyeMore, or is it mostly effective as an immersion dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Polyester requires very hot water in order for the dye to be able to penetrate into the fibers of the fabric, so for ombre dyeing, we would suggest boiling water and doing a bucket ombre dyeing. Please keep in mind the colors could be much lighter than if the stove top were to be used. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Dreams of Mint

        Thank you very much for your reply! Fortunately, I need the colors to be quite light. 🙂

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Beth, Since the material has such a high amount of polyester, we would recommend using the Dye More. Unfortunately, at this time, Dye More does not come in a Navy Blue and there is not a way to create a Navy using the Dye More line. Using the all-purpose dye would only adhere to the nylon and not the polyester, which would cause lighter results. Dye More requires very hot water which could damage the sequins since it says to hand wash cold inside out.

  • warren lubline

    Can I dye a pair of olive/green hockey pants black? The fabric is synthetic and I’m only going to want to dye the outside of the pants. The Inside protective parts don’t need attention. The material needs to be able to take game action which means getting wet on the ice. The material is water resistant Heavy-duty 500 Denier coated polyester. My team uses black but I have some fantastic pants that are green.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Warren, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately we do have some issues when dyeing this item. The first one is the material being 100% polyester you would have to use DyeMore for synthetic material but Graphite (black in this dye line) will only come out a dark gray on polyester material. The second issue is the water resistant, our dyes will be rejected by the waterproof in material because our dyes go in a dye bath with very hot water and the resist will not take the color. Sorry for this inconvenience.

  • Angela Cooper

    that dye seems weak. im not into matte. you think the dye will be more deep true red?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Angela, The depth and color you achieve is dependent on the type of fabric you are working with. If you are working with polyester, it will require boiling water on the stove top for the best color results.

  • Mallory Dansereau

    I have a Purple Fabric that is too light for the project I want it for. I want to make it a gray-ish purple, could I do that with this dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Mallory, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the material?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Julia, Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe for burgundy/wine using Dye More at this time. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Judy

    I have a bright fuschia long bridesmaid’s dress that is 100% polyester. I would like to tone it down by overdyeing. The label says “dry clean only”. I’m willing to take a chance on dyeing it. Can you make any recommendations as to getting it to be more of a purple color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Judy, When a fabric care tag states “dry clean only”, using Rit DyeMore may damage the fabric due to the hot water required to activate the dye. There are 12 colors available in the DyeMore line http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Due to the limited colors in this dye line, we are not able to recommend a color that would successfully dye over fuchsia to create a purple color.

  • Ashley

    hello, Im looking to dye a rayon polyester and spandex blend a nice royal purple. Is this possible?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ashley, Yes, the Dye More will work to dye the rayon and polyester. Hope this helps!

  • Lois

    Can I dye an ivory polyester dress to white

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lois, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have any products that would remove color from polyester at this time.

  • Sariah Mcculley

    Hi , I’d like try your polyester dye . I have a very bright red blouse I’d like to make darker,like maroon ,how can I do this ?
    Thank you

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sariah, DyeMore currently offers 12 colors. Due to the limited colors in the DyeMore line, we cannot offer a color that would dye over the existing red and result in maroon.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Lauren, There are 12 colors available in the DyeMore line: store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Unfortunately, DyeMore does not have a navy blue dye and we are not able to offer a color recipe for navy blue due to the limited colors available.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Tosha, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have any products that would help to whiten the polyester. Sorry about that.

  • Sariah Mcculley

    Hi again . I had asked if I could dye bright red polyester to a darker red, and was told no. Because of limited colors of the new dye, but I heard a suggestion of mixing 2 colors to darken it, is this possible?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sariah, You can mix colors together to try to create new colors with Dye More, however, it will require some experimentation. Hope this helps!

  • Becca Bartelheimer

    Would dyeing a dress with rhinestones on it be okay? Would the rhinestones cage color at all?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Becca, Thank you for reaching out. It depends on what the rhinestones are made of. If they are a plastic, they likely would be dyed. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Becca Bartelheimer

        Would it make them more opaque or would it just color them?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Becca, Thank you for reaching out. It would color them. It would not make them opaque. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Shannon, We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully. We would suggest using the Dye More for that fabric type.

  • Alexis Casales

    Would it be possible to dye a magenta polyester dress white? Or would it be easier to dye that dress black? If so, would the color be a burgundy color or black?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Alexis, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately we don’t have a white dye or product that can take the magenta out of Polyester. We do have a dye for synthetic material called DyeMore and they have a Black called Graphite, this can be used on the dress but if 100% polyester than it will only come out a dark grey color. You can find DyeMore colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ , Hope this helps.

      • Alexis Casales

        Okay. The dress is 97% polyester so I guess it’ll turn to gray. Thank you!

  • Chris Furguson

    I have a tough question.

    I have a old Sears light purple Perma-Prest blazer I want to dye into a deep pink. Is this possible with a cold method, or will the jacket reject the dye using that method?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Chris, Thank you for reaching out. Rit dye requires very hot water, 140 to 160 degrees, to activate.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Carolina Burks

    Hi
    I made a cape from a all cotton white sheet and used a polyester thread will the graphite dye the cotton too?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Carolina, Yes, Rit DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester a dark gray and other fabrics black. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Carolina Burks

        so it will dye the cotton fabric black and the tread graphite?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Carolina, You are correct. Graphite will dye cotton fabric black and 100% polyester thread dark gray.

          • http://www.ritdye.com Carolina Burks

            ok, what color will the pearl gray dye the cotton?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Carolina, Rit’s all-purpose pearl gray dye will dye the cotton fabric close to the color that appears on the container. The all-purpose dye will not adhere to the polyester thread. Hope this helps.

          • http://www.ritdye.com Carolina Burks

            is that the regular dye or the dyemore?

          • http://www.ritdye.com Carolina Burks

            frost gray I mean sorry

          • http://www.ritdye.com Carolina Burks

            I really want to get a dark gray

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Carolina, Rit pearl gray is an all-purpose dye used for natural fabrics. Frost gray is offered in the new DyeMore, synthetic dye, line. DyeMore is available in 12 colors: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ You will find a color recipe for charcoal gray, using Rit’s all-purpose dye at: https://www.ritdye.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rit_FavoriteColors_2000_FINAL.pdf Hope this helps.

          • http://www.ritdye.com Carolina Burks

            ok I will check that out, what color would the frost gray dye the cotton?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Carolina, When looking at a bottle of DyeMore, you will see various shades of color shown. This is because all fabrics will accept the dye differently. Frost gray would dye 100% polyester a lighter shade of gray and other fabrics would be a bit darker. Should you find you do not like the color result after using DyeMore frost gray, Rit color remover would be able to remove the dye applied.

          • Carolina Burks

            thank you!!!!!

  • Taunia

    Hello, I have a red 100 polyester dress… I’d like to dye it black or deep purple… What color dye more do you think I would need to use?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Thank you for reaching out! Since the dress is polyester you would not be able to achieve a true black, even when using our Graphite DyeMore. It would be more of a grey hue. Over dyeing the red polyester dress with a purple dye would be unpredictable to tell what color it may achieve. If you decide to try over dyeing then we would suggest using our color remover if the item doesn’t dye the color you are wanting. You can also try cutting a bit of fabric from a hidden seam on the dress and testing the dye on it to make sure it achieves the color you are wanting.
      Hope this helps!

  • Mindy

    I want to dyes a white polyester dress – wine / burgundy color what do you recommend

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Mindy, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can use Rit to dye that. We have a dye called Rit DyeMore, released spring 2015, which has been specifically formulated to dye synthetics. It will dye 100% polyester, polyester blends, acrylic and nylon. If you’ve used all-purpose Rit, DyeMore works slightly differently, requiring more heat and time to set the color. It’s best to use Rit DyeMore with the stovetop method, getting the dye bath to 180-212 degrees.

      For 100% polyester and for polyester blends, we recommend dyeing the item for at least 30 minutes and using two bottles of dye to get rich, dark colors. It will look like the polyester has absorbed the dye in 5-10 minutes, but it needs the full 30 minutes to truly take and keep the color as the dye will wash out a little once rinsed.

      Nylon and acrylic will dye much faster and retain the color well. Therefore, these fabrics can be removed from the dye bath once they attain the color you desire. You can find the colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ , Hope this helps.

  • Salem

    I need to dye a pair of lighter brown heels rut chocolate brown and I was wondering how I would go about that sense it’s on a shoe.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. It is really important to know if the shoe is a natural material or synthetic in order to make sure we recommend the best product for you. If it is a natural fiber like cotton or rayon then All Purpose Rit Dye will work well. We recommend the bucket method and if you want to keep your rubber parts completely clear of dye, then use painters tape and then paint the dye on with a regular paint brush to give you more control of where the dye goes.

      If your shoe is made of synthetic material, we recommend you use our newest line of dyes, Rit Dye More Synthetic coming out in the middle of April. This too you can use the bucket method, but make sure the water is almost boiling hot. Synthetic fibers need more heat to take the dye than natural fibers.

      If you are dyeing leather, we do not advise using Rit because of the high salt content. However, if you choose to dye with Rit regardless, be sure to “feed” the leather after dyeing by covering your shoes in hand cream or leather lotion. Salt can dry out the leather and make it crack. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Tara Edwards

    hi trying to work out the best formula for making mint green similar to your receipe for the ‘cabbage’ colour made using ‘aquamarine’ and ‘lemon yellow’. Can you please suggest a formula using the dyemore products. Cheers from Australia

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Tara, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are unable to create a mint green using Dye More at this time. So sorry for any inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Erika, You can use less of the Apricot Orange to create a more pastel shade of apricot. Dip in a piece of paper towel prior to adding in the fabric to test the color and insure it is the color you are looking to achieve. Add more water to lighten it more or more dye for a darker hue. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Mark, Since the Rit Color Remover is not effective on polyester, in order to make a red hue you would want to try overdyeing with the Racing Red. We would suggest if possible cutting a a small snippet and testing the blue over the yellow to ensure it comes out the shade of green you are looking to achieve. You might also test just overdyeing with the Peacock Green as that should also still give you a green hue over the yellow, depending on how dark the yellow hue is. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Janie, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are unable to create a Teal hue using Dye More at this time. So sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Janet

    i have dinning chairs that are synthetic, can I dye them.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Thank you for reaching out! We would not recommend dyeing the chairs since you can not fully submerge them in water. When not washed out thoroughly, dye can rub off onto other items. Should you decide to try dyeing them, we would recommend using our DyeMore line that is specifically made for synthetic fibers.
      Hope this helps!

  • Marissa

    Hello,

    I have a chiffon blouse that is currently a blush color. I’m hoping to dye it black, or as dark gray as possible. Will this work, or does it have to be white to start?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Thank you for reaching out! Chiffon can be made from different types of fibers. Most of them are made from some type of polyester blend. If it is a poly blend then we would suggest using our DyeMore Graphite dye to produce a dark grey hue. You would not be able to achieve a true black if it is polyester. We suggest checking your product care label to make sure of the fiber type before dyeing. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. You might cut a piece from a hidden seem on the inside of the material to do a test dye to see if it will adhere to your satisfaction. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Janelle, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More will work to dye the polyester cover, however, it will not be able to dye it a solid color. The flower pattern would still show through. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Tina, Since it contains such a small amount of polyester, the Dye More or all-purpose would work. When overdyeing keep in mind that the black could become more dull depending on what color you choose. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Eileen, That fabric content can be dyed, however, our dyes need a water temperature of at least 140 degrees so it could cause some shrinkage. Hope this helps!

  • LisaLynn1961

    I have 20 yards of purple polyester china silk lining that are grape when I need dark eggplant. What would you suggest?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out! We’ve developed a new dye, Rit DyeMore, that dyes synthetics- such as polyester. Rit DyeMore is available in 12 colors. We do not have any color recipes available for this line of dye at this point in time. DyeMore can be found in our online store, on Amazon.com and in Hobby Lobby stores. You are welcome to take a look and see if there is a color you are interested in. Hope this helps!

  • JoAnn Kentgen

    We have dyed 150 cotton/polyester napkins. We wanted them to be half pink and half white. They came out great, but dried too light. What would you recommend? Can we just re dye using Dyemore. Originally we used plain dye. I am also rewashing them before… Do we need to use color remover? Please say no. 🙂

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Joann, Thank you for reaching out. No, you would not have to use Rit Color Remover because you are only looking for a darker shade of the colors you have now. You can use DyeMore to try and get a bolder color using Super Pink found here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . DyeMore works the same as All Purpose you just need hotter water more around 180-212 for the dye to activate the color then make sure you move the napkin around in dye bath, the motion is what adheres the color. If you have any other questions let us know.

  • MG

    I want to dye my curtains a navy blue or dark gray. They are a dark burgundy/maroon color now. They are made from 70% rayon 30% polyester mix. What would be the best way to achieve the navy blue or dark gray color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, If there is an insulated backing on the curtains, we would recommend checking the fabric care tag to ensure the curtains can be washed in hot water since DyeMore requires very hot water to activate. Due to the limited colors in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for navy blue or dark gray. DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester a dark gray and other fabrics black. Should you want to experiment using graphite and you do not like the color result, Rit color remover would remove the dye that was applied. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • MG

    I forgot to mention they are insulated curtains.

  • Dana

    I have a set of Orange curtains and I would like to dye them teal….Do you think this is possible with this color combo?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Dana, Rit dyes are intended for fabric that are off-white or cream in color. When dyeing over an existing color, such as orange, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. What does the fabric care tag state the curtains are made from? We can better assist you once we have this additional information. Thanks!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Lulu, You could certainly overdye them using the Racing Red. Hope this helps!

  • jeannine

    Would i be able to dye light tan 100% polyester curtains a light gray?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jeannine, Thank you for reaching out. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. For this reason, you would not be able to achieve light gray when dyeing over light tan.

  • 1mom

    I need to dye a leotard brown. Body is 82% nylon and 18% spandex. Lining is 95% polyester 5% spandex. Will I get good results with the dyemore?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out! Our new Rit DyeMore that dyes synthetics is great! This means polyester, polyester blends, acetate and acrylic are now all dyeable with Rit. And while nylon has always been a material Rit could dye, it dyes to even richer shades with DyeMore.
      Rit DyeMore requires a higher temperature than our all-purpose dye, so for the best results use the stovetop method. Available in 12 colors, DyeMore can be found in our online store, on Amazon.com and in Hobby Lobby stores. Hope this helps!

      • 1mom

        Thank you so much! I would like to dye canvas ballet shoes to match – can I do them with the leotard so they’ll be the same color? Also, is it safe to submerge the shoes or will it damage the leather sole?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, They can be dyed together, however, different materials can dye differently so they may not dye the exact same color. It depends on if the shoes can withstand the hot water. It is possible that the hot water could damage the construction of the shoe. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Nena

    Hi, I bought a beautiful mother of the bride dress on ebay for $30 which is a $258 Patra, and ended up finding another dress for my daughters wedding. Now I have another daughter getting married and would like to use the dress but it is navy and want an eggplantish color. The fabric is nylon, rayon, poly blend with a 100% poly lining. Can you recommend a dye color that would be my best bet? If it doesn’t work I’m not heart broken and not out alot of money but love the dress so much it’s worth taking a chance.
    Thank you!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, in order to change the color of the dress, Rit color remover would be required to take it back to an off-white or cream color and prepare the fabric for being dyed a new color. Rit color remover is able to remove dye from natural fabrics. It is not able to remove dye from synthetics. So sorry for the inconvenience.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Amber Cotrone

    I have a neon orange cotton dress that may have artificial fabric stitching and bits of ribbon and would like to dye it a coraly pink. So I wanted to try the pink and see if it will turn coral. Will dye more work for natural and artificial fabric in the same garment with a unified result?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amber, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More will work on natural and synthetic fabrics and would provide an even result on a blend. Please keep in mind that color options are limited in Dye More at this time, so a coral may not be achievable. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Amber Cotrone

    So you think the pink would overpower the neon orange? I thought since I’d be starting with orange the result with pink added would be coral, but I am new to dyeing.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amber, It is hard to say what would happen with overdyeing. You might consider cutting a small snippet from a hidden seam to do a test on to see if the material will dye the color you are looking to achieve.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Amber Cotrone

    It’s more of an light neon orange, like an orange creamsicle really.

  • Caitlyn

    I have a light tan sequin dress (1920’s style) that I want to dye purple. Its 100% polyester but I’m worried about the sequins messing the dye up. Will the dye work on this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Caitlyn,
      Thank you for reaching out! Since your dress is 100% polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes as it is specifically meant for synthetics like polyester. Our DyeMore line of dyes do require a much higher heat then our regular Rit All-Purpose dyes. We would suggest checking the label on the dress to see what the highest heat safe for it would be. Should you decide to dye the dress, keep in mind that the sequins may change color as well.
      Hope this helps!

    • Robin

      Hi Caitlyn,
      I have a very similar situation! Just purchased a 20s dress (100% polyester) for a theme party and am hoping to dye it but was wondering about the effect on the sequins. Could I ask for an update on how yours went?

  • bryguyf69

    Hi, we’re a theater group and was donated a brand new 100% polyester suit (“Dry Clean Only”). The original color is a dark maroon (which explains why it was donated since no man would buy such a suit outside of the 1970’s!). We’d like to make it a more “normal” color, i.e. black, gray, navy or even brown. Would any of your dyes work? What would be the effect of boiling on “dry clean only” fabric? I;ve machine washed “dry clean only” successfully but have never used boiling water. Since the suit is only used as a theatrical costume, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi,
      Thank you for reaching out! We do have a line of dyes that will work for your project. Rit DyeMore is a synthetic dye that will color 100% polyester, acrylic, acetate, nylon and polyester/cotton blends. The Stove Top method—dyeing the items in a pot on the stove—is recommended especially when dyeing polyester and acrylic, because a very high temperature is needed to dye these fabrics. If the correct temperature is not achieved then the dye project may not come out the correct hue.
      Since the suit is dry clean only we can not recommend dyeing do to the intense heat needed to achieve the correct hue. Should you decide to finish your project we would recommend contacting a local dry cleaning specialist and they may be able to give you tips.
      Hope this helps!

  • Amber

    What does the dyemoore do to plastic beading on a 100% polyester dress.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amber, The Dye More would dye the beading on the dress if it is made from plastic.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Morihalda, It is something we hope to have in the future, however, at this time our color mixing options are limited and polyester can be unpredictable. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Alysev

    I have a royal blue dress that is 96% polyester and 4% spandex and I want to dye it to maybe a darker blue or a dark gray, any suggestions on how to achieve that? And would using the stove top method damage the spandex even though there is only a small amount of it?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Alysev,
      Thank you for reaching out! We would recommend using our DyeMore line of Dyes for your polyester blend. Rit DyeMore is a synthetic dye that will color 100% polyester, acrylic, acetate, nylon and polyester/cotton blends. The Stove Top method—dyeing the items in a pot on the stove—is recommended especially when dyeing polyester and acrylic, because a very high temperature is needed to dye these fabrics. You can find it at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric, and online.
      With such a low amount of spandex, there would me minimal damage if any.
      Hope this helps!

  • Rebekah Homutoff

    I dye various fibers to match fabrics as close to exact as I can get. Some are Rayon (fringe and bolo cord), others are nylon (hand crocheted pieces), and english netting (probably polyester). I normally have fair success with the regular Rit dyes, usually with the help of stovetop method and salt/vinegar, but it takes some finesse and lots of sampling and color blending and tweaking to get the perfect color in the finished pieces fo them to be assembled. I am very excited to see this new dye. With the DyeMore dye, can I blend colors to get a custom color to match fabric exactly? Do they handle about the same as the regular dye when it comes to blending colors for a custom match?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Rebekah,
      Thank you for reaching out! Unfortunately we do not have any suggestions when it comes to blending Rit DyeMore at this point in time as it is a new line of dyes. Should you decide to experiment with the colors, we would recommend using a paper towel to test the color of the dye bath before dyeing. This will help guarantee that you are getting the hue that you are wanting.
      The Stove Top method—dyeing the items in a pot on the stove—is recommended especially when dyeing polyester and acrylic, because a very high temperature is needed to dye these fabrics. You can find it at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric, and online.
      Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Kim,
    Thank you for reaching out! Rit dye will not cover sun-faded areas, stains or bleach spots. For best results, we would recommend using the Rit Color Remover to remove the color and make it all even and then redye. The sun spots may dye lighter.
    Hope this helps!

  • Lea

    I need to dye white bungee cord to a soft or basic pin. Its made of polyester and Dacron material. Will this dye work for this?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lea, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, the Dye More would work on that material. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Courtney

    I have a prom dress that is 100% polyester and I wanted to dye it a darker color. Is this possible to do with using your dye?

  • http://www.ritdye.com Christine Consigli

    Can I dye a red polyester dress to a darker color?
    I wouldn’t mind maroon, navy or brown?
    If so which colors can I use if possible?
    Thanks

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Christine, It is hard to say what would happen with overdyeing and existing color. Chocolate Brown would be the best option to try to overdye the fabric.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Amber, Unfortunately, our products do require water, so if it is unable to get wet we would not suggest using our dye on it. Sorry about that.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Emelise,
    Thank you for reaching out! Since the polyester dress that you would like to dye is a brighter color then what you are looking to dye it to then it should come out great! Should you decide to go a bit darker then we would also recommend our Sapphire Blue in our DyeMore line. It will give it a dark color and ensure that the dress will not be to bright. You can find our DyeMore line of dye at Hobby Lobby and online.
    Here are a few tips!
    https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/
    Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Tamika,
    Thank you for reaching out! Since the couch covers are polyester we would suggest using our DyeMore line of dyes. Rit DyeMore requires a higher temperature than our all-purpose dye, so for the best results use the stovetop method. Available in 12 colors, DyeMore can be found in our online store, on Amazon.com and in Hobby Lobby stores.
    Here are some tipes!
    https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/
    Hope this helps!

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  • Letitia

    I have a chiffon jacket that is a wine purple that I would like to dye a more bright amethyst purple. Is that possible

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Letitia, Chiffon can be made from either natural or synthetic fabric. If the jacket is made from a synthetic fabric, Rit color remover will not be able to remove the existing color so that you can dye the jacket a different color. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Miranda

    I know it’s meant for polyester, bill will DyeMore color 100% cotton fabric? Or will the original color remain the same, like when you try to dye polyester with the all purpose formula?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Miranda, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can use DyeMore on 100% cotton unlike All purpose and synthetic fibers cotton will not reject DyeMore dye. If you have any more questions let us know!

  • Mackenzie Kenyon

    I need to dye white polyester fabric into a DARK purple. What mix of colors would you suggest? Or would living it in the dye longer make it darker that what is pictured on the website?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Mackenzie, You could double the amount of Royal Purple, so you would use 2 bottles per pound. You could also experiment by adding in some Graphite to try to make the Royal Purple darker. Dip in a piece of paper towel to test the color prior to adding the fabric. The material will dye lighter than the paper towel. Hope this helps!

  • Linda

    I bought a suit on eBay for a cosplay costume for my daughter. It looks like tweed, but I noticed the tag says “dry clean only” 100% polyester. The suit also has a 100% polyester lining. It was inexpensive, but slightly lighter than the color we were hoping for. I have looked in the discussion thread and see that RitDyeMore is available at JoAnn’s but since it is a two piece suit that I am attempting to darken a shade or two browner, I don’t see how I can dye it on my stovetop. Is there some way I can dye this suit so that a) both pieces come out the same intensity or b) somehow dye this in a bathtub or washing machine? Or, is there some kind of spray-on color that isn’t a crusty paint that will stick to this suit? The jacket fits her nicely, but I am going to have to alter the pants anyway. Any advice is appreciated. Size 6 brown tweed looking suits don’t come along on eBay often and I’d like to work with the one I bought.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Linda, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More works best in the hottest water possible (180-212 degrees). Polyester requires the high water temperature to allow the fibers of the fabric to open up for maximum dye absorption. If you want to give the bucket method a try, make sure to use boiling water so you are starting out with the hottest water possible. Please keep in mind that if the material is 100% polyester it may not dye as dark or bright as if the stovetop method is used. Dye More would stain the washing machine/bath rub. We currently do not produce any spray-on dyes for polyester. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Janette, Thank you for reaching out. We do not carry a white dye. You could try using the Rit Color Remover, but it likely would not be able to turn it into a bright white.

  • Kaylee

    Hi there, I’m hoping to dip-dye a wedding dress, and want to dye it a light pink. What colour would you suggest for this? thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kaylee,
      Thank you for reaching out. What type of fabric is your wedding dress made out of? Letting us know will help determine the type of dye needed.
      Please get back to us at your earliest convenience!

      • Kaylee

        My dress is polyester, unfortunately. I saw that in order to make “rose quartz” that you recommend equal parts yellow and pink, would this work with the dyemore line?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Kaylee,
          Thank you for getting back to us. Since your dress is polyester then then you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes for the color to take successfully.
          Unfortunately we are not able to create any custom recipes for our DyeMore, so there is no guarantee that the colors will come out the same as when using our All-Purpose Rit line at this point in time.
          We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
          Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • KC

    I have a light pink 56% rayon 44% acetate dress I want to dye black/dark grey. Would this dyemore work on that type of material?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi KC, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, Dye More would work on that fabric type. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jess, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the Rit Color Remover would not be effective in removing the color from your fabric so a Burgundy hue would not be able to be achieved over a Navy Blue. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • RHONDA BRAUN

    I have a hot pink swim suit I would dye a darker color. What would you recomend

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rhonda,
      Rit can be used to dye swim suits. As bathing suits are usually made from nylon or polyester, Rit DyeMore may be your best option. Keep in mind that if your swim suit will be exposed to chlorine from a swimming pool, the chlorine could cause a loss of color. In addition, long exposure to strong sunlight could cause the color to fade. Let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Mary Ellerd

    I would like to “paint” acrylic yarn. With natural yarns, the yarn is wound into a Hank, you wet the yarn then saturate areas of yarn with dyes of different colors. Then the yarn is heated on the stove top in a water bath, in the microwave or in the sun. Can some variation of the water bath work with DyeMore? You cannot agitate the yarn because you would have a big knot, it has to remain still, but since you are making blotches with different colors, a few added blotches won’t matter.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Mary,
      Thank you for reaching out. We recommend stirring the fabric as it promotes consistent exposure to the dye, resulting in “level dyeing” or even color.
      Should you decide to dye without the agitating then we are not able to guarantee complete or even dye coverage.
      We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Ivory Mccray

    Can I mix any rit dye more colors to create navy blue?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ivory, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a Navy Blue using Dye More at this time. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  • Kim Stryker

    I have a 100% polyester bronze evening skirt and 47% polyester, 46% nylon, 7% spandex white evening blouse that I want to dye black. Will I get black results with the Rit DyeMore? If so, any tips that can help the results?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kim, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, you would only be able to achieve a dark grey hue on the 100% polyester item.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Shawn, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, Rit Color Remover is not effective on polyester. The only option would be overdyeing and the existing colors would mix to create a new hue.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Francie, Thank you for reaching out. The existing color and color applied will mix to create a new hue. If you have a piece of fabric you can cut from a hidden seam, we would suggest doing a test first to ensure it will dye the color you are looking for.

  • Sydney

    I’m trying to dye a 73% Rayon 27% Polyester dress (which is light pink) black, would Dyemore work effectively on this blend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sydney, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, Dye More would work on that blend. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Desiree, Thank you for reaching out. The Super Pink would likely not be able to achieve a fuchsia hue. It depends on the exact color you are looking to obtain. You might cut a piece from a hidden seam to test dye to ensure it will dye the color you are looking for.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Heaven, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the dress?

  • Cobana C.

    I have a 100% polyester skirt that is very light pink…any way to take the color out and make it ivory or white?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Cobana, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, Rit Color Remover is not able to remove dye from synthetic fabrics so that you could dye the fabric another color.

  • Ashlyn Burt

    Hi! I am ordering a 100% polyester maxi dress for prom, mint color and would like to dye it navy blue. What are the chances!?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ashlyn, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, Sandstone would not be able to overdye the existing mint color. The colors would mix and create a new color. The same thing would happen if you were to try to dilute the Super Pink or Royal Purple to lighter hues. We currently do not have a way to produce a Navy Blue using Dye More at this time. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • Ashlyn Burt

        Thanks for all your help! I thought you guys had a navy dye…? Would that not work?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Ashlyn, You would need to use Rit DyeMore for synthetic fibers and at this time DyeMore does not have a navy blue in the dye line only Sapphire Blue. One bottle of liquid DyeMore will dye 2lbs of dry weight fabric, you can stand on a scale by yourself then with dress in hand to get an idea of weight. If you are able to dye on the stove in stainless steel pot would be best DyeMore needs to have high heat about 200 degrees for dye to activate, you can get instructions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . You can also use bucket method just boil the water on the stove then pour into bucket, you can find directions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/sink-or-bucket-technique/ . Let us know if you need anything else.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Heather, Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create an iris hue. You might be able to come close by diluting the Royal Purple with additional water.

  • Madeline

    Hello, I’m trying to get my comic con costume together but it’s black and white and I need neon pink and black. Any chance your stuff could help me out? I’m trying to match the doll.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Madeline,
      Thank you for reaching out. What type of material is your costume made of? Depending on the fabric, there are a couple of different color options. Please keep in mind that Rit is not able to create very bright neon colors. Please get back to us at your earliest convenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Jo,
    Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore will dye your polyester blend beautifully. Here are some tips for using DyeMore.
    https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/
    Hope this helps!

  • PamelaJ

    I have a pair of bright red polyester curtains I would like to dye a darker red. What colors of DyeMore should I use?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Currently, the only red we carry in Dye More is our Racing Red. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • monigut

    i have an extra bottle of Rit Dyemore in peacick green and want to use it to dye my light tan colored shearling earmuffs (animal fibers). i realize this is not the recommended dye for animal fibers, but can you tell me what would happen? would the color adhere?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More will also work on cotton and other natural fibers, so the product should adhere to the animal fiber. Hope this helps!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Felisha Harshman

    I have pants that are a cotton elastase blend. Would this work on them?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Felisha, Yes, Dye More would work on your fabric blend. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Elaine, Thank you for reaching out. There could definitely be some shrinkage, but if they are 100% polyester it is not known to shrink.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Teresa, What is the fabric content of the lace you are working with?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Natalie, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More would work on the polyester, but not the spandex and you would want to keep in mind that the hot water needed for the polyester portion could damage the elasticity of the spandex. If you want to give it a try, we suggest one bottle per pound.

  • Myra

    Hi is there any way to dye synthetic material furniture cushions they are not removable so cant use pot and hot water

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Myra,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes are meant to be used on fabric that can be submerged in a dye bath and agitated for at least 30 minutes. They would then need to be thoroughly rinsed out before use to avoid the dye from transfering onto other items.
      Please get back to us with any other questions.

  • SHERRITA POWELL

    i have a white 82% polyester 8% spandex shell knee length jacket . i need it to be any ccolor but white perferably navy red or grey is this realistic?? any pointers

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sherrita, Thank you for reaching out.
      Yes, you can use Rit to dye that. We have a dye called Rit DyeMore, released spring 2015, which has been specifically formulated to dye synthetics. It will dye 100% polyester, polyester blends, acrylic and nylon. If you’ve used all-purpose Rit, DyeMore works slightly differently, requiring more heat and time to set the color. It’s best to use Rit DyeMore with the stovetop method, getting the dye bath to 180-212 degrees.

      For 100% polyester and for polyester blends, we recommend dyeing the item for at least 30 minutes and using two bottles of dye to get rich, dark colors. It will look like the polyester has absorbed the dye in 5-10 minutes, but it needs the full 30 minutes to truly take and keep the color as the dye will wash out a little once rinsed.

      Nylon and acrylic will dye much faster and retain the color well. Therefore, these fabrics can be removed from the dye bath once they attain the color you desire.

      Rit DyeMore is for sale on Amazon.com and will be available at store.ritstudio.com and in Hobby Lobby mid-April 2015. It comes in 12 colors you can find here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

      • SHERRITA POWELL

        How can I get a knee length white coat on the stove ….what size pot ? Can I buy the dye at Joann’s?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Sherrita,
          Thank you for reaching out. You would need a pot big enough to be able to fully submerge and agitate the coat in it. You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric or online.
          http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
          Hope this helps!

          • SHERRITA POWELL

            I won’t find a pot big enough … Can I do it with a sink or bucket with boiling water

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Sherrita, Dye More works best in the hottest water possible (180-212 degrees). Polyester requires the high water temperature to allow the fibers of the fabric to open up for maximum dye absorption. If you want to give the bucket method a try, make sure to use boiling water so you are starting out with the hottest water possible. Please keep in mind that since f the material is 82% polyester it may not dye as dark or bright as if the stove top method is used.

          • SHERRITA POWELL

            What are the color combinations that can be achieved using the dyemore line

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello Sherrita,
            Unfortunately we do not have color combinations to create recipes for the DyeMore line at this point in time.
            Please get back to us with any other questions.

      • SHERRITA POWELL
  • Lea

    I have a red dress that I’m trying to darken to a burgundy/maroon color…can I achieve this when the fabric is 90% Nylon,10% Lycra and has lace and glitter?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Lea, Thank you for reaching out. We suggest using Rit Color Remover to take the red down or out to get a true burgundy color, The recipe for burgundy would be:
      Liquid: 1 cup Wine, 1/2 cup Dark Brown, this is for 1 lb of dry weight fabric in 3 gallons of water (you can find the color here:https://www.ritdye.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rit_FavoriteColors_2000_FINAL.pdf .
      The only problem you might have is the glitter and lace depending on the material they are made of, if they are natural fibers the recipe will work on them too if they are synthetic or polyester than they will reject the dye recipe. You may want to check tag to see if the lace and glitter material is listed. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Tahlia,
    Thank you for reaching out. Since the dress is polyester, you would need to overdye with our DyeMore line of dyes that is specifically for synthetics. Over dyeing can be difficult on polyester and there is no guaranteed way to get the orange to be the red you are wanting. Should you be interested in any other colors we would recommend the darker hues. We have a couple colors that may work for you. You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric or online.
    http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
    Hope this helps!

  • Jan Roberts

    I tried to dye a dark green shirt brown. The shirt is 97% Cotton, 3% Lycra Spandex. The regular Rit dye didn’t take at all. Will the Dye More work or is it worth going for again?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jan, Thank you for reaching out. The brown would be unable to cover over the existing green. You would want to use the Rit Color Remover to remove/reduce the existing color and then dye the fabric. The all-purpose should work once the green is reduced. Hope this helps!

  • Mary

    I got a lipstick stain on a pair of ivory/creamy white pants. The stain remover I used left a large white splotch where it removed the color. The pants are 97% cotton and 3% spandex; can I use the Rit Dye Remover to make the pants a more uniform white color? I just want them to be one consistent color; I’m not that concerned which color that is.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Mary, Yes, you can use the Rit Color Remover to remove/reduce the color to try to even it out. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • oralia

    Will this dye a purple chiffon dress black

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Oralia, Thank you for reaching out. Is the chiffon dress 100% polyester?

  • oralia

    Yes

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Oralia, Since it is 100% polyester, it would only be able to reach a grey hue rather than black.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Araceli, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is polyester, Dye More would be needed. Dye More comes in Graphite which would dye all materials black except for on polyester it can only reach a dark grey.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kaitlyn, Thank you for reaching out. The two materials would take the dye differently so they would dye different shades of red. Unfortunately, it is not possible to go from a pattern to a solid as the pattern would still show through even if it was overdyed black. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Saida, Unfortunately, it would not be possible to achieve a lighter color as the Rit Color Remover is not effective on polyester. You could try overdyeing with Sandstone to make it a lighter hue, but a green or grey would not be possible.

  • vivi

    I have an orange polyester dress I want black, dark grey or brown would do. Would you recommend graphic or brown for this application

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Vivi, Thank you for reaching out. With polyester our Rit Color Remover won’t help to take the original color orange down or out before you dye, so you want to make sure you choose correct color. In the DyeMore line Chocolate Brown is dark enough to cover but you may get an orange hue shine through or mix with the brown color. Graphite will only dye polyester a dark grey like a lead color so the orange will also show through mixing with original orange. If you are able to cut from the inseam and dip into a mix of our Brown and Graphite to test which one covers the best or has the best outcome you can before you dye the whole dress. If all else fails our Color Remover will help you take out the dye you try to put in, it just wont help take out original color. Hope this helps.

      • vivi

        Thanks for your reply. I will assume a chocolate brown with orange hue will look better than a dark grey with orange hue….but great idea to try both on the shell, which is also polyester

  • vivi

    Hi. I have an orange polyester dress I want to dye black (dark grey or brown would do) Which color dye would you recommend for best result, graphic or brown?

  • Renee Keough

    I have a mint green shirt that is 74% polyester, 16% Lyocell and 8% spandex with a bleach stain the size of an orange on it. Will the Rit DyeMore work on this and will it dye evenly, making the bleach spot disappear?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Renee, Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes are intended to dye fabric free of stains, wear and chlorine bleach damage. Sun fading or chlorine bleach may remove or lighten the fabric to an almost white fabric – a sign that the fibers have been damaged. These damaged areas will not dye. Rit color remover will not work on polyester so if you over dye that bleach spot will still be lighter in that area and DyeMore does not have a mint green color or able to create a mint green recipe in this dye line. Sorry for the inconvenience.

      • Renee Keough

        So even if I tried to dye it black or some other dark color the bleach stain would still show?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Renee, Thank you for the response. If the bleach badly damaged that area our dyes will not cover at all it will remain white if the is only minimal damage then when over-dyeing that area will dye lighter, example if you dye Black then that spot could come out a gray hue and be noticeable. Normally we have you use Rit Color Remover to bring original color down enough so the bleach spot does not stick out like a sore thumb but being polyester the Remover will not work to take out or down original mint green so your only choice would be over-dyeing.

  • Guest

    I need help bad. I have a blouse that looked like it was a beige color. But when it got here it was a flesh color so upset. I need a stone color or a dark beige. TY

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. What type of material is your blouse made out of? Get back to use at your convenience.

      • Guest

        95% Polyster 5% Polyurethane (Spandex),100%

  • Guest

    Oh it’s a 95% Polyster 5% Polyurethane (Spandex),100%

  • Guest

    I did reply back. It’s a 95% Polyster 5% Polyurethane (Spandex),100%

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for the response. If your material has over 10% spandex we dont recommend using our dyes due to the hot water needed 140-160 degrees. The spandex will not dye and hot water may hurt the elastic within the blouse. Otherwise you would need to use DyeMore for synthetic material from the polyester in the fabric, you can view the 12 core colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

      • Guest

        So are you saying I can use the dyemore ?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Only if your material is under 10% spandex if material is over 10% we recommend not using our dyes.

  • Liam

    Thank you for this product. I tried out the DyeMore stuff today on a shirt, 65%-poly/35%cotton. This is my first time dying anything, so I was worried I’d mess it up. I ordered these shirts that were supposed to be grey, and they were, sort of, but they’re such a light grey they might as well be white. I wanted a medium/dark grey, so I figured the black/graphite would be perfect.

    I used the largest cookpot I have, about 3.5-gallon, I think… Pot was still a little small for just one long-sleeve shirt to move freely in the dyebath without twisting and such. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger pot in a household kitchen though; I have to assume that anyone dying 2 pounds of clothing must be using a restaurant-sized cookpot.

    I followed the instructions for stovetop method and pointers I’d found here, except I didn’t measure out the dye, I just poured some in… It’s one shirt, it weighs like maybe 4 ounces. Everything seemed to go well, but after rinsing it off the color was blotchy and uneven; the shirt was mostly dark grey with a few DARK black blotches here and there.

    Did I mention this is a tab-collar clerical shirt? Yeah… I though I might have to try re-dying it and just use the rest of the bottle to get the fabric as dark as the dye could get it, but after a couple of cycles in the washing machine, it evened out beautifully. I may still dye it once more to get it a little darker, I’m shooting for an almost-black charcoal, but I’m very happy with it for now.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Liam, Thank you for sharing your experience. So glad to hear you were happy with the results.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Yvette, Yes, the Dye More would work on 100% linen. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Dadzia

    I have pants with 77% nylon and 23% cotton fabric blend, which product can I use to dye them. Thanks in advance.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Dadzia, Thank you for reaching out. The all-purpose or Dye More for synthetics could be used to dye that fabric blend. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Naree,
    Thank you for reaching out. Since the dress is polyester, you would need to overdye with our DyeMore line of dyes that is specifically for synthetics. Over dyeing can be difficult on polyester and there is no guaranteed way to get the green to be the purple you are wanting. Should you be interested in any other colors we would recommend the darker hues. We have a couple colors that may work for you. You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric or online.
    http://store.ritstudio.com/rit
    Hope this helps!

  • Mi

    I am trying to dye a faded navy top that has beads and sequins on it. What temperature do I bring the water too? I am worried the sequins/beading will melt…

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. For optimal results, the water should be at least 140-160F for Rit All-Purpose Dye and 180-220F for Rit DyeMore. Due to the level of heat needed, Rit DyeMore should be used on a stove top with the water at a simmer. Hope this helps!

  • Sheilad

    I have a terrific black windbreaker (100% nylon) that has faded somewhat over the years. If I use the graphite, do you think it would refresh the black color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sheilad, DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black, therefore, graphite would refresh the black color of your windbreaker. For instructions on using DyeMore, go to: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Steve Pugh

    I have a set of outdoor furniture with faded terra cotta colored cushions. Some are more faded than others. Hoping to use Dyemore to achieve a Navy Blue color. Which dye colors and ratios would you recommend to try to get to a deep navy blue color, starting with a faded terra cotta base color?
    Thanks

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Steve, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there is not a way to achieve a Navy Blue color using Dye More at this time.

  • Spencer

    Hello.
    I have a light cream 100% polyester shirt I need to dye to a deep burgundy color. I know the wine works well for that effect for regular rit dye but I don’t see an option for that in the dye more. Is there a way for me to achieve a burgundy or wine color with a polyester shirt? Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Spencer, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create Burgundy using Dye More at this time. If you wanted to experiment, you could try mixing Racing Red and Chocolate Brown together. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • April

    Hello….I’m interested in dying my ceil blue scrubs to navy blue, is that possible?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi April, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the scrubs?

      • April

        Not Sure I don’t have the scrubs in front of me but I believe they are 95% polyester and 5% spandex

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi April, Since Dye More would be needed, a Navy Blue would not be achievable with that dye line at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Jen,
    Thank you for reaching out. We would recommend using one of the blues in the DyeMore line. We have Kentucky Sky and Sapphire Blue. Should you decide to experiment with mixing them then we would recommend using a paper towel and dipping it in the dye bath before adding the fabric this will guarantee that you get the intended hue. Hope this helps!

  • Theresa

    Hello I’m trying to get an emerald green color for polyester sheets, any color suggestions?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Theresa, Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to provide a color recipe for emerald green. You might take a look at DyeMore peacock green: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ to see if it might be a color that would work for you.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Jenny, Thank you for reaching out. You would have to dye with DyeMore our synthetic dye since the shirt is polyester, the lace may be as well. We only have 12 core colors in the dye line you can find here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . By adding less dye or more water the color Super Pink can be lightened but there is no guarantee of the results. This would be something you would have to play with to get the hue you desire, you can dip a paper towel in the solution you create to get an idea of what the color would look like before dyeing the whole shirt. Hope this helps.

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  • Sam

    I have a green polyester dinosaur costume, can it be dyed to white or brown?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sam, Rit does not offer a white dye or a fabric treatment that would take the fabric to white. Depending on the shade of green the costume is, it may be possible to dye over with DyeMore chocolate brown. The fabric would need to be a light shade of green in order to dye over using chocolate brown. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Sarah Vail Low

    could I omber red into purple on the bottom of a white dress, if so how?

  • Jody Kozun

    I was wondering if I could dye dark forrest green lace ( polyester ) curtains to a dark brown colour?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jody,
      Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is synthetic, polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line. Over Dyeing would be your only option. We would recommend using the darker colors. We do have a Chocolate Brown that, depending on the hue of green, should be able to cover it. With darker colors we recommend using double the amount of dye needed to make sure you can establish that rich color intended.
      We only have 12 colors available for the DyeMore line at this point in time.

      You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric or online.

      http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/

      Hope this helps.

  • Sarah Hollifield

    I’m attempting to dye a 2 layer dress mint green. The inside layer is a tan polyester and I’ve stripped the outside layer to white cotton. Will a mint green cover the tan polyester? If not, would a teal/turquoise, ect? Basically trying to find anything blue/green to cover the tan. And are the color mixing instructions for DyeMore the same as regular rit dye in terms of tsps and tbsps? Thanks in advance!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sarah, Thank you for reaching out. Color recipes are limited using Dye More and we do not have a recipe for a Mint Green. If you want to give it a try, we would suggest using a very small amount of Peacock Green. Dip in a piece of paper towel to test the color prior to adding the material. The existing Tan can affect the color you achieve. If you can cut a piece of fabric from a hidden seam, you might do a test dye to see if it dyes to your satisfaction. Hope this helps!

  • Liam

    I took these outside to photograph them, thinking the sunlight would show them better, but God had other ideas and put some clouds in my way. No worry.

    These shirts were identical when I bought them. Both are 65% poly/ 35% cotton.

    The one on the left is unaltered, it’s a very light grey that can be easily mistaken for white in some lighting, unless there’s something pure white right next to it for comparison.

    The one on the right was dyed with the graphite dyemore, mostly as per instructions… The first time I dyed it I didn’t put enough dye in the water, and it came out a medium-grey leaning toward dark. The second (and last) time, I was out of dish-washing liquid, so you can laugh if you want to, but I used baby shampoo.

    The photo doesn’t do it justice at all. It’s very close to black, but not quite…. Same thing as the light-grey/white, in most indoor lighting unless you look close, it could be mistaken. I didn’t want solid black — if that’s what I had wanted, I would have ordered black. The company I ordered from has only three colors; white, black and the grey pictured here.

    In good light, it’s very dark grey with a slight silvery sheen that reminds me of sharkskin for some reason. It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s better than what I was hoping for.

  • Jan Wight

    i have 4 panels of RV curtains that I want to dye. I don’t know the fabric content, although I tried to dye them with coffee and after almost 24 hours, the color wouldn’t take. So I think that means they are some synthetic blend. So my question is, Can I use the washing machine for dying? I am also a little concerned about shrinkage in the hot water, they fit on tracks both top and bottom so shrinkage will cause a problem.
    Thanks for your help!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Jan, Thank you for reaching out. If they are synthetic you would need to use our Rit DyeMore dye line which is made for synthetic material. DyeMore can not be used in a wash machine because it will dye rubber and plastic pieces within the machine, the best way to work with DyeMore is stove-top. DyeMore also takes hotter heat than our All Purpose, you would need the water 180-212 degrees this helps open up the fibers in synthetic material for our dyes to adhere to. If you feel the material would shrink at all its not a good idea to use Rit products due to all dyes need very hot water for dye to be activated and in that dye bath no less than 30 minutes. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.

  • Charles Miller

    Will this dye be able to dye a red polyester fabric into a purple?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Charles. Unfortunately, it is not possible to achieve purple when dyeing over red. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color will mix with the dye to create new color.

      • Charles Miller

        Do you think that if I dyed it with the blue dye it would come out purple?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Charles, It is possible that it might, however, it is hard to say as it would depend on the exact shade of red and blue that would be mixed. You might cut a piece of fabric from a hidden seam and do a test dyeing to see if it will dye to your satisfaction. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Sharon, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the material?

  • Kylie

    Hi.. I have a coral prom dress that I want to dye to a dark purple. It’s 100% polyester. It has one layer of solid coral fabric and then then a sheer coral layer over that (both are 100% polyester). Would the dye work? and what colour should I use? I really don’t want to ruin the dress though!! Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Kylie,
      Thank you for reaching out. Over dyeing with a dark hue of Rit DyeMore will be your best option for your polyester dress. We would recommend using Royal Purple since you want a dark purple. Should you decide you want an extra dark hue, we suggest adding double the amount of dye needed. You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric or online.
      http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
      Hope this helps!

  • Mandy

    I want to dye the dress pictured below black, or as close to black as possible. The dress is 92% Polyester/8% spandex, any tips?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Mandy,
      Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say when over dyeing what you would achieve. Graphite will dye black on all fabrics except for on polyester it would achieve a dark grey hue so the grey and red would mix to create a new color. If you have a piece you can cut from a hidden seam we would suggest doing a sample dyeing to see if will achieve the desired effect. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Louise,
    Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes are intended to dye fabric free of stains, wear and chlorine bleach damage. Sun fading or chlorine bleach may remove or lighten the fabric to an almost white fabric – a sign that the fibers have been damaged. These damaged areas will not dye. Get back to us with any additional questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Jenna,
    Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say when over dyeing what you would achieve. Graphite will dye black on all fabrics except for on polyester it would achieve a dark grey hue so the grey and orange may mix to create a new color. If you have a piece you can cut from a hidden seam we would suggest doing a sample dyeing to see if will achieve the desired effect. Hope this helps!

  • Heather

    I have a polyester satin bridesmaid dress I would like to dye. Would this be an appropriate way to dye that garment?

  • Liam

    This is probably an unusual question, but it often annoys me when something makes no sense to me…

    I dyed a poly/cotton shirt with the graphite dye and I’m happy with the dark-grey result, but here’s the part that confuses me… The shirt buttons are now black. As in BLACK black, whereas they were previously the same color as the shirt.

    Obviously, the tag on the shirt doesn’t list the material used to make the buttons, but nearly all plastic buttons today are made from polyester. Being as solid as the buttons are, I would assume it’s a denser polyester than the fibres in the shirt itself.

    Sow how is it that the polyester buttons can dye so much darker than the polyester fabric? Shouldn’t the shirt (especially being part cotton, which absorbs the dye even more readily) be capable of dying at least as dark as the buttons?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Liam, Polyester has a special finish on the fibers that only allows the material to absorb so much dye. Polyester and some polyester blends are only able to reach a grey hue using graphite, however, it will dye all other materials black. It sounds like the buttons could be nylon based or a polymer. A polymer plastic will dye darker than polyester as well. Hope this helps!

      • Liam

        “A polymer plastic will dye darker than polyester as well.”

        But, but, but… Polyester _IS_ a polymer plastic….

        It’s OK though… the thing about special finishes on the fibres makes sense, and it’s also quite possible the buttons are acrylic. After further research, the many different types of polyesters (thermoplastic, thermoset, resin/hardener-cured, etc) and different methods of manufacture would probably make a difference as well.

        No worry, it wasn’t really important, just something that occurred to me as odd. I’ll simply add it to that infinitely long and ever-growing list of “Things Liam doesn’t understand and probably never will”.

  • Lindsay

    I’m wanting to dye some white anti-pill fleece, which I believe is usually made of polyester, a very very pale fleshtone color. I know there are some great color recipes for the multipurpose dyes that would work for this, but I know the DyeMore base colors are different, or at least they have different names! Could you recommend which DyeMore colors would work best?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Lindsay,
      Thank you for reaching out. We would recommend using Rit DyeMore Sand Stone dye. We would recommend adding a small amount at a time to the dye bath. Then using a paper towel, you can dip it into the dye bath before introducing the fabric. This will help you guarantee that you have the correct hue that you are interested in achieving.
      You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric or online.
      http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
      Hope this helps!

      • Lindsay

        So I did a series of test swatches to get the color just right. Sandstone by itself was too yellow so I added a bit of Super Pink to get just the right skin tone color. The three swatches I did were approx. 1.5in squares cut from the main body of fleece and dyed for 30 mins each. However when i dunked the larger piece of fleece, about a yard, it came out a completely different color. It is distinctly pink without any of the yellow tones from the sand stone. The next day I decided to try it again with the other half of the white fleece. I mixed up the color, a bit lighter and maybe a bit less pink, and did some test swatches and they looked fine. However the larger piece once again came out just pink not the nice fleshtone color from my test swatches. Is there some science going on that I’m not aware of, or some trick I’m missing for why smaller pieces turn out differently than larger ones done in the same dye bath for the same amount of time?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Lindsay, Thank you for reaching out. We have sent an e-mail to your personal e-mail address for further assistance.

  • Jackie

    How may I dye a 100% polyester off white full length formal evening dress rich satiny gold in color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jackie, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, a gold hue is not achievable in the Dye More line at this time. If you wanted to experiment, you could try mixing Daffodil Yellow and Sandstone, however, it will likely not produce a rich gold on the polyester.

      • Jackie

        Thank you for your reply.

  • Sandie

    I have a fab black and white dress in polyester but black has run into white. Think of using you dye in bright blue or your black( which you say would go turn to grey) ! It was expensive and I got a refund but such a shame to throw dress away. Which colour would you advise?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sandie, The Graphite would be able to try to cover the dye transfer better than the blue hue. As you stated, Graphite will dye grey on 100% polyester. The stove top method would be suggested, which could cause some shrinkage to occur.

  • Laura Holizna

    I have cream colored polyester lace curtains that I want to white!! How can I do this and which product should I use?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Laura, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a product that would be able to remove/reduce the color from polyester.

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  • Lisa

    I have a longline bra that is 48% Nylon 43% polyester and 9% elestane; I want to dye it black. Do you have any suggestions to what dye I should use without it turning dark gray?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lisa, DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Since there is 43% polyester in the fabric, you will not be able to achieve a true black. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Cherie

    I have a beige slip cover that is 94% polyester and 6% spandex. I’m thinking about dying it red, and wondering how it might turn out. Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Cherie,
      Thank you for reaching out. Should you decide to over dye the fabric with red please keep in mind that over dyeing is tricking and results very drastically. You may be able to achieve a darker red depending on the hue of beige it currently is. Unfortunately there is no way we can guarantee results.
      Hope this helps.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Jenny Marioth

    No wine color? 🙁 I wanted to dye my old white scrubs to match my work colors.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jenny, We currently do not produce a wine in the Dye More line. If you wanted to experiment, Racing Red and Chocolate Brown would be the best colors to try mixing.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Dejoni, You can overdye the material with the red, however, the existing color and new color would mix and may create a new hue depending on how dark the existing peach color is. Hope this helps!

  • Eva Correll

    Thinking about purchasing this product. But I’m try dye a prom dress , that the lining is 100% polyester and the outside of the dress is 100% acetate. Also, this is a red dress. Trying to dye it black. What do you recommend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Eva, Thank you for reaching out. With the dress material you would need to use Rit DyeMore to dye polyester and acetate. The only problem you will have is to achieve a Black on the inside lining, DyeMore Graphite will only dye a dark Gray on 100% polyester but you can achieve a true Black on the acetate. When using DyeMore it is best on the stove-top if you don’t have a pot big enough you can use the bucket method and boil the water on the stove, you can find directions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . Let us know if we can help you further.

  • Bev K

    Is it possible to dye the skirt of a dress that is a Polyester/spandex/rayon/nylon blend? Bleach spilled all over the skirt of the dress.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Bev, Thanks so much for reaching out. Rit dyes are intended to dye fabric free of stains, wear and chlorine bleach damage. Sun fading or chlorine bleach may remove or lighten the fabric to an almost white fabric – a sign that the fibers have been damaged. These damaged areas will not dye. If you wanted to try and dye you would need to use Rit DyeMore for the material you are working with.

  • Shannon

    Can anyone tell me where I can by Rit Dye More for synthetic fabric in Toronto, Canada? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Shannon,
      Thank you for reaching out. You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, JoAnn Fabric or online at Amazon.
      http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
      Hope this helps!

  • Thomas Anvil

    I have a dark gray sweatshirt that is 51% cotton & 49% polyester. I want to dye it jet black, is this the appropriate product to achieve the result I desire?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Thomas, Dye More would be needed due to the polyester content. Unfortunately, a jet black may not be achievable due to the polyester.

  • Nancy Borman

    Hi there. I’m looking to dye my navy bridesmaids dress into a dark green. It is 100% polyester. Do you think I could achieve a dark green out of a navy dress? If so, what color Rit DyeMore would you suggest? Thanks for the help!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nancy, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, since the existing navy color cannot be removed a dark green would not be able to be achieved.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Mandy, Thank you for reaching out. If it is wash in cold water, there could be some shrinkage that occurs. We currently only have the Shocking Pink in the Dye More line. It can be diluted with water for a lighter, more pastel pink hue. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Bonnie, The Dye More would take to the fabric, however, could cause shrinkage to occur since it is labeled as cold water wash. Hope this helps!

  • Christine Tomeo

    Hi! I have a white dress (silk, lace, and polyester) hoping to dye it darker blue. What would you reccomend?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Christine,
      Thank you for reaching out. What is the percentage of polyester and silk? We have two types of dyes to choose from All Purpose dye will dye cotton, rayon, silk, wool ect and our DyeMore dyeline is for synthetics such as polyester. By knowing the exact amount we would be able to tell you the dyeline you need and the process for dyeing.

      • Christine Tomeo

        Actually it says the shell and lining are 100% polyester

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Christine,
          Thank you for reaching out. Since your fabric is synthetic, polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes. We have a couple colors that may work for you. You can fine the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, JoAnn Fabric or online at Amazon.
          http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/

          Here are some tips and step by step instructions for using DyeMore.
          https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/

          Hope this helps!
          Sincerely,
          Breanna
          Rit Dye

  • JAK630

    Hello! I have a polyester formal dress that is charcoal gray. Is there way to dye it purple, or maybe blue with the new DyeMore dye? It is for a wedding, and I’d like to change the color, since I love the dress. Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Since the Rit Color Remover is unable to remove color from polyester, the only option would be to try overdyeing. Purple or Blue would likely not be able to cover the charcoal grey. It may turn it to a purpley or bluish grey. If you have a hidden seam, you might cut a piece of fabric to do a test dye on to see if the dye will adhere to your satisfaction.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Lesia, You might try overdyeing with the Apricot Orange in a diluted amount to see if that achieves the results you are after. Hope this helps!

  • Lindsay

    Hi, if I were dyeing a jacket that was polyester with a matching 100% cotton lining, would dye more also color the lining or does it only work on synthetic fabric?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Lindsay,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will cover all natural fabrics as well as the synthetics. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Lindsay,
    Thank you for reaching out. The different fabrics may come out slightly different hues. The dye time is the same though, 30-60 minutes of agitation in a hot dye bath.
    For optimal results, the water should be at least 180-220F for Rit DyeMore.
    Due to the level of heat needed, Rit DyeMore should be used on a stovetop with the water at a simmer.
    Hope this helps.

  • Chelsie

    Hello, I have a tan polyester dress that I need to dye grey. It doesn’t matter what shade of grey. What’s the best way to do this since the dress is tan? Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Chelsie, If there is a small piece on a hidden seam, you could run a test dyeing to see how well the Frost Grey adheres. A dark grey can be achieved using Graphite on 100% polyester as well. Hope this helps!

  • Shannon Surrec

    I need to dye my coral 100% polyester dressto red. Please give me tips because this is for my maid of honor dress to be worn next week! Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Shannon, Thank you for reaching out. Here are some directions: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/

      For polyester, you want to ensure that the fabric is left at a simmer-boil while the material is dyeing as the hot water is what helps to open up the fibers of the fabric. The existing color and new color can mix, so the coral could change the red hue depending on how dark of a color it is.

      • Shannon Surrec

        Please tell me what color I need to buy turning my coral 100% polyester dress to red. It cannot have any pink hues. It has to be red.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Shannon,
          Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is 100% polyester you would not be able to use Color Remover before dyeing, you would have to over-dye and use DyeMore as the dye line. There is no guarantee that the pinkish coral might blend or create a new color of red. If there is a piece of fabric you can cut from a hidden seam, you might want to run a test dye on it to ensure it will dye the color you are looking for before dyeing the whole dress. Hope this helps.

  • Jamie Hansen

    I need to dye a dress that has a polyester lining and a nylon/spandex lacy shell. It needs to be a light pink. Would / how did I go about it?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Jamie,
      Thank you for reaching out. Our DyeMore line of dyes will cover your Polyester blend successfully. Due to the level of heat needed, Rit DyeMore should be used on a stovetop.
      Here are some step by step instructions for dyeing.
      https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/
      Hope this helps.

  • Joyce Goldberg

    how can I make denim color with rit dyemore

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Joyce, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a denim hue using Dye More at this time. If you would like to experiment, you might try mixing Sapphire Blue with Graphite.

  • Corellianrogue

    I want to dye 135cm x 100cm of white polyester & elastane (95% polyester 5% elastane I think) a very dark brown (dmc 3371 also called black brown), so would mixing chocolate brown and graphite DyeMore achieve that colour? If so how much of each would I need?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. How many pounds of fabric is the material?

      • Corellianrogue

        I don’t know as I haven’t actually got it yet since I want to make sure I’ll be able to dye it properly before I buy it. (Otherwise I’ll go with a cotton back-up using other dye, but that material isn’t quite the right look.) The name of the polyester & elastane material is “crepe/textured effect stretch jacquard jersey dressmaking fabric” if that helps? If not I’ll try to contact the seller and ask if they know what a metre of it weighs.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, You would want to ensure the pot is large enough for the fabric to freely move around. You would use 1 bottle per pound. You may be able to achieve a darker brown by adding in graphite, but graphite is only able to reach a grey on polyester so that could change the shade of brown you would achieve. Hope this helps!

          • Corellianrogue

            Yeah, thanks. By the way, here’s an example pic where I recoloured the fabric’s sample pic using 30, 17, 8 (the RGB for DMC 3371 / “black brown”) to give you an idea of the colour I need. The top-left half of the pic is recoloured using the lighter parts of the original image and the top-right half is recoloured using the darker parts of the original image, so a colour in between both would be perfect I guess. The bottom half of the pic is the actual colour (30, 17, 8) I used for recolouring. Also, the closest pantone colour is “pantone black 4 C” I don’t suppose you know the pantone colours of your chocolate brown and graphite DyeMores?

          • Corellianrogue

            Can I use less than 3 gallons of water to get a darker brown? I’m a bit worried as I’ve watched videos online of people dyeing polyester fabric using DyeMore and the final colours are very light compared to the colours shown on the bottle. I require a very dark brown, it can’t just be medium brown let alone light brown. Also can the fabric be re-dyed after the first dye to try to dye it even darker?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello, Rit DyeMore chocolate brown is the darkest brown available in this dye line. For a darker color result, we recommend using 1 full bottle, per 1 lb. of dry weight fabric. Yes, re-dyeing the fabric a 2nd time will normally darken the color. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

          • Corellianrogue

            Well the fabric weighs half a pound so does that mean it could be darker than the examples I’ve seen that have more fabric? And I don’t know what would be better, using 2 chocolate brown bottles or 1 chocolate brown and 1 graphite. (Or 1 chocolate brown and half a graphite bottle?)

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello, Since the material is half a pound you could use the 2 bottles of brown for the darkest color, this is a little bit more than doubling what you need. When it comes to the graphite since the colors will mix we suggest adding 1 tbsp at a time and testing the color with a paper towel before adding the material, you could also start with 1 bottle of Dark Brown and add little by little until you reach the darkness you are looking for. Hope this helps.

          • Corellianrogue

            It helps, it’s just that the lightness of colours I’ve seen on polyester in videos & photos worries me. I really don’t want to end up with fabric that’s too light to use in my costume. I would have just got a cotton equivalent if I could since I know that will dye perfectly, but for some reason there just doesn’t seem to be any cotton fabric anywhere that has the right effect I need.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Peggy Harless

    If I use this to dye a bathing suit, will it run in the water? I rarely get in chlorinated water, so I’m not worried about fading.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Peggy, As long as the material is rinsed thoroughly, it should not bleed into non-chlorinated water. Strong sunlight can cause the color to fade quickly.

  • karina

    would the rit dyemore work on a blush pink sliky polyester dress if i want to dye it to graphite

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Karina,
      Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. You will not be able to achieve a true black. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

      • karina

        can i still use dyemore if its 65%cotton 35% polyester only the lining is 100% polyester…thr fabric feels like satin doe that matter

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Karina,
          DyeMore will cover the cotton and the polyester nicely. Please keep in mind that due to the level of heat needed, Rit DyeMore should be used on a stovetop with the water at about a simmer. Here are some tips for using DyeMore on the stove top.
          https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/
          Hope this helps.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Paige Beechler

    I need to dye swim suit bottoms for a comicon costume. Most of the ones I am finding are 82% Nylon and 18% spandex. Since Rit is a high temp dye, and spandex usually does not like heat, can I use this dye and can I still stove top it? Or will the material deform or what else can happen?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Paige,
      Thank you for reaching out. We can not recommend using Rit should the fabric have more then 10% spandex in it as it will hurt the elastic within the bottoms. Keep in mind that if any time in the future, your swim suit will be exposed to chlorine from a swimming pool, the chlorine could cause a loss of color. In addition, long exposure to strong sunlight could cause the color to fade. Hope this helps.

  • Steve

    Can I refresh a black suit with this product?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Steve, Rit DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Therefore, we would recommend checking the fabric care tag to see what fabric the suit is made from. DyeMore is recommended for use on the stove top because very hot water, 180 to 212 degrees, is required for this dye line. https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ If you were to use DyeMore in a bucket, the color result would be lighter. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Kathy

    I have a navy dress with polyester lining on bodice. I need the bodice lining navy or dark blue. Do you think we could get to navy

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Kathy,
      Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore will dye your polyester lining nicely. Should you decide to try and dye the item, we would recommend taking a small piece of the fabric from the inside hem and putting it in the dye bath of your choice to make sure you are getting the intended hue before submerging the whole item. Hope this helps.

  • Shauna Keeler

    Hi! I have a chiffon bridesmaid dress that is grey and I’m looking to turn into a burgundy — what do you recommend? http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/1125

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Shauna, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the chiffon?

  • Lesley Guerrieri

    I want to refresh my black workpants – the color has faded. They are 96% cotton cargo pants – suggestions?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lesley, Since the pants contain 96% cotton, they can be dyed using Rit all-purpose black dye. Instructions for dyeing black, black can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/2014/03/28/keep-calm-rit-on-rebeccas-4-top-tips-for-dyeing-black-black If you would prefer to use Rit DyeMore, graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. DyeMore does require a hotter water temperature than the all-purpose dye. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Kayl

    Hi I just bought these pants (seen below) in a bright green and I wanted to dye them to a very dark charcoal grey. I was going to use the graphite dyemore dye but had two questions about it. Firstly, the composition of the pant is 95$ Polyester, 5% elastane – so my question is will this dye work well for these pants? Also, is there anything I can do to get the pants even darker than the graphite grey colour? I put a second picture illustrating the ideal colour I’d like to get if possible

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kayl, Yes, the Dye More would work well on that fabric type. Unfortunately, polyester is only able to reach a dark grey hue using the Graphite. For best color results, use the stove top at a water temperature of around 212 degrees Farenheit. Hope this helps!

      • Kayl

        Hi thanks for getting back to me. I have another question for you. How many bottles of rit dyemore in graphite will I need to use to dye these pants dark grey? I already ordered and received one bottle but now I’ve read I might need to use two whole bottles to dye them. Is this true? or should I give it a go using one whole bottle of dye for them? Again their composition is 95% polyester, 5% elastane and they are in this bright green color from the picture

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Kayl, Each bottle of liquid dye in DyeMore can dye up to 2lbs of dry weight fabric, when it comes to dark colors its best to double the amount to get the best results. We suggest standing on a scale to check the weight before ordering another bottle. Hope this helps.

          • Kayl

            It weighs 13 oz. and is mostly polyester so if I double the weight to account for that I should still be good with one bottle. Is this correct? Would appreciate a quick response since I’m in the process of heating up the water to prep. Thanks! 🙂

          • Kayl

            Hi so I ended up dyeing the pants (13oz) with one whole bottle and followed the instructions very well but it seems that the dye barely worked. I expected the pants to turn out grey but in reality, the pants went from a bright kelly green to a forest green. Can you please explain this to me? Should I try doing it again on the pants with two bottles?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Kayl, Were you using the Frost Gray or Graphite?

  • Samantha Camden

    I have a polyester dress that is neon yellow and I am going for a teal color. Research has shown I cannot strip the dress of its original color so I was wondering if anyone could tell me what color of dye would work best to achieve the teal color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Samantha, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately we are unable to create a Teal color in our DyeMore line at this time, we only have 12 core colors and cant create recipes in this dye you can find the colors here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . Since you cant use Color Remover on the neon Yellow you would need to dye a very dark color for the yellow not to show through and mix with the dye. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Brooke

    Hi there. Would you be able to help me? I can’t find a light nude short cape blazer anywhere. If I bought a white cape blazer and used Ritdye to colour it nude. Would it work? The material is 95% polyester and 5% Spandex.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Brooke,
      Thank you for reaching out. Since your fabric is polyester, we would recommend using out DyeMore line of dyes. You may be able to use a small amount of the DyeMore sandstone to get the hue you are interested in achieving. Should you decide to try, we would recommend taking a small piece of paper towel or the fabric from the inside hem and putting it in the dye bath of your choice to make sure you are getting the intended hue before submerging the whole item. Hope this helps.

  • Bree Robbins

    Is this dye safe to use on baby items such as a baby carrier??

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Bree,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit Dyes are non toxic. To better assist you with your dye project can you please let us know what type of material you are wanting to dye? Please get back to us at your earliest convenience.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Ally, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the material being polyester you would need to use our synthetic dye DyeMore, DyeMore works like All Purpose but with higher heat 180-212, You can find directions here: https: //www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . This dye line is new and right now we only have 12 core colors and are unable to create a recipe for Burgundy, also our black in DyeMore is Graphite and will only turn a very dark grey lead color on 100% polyester. If you wanted to try the Graphite it will darken the pink you have but no guarantees it will turn Burgundy. Hope this helps.

  • Marcella

    What can I mix to get a navy color? Trying to die polyester pants that have faded.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Marcella,
      Thank you for reaching out. Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to create a color recipe for that hue at this point in time. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

  • Stephanie Chang

    Hello, I’m looking to dye a dress into either an icy blue grey or a dusty pink mauve color. I can purchase the dress in either a cream or a grey as a base, then which combination would you recommend for either color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Stephanie,
      Thank you for reaching out. Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to create either of those color recipes at this point in time. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Jaybee,
    Thank you for reaching out. When using the DyeMore line of dyes, we recommend using the stove top method to ensure that enough heat is used as Rit dyes are heat activated. Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to create a color recipe for that hue at this point in time. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Casandra Colon

    Hi I have a blush pink polyester chiffon bridesmaids gown and I would like to dye it dark grey is that achievable with the graphite DyeMore?

  • Kc Hatcher

    Can I dye Sunbrella outdoor cushion covers?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi KC, It may or may not be able to successfully cover the cushions depending on what type of special finish the fabric contains, such as water repellancy. If you want to give it a try, Dye More would be the best option. Please keep in mind that direct sunlight can cause the dyes to fade quickly.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Rebecca Russo

    I have a black and white polyester and spandex swimsuit. It is black with white polka dots. The black is faded. I’ve never dyed anything, but was wanting to get the dyemore red hoping to make the black darker and the white red. Will this actually make the black dark again, even if it has a red hue? Do I just need to use more to make it darker and if so, how much? Thank you.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rebecca, Dyeing over it with the Dye More Racing Red may or may not make the black portion darker. It depends on the extent of the fading. If you want a darker red, we would suggest using 2-3 bottles of dye on the stove top. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Cassandra, Thank you for reaching out. You should be able to achieve a dark grey by overdyeing the material with the Dye More Graphite. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Traci, Yes, Dye More would be the best option, however, since there is a high polyester content it may only reach a dark grey.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Catherine, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the dress?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Bridget, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the limited colors available in the Dye More line, a color mixing chart is not yet available.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Isaac, What is the fabric content of the rest of the coat and the washing instructions for the material?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Andrea, Thank you for reaching out. Rit Dye More Graphite will dye all materials black, except on polyester it is only able to reach a dark grey. Due to the polyester content, there is currently not a way to achieve a black on polyester using our dyes.

  • Wee Lasson

    Is there any way to get a maroon color out of DyeMore?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe for maroon at this time. Should you want to try experimenting, Racing Red and Chocolate Brown would be the best colors to try mixing. Hope this helps!

  • jfeuling

    I have a beautiful white poncho with fringes that touched a heat register and has rust color heat damage in spots where it touched a register. It is 100% acrylic. If I dye it brown, will the dye cover the rust (heat damaged) spots?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Rit dyes are intended to dye fabric free of stains, wear and chlorine bleach damage. You can certainly give the DyeMore a try, however, we are not sure it will work to your satisfaction. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Melissa Banks

    can you dye waterproof material like snow pants? If so would the dye ruin the waterproofing?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Melissa, Thank you for reaching out. Should there be any water proofing or resistant currently on the pants then the Rit Dye will not be able to successfully penetrate the coating meaning the pants will reject the dye.

  • Rachel M.

    I am planning on using DyeMore on my next sewing project with dying 100% polyester chiffon with Sapphire Blue DyeMore but, will the dye also dye the 100% polyester thread on the chiffon the same color or will the thread remain white?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rachel, As long as the thread does not contain a special finish, it should dye them the same color. Hope this helps!

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  • Tracy Reid

    Hi. I want to dye my old wedding dress which is 100% white polyester satin a medium brown. Will I be able to use Rit DyeMore for that?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Tracy, Rit DyeMore is available in 12 colors: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ You might take a look at chocolate brown. You can lighten the color of a dyebath by adding additional water. If possible, it is recommended to cut a piece of fabric from an inner seam of the dress to dip into the dyebath to test the color. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Amy,
    Thank you for reaching out. We do not recommend bleaching your fabric as it could damage the fibers. We would recommend using a darker hue since you will need to over dye the current colors. Please keep in mind that if you go for a lighter color then the previous dye could show through and you would have several different hues. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Jess,
    Thank you for reaching out. Since DyeMore requires such a high heat, we recommend using the Stove Top method when dyeing. We can not guarantee that the colors will not run together as Rit Dyes require a 30-60 minute time of being submerged in a dye-bath and agitated continually. Please get back to us with any other questions.

  • Megan Leahy

    Is this safe for babies? I have a polyester baby wrap I would like to dye.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Megan,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes contain no harmful chemicals and are non toxic. Hope this helps.

  • MeMe

    Hi. I need to dye a polyester fabric in a coral color. What combination of orange and pink will create it?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to create a color recipe for that hue at this point in time. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

  • Samara

    Hi

    I have a orangey-slightly too bring red polyester blend dress which I want to be a more true red, I’d be okay with it being darker, of course, but I wonder if it’s possible to get it to a true red?

    Someone suggested adding blue, maybe to make it cooler, but I fear a dreaded BROWN.

    Thoughts? Advice?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Samara, Since the Rit Color Remover is unable to remove the existing color from polyester, it would be difficult to obtain a true red. We would suggest trying to overdye with the Racing Red. Adding blue to the orange could achieve a brownish hue. Hope this helps!

      • Samara

        Wow, good thing I didn’t waste my Remover then.

        How much does one need to “overdye” a dress? Twice the amount, or 50% more? Should I start at some amount and go up, or add gradually?

        Thanks Rit. 🙂

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Samara, You would use 1 bottle per pound when dyeing polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Pam, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More will work to dye cotton and other natural fibers as well.

  • Evonne Katastrophic Tragedy

    Can I dye a 85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane blend swimsuit? Also how would I go about mixing up a dark plum color?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Evonne, Rit can be used to dye swim suit and Rit DyeMore would be recommended since the swimsuit contains 85% polyamide. Keep in mind that if your swim suit will be exposed to chlorine from a swimming pool, the chlorine could cause a loss of color. In addition, long exposure to strong sunlight could cause the color to fade. Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for dark plum.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Jay Bee

    I purchased white polyester lace curtains for a wedding backdrop. One of my colors is dark champagne. What color combination do I need for the synthetic rit dye and how much of each color to get a dark champagne color? Also, is the stove top method the most recommended way to dye the fabric curtains? Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for you. Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to create a color recipe for that hue at this point in time. For optimal results, the water should be at least 180-220F for RIT DyeMore.
      Due to the level of heat needed, Rit DyeMore should be used on a stove top with the water at a about a simmer.
      Please get back to us with any additional questions.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Lauren Harmon

    Is it possible to dye something with sequins, without the sequins turning colors? I believe it’s a mainly cotton shirt, dying it from white to gray.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lauren, Thank you for reaching out. It would depend on the type of plastic of the sequins as to whether or not they would take the dye. Typically, the sequins on the item would dye. If you can cut a sequin from a hidden seam, you might run a test dye prior to dyeing the entire item.

  • anne

    How much dye do i need to dye a 72×120″ polycotton tablecloth–using charcoal.
    Thank you.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Anne, Since the fabric is a polyester, cotton blend, DyeMore is the recommended dye to use. DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Since there is polyester in the blend, the fabric should achieve a dark gray. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ We recommend doubling the amount of dye when dyeing dark colors, which would be 1 bottle for up to 1 lb of dry weight fabric. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Taryn sgrignoli

    Hello! I’m wanting to dye a white dress to black.. The material is polyester. However, the ritdye more only comes in graphite.. How would I make that black? Could I add regular black rit dye to it? Or what can I do? Thank you!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Taryn,
      Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is polyester, DyeMore is the recommended dye to use. DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Since the fabric is polyester, the darkest you will be able to achieve is a dark gray. The regular All-Purpose Rit will not effect your dress as it is not a natural fabric such as cotton. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at: https://www.ritdye.com/tech… We recommend doubling the amount of dye when dyeing dark colors, which would be 1 bottle for up to 1 lb of dry weight fabric. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

      • Taryn

        My dress is saying its 95% polyester and 5 % spandex.. Do you know what color it might come out as?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Taryn,
          Thank you for reaching out. A dark grey is the darkest you will be able to achieve. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Heather, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More Graphite will dye all materials black except for polyester it is only able to reach a grey hue. Unfortunately, there is not a way to obtain a black on polyester at this time.

  • Puddles Georgia Thomas

    I have a wedding dress that is 100% poly. I was wanting to alter the color to a lavender but I’m worried about the high heat needed. If I do the dye process at a lower heat- will the dye still take, just not be aso dark or rich?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. For optimal results, the water should be at least 180-220F for Rit DyeMore. Due to the level of heat needed, Rit DyeMore should be used on a stove top with the water at about a simmer. Polyester is a very difficult fabric to dye. Should you use a lower heat then required, we can not guarantee that you will be able to successfully reach the hue you are wanting. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

      • Puddles Georgia Thomas

        I am OK with it not being as dark a purple as the dye shows since I was looking at more of a lavender. I just wasn’t sure if the way to reach that would be temperature or using more water and less dye.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Very hot water is required to activate the dye. To lighten the color of a dyebath, we recommend adding additional water and dipping in a paper towel or clean piece of cloth to test the color. Ideally, cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath would be best as all fabrics dye a bit differently. Hope this helps!

  • Danica

    Hello! I wanted to dye a white polyester dress a light pink/ nude color. What would you recommend since you’ve only got the tan and pink dyes. Should I add less of the pink in order to achieve a light blush? Also if the top half of the dress is black, will it be affected by the dye? Thank you

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Danica,
      Thank you for reaching out. Should you decide to attempt and dye the dress, we would recommend using less dye then required and then gradually add more if needed. You can use a piece of paper towel and test the hue of the dye bath before completely submerging the whole fabric. This will guarantee that you have reached the intended hue. Using such a light shade of pink should not effect the black at the top. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Noah
    Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will successfully dye your polyester shirt. The colors may mix creating an alternate hue so we would recommend using a darker color. Please keep in mind that the dye will try to adhere to the writing on the fabric as well. Hope this helps.

  • Harry

    If I mix one part super pink dye more to two parts sapphire blue dye more would I end up with a periwinkle blue.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Harry, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say exactly what you would end up with. If you wanted to experiment and give it a try, dip in a piece of paper towel to test the color prior to dyeing the entire item. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe for periwinkle blue at this time using Dye More.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Mar, Thank you for reaching out. Polyester require very hot water in order to properly adhere to the polyester so painting it on would likely not give you the results you are after. Typically the polyester needs 30 minutes in the solution, so the dunking would also likely not give you the results you are looking for either without affecting the rest of the material.

  • Amanda Smith

    I have an orange dress that is cotton polyester spandex blend would this dye work on it? And what colors? Never done this before!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Amanda,
      Thank you for reaching out. Please get back to us with the percentage of each type of fabric that is in the dress so that we can better assist you.

      • Amanda Smith

        It doesn’t say any percentage on the dress or the site and on the site is says cotton polyester blend?! Bought it on Amazon from an asian company. I think it may be more cotton than the other 2 but not sure. Its a bright orange not sure what color would work as well??

        • Amanda Smith

          Here’s the dress they sent 2 of the same color which is why I’m dying and should have a black one coming soon!

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Amanda,
          Thank you for reaching out. Since your fabric is a polyester blend, we would recommend using our Rit DyeMore line of dyes. Please keep in mind that should there be a lot of spandex in the dress, the amount of heat needed could damage the elasticity of the fabric. Polyester is very difficult to over dye so we are not able to guarantee what out come you could have. We would recommend using darker hues as it will be able to cover the orange more effectively. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Lauren,
    Thank you for reaching out. We would recommend using the Graphite dye in the DyeMore line. It will dye all fabrics black except for 100% polyester which would dye a dark grey. Since your fabric is mostly polyester, please keep in mind that you may not be able to achieve a true black. Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Kristy, Thank you for reaching out. We would suggest 1 bottle per pound for the Frost Gray and just enough water for the fabric to freely move around. If you want a lighter gray than the Frost Gray, you can use less dye or add in more water.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Megan,
    Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will successfully dye Polyester and Polyester blends. Hope this helps!

  • ray kazlauskas

    Can I dye a green bungee cord black with rit dyemore? Thanks for any advice you can provide.

    -Ray

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ray, Thank you for reaching out. Rit Dye More Graphite will dye most fabric black except for polyester. Hope this helps!

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Judy, Thank you for reaching out. The all-purpose or Dye More could be used on the dress. Hope this helps!

  • Caitlin

    I have some white polyester sheers that got some slight yellow bleach stains. Will the dye create two different colors? Is there a Rit version of Tintex and would that work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Caitlin,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes are intended to dye fabric free of stains, wear and chlorine bleach damage. Sun fading or chlorine bleach may remove or lighten the fabric to an almost white fabric – a sign that the fibers have been damaged. These damaged areas will not dye. You will end up with no color or a much lighter color on the stained spots. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

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  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello,
    Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore dyes can be mixed. We would recommend using a paper towel and dipping it in the dye bath to see approximately what color you are mixing before inserting the fabric to be dyed. This will guarantee that you get the intended hue.
    Hope this helps.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Ivan,
    Thank you for reaching out. What type of fabric are your trying to dye? Please get back to us with the information so that we may better assist you.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Dan, Thank you for reaching out. We have not done specific testing on polypropele, but Dye More does work on most poly based products. Please keep in mind that direct sunlight will cause the dye to fade quickly.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Breanna,
    Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will successfully dye your polyester hat as long as there is not a protective coating on it. Should there be any type of sun proof or water proof coating then the dye will not be able to penetrate it. Hope this helps.

  • Natasha O’Donnell

    I am looking to dye a sequin outfit from gold to purple.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Natasha, Thank you for reaching out. What type of material are you working with? We have two different types of dye All Purpose for Natural fibers such as cotton and rayon and synthetic dye for material like polyester and acrylic. Best to know what material you are working with to know the next step in dyeing.

  • Angie

    I’ve got a dark crimson red 95% polyester 5% spandex dress… Can I dye it purple? Akwolf1966@aol.com

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Angie,
      Thank you for reaching out. Polyester is a very difficult fabric to dye. Should you decide to try and over dye the Dark Red, we would recommend going with as dark of a hue as possible as the colors may blend. Should you decide to try and experiment, please keep in mind that you may not be able to achieve the intended hue. Hope this helps.

  • Sam

    I have an Indian embellished net sari (gold work and zirconia like sparkly stones) in a light green … What I I use to color it to blue or peacock green? Thank you

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sam,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes will attempt to dye any fabric it comes into contact with. It may dye the stones. What type of material is the net made from? Are there any special washing instructions on the tag? Please get back to us so that we may better assist you.

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  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hello Sharon,
    Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore will work nicely on your Polyester/Cotton blend. We would recommend using Rit Color Remover to lighten as much of the fabric as possible. Please keep in mind that since the Rit Color Remover does not work on Polyester and there is a high amount of the synthetic in the fabric, you may not be able to achieve a light enough hue for the Sand Stone to achieve your intended results.

  • Wendy Bewley

    I have a dress that is 100% cotton with a connected slip underneath that is 100% polyester. I was wonder if using the Rit dye more can be used for both or if I have to disconnect the two pieces and dye them separately?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Wendy, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Dye More can be used on cotton as well so it would work to dye the two pieces. The polyester will likely dye lighter than the cotton.

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  • Gina Messenger

    I have a grey jumpsuit, 96% polyester and 4% spandex. I want to dye it as dark black as possible. Will dye more work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Gina,
      Thank you for reaching out. Since your fabric is mostly polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes. We would recommend using the Graphite DyeMore. Please keep in mind that the Graphite will dye all fabric black except high amounts of polyester, which will be dyed a dark grey. You may not be able to achieve a true black. Hope this helps.

  • Andrea He at her in grin

    Hi, I bought the Rit Dye More graphite in hopes to dye a cotton spandex blend dress. It also contains another synthetic fabric but I cannot remember right now.
    My question is will the Rit Dye More work at all on this fabric? I’ve read that other dyes work well using the cold water method but they also need other components. Namely Soda Ash.
    So do you think it’s worth a try? I’m reasonable in my expectations in the darkness when dying synthetics black. But I don’t want to waste time if it won’t work at all. Thanks!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Andrea, Thank you for reaching out. Our dyes do require very hot water, especially with the Dye More product and depending on what the other synthetic fabric in the dress is. If it is polyester, you may not be able to obtain a true black. We have found soda ash does not positively affect the dyeing process when using our dyes. For best results, use Dye More at at least 180 degrees.

      • Andrea He at her in grin

        First off thanks for a speedy reply!
        The other fabric is either poly or rayon, and its white with black paisely design. I know at best the white will only achieve a dark gray with the graphite/black fabric dye. And i do have a large pot i can use to dye the dress, so if the Dye More will work on Spandex / cotton as you say i will try it out.
        I was just curious as spandex is notoriously hard to dye using DIY at home dyes. But since the dress is mostly cotton I’m cautiously optomistic. I will reply after i give it a try.
        Thanks again!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Ricky L

    I have 100% polyester white velour I plan to use to make a shirt, I plan to dye
    material using Rit DyeMore. Should I make the shirt then dye it or should
    I dye the velour fabric first then make the shirt? Either way I have to wash
    and dry the fabric to pre-shrink it before I make the shirt.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Ricky,
      Thank you for reaching out. When you would like to dye the fabric, either before or after making the shirt is at your discretion. Please keep in mind that with the amount of heat needed to successfully dye polyester, it may shrink that fabric as well. Hope this helps

  • http://www.ritdye.com Ricky L

    Thank you for the quick response. I know that a temperature between 180 and 212 is needed for the dye so I boiled a sample of the material at 212 for 30 minutes to find the shrink factor so I am well prepared for that I just wanted to know about the dye pre construction or post construction because of the amount of material needed to be dyed pre construction is 2.4 pounds and post construction is 9.8 ounces. Thank you.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ricky, That is usually personal preference, however, it is usually easiest to dye the fabric prior to construction to that way there is no issues of the thread etc not matching the material. Hope this helps!

  • http://www.ritdye.com Susan Clarkin

    I have just purchased an outdoor set with the most boring beigey yellowey cushion covers! I would like to dye them graphite right ( closest to black) okay 100% poly, and fairly large …one love seat and 2 single chair cushions top and bottom.
    HELP
    1. Will it work?
    2. Does it matter if they are not all in the same dye bath at the same time?
    3. Can this dye be purchased anywhere in Canada yet?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Susan, The Graphite would try to turn the polyester to a grey hue. The best method would be the stove top. It may take some additional time for the dye to adhere or dye lighter in the material has a water repellent finish. If they are done in separate batches, they may not be the same colors. Unfortunately, Dye More is not sold in any Canadian stores that we are aware of at this time but can be purchased at Amazon.com or through our website.

  • Erica

    I have a dress that is 95% polyester 5% spandex with a stone embellishments at the neckline, a sheer chiffon overlay. Can I use this dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Erica, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the synthetic material you would need to use Rit DyeMore for synthetics. Retail wise you can purchase at WalMart, JoAnn’s Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby, you can view the colors we have here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

  • Andrea He at her in grin

    Hello, i have an additional question. I have a large pot I can utilize to dye via stovetop. My question is can I dye one garment then remove it and use the same dye bath for the second garment? One is approximately 1.5 lb the other is less than 1lb. Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Andrea, Thank you for reaching out. We suggest if you are trying to match the colors to do the material all at one time, by re-using the original dye bath material could come out lighter or a different shade. If you were to keep the dye bath hot and add more dye you could end up with a darker tone, its best to use the same dye bath for every project. Hope this helps.

      • Andrea He at her in grin

        Thanks, this helps. Although I wonder will using a more dye to water ratio will result in a darker outcome?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Andrea, We recommend doubling the amount of dye when dyeing dark colors. Once a dyebath is used, dye is pulled from it, so re-using the dyebath will result in a lighter or off-shade. If a dyebath is re-used, we recommend adding additional dye. As an added note, even when the same amount of water and dye is used, each dyebath may achieve a slightly different shade. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Jessica Hines

    I want to take an off-white polyester vintage hat and dye it “cashmere rose” (listed on your recipe page under Fall 2015). Could I achieve that color with DyeMore?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jessica, Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for cashmere rose.

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  • http://www.ritdye.com Jackie c

    I have a white petticoat that I want to dye an emerald /hunter green. It’s synthetic and I know I need to use the dyemore products but am unsure which to use to obtain this color. Can you please advise?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jackie, Thank you for reaching out. What is the fabric content of the material? There is not a way to obtain an Emerald or Hunter Green using Dye More at this time.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Jackie c

        It’s a synthetic blend I’m sure the top is a spandex , the bottom layer is taffeta, and the ruffles are described as a pearl yarn by the mfg I’m unsure exactly what the fabric is exactly but it’s some sort of crinkley synthetic that is somewhat stiff.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Jackie, Unfortunately, the colors specified would not be achievable due to the limited number of Dye More colors available.

  • Vanessa

    Do you have navy dye for polyester?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Vanessa, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, a Navy Blue is not achievable for polyester at this time.

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  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Sue, Thank you for reaching out. The current color and colors applied would mix. This could cause the black part to appear more dull. We would suggest cutting a small piece from a hidden seam if possible to see how the dye would affect the black and grey.

  • http://www.ritdye.com Lorie Cabral

    I would like to dye a navy blue lace dress to black. Do I just use black dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lorie, What is the fabric content of the lace?

  • Meagan

    If I wanted to use this product/method to tie-dye, how would I go about it (I don’t want to dip the whole shirt in the dye, because I want multiple colors)

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Meagan,
      Thank you for reaching out. Due to the level of heat needed, Rit DyeMore should be used on a stove top with the water at 180-220F. It should be submerged in the hot dye bath and continually agitated for 30-60 minutes to achieve a even color. Should you decide to try experiment with alternate dye methods, we can not guarantee the out come. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

  • egg

    would this dye work on faux furs?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you an use Rit Dye on Faux Furs. You would want to check the label if fur is made up of synthetic material such as polyester than you would use Rit DyeMore for synthetics otherwise Rit All Purpose can work on natural fibers. You can always look at these projects that have been done to faux fur: https://www.ritdye.com/?s=how+to+dye+faux+furs . If you need further assistance please let us know.

  • Fran

    I just had an outdoor carpet installed on my porch but it is lighter than I thought. Would this product work for me? if so, how do I apply it? Thanks.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Fran, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the product would not successfully dye the carpet due to the hot water needed to get successful results. It would also likely not dye the carpet evenly.

  • Destiny Threedouble

    I need to make a dress that is a light purple to a purple raspberry color that david bridal has. What color should i use and how many bottles?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Destiny, We see that you have looked at Rit DyeMore. What is the fabric content of the dress you wish to dye? Once we know the material you are working with we will be better able to assist you. Thanks!

      • Destiny Threedouble

        Polyster. I tried posting the pictures of the dress but it will not let me

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Destiny, Thank you for the response. With DyeMore we dont have any recipes made per say like we have in the All Purpose line, you can try and mix the colors on your own to create a raspberry tone. We do have Royal Purple you can try and mix with red to get a raspberry look, to test color you can stick a paper towel in the mixture and get an idea of the overall outcome. Keep in mind the original dress color can not be removed since dress is polyester, if there is an inseam you can cut to test in stripes with the mix dye. Hope this helps.

          • Destiny Threedouble

            How many bottles would i need? Also how would i do it?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello Destiny,
            Thank you for reaching out. Every bottle of Rit Dye is good for 2 pounds of dry weight fabric. We recommend weighing the fabric to guarantee that you are using the correct amount of dye. Here are the step by step instructions for using the DyeMore line of dye. https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/
            Hope this helps.

          • Destiny Threedouble

            So would it work with the dress being dry clean only?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Destiny, It would work on the fabric, however, the hot water could shrink or damage the fabric since it is labeled as dry clean only.

  • Ann

    I have a velvet-like pleated skirt that is 80% Polyester and 20% Elastane. It is a light gray, but I want it a charcoal gray. I fear using HEAT because I don’t want the pleats to go away. (They are not sewn in, but pressed-in somehow due to the elastane). Do you have a lower heat suggestion using DyeMore?? I don’t need it dark —- just a medium gray.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ann, Dye More works best in the hottest water possible (180-212 degrees). Polyester requires the high water temperature to allow the fibers of the fabric to open up for maximum dye absorption. If you want to give the bucket method a try, make sure to use boiling water so you are starting out with the hottest water possible. Please keep in mind that if the material is 100% polyester it may not dye as dark or bright as if the stovetop method is used.

      • Ann

        My fabric label says no more than 30C degrees, which is much lower than boiling. I wonder, should I use BLACK on the 80% poly/20% Elastane, with less saturation and lower heat, would that give me the charcoal gray I want?? or would the color just rinse off and not grab??

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello Ann, Rit DyeMore requires a water temperature of 180 to 212 degrees (82C to 100C) to activate and for the dye project to be successful. If you were to use water that is only 30C, the dye would not properly activate and you might get a slight tint of color, but the dye would likely wash out. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

          • Ann

            Thanks for getting back with me. That is what I was wondering. You just saved me a lot of time, effort, and money. I appreciate that. I’ll work on dying my other items that can handle the heat.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Amber, Thank you for reaching out. You could attempt to overdye it with Daffodil Yellow to achieve an orange hue. Unfortunately, a Navy Blue would not be achievable using Dye More at this time.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Stephanie, The Dye More would be the best product to use as long as the rug does not contain a rubber backing.

  • Rani Binning

    Hi,I have polyester pink fuchsia curtain swags which I want to dye to deep red. Shall I choose a red colour. I don’t want it to come out burgundy.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Rani, Thank you for reaching out. We would suggest overdyeing with the Racing Red. You might try testing on a small piece of fabric cut from a hidden seam to ensure it will dye the color you are looking for.

  • Rani Binning

    Thank you. I just bought the remaining 2 on amazon, gonna try this weekend.

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  • Andres Hernandez

    will the dye work on polyester pants… like the western type of pants

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Andres,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore is specifically made to dye synthetic fabrics such as polyester. Hope this helps.

  • Renee

    Help!! Can I dye a nude color dress made of Shell 1: 39% Cotton 31% Nylon 30% Viscose. Lining: 100% Polyester. Insert: 59% Nylon 41% Polyester
    40% Cotton, 34% Nylon, 26% Viscose? I’m trying to achieve a light to medium grey shade. Thanks for your help!!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Renee, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More would work on that material. We suggest trying Frost Grey.

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  • Val Cross

    I would like to dye a pale blue polyester blanket with dark brown dye. Will it turn out brown?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Val, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, the Dark Brown would cover the light blue hue.

  • Val Cross

    Also, is says on the bottle to remove any “finish”, what do I need to do before I dye to accomplish that?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Val, You would want to wash the fabric in detergent prior to dyeing.

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Jen, Thank you for reaching out. Since it is labeled as dry clean only, washing in very hot water could cause shrinkage and possibly even damage to the fabric.

  • sharon

    Hi, can I dye Boucle Polyester curtains? The washing tag says cold water wash. Will the hot water damage the material?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sharon, When a fabric care tag states to wash in cold water, the very hot water required to activate DyeMore may cause shrinkage. Instructions for using DyeMore can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ We do not recommend using DyeMore in a washing machine because it will dye plastic parts. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • Jeannette

    I’m looking to dye clothesline made of a polyester/cotton blend. The clothes line also has a core. Will the dye work on the clothesline? How deep will it penetrate? The clothesline is white, How can I make the greens or blue more vibrant and deeper than the color palette suggests

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Jeannette, Thank you for reaching out. Since the clothesline has polyester in the material we suggest using Rit DyeMore for synthetic material. If you’ve used all-purpose Rit, DyeMore works slightly differently, requiring more heat and time to set the color.  It’s best to use Rit DyeMore with the stovetop method, getting the dye bath to 180-212 degrees.
       
      For 100% polyester and for polyester blends, we recommend dyeing the item for at least 30 minutes and using two bottles of dye to get rich, dark colors.  It will look like the polyester has absorbed the dye in 5-10 minutes, but it needs the full 30 minutes to truly take and keep the color as the dye will wash out a little once rinsed. If you have any other questions please let us know.

  • Kelly

    Hi! The items I have to dye are 100% cotton, but the color I want to use is Kentucky Sky from the Rit Synthetic line. If I use this with the bucket method, as stove top method isn’t as viable for me, would it work?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Kelly, Thank you for reaching out. You can use DyeMore on natural material such as cotton and the dye will cover. Since you are unable to use the stove-top method we suggest boiling the water on the stove and adding to bucket or tub you would like to use. That way the water is hot enough to activate the dye color and stay hot while stirring. If you have any other questions please let us know.

  • Leona Hendryx

    Good morning I have a light blue almost looking grey gown with sequins on it i wanted it antique gold but no such luck in color so trying the sand tan i believe will this work .thank God for this new dye I’m getting married August 27th so i need help ASAP . blessings

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Leona, Thank you for reaching out. The light blue and Sandstone would mix to create a new hue. It will likely produce a lighter more toned down blue once overdyed with that color if the material is 100% polyester. Hope this helps!

  • Val Cross

    Doing several projects at once. If I dye a light taupe chiffon dress with the purple dye, will it come out purple or a muddy maroon?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Val, We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully. Chiffon can be made from either natural or synthetic fabric. We would suggest checking the fabric care label to ensure you are using the correct dye line for your project. If you are working with a natural fabric, Rit all-purpose purple dye should be able to successfully dye over the light taupe. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

      • Val Cross

        Thank you!

  • ruth

    Is there a RIT dyemore to dye a yellow, 100% polyester blanket, to white?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ruth, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there is not a way to remove color from polyester fabric at this time.

  • Tina

    I am interested in doing a dip dye ombré blue. Think I could pull it off?

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Hi Milo, DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark grey and other fabrics black. When dyeing a dark color, we recommend double the amount of dye used, which would be 1 bottle per 1 lb of dry weight fabric. DyeMore is recommended for use on the stove top https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ because it requires a water temperature of 180 to 212 degrees to be maintained when dyeing polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

  • jackie

    can I dye white polyester flower girls dress ivory