Dip Dyed Neon Jeans

May 2 2018
Sometimes less is more. Dip dyeing gives you the perfect tool to add a custom pop of color to your outfit. We dip dyed these white jeans with our new neons, Neon Yellow and Neon Green. The result is the perfect mood booster, adding a touch of playfulness to your outfit. An ideal #OOTD in fact! Learn how to dip dye below.
Supplies
Rit All-Purpose Dye (We Used Neon Yellow and Neon Green)
Jeans (Must Contain Less Than 40% Polyester)
4 Gallon Plastic Container
Hanger
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
Salt
Liquid Dish Detergent
Plastic Table Cover
Plastic Gloves
Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative
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Difficulty
Beginner
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Instructions
  1. Pre-wash jeans in warm, soapy water. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
  2. Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills.
  3. Fill a plastic container or stainless steel sink with three gallons of hot water. The water should ideally be 140ºF. If tap water is not hot enough, heat water on the stove and add to the dyebath.
  4. To enhance the color, add one cup of salt. Add 1 teaspoon of dish detergent to help promote level dyeing.
  5. Wearing rubber gloves, add 1/2 bottle of well-shaken dye.
  6. Wet fabric.
  7. Wrap two-thirds of the jeans around a hanger or dowel rod.
  8. Begin to dip jean legs slowly up and down and back and forth. To prevent a straight line, keep moving jean legs and tilt them to the side so the dye colors unevenly. Jeans can remain in the dye bath for 20 – 30 minutes. 
  9. Remove garment from the dyebath. Squeeze out excess dye.
  10. We strongly recommend using Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing. It enhances the color, increases color retention and prevents dye from bleeding into white areas. Follow these instructions.
  11. Rinse in cool water until rinse water begins to run clear.
  12. Wash in warm water with a mild detergent, rinse and dry.

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