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How to Mix Colors

Our core colors are only the beginning. Mix them together, and the color possibilities are endless. Simply follow our color formulas to achieve the color you desire, or request a formula if you want us to create a new color or to match an existing fabric. At Rit, even the sky isn’t the limit when it comes to color.

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Color Formula Conversion Chart

To convert custom color formulas between powder and liquid, or to scale them up to the desired dye quantity, please refer to the chart below. For the 1 quart recipes creating a dye solution may be needed to achieve the correct color.

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Liquid Dye

Dyeing 1 Quart Load
1 Quart


8 tsp


4 tsp


2 tsp


1 tsp


1/2 tsp


1/4 tsp


1/8 tsp


1/16 tsp

Dyeing 3 Gallon Load
3 Gallon


3/4 cup


1/3 cup


8 tsp


4 tsp


2 tsp


1 tsp


1/2 tsp


1/4 tsp

Dyeing Washing Machine Load
Washing Machine


2 cups (2 bottles – 16 oz)


1 cup (1 bottle – 8 oz)


1/2 cup (1/2 bottle – 4 oz)


1/4 cup (1/4 bottle – 2 oz)


2 tbsp (1 oz)


1 tbsp (1/2 oz)


1-1/2 tsp (1/4 oz)


3/4 tsp (1/8 oz)

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Powder Dye

Dyeing 1 Quart Load
1 Quart


1 tsp


1/2 tsp


1/4 tsp


1/8 tsp


1/16 tsp*


1/32 tsp*


1/64 tsp*


1/128 tsp*

Dyeing 3 Gallon Load
3 Gallon


1 pkg + 2 tsp


4 tsp


2 tsp


1 tsp


1/2 tsp


1/4 tsp


1/8 tsp


1/16 tsp

Dyeing Washing Machine Load
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1/2 cup (4 pkg)


1/4 cup (2 pkg)


2 tbsp (1 pkg)


1 tbsp (1/2 pkg)


1-1/2 tsp (1/4 pkg)


3/4 tsp


3/8 tsp


3/16 tsp

To create a dye solution, please use the following instructions. Dye solutions can be kept indefinitely in airtight jars for future use.

*For Powder Dye: Make a solution containing 1 Cup water and 1/4 teaspoon Rit Powder dye.
FOR 1/16 t; Use 4 tablespoons of solution
FOR 1/32 t: Use 2 tablespoons of solution
FOR 1/64 t; Use 1 tablespoons of solution
FOR 1/128 t; Use 1/2 tablespoons of solution

Scaling Color Formulas

Find the recipe measurements in the liquid dye one quart column. Each line contains the scalable measurements for that 1 quart quantity.

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Liquid Dye

Dyeing 1 Quart Load
1 Quart


1 tsp


1/2 tsp

Dyeing 3 Gallon Load
3 Gallon


4 tsp


2 tsp

Dyeing Washing Machine Load
Washing Machine


1/4 cup (1/4 bottle – 2 oz)


2 tbsp (1 oz)

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Powder Dye

Dyeing 1 Quart Load
1 Quart


1/8 tsp


1/16 tsp*

Dyeing 3 gallon Load
3 Gallon


1 tsp


1/2 tsp

Dyeing Washing Machine Load
Washing Machine


1 tbsp (1/2 pkg)


1-1/2 tsp (1/4 pkg)

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