Dyeing 101

Thinking of breathing new life into an old tee, vintage dress or plain set of curtains? Our versatile dyes pack a colorful punch and are ready to deliver a custom touch to garments new and old, household items, and more. Here’s everything you need to know to confidently embark on your dyeing adventures.

Step 1: Remove Color

If your fabric is white already, you are good to go!

If your fabric has an existing color, remove it with Rit Color Remover. You’ll end up with a dye-ready blank canvas for spectacular results and true color.

*Rit Color Remover only works on fabrics with less than 40% polyester, acrylic or acetate. If you are dyeing something synthetic, learn more about overdyeing here

Step 2: Pick the Right Dye Type

One of the most important steps when dyeing is to check the care tag for the fiber content of the fabric you plan to dye.

If the fabric is a natural fabric (such as cotton, linen silk, ramie or wool), then you will want to use Rit All-Purpose Dye.

If the fabric is synthetic (contains more than 35% polyester, acrylic or acetate), then you will want to use our new dye line for synthetics, Rit DyeMore.

Rit All-Purpose Dye
Rit All-Purpose Dye
Rit DyeMore for Synthetics
Rit DyeMore for Synthetics

Step 3: Choose a Color

We have over 50 colors to choose from! Plus, you can mix our dyes to create over 500 additional colors with our color formulas!

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Step 4: Pick a Dye Method

You can dye in a sink, bucket or even with your washing machine!

If you are dyeing synthetics with Rit DyeMore, you have to use the stovetop method.

Step 5: Dye Your Fabric

You won’t believe how quickly you’ll be able to transform your clothing into something special. Depending on how bold of a color you are trying to achieve, this can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Not too shabby.

Step 6: Enjoy!

We’re confident you’ll love your new one-of-a-kind garment.

Some Inspiration

Neon Yellow
Neon Yellow
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz
Navy Blue
Navy Blue
Charcoal Grey
Charcoal Grey
Lemon Yellow
Lemon Yellow
Coral
Coral
Petal Pink
Petal Pink
Midnight Navy
Midnight Navy
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