The Rit Studio: DyeMore Technique

How to Use DyeMore for Synthetic Fibers

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. Nylon tends to dye very quickly and much darker than the other fibers so the actual time needed in the dye bath is much less.

Prep, dye and rinse time: 1 hour

You’ll Need

  • Item(s) to dye
  • Rit DyeMore
  • Large 4-gallon cook pot
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Metal tongs
  • Large metal spoon
  • Rubber gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Fabric scrap for testing dye color (optional, can use paper towel)
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Plastic table cover
  • Old towel

Step by Step

  1. To determine how much dye is needed, weigh the item on a food scale or estimate the weight. As a general guideline, one bottle of Rit will color up to two pounds of dry weight fabric. For very light or very dark colors, we recommend using more dye. Generally we recommended starting with one bottle of dye when dyeing synthetics but you should use two bottles when dyeing dark colors, especially when dyeing polyester.

  2. Pre-wash item in warm, soapy water. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.

  3. DYE PREPARATION: When dyeing synthetic fabrics, always use the Stove Top method of dyeing. This will ensure a high, steady temperature (about 180F or just below boiling), which is needed to dye synthetics. Fill cook pot with 3 gallons hot tap water. Cover pot and heat water to almost boiling.

  4. When water begins to simmer, add one bottle of DyeMore (shake bottle before pouring) and a squirt of dish washing liquid (about 1 teaspoon). Stir well with a large spoon.

  5. To test color, dip a scrap of white cotton fabric or a paper towel in the dye bath. If color is too light, add more dye. If color is too dark, add more water.

  6. Wearing rubber gloves, immerse wet item in dye bath. Stir slowly and 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. Keep temperature at a low simmer. Item can remain in dye bath for up to one hour. When dyeing polyester, keeping the fabric in the dye bath for at least 30 minutes is essential for ensuring that the color takes fully and does not wash out when rinsed, even if fabric appears to have reached the desired color in less time. Other materials like nylon can be removed from the dyebath when they’ve achieved the desired color.

  7. When satisfied with the color, remove the item from the dye bath. (Remember the color appears lighter when dry.) Squeeze out excess dye. Rinse item in warm water (then gradually cooler water) until water begins to run clear. Then wash in warm, soapy water and rinse. Wrap in an old towel to remove excess moisture. Hang to dry.

For Dyeing Buttons, Beads and Legos

  • Items, such as beads, buttons and legos, can be heat-sensitive so we recommend dyeing in a small container. This is a modified Bucket method.

    1. Heat 4 cups of water in a pot or teapot on the stove until it boils. Remove water and pour into a container. Add ½ cup dye to the water; stir well. Immerse items into the dye bath. Stir and let set 2 to 5 minutes or until desired color is achieved, up to 30 minutes.

    2. Remove items from the dye bath. Rinse and then wash in warm soapy water. Rinse again and dry on paper towels.

    For Hard To Dye Heat-Sensitive Items

    1. Another option is to heat 4 cups water in a pot on the stove; add ½ cup dye and stir well. Immerse items in dye bath and bring to a simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Then remove pot from stove and let items set until desired color is achieved. Caution: Items must be watched carefully because heat-sensitive items can begin to melt.

    2. Remove items from the dye bath. Rinse and then wash in warm soapy water. Rinse again and dry on paper towels.

    Try our FAQs, or Ask The Dye Doctor

    • http://www.ritdye.com John Engle

      Have you created a color chart for these new colors or is there a way to adapt from the color charts you have posted?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi John, We do not have a color chart available for these new colors at this time. Unfortunately, there are very limited colors to work with so we will not be able to create as many recipes with these dyes at this time. You can e-mail in a photo of the color you are trying to achieve and we would be happy to see if it can be created with our Dye More line. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    • Daphne

      Hello,
      THANK YOU so much for this product! I just found it and am over the moon. I’m a long time dyer but having been crafting and seeing for many years, I have amassed a large collection of synthetics that just don’t suit my vintage/ primitive style. Mainly laces and trims that looked too new to be used on my projects.
      I experimented with the sandstone dye, yesterday and was thrilled with the results. Sorry I didn’t take a before shot, trust me, some of these were bright, white polyester.
      I would like to officially request an ecru color and or a “tea stain” color. 🙂

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Daphne, Looks Great! Thank you for sharing.

      • Katy

        can you tell me what you did differntly to achieve the different shades?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lynda, The traditional dyes will not work to color of the polyester fibers. You would want to use the Dye More for satisfactory results. We would suggest trying Hobby Lobby or it is available through our website. Hope this helps!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Brian Hammack

      Can DyeMore dye black plastic a lighter color?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Brian, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, it would only be able to make the plastic darker and a lighter color would not successfully cover a darker one. Sorry about that!

    • Robin

      I have a pair of black shorts that is 69% cotton, 29% polyester and 2% spandex. I want to darken them up so, do I use the regular dye stove top method or should I use the dyemore and stove top method?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Robin, We would suggest using the traditional Black dye on the stove top. Let us know if you have any other questions!

    • Miranda

      I want to dye horse sport boots and their material is neoprene. Should I use the regular rit dye or should I use dye more?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Miranda, We researched the material your boots are made from and found neoprene, also called polychloroprene or chloroprene rubber, is a synthetic rubber. We do not recommend dyeing rubber because although the material will absorb the dye, it will not retain the dye. Therefore, the dye may later bleed off onto skin or clothing. Sorry about that.

    • Robyn

      Hi there, I’m hoping to dye a macrame plant hanger I’ve made. Would this dye work on 100% polyolefin fiber? I’m working with Bonnie craft cord. Thank you!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Robin, We have not done any specific testing on that type of fiber, but since it is polymer based fiber the Dye More should work well to adhere to it. Hope this helps!

    • Kate

      I have a white jacket that’s 80% polyester and 20% cotton. I want to dye it DARK dark green. Should I use the your regular dye w/ the stove top or your dye more dye w/ the stove top? And would you recommend I mix in some black to make it that dark?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Kate, We would recommend using Rit’s new DyeMore because it is formulated for use when dyeing polyester. When dyeing synthetic fabrics, always use the Stove Top method of dyeing. The DyeMore line does not offer a black dye, so you might try doubling the amount of green dye you use. Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

    • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

      I need to dye a polyester taffeta fashion doll dress a very specific shade of teal. I’ve purchased both Sapphire Blue and Kentucky Sky, and also taken photos of both the original (matte) fabric I am trying to match and the satin ribbon I am using to match the dyed new dress. I’ve included the RGB HEX codes for the two shades of blue. Dye Doctor, in your professional opinion, how might I mix the two “DyeMore” dyes to achieve this exact shade/saturation/depth of colour?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Tara, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, that specific shade is not one that we can reach with Dye More at this time. So sorry for any inconvenience.

        • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

          OK, so which of the two dyes would be closest, then, in terms of colour temperature? It looks like “Kentucky Sky” but the examples on this site make it look much lighter. However, if I add more dye (i.e. for darker results), would that be close enough for government work, do you think?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Tara, Teal is a blue-green color. Neither DyeMore Kentucky Sky or Sapphire Blue offer a greenish cast. Increasing the amount of dye used only helps to darken the color, but would not add a green hue to it. Sorry about that.

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              So “Kentucky Sky” is a cooler blue (i.e. closer to purple) than “Sapphire”? From the packaging and samples it looks “warmer” (i.e. more green) than “Sapphire”.

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Tara, When you look at the bottles of DyeMore, we would recommend viewing the color where the name of the dye color is printed. This color area is similar to what color will be achieved when dyeing polyester. The Sapphire Blue is a darker blue than the Kentucky Sky. Hope this helps.

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              Sadly, not so much asking about which is darker, as to which is a “warmer” blue, in terms of colour temperature. But if the Pantone on the bottle is closest to the dye colour, I shall use that as my guide! I’m also going to pick up a bottle of the Peacock Green, to see if I can do some colour-recipe experiments on my own. Ta very much for all your help!

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Tara, They are both cool colors. The Sapphire Blue is the warmer blue of the two. Hope this helps!

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              That does help, thank you! Can the DyeMore dyes be mixed, the same way the regular RIT dyes for natural fibres can be mixed? Or do the formulations of the DM dyes preclude that?

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Tara, They can definitely be mixed, but color options are limited since we only offer 12 colors at this time.

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              I shall conduct experiments, and keep track of the ratios, and report back with my results like a good little lab rat 🙂

            • http://www.theritstudio.com Rebecca Fretty

              Tara, I just did some modest testing in our kitchen here in the office. I’m getting close with a combination of Kentucky Sky, Sapphire and Peacock Green. My ratios are roughly – 1/4 Kentucky sky, teaspoon of Sapphire and 1/8 teaspoon of Peacock. It doesn’t seem to take much peacock green to get the teal feel, but the Kentucky Sky is such a soft blue, it took a bit of Sapphire to build the intensity. My apologies we have not completely flushed out the custom color library for Dye More yet, but we are working on it! Happy Dyeing. Rebecca, from The Rit Studio

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              Since I am dying doll-sized clothes, I’ve been SUPER SATURATING the dye, and “Kentucky Sky” being “warmer” (i.e. more green” than Sapphire, I actually have been having good results! I actually have ordered the Daffodil Yellow, and plan on doing one more experiment, to see if I can bring the blue dress below closer to teal!

              Hilariously, the “Under the Pink” has VERY different results with the exact same polyester taffeta, as it takes the red tones, but not the blue tones (from what I remember from back when I used to dye my hair blue, red penetrates more easily because the molecules are much smaller, versus blue, which is harder). Hence the “pink” below being warmer and closer to mauve. Whereas I used the exact same dye batch to dye a cotton skirt ombre, and it is MUCh cooler/fuchsia. I don’t have a photo of that, but I’ll upload when I do!

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              “Daffodil Yellow” came, so tonight was MORE DYE EXPERIMENTS. I need to sit down with my notes and work out ratios, but interestingly, I was able to re-dye the blue dress above to almost the exact shade I need!

              I decided against trying to use the “Peacock Green” to warm up the “Sapphire” because there so much dark blue already in the “Peacock”. If “Kentucky Sky” had the same saturation as “Sapphire”, I think it would work, but I keep having to add in “Sapphire” just to boost the blue, to balance the yellow. So next time… halving the yellow for sure!

              I took the dress out and rinsed it every 10 minutes, to try and make sure that it wasn’t too too dark, but it still took slightly more of the yellow than I’d have liked. However, I’m going to try and scare up one more of the dresses, and see if I can’t work out the dye mix to the exact shade I want first (I used white polyester silk flowers to test the dye and duration, to see how close I could get).

              Since I was dying *over* a garment that had already been dyed blue, I also tried to dye a different white synthetic doll dress (this time satin) at the same time. First time out, it came out a gorgeous shade of emerald green. And as lovely as that was, it still wasn’t teal! So I then re-dyed it in just sapphire, until I got the shade I wanted. It’s still slightly too dark, and slightly too green, but I can always try dying it again in “Kentucky Sky” to see if I can’t boost the saturation and push the hue just that bit back toward blue.

              I’m still trying to figure out how to get the colour as vibrant as I’d like, without it being too dark. Interestingly, the “Apricot” is the MOST vibrant I’ve tried yet (it’s straight up amazing, I’m not gonna lie), and I am going to order another bottle of “Super Pink” and experiment with mixing it and “Apricot” to see how close I can get to the sort of really deep coral pink I need.

              Hilariously, I’m an artist who paints and does digital design. But textile dying is all new for me! And I’m learning pretty quickly about how different types of fabric can appear the same colour, yet photograph completely differently under different light, absorbing or reflecting differently, etc.

            • http://www.theritstudio.com Rebecca Fretty

              Tara, these are really beautiful. I love Apricot as well. Probably my favorite color in the Dye More line after Super Pink. Can’t wait to see how your mix of Super Pink and Apricot turn out! Happy Dyeing!

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              Actually, I did have one question…. Why the dish soap? What function does it serve?

            • S Worsham

              Tara, you are a super inventor. Those colors are beautiful, and you used the perfect color for each doll based on her hair color. Bravo!!!

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              Ta very much! But I can’t take credit–I’m just trying to match the 1978 Kenner Darci Cover Girl dolls as closely as possible 🙂

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              So, not sure if this “formula” is correct, but it’s roughly the ratios of last night’s experiments. Bear in mind that a) we’re talking 1:6 scale polyester taffeta dress, not a 1:1 scale human sized dress.

              For the initial dye bath, I used:

              2 cups water
              1 tbsp Daffodil Yellow
              3 tbsp Kentucky Sky
              2 tbsp Sapphire

              And when that resulted in a colour closer to Emerald Green, I re-dyed the dress again in:

              2 cups water
              3 tbsp Sapphire

              I had a chance to compare the dyed dress with my original pics, and I think I got awfully close!

              What do you think?

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Wow! That looks spot on. Thank you for sharing the outcome with us Tara.

            • http://scarydollperson.com Tara O’Shea

              My pleasure! Now, onto adjusting the “Super Pink”! The trick with doll fashions seems to be VERY high heat, and a very saturated dye bath.

            • Surlei Lopes

              When you say teal is blue-green color. So why I went to the store or on Rit website and it sells teal blue and teal green?

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Surlei, We manufacture a color called Teal. Teal Blue and Teal Green are a mixture of colors to create a color recipe. The recipe for Teal Blue is more of a blue Teal and the recipe for Teal Green is more of a green. Hope this helps!

            • Surlei Lopes

              This color teal is in the Dye more?

            • Surlei Lopes

              So if I want to color polyester, rayon and nylon all in one dress which color do I have to mix with the dye more? Because you do not have teal in dye more. You have teal blue or teal green but I could not find just the teal.

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Teal Blue, Teal Green and the Teal are all using only all-purpose dyes. Unfortunately, there is not a way to create Teal in the Dye More line at this time. The Teal would dye all parts of the dress except for the polyester portion. Is it a blend of all 3 or does it have a polyester lining?

            • Surlei Lopes

              It says 100% shell and lining. Overlay 65% Rayon and 35% Nylon.

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Surlei, If the shell and lining are 100% polyester, Rit’s all purpose teal dye would not adhere to this fabric. The teal all-purpose dye would dye only the overlay. Hope this helps.

            • Surlei Lopes

              Thanks. So I will wait to see if Rit make the teal color on Dye more. I hope it will become available very soon

      • Diane Woodard

        Is it safe to use a pot for food after I’ve used it with Dye More? Diane

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Diane, Thank you for reaching out. As long as the pot is stainless steel, you can use a powdered cleanser or bleach to wash it out and reuse it for cooking. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, When trying to lighten the color of a dyebath, you can add additional water. You can test the color by dipping a paper towel into the dyebath. Rit dyes are recommended for use in hot water and only for fabrics that are washable. Because Rit dyes require very hot water to activate, there is the possibility the hot water may cause shrinkage to an item for which dry cleaning is recommended. Hope this information is helpful.

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    • Michelle

      I am wanting to dye some artificial flowers that I bought at Hobby Lobby which I have determine to be a poly blend. Here is my question I called the
      Rit phone line and was advised to use the Dye More, but I can’t find it in black so I got the Gratifi. Will this turn the purple and white flowers that I have black? Thought if I got a darker color it might work. These are going to be placed outside on a grave.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Michelle, Thank you for reaching out. The graphite is a very dark grey, but it will not turn them to a black. Sorry about that! You might be able to get close to a black hue, but it will not be a dark black.

    • Colleen

      I have a dress (100% silk, 100% polyester lining) that’s a medium orange color with a black pattern throughout. I’d like to dye the entire dress black. From the comments, it looks like regular Rit dye would work fine for the silk but the polyester would require DyeMore, which doesn’t come in black. The other concern I have with DyeMore is that I could end up with a shrunken dress if the silk doesn’t hold up to the high temperatures required for stovetop preparation. Unfortunately the polyester lining and silk outer shell are stitched together so I can’t do them separately!

      I’m not terribly concerned about the lining being a perfect match for the exterior (you can barely see it), but I’d like to get it close so I don’t end up with a black shell and an orange lining. Any advice?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Colleen,
        If you are looking to achieve a solid color, it is important to note that a print cannot be turned into a solid color when overdyeing. Also when overdyeing, it is difficult to say exactly what color would be achieved. If using DyeMore Graphite to overdye orange, we cannot guarantee a dark grey would be successful. If the dress reads dry clean only or cold water only, the hot water that is required for both of our dyes can possibly shrink the silk material. If you would like to give dyeing a try, we would recommend creating two separate dyebaths, one with Black for the silk and another with Graphite for the polyester. When dyeing polyester we recommend doubling the dye amount to create a darker color. Hope this information is helpful.

    • http://www.ritdye.com PSSL

      Hello RitDye! I’d like to dye a mostly nylon skirt with Dyemore. I was reading the regular dye stovetop instructions and it says to add in a cup of vinegar into the pot. Should I do the same with Dyemore?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Vinegar is not required when using the Dye More. Let us know if you have any other questions!

      • Marcia

        Thanks. If I decide to take a chance and dye it anyway, I gather I should use Dyemore. Can I assume that the pot I use will be suitable for cooking after I wash it?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Marcia,
          DyeMore is required to dye synthetic materials. 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 Marcia,
      Polyester/spandex items can be dyed. Unfortunately there is always a possibility of it shrinking. Hope this information is helpful.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Marcia, Using a plastic bucket will not interfere with the dyeing process, it will just tint the bucket. We would recommend scrubbing the bucket with chlorine bleach after you use it for dyeing and, then, rewashing it with detergent to ensure all the dye has been removed. At this point, you can use it for washing your floors without it dyeing them. Hope this information is helpful.

    • Beth

      Have you made any progress with a Color Formula Guide using the DyeMore dyes? I need to dye something the Cabaret colour (#591) on the ColoRit Color Formula Guide (very close to Beetroot Purple Pantone 18-2143 TCX, which is what I need to match). But Cabaret is a mix of Violet and Fuschia, neither of which you seem to have in the DyeMore dyes. Any suggestions as to what I could use instead? Will the DyeMore dyes be coming out in a wider range of colours any time soon?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Beth, Thank you for your request. The closest we can come to achieving this color would be using SUPER PINK (Liquid Dye More) 1 Bottle
        NEON PINK (Powder Bulk) 12 teaspoons
        This formula is for the low water setting on your washing machine. Unfortunately, the neon pink is only available in a one pound container through our website. We are looking to expand the Dye More line, but it will not be this year.
        Dye More: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
        Professional Line Neon Pink: http://store.ritstudio.com/professional-line/

        The closest we can come without use of the professional line neon pink would be using straight Super Pink. Hope this helps!

    • LesWS

      Can I use Dyemore on a 100% cotton t-shirt? And if so should I add salt same as the regular Rit dye. Thanks

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Yes! You can use Dye More on cotton. The salt would not be required when using Dye More. Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Crystal Berg

      I am hoping to use a 100% polyester satin white fabric for a project that requires washing in cold water and I am interested in applying the Sapphire Blue DyeMore using a spray bottle. Any specific tips to make this successful or with this product needing high heat, is it feasible?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Crystal,
        Unfortunately we do not recommend spraying DyeMore onto polyester fabric. For polyester to dye, it needs to be immersed into a dyebath with very hot (180-212 degrees) water on the stove-top for at least 30 minutes for the dye to be able to absorb into the material. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Cynthia Oleary

      Following the recommendations from this forum, I used 2 bottles of the Graphite Dyemore liquid to dye a pair of grey polyester/spandex pants for work. The process worked so well, I’m not able to tell the difference between graphite and black. Love this dye! Thanks.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Cynthia, So glad to hear! Thank you for sharing with us!

    • Kristin T

      Hi,

      I would like to dye one yellow and pink polyester dress white. Is there any RitDye More blend that can help?

      Thanks,
      Kristin

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Kristin,
        We do not offer a white dye in our new DyeMore line. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • chris

      I’m trying to dye a set of military backpack straps from desert tan to more of an olive military green. Is there a combination of dyemore colors I could use to get that color?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Chris, Thank you for reaching out. Please send a photo to colorformula@theritstudio.com of the color you are looking to achieve and we can try to create a match for you.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Liz, In order for the item to be evenly dyed it should be constantly agitating. If the sanitation cycle soaks, then the item would likely be unevenly dyed. The Sapphire Blue should successfully be able to cover over the light aqua. Hope this helps!

    • Sara Mears

      Hi all, I’m hoping someone can either advise if this would be OK or whether it’s too risky to do at home. I recently has a dress made via an online tailor (I know, I know, it’s always a risk) but the language barrier appears to have been too great and they did not understand my colour request of a blue dress with black lace overlay. Instead, it arrived in a cream colour with royal blue lace overlay. It’s basically revolting but arguing with them via email became pointless after a week. The dress itself is beautifully made with attention to detail (lining, boning etc) of a high standard so I’m hoping that I can salvage the situation by dying it black/charcoal. Having it professionally dyed turned out to be more than the dress itself. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Sara, Thank you for reaching out. Does the fabric have a tag? What is the fabric content and washing instructions?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Bethany, What is the item you would like to dye and what synthetic fabric is it made from? Would it be possible to dye the fabric in a washing machine? Once we have this additional information, we can better assist you.

    • Adair Young

      I am dying some lace runners that are polyester. Do I need to dye them one at a time?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Adair,
        You can dye all the items together if you have enough room for the fabric to move around freely. Hope this information is helpful.

    • Nicole Ziesemer

      PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I have NEVER dyed anything before, but I found this absolutely stunning dress and fell in love with it “minus” the color. ha I would love to dye this dress either a dark blue or black color and be able to wear this for a night out on the town or to attend various weddings coming up soon.

      I have attached a picture of what the dress looks like and the tag of the dress as well. What type of RitDye do I need to use to dye this correctly and have it turn out? Any and ALL types of suggestions from you would be greatly welcomed and appreciated. I’m excited to start dying and have this be my first project. Thank you again for your help! 🙂

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Nicole,
        We are emailing you information from the email you had sent. Thank you for contacting us.

      • Katy

        Would love to know how this worked out! am going to be dyeing a similar fabric this week, and i’m so nervous!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kacey,
      You can certainly experiment with mixing Peacock Green and Daffodil Yellow to try to achieve the color you would like. You can test the color of the dyebath by dipping in a piece of paper towel or matching scrap fabric. Hope this information is helpful.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lisa,
      Unfortunately it is hard to say what color would be achieve when overdyeing a preexisting color. Our DyeMore line offers two grey colors for polyester, Frost Grey and Graphite. You may try experimenting with overdyeing scrap pieces of the material with mixtures of the different greys to try to achieve the color you would like to achieve. Hope this information is helpful.

    • Siuvhne Fitzclansai

      I am trying to dye white 88% nylon, 12% spandex fishnets to a nude color. I plan to use the DyeMore Sandstone … It doesn’t have to be exact, I’m actually quite a bit lighter than this, I just wanted to make sure that this will yield a similar color. If not, do you have a recommendation as to what color or color combination I could use to achieve a flesh tone or “nude” color?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/141e93c0f4e9ec77eae63fd78d6b89164f456d1d9d76036e50138ef0c42d9fd9.png

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. The closest to a skin tone in the Dye More line would be our Sandstone color. Let us know if you have any other questions!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Nadja, Thank you for reaching out. The color can be machine washed after dyeing. How long was the fabric being agitated during the stove top process?

    • http://www.ritdye.com Amin I

      I need to dye a 100% polyester, olive drag green backpack that they use in the military, to a darkish blue color. Do you recommend Sapphire Blue or Kentucky Sky, and what would be the color with the mixture of the olive green underneath? If I use the stove pot method, will it degrade the strength of the material?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Amin, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, a blue would not be achievable over the olive drab hue and there is not a way to remove the color from the polyester to achieve the blue hue with our dyes at this time. So sorry for the inconvenience.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Karen, It depends on the fabric content of the shoe. Unfortunately, polyester requires the hot water to open the fibers to accept the dye. Sorry about that.

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

      how to dye sheer curtains

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, What is the fabric content of the curtains? We can better assist you if we know the material you are working with. Thanks!

    • Lauraey

      When using “Dye More” on cotton fabric does it still need to be done on the stove in a pot of hot water?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. When using DyeMore on cotton the stove top method is not needed. Although All methods require using hot water to activate the dye. Hope this information was helpful.

    • Marissa Ann

      Looking to dye white polyester tablecloths navy blue..What would be the formula for using the Rit Dye More?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Marissa, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, Navy Blue cannot be created using Dye More at this time. So sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Rose

      Will the stove top method shrink the fabric?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Rose, Some shrinkage can occur due to the hope water. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Chelsea

      Hi there, I’m trying to dye a cream-coloured winter coat that is a polyester rayon blend (80/20). I realize that attempting to dye the coat may ruin it, but I would not wear it any longer as is.

      I am thinking that a camel colour might be nice. I’m hoping to use DyeMore in Sandstone to get this look. Should I be using a blend of the DyeMore and regular Rit dye products? I would need to do this dye job in a front loading washing machine due to the size of the garment – is that possible?

      Thank you!
      Chelsea

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Chelsea, We would recommend using Rit DyeMore because it also dyes polyester blends. In order to use your front load washing machine for dyeing, you would need to be able to add additional water through the detergent dispenser at the time you would normally add the detergent. Instructions can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/washing-machine-front-loader/ When dyeing bulky items, it may be difficult to for the dyebath to be evenly distributed through the fabric in order to achieve an even color result. For best results when dyeing polyester, the stove top method is recommended. You might consider turning up your hot water heater if you are able to use your washing machine for dyeing. Hope this information is helpful.

    • Charles Jones

      I have a 80% polyester 20% cotton magenta clergy shirt that I need to restore its color. Any way to bring the magenta color back to new look

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Charles, Unfortunately with the type of fabric you are working with you would need to use our DyeMore collection. This dye only has 12 core colors at this time and unable to create a Burgundy. Here is a site of the 12 core colors: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Tiffani EstellaStarrs Mapalo

      I have an ivory poly/satin dress that i wore for my wedding reception. My cousin’s wedding is coming up, and I’d love to dye my dress a peacock blue/green. I’m guessing I’ll use the DyeMore, and wanted to know if you have any first-time tips??

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Tiffani, We have sent you some dyeing details and instructions to your e-mail address. Hope this helps and enjoy dyeing.

    • jb

      what is the fiber content of the fabric shown under the bottles of dye on the dyemore page?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Rit DyeMore was used on a variety of fabrics. When looking at a bottle of DyeMore, you will see different color shades. The reason for this is that the color result will vary depending on the type of fabric being dyed. Hope this information is helpful.

        • jb

          i meant the fabrics in the graphic at the top of this page, are they polyester?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello JB, The fabric under the DyeMore on the Rit Studio page is either 100% polyester or a polyester blend of synthetic fibers. To show now synthetic fibers can be dyed. Hope this helps.

    • Sandie

      Can I use an aluminum pot to dye a white dress with DyeMore Saphire Blue?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Sandie, Thank you for reaching out. You can use the pot to dye just keep in mind that the dye can stain it. The pot would not be able to be used for cooking.Rit Dye is non-toxic and will not harm septic systems, however, it has not been approved for use on food.

    • Victoria Brown-Meekins

      Hi Rit! Just curious. I want to dye my polyester crinoline. Is there another way to use the Rit Dyemore other than the stove top? Like the washing machine method? The crinoline cannot fit in a pot stove top.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Victoria, Unfortunately the DyeMore needs to have stove top method due to the heat factor. DyeMore dyes at 180-200 degrees and the wash machine wont get that hot and stay that hot. Sorry for the inconvenience.

        • Victoria Brown-Meekins

          Alright. Well any other suggestions on dying the crinoline? It’s for a ball gown so it won’t fit in a pot.
          However I’ve seen tutorials of people dying the same crinoline I have with the other Rit dye.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Victoria, Unfortunately we do not have another suggestion besides using the stove top method. The original all-purpose dye will not dye over polyester. It will look like its dying but the color will rinse out.

            • Victoria Brown-Meekins

              Hmmm I see. Well I have 2 slips. I’ll try it in the washing machine. It seemed to work fine for others. I’ll test my luck. Furthermore if I might make a suggestion….people do loads of dying for crafts making, etc. For all the Unforunately’s and No’s I’ve seen here maybe the company should work on possibly making them Yes’s or “we will work on that”. That way people aren’t so discouraged.

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Thank you for your feedback. We are constantly working on expanding our products and options for dyeing. Polyester has a special finish that requires very hot water to open up the fibers of the fabric and that is why the stove top method is recommended when dyeing polyester fibers. Using the washing machine may not get you the results you are looking for as the water would not be hot enough to successfully open the fibers of the material. You might try adding boiling water to the washing machine to increase the water temperature. Crinoline can be made out of a number of different fibers some in which the all-purpose dye would successfully dye them in the washing machine and some synthetic, such as in your case, which require the Dye More.

    • Stephanie

      I’ve read some things on dyeing using the stovetop method that it is essential to use stainless steel pots. Is this true with DyeMore? Or will an aluminum pot work? Will it dye the aluminum pot? If I use a pot to dye something red, can I use the same pot to dye another color (like yellow or orange)?

      Also, if I have a smaller pot, can I reduce the amount of water and use less dye? I’m dyeing 100% polyester white fabric to bright red. Can I use 1 bottle and 1-2 gallons of water and get the same results?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Stephanie, The aluminum pot could stain. It could be used again for dyeing once cleaned with bleach, but would not be recommended to use for cooking. Less water and dye could be used to get the same results on smaller pieces of fabric. Hope this helps!

    • Katy

      Hey there

      I’m getting ready to dye a lace dress (60% poly, 40% cotton) with your dye more in sandstone. I’m hoping to achieve a color similar to the picture below. The sandstone looks like it can get a bit on the more yellow side. any suggestions about time in the dye to achieve this lighter color? i was also thinking about maybe mixing some grey in? what do you think?

      Thanks in advance

      • Katy

        the dress is white now.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Katy, Thank you for reaching out. 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. You may also try adding more water to lighten the color. Hope this information is helpful

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Looks great Nicole! Thank you for sharing!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Whitney, It is hard to say when overdyeing. Graphite will only dye a dark grey on polyester and not a true black. You would definitely get the best results on the stove top, but if that cannot be done we would recommend adding boiling water to a bucket if you would like to give it a try. Let us know if you have any other questions!

    • Kim Masy

      i am looking for a combinations for the shoestrings you see here they are a little brighter than picrtured the second and third show the color better. i am thinking of a peach color instead of a cayenne color. . what color combinations would make this color and

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Kim, We have sent an e-mail to you for your color request. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi LizBeth, It is hard to say what you would achieve when overdyeing red/green with purple/brown/blue. There is not a way to remove color from polyester at this time so the only option would be to try overdyeing. Since the item is labeled as cold water wash, shrinkage could occur. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Glorian, Due to the fact that Rit DyeMore is only available in 12 colors, we are not able to offer a color recipe for coral. Should you want to try experimenting with the colors available, we would recommend dipping a paper towel or piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color. Hope this information is helpful.

    • Glorian Vega

      Hi, I want to dye a 100% polyester dress from an off white to a shade of coral that would be similar to the picture, I don’t need it to be spot on, but somewhere along those lines. Could you let me know which color to use?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Glorian, When using Rit’s all-purpose dyes, Rit’s coral recipe requires a mixture of petal pink and tangerine. DyeMore offers super pink and apricot orange, which are quite different from petal pink and tangerine. For this reason, we are not able to create a color recipe. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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

      I dye dark green fabric with Dye More sand stone but turned brown! Do u think if I redye with yellow the fabric will be some sort of tan color?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Paula, It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. Dyeing over with yellow may help produce more of a lighter brown hue, but it likely would not be able to make it tan as it is already starting as a dark hue.

    • Phil Rothkopf

      How can i dye a black jacket with a college logo? The jacket is faded and i want to dye it black but it has a college logo embroidered on the chest. How can i protect the logo?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Phil, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there would not be a way to ensure that the logo would not take on any dye. If the logo contains polyester threading, than the all-purpose dye would not affect it. If Dye More is used, the dye would be able to color the polyester threads. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Beth Gaduk

      Hi. I want to dye polyester curtains that are currently yellow to gold – there are 9 of them, I am trying to figure out the easiest way to do this since there is a lot of material. I am thinking of going to a mexican market to get a tamale pot since they are really large, using 1 bottle of yellow and 1/4 bottle of chocolate brown. Does this sound correct, or do you have a better idea?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Beth, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create gold using Dye More at this time. If you wanted to experiment, you could try mixing Sandstone and Daffodil Yellow to try to get close to what you are after. Since there is so much material, it would be difficult to achieve the same color on each panel.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sally, Vinegar and salt is not required when using Dye More. Salt and vinegar only help make the color more vibrant and actually do not help set the dye when using the all-purpose product. Just make sure to rinse until the water runs clear prior to washing and the dye should be set. Hope this helps!

    • Molly Smith

      I would like to dye a teal/green polyester floor length dress black, would this be possible? The dress is 98% polyester and 2% elastane

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Molly, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the fabric content you would need to use DyeMore for synthetic material. We do have a black called Graphite. The problem you will find using Graphite is it will only dye polyester a dark gray. Unfortunately its the poly that wont take the true black color. Hope this helps.

    • Melinda Currence

      Hello, I am trying to dye 100% polyester dress a shade of greenish brown (olive green) for my daughter to be the young Maleficent from the movie Maleficent. I found that Hobby Lobby close enough to me sells the Dye More line, so i am picking some up tonight. I will use the green and will add some brown I figure to turn it to a more brownish green. We are not very particular on the shade, it just shouldn’t be a light green. Should I use a small amount of the darker brown? or the light sandstone… to acheive an olive green color. I thought the dark brown might overpower the green, I suppose I should start by adding a small amount of brown? Thank you!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Melinda, We would suggest using a small amount of the Chocolate Brown with the Peacock Green to try to achieve an olive hue. Just be sure to add in a small amount, about a teaspoon, at a time. Dip in a piece of paper towel prior to adding in the fabric to test the color and add in more green or brown as needed. Hope this helps!

        • Melinda Currence

          Thank you!! I will let you know how it turns out 🙂

    • http://www.ritdye.com Curt Smith

      Is it possible to over dye a purple synthetic fabric with Sapphire Blue; or will it just turn black?

      • http://www.ritdye.com Curt Smith

        Here is a picture of the Item with the purple fabric I would like to dye Sapphire Blue

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Curt, It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. It likely would not turn black, but the purple and blue hue would mix. If you have a sample piece you could cut from a hidden seam, you might do a sample piece to see what color is achieved. Hope this helps!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Kara Groth

      Hello!

      I’m hoping to turn these orange/pink dresses into a fuschia/hot pink color for an Effie Trinket costume. Any suggestions on what combination I should use? They are both polyester, so I purchased both Racing Red and SuperPink DyeMore bottles.

      Thanks!
      Kara

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Kara, We normally recommend using Rit color remover to take fabric back to an off-white shade and prepare it for being dyed a new color. However, the color remover is not effective on polyester. You can certainly experiment with dyeing over the existing colors to see if you might achieve a color that will work for you. If you do not like the color you achieve, Rit color remover would remove the dye you applied. Hope this information is helpful.

        • http://www.ritdye.com Kara Groth

          Thanks! I’ll experiment. =)

    • Jasmine Jones

      Hi! I’d like to dye this white fur coat to a pale pink color and it seems as though the fabric will take (acrylic faux fur and acetate lining) but I am concerned about being able to boil an entire fur coat. I don’t have anything big enough to submerge the coat into and I am afraid that boiling parts of the jacket at a time will result in inconsistent coloring or accidentally burning the coat. Do you have any suggestions or alternative methods for dyeing larger items that cannot be boiled?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Jasmine, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More works best in the hottest water possible (180-212 degrees). If the water is below the 180 degrees or cools down during the dye process, the results could be much lighter than expected. If you want to give it a try, add some boiling water to the bucket starting out with the hottest water possible. Please keep in mind that the dye may not adhere as well using this method instead of the stove top and it could cause some shrinkage to occur. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you should be able to redye and get a darker hue. You might try increasing the water temperature for the best results. Hope this helps!

    • Ronda3

      I need to dye some bright orange nylon/spandex swim short black. What will work on this type of material?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Ronda, Thank you for reaching out. To better assist you can you let us know the exact amount of nylon and spandex in the shorts. This will help determine what dye would be used. Thank you.

        • Ronda3

          They are 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra Spandex. Thanks!

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Ronda, Thank you for the information. With the spandex being under 40% you can use our All Purpose dye. If you wanted you could use rit color remover to tone down the orange before you dye Black. Hope this helps.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Diane Prendergast

      I am wanting to dye a dress that is 100% rayon but has a lining that is 100% polyester. Which dye would you recommend for the best result?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Diane, We would suggest using Dye More on the stove top to ensure both the rayon and polyester lining dye well. Hope this helps!

        • http://www.ritdye.com Tommy Gasher

          Can you answer my most recent question when you guys can

    • http://www.ritdye.com Tommy Gasher

      Hey i have a faux fur jacket and ski hat just like in this pic i attached but it is white and 100% polyester. How can i use the super pink rit more dye on it to achieve this shade of pink in the pic. Its like rose pink but i fee super pink might be too dark for my white jacket. Please see my pic attached.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Tommy, Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a specific recipe to create that shade of pink with Dye More, however, you can use less dye or add more water for a lighter hue. Dip in a piece of paper towel to test the color prior to adding in the fabric and adjust the color with more dye or water as needed. Hope this helps.

    • Betsy

      I would like to dye a carpet. Will the DyeMore work better than the original Rit Dye?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Betsy, Are you looking to dye a rug or actual wall to wall carpeting?

        • Betsy

          Wall to wall.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Betsy, Thanks so much for reaching out. Rit is appreciative of your interest in using our product to dye your carpet. Rit does not recommend you dye your carpet yourself in your home because carpet dyeing is best done by trained professionals using equipment featuring high temperatures and high pressure combined with their proprietary chemicals and surfactants which Rit does not manufacture. The problems you may face should you go ahead and try to do this may include unlevel or uneven color and crocking – meaning the dye will rub off because it has not been applied with sufficient high pressure and heat.

            We do not give outside recommendations, but can give you some tips for spot dyeing carpet.

            Begin with 1 Tablespoon of RIT Powder or 1 1/2 teaspoons RIT Liquid dye per 1 gallon of water. If the color doesn’t quite match and needs to be more blue, more yellow, etc., select the color needed to be added (more blue, yellow, etc) and start by adding 1/8 teaspoon dye powder or 5 drops of RIT liquid dye concentrate at a time to the 1 gallon dye mixture.

            Test the resulting color on a scrap to determine a match. Continue to adjust if necessary. Use less dye for lighter colors and use more dye for darker colors, keeping all other quantities and measurements the same. Apply evenly and thoroughly. Extract excess moisture. Heat is necessary: A water temperature of 160-180 degrees is recommended.

            If the color does not take to your satisfaction then we recommend that you contact a professional to correct the discoloration on the carpet.

    • Jodi

      What is the best way to dye a very large polyester tablecloth? I originally was going for a rustic orange, but am equally happy with brown. It’s currently a bright red and I would like to use it for Thanksgiving.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Jodi, 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. 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.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Julia, Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a burgundy hue at this time. You might try mixing Chocolate Brown and Racing Red if you wanted to experiment. Sorry about that.

    • Tina

      Hello, I have a beige colored jacket that is 58% cotton and 42% nylon that I’d like to dye this “camo” color.

      1. Do I need to use the Rit DyeMore line?

      2. Dye remover first?
      3. Which color combo do you recommend to get the color I need?
      4. I’m worried a bit about shrinkage but I’m more concerned about getting the color right so I figure it’s just best to use the stove top method but I’ll follow the hard to dye heat sensitive instruction part. In your experience, does this fabric type even shrink? If so, a lot/ a little?

      Thank you in advance!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Tina, Unless the fabric is a very light beige, similar to cream, we would recommend first using Rit color remover. DyeMore is not required for the fabric you are working with. In order for us to try to create a color recipe for you, we will need a larger picture that distinctly displays the camo color. Please email the picture to colorformula@theritstudio.com We would recommend checking the fabric care tag of the jacket for washing instructions to ensure it does not state to wash in cold water only. Since very hot water (140 to 160 degrees) is required to activate the all-purpose dyes, there is the possibility of some shrinkage with natural fabrics. Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

    • Janice Cox

      I need to dye some folding chair covers either a medium tan or medium beige and it is polyester material. The material is already a pale yellow (they were supposed to be ivory but they are not). I thought about using the dye more tan color or should I get chocolate and add water to lighten it? Suggestions?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Janice, 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 experiment to try to achieve a different color, Rit color remover would remove the dye applied if you do not like the color result.

    • laura

      Can you use the microwave to heat up the Rit DyeMore&items like the Rit dying yarn tutorial?

    • sarah

      how do i dye carpet. cant boil it?!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Sarah, Thank you for reaching out. Rit does not recommend you dye your carpet yourself in your home because carpet dyeing is best done by trained professionals using equipment featuring high temperatures and high pressure combined with their proprietary chemicals and surfactants which Rit does not manufacture. The problems you may face should you go ahead and try to do this may include unlevel or uneven color and crocking – meaning the dye will rub off because it has not been applied with sufficient high pressure and heat.

    • Dena Johnson

      I am trying to dye some polyester fabric coral. Do you have a suggestion for colors to mix?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Dena, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Dye More in Graphite will dye 100% polyester a dark grey. That may achieve the coal hue you are looking for. Hope this helps!

    • anna

      Hello, I have a coat 95% acrylic and 5% elastane. Would you reckon is it possible to dye it ?
      I also noticed dye more line has no black colour on stock. Graphite I assume is the darkest shade to recommend ? thanks for your help

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Anna, Thank you for reaching out. This item would be possible to dye with Rit DyeMore our synthetic dye. Graphite in this line is our “Black” and will dye a true black when used on your material. You can find instructions on DyeMore here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ . Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Allison, Yes, the Rit Dye More can be removed with our Rit Color Remover product. Hope this helps!

    • kyra

      Hey, i need to dye a 95% polyester, 5% elastane white dress into a dark green colour. Below is an image of the dress and its original colour and next to it is an image of the desired colouring. I was wondering, which DyeMore shade would best match my desired colour for the dress and would that shade give my dress the full colour it says it will give?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Kyra, Thank you for reaching out. Since Dye More is only available in 12 colors at this time, color mixing options are limited. The closest would be the Peacock Green. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Karen B.

      I’m new to using Rit Dye. Three questions: 1) The items I’m dying are not new. They were dried with a fabric softener sheet. Do I have to wash them again and dry them WITHOUT a fabric softener sheet? 2) I have a sweatshirt that is 80% cotton and 20% polyester. Since it’s 80% cotton, should I use Rit Dye or Rit DyeMore? Which dying method would be best? 3) I have a washable sweater set that is 70% silk and 30% polyester. Should I use Rit Dye or Rit DyeMore? Should I use the method found under the FAQ for How Do I Dye Silk? Thank you!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Karen, The items do require re-washing due to the fabric sheets. We do recommend wetting the items prior to placing in the dyebath. When dyeing a polyester blend using Rit DyeMore, a bit lighter color will be achieved based on the amount of polyester in the fabric. Rit DyeMore will dye both synthetic and natural fabrics. Therefore, you can choose either dye line. We would recommend checking the fabric care tags to ensure the items are washable in very hot water. You can choose the method you prefer for dyeing, including when dyeing silk. The dyeing methods can be viewed by going to https://www.ritdye.com/, scrolling over Techniques, scrolling over The Basics in the drop down box and then clicking on the method you prefer in the 2nd drop down box. You might also want to refer to tips for successful dyeing: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/tips-for-successful-dyeing/ Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we might help you with.

    • Will West

      Is there a custom color guide for DyeMore like the ColoRit Color Formula Guide for the liquid and powders? For example, I just acquired some 100% acrylic material that I need to dye several colors including chartreuse. My application is material for fly tying. The material, if I can make it work was a real steal. Thanks.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Will, Thank you for reaching out. Since the Dye More is only available in 12 colors at this time, color mixing options are limited. We currently do not have a color mixing guide for our Dye More line. Sorry about that.

    • archer1203

      Can I use this to dye a white jean jacket?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can use Rit Dye on a jean jacket. 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. Hope this helps.

        • archer1203

          Wow, thank you so much for replying so fast. Would you be able to provide a link for the original dye, all-purpose Rit? Whichever one is closest to the color of the jacket in my original comment, that I can purchase from you? Also, how many containers of the dye would I need? The jacket is women’s small.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank yo0u for your response. You can always go to https://www.ritdye.com/ , here you can find techniques to dye and all the colors we have, we have also created recipes that can be found here: https://www.ritdye.com/color-library/color-archive/ . Liquid dyes can dye up to 2 lbs of dry fabric, to get a boulder color you can add more or double the amount. Hope this helps.

    • Steve O’Neill

      I tried to dye white poly rope black (less than a pound) with the hot stove method. I had about 3/4 of a bottle of black and about 1 1/2 gallons of water. Let it soak for about 2 hours and it cam out dark blue. What did I do wrong? If I try to do it again what should I do to get a better turn out? 2 bottles? soak overnight?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Steve, When using Rit DyeMore, very hot water (180 to 212 degrees) is required to activate the dye. Constant agitation is required for the dye to properly adhere to the material. Soaking will achieve an off-shade and often a blotchy color result. The darkest color in the DyeMore line is Graphite, which will dye 100% polyester a dark gray and other fabrics black. We recommend doubling the amount of dye used when dyeing a dark color, which you did. If you re-dye the rope, we recommend pouring boiling water into a bucket and it is essential that you agitate constantly for at least 30 minutes. You can agitate for up to 60 minutes for a darker color result. Hope this information is helpful.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Steve, Thank you for reaching out. It would depend on the content of the ping pong balls. If you want to give it a try, the Rit Dye More would be the best product to use on plastics. Hope this helps!

      • Mike P. Kurtz

        how about plastic frisbees? Rit more too?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Mike, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, we would recommend Dye More for plastic frisbees. Hope this helps!

    • dee

      hi i have a pink sweater that i need it to be green but i cant seem to find any green i was wondering that if i die it green will it work

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Dee, Thank you for reaching out. What kind of material are you working with? Depending on the material we can suggest the right dye line from Rit. You can purchase Rit online at theritstudio.com or your local craft stores Michael’s, Joanns, Hobby Lobby and Walmart. We have sent you a e-mail with our over-dyeing chart or you can start with color remover 1st to bring the color down before dyeing green. Hope this helps.

    • Carson

      Hi, would dying a silk dress in hot water make it shrink?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Carson, We would recommend checking the fabric care tag on the dress to ensure the dress can be washed in hot water. Hope this helps.

    • ANN

      Hi I need to dye polyester patio chair covers sun faded black ,back to black , i did try your normal dye in the washing machine didn’t work , interested in trying Rit Dyemore because of the bulk can i dye in my front loaded washing machine i can get it to temp 90

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Ann, Sun fading or chlorine bleach may remove or lighten the fabric and is a sign that the fibers have been damaged. These damaged areas may not dye. Rit DyeMore Graphite will dye 100% polyester a dark gray and other fabrics black. We do not recommend using DyeMore in a washing machine as it can dye the plastic parts. DyeMore is recommended for use on the stove top where the hot water temperature (180 to 212 degrees) can be maintained. An alternate method would be to use a plastic bucket or tub and pour boiling water in to create the dyebath. Using this alternate method would result in a lighter color. Hope this information is helpful and let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Omar Mejia

      Can I reuse my pot for cooking after using rit dyemore?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Omar, Thank you for reaching out. If the pot is stainless steal you would be able use it for cooking after.

    • Jj Peace

      Can i dye something that is already the color grey 88% cotton and 12% polyester . if i can how

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi JJ, Thank you for reaching out. What color were you looking to dye the material?

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1086106364763073/ Jennifer

      I absolutely love this. I have been dyeing my wool yarn for a long time because you can’t dye acrylic yarn until now. I got 5 bottles of this for christmas and 2 pounds of acrylic yarn to dye. Im so happy. Im also a member of a lot of crochet and craft sites. I have posted this page to all of them so you may see a jump in sales 🙂

    • KatRampant

      I’ve inherited some 100% propylene area rugs. Would it be possible to overdye them with dyemore?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Dye More does require very hot/boiling water in order to open up the fibers of the poly based material. Spraying the dye on would likely wash out and not be able to fully penetrate the fibers. If you want to try a test area, make sure you are boiling the water and then adding it to the spray applicator. Hope this helps!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Annie Hof

      I want to dye a 100% polyester fleece vest I received for Christmas; can’t wear the color and can’t return it. The color is a deep burnt, slightly orange red. If I use the Dye More Granite is it likely to come out dark gray? And when washed will it bleed? Thanks much.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Annie, Thank you for reaching out. The existing color will affect the color you achieve, so it is hard to say if the dark grey will be able to successfully cover the burnt orange color depending on how dark it is. Hope this helps!

    • Trisha

      I am going to be dyeing a child’s unitard that is 90% poly and 10% spandex. I was told not to leave the unitard in hot simmering water more than 10 minutes because to do so would cause the spandex to lose its elasticity. Your directions say keeping the fabric in the dye bath for at least 30 minutes is essential. Do you have recommendations for dyeing fabrics that are poly blends such as poly and spandex? I know that 30 minutes will be the kiss of death for the unitard! Thank you! (I am going to be going from white to red.)

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Trisha, Very hot water can damage the elasticity of an item, however, the polyester requires boiling water to open up the fibers of the fabric. We would suggest doing the 10 minutes and keeping a close eye on the fabric. Unfortunately, there is not a way to guarantee the elasticity does not become damage during the dye process.

        • Trisha

          Thank you for your response! Do you think I will be able to pick up enough color in 10 minutes? I definitely will keep it to 10 minutes so I don’t damage the elasticity. I’m more worried about the color at this point. 🙂

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Trisha, It is hard to say. It could potentially be more pink than red if it is not in the dye solution long enough.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sydney, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, rinsing in the bath tub could potentially stain the tub. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Stephanie

      Is it possible to dye both of these black with the DyeMore?
      The left coat is 100% polyester and the right one is 90% polyester/10% rayon
      Thank you in advance!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Stephanie, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More Graphite would only be able to achieve a dark gray on both of those items. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Sue

      If would like to dye a tiny amount of fine polyester fabric, can I half the recipe with out any problems? Half bottle, half water, half soap. I would think so, but sometimes recipes do not work like that. Thank you in advance for any info.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Sue, Yes, you can cut the amount of dye and water in half. No soap would be needed with Dye More. Hope this helps!

    • Bindi

      I need to dye a natural cotton cheese cloth. Which kind of dye should I use and wants the procedure to dye it. Also, is the dye safe for newborns?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Bindi, We would suggest using the all-purpose dye if you are working with a natural fabric. The dye is non-toxic and would be safe for use on baby clothing. Here are tips for dyeing: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/how-to-dye-101/ Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amber, Thank you for reaching out. The Color Remover would be effective on the nylon, but not on the polyester so it may not be able to remove much color. You would achieve the best results on the stove top. Hope this helps!

    • HearMeowt

      Why don’t your bottles say to use dish soap on them but this page does?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. The dishwashing liquid promotes a more level dying when using the powder. It is not required with the liquid dyes but can be added.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Christie, Fabric can also dye unevenly if there is not enough room for the fabric to freely move around or if it gets bunched up during the dye process. You can use the Rit Color Remover to remove the color and then redye.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lauren, Thank you for reaching out. You want to ensure you have enough room for the fabric to freely move around. Using the Graphite would achieve a dark grey-black color on the fabric. If you want to tone down the orange, you can overdye with Sandstone to achieve a rust type shade, but it would not be a darker rust. It is hard to say what would happen with overdyeing and we do not currently have a recipe to create a dark rust using Dye More.

    • http://www.goodstewardclub.com Alex

      I’m not totally clear on whether I can dye a polyester/natural fiber garment using DyeMore. My sweater is 40% polyester, 30% wool and 30% rayon. Will it work? Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Alex, Thank you for reaching out. The Dye More will work on the polyester and rayon portion of the fabric, but would be unable to adhere to the wool so it would dye a lighter color than what you are expecting.

        • http://www.goodstewardclub.com Alex

          That might actually give me exactly what I want! Thank you!

    • Christina C

      I would like to dye a 100% polyester navy blue bridesmaid dress. I dont need drastic changes I actually was wondering if i could use dye more in a spray bottle to do an Ombre affect?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Christina, Thank you for reaching out. You can use DyeMore on the 100% polyester dress, this is the dye line you will want to choose for the dye project. As for spray bottle method it is very hard to use with spray bottle due to the unevenness of the spray. We do have step by step directions for ombre here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/creative-techniques/ombre/ . Hope this helps.

        • Christina C

          So the constant heat of a stove top is not 100% needed? I could use a bucket dye bath method?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Christina, You do need heat, Best way is to boil the water on the stove and pour into bucket. That way the water is very hot and wont loose much heat by stirring. You will not want to soak when in dye bath you want the material to be moving the whole 30 minutes. With ombre instead of putting material in and stirring you just want to stick the one part you want dyed in and move around. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sophie, Thank you for reaching out. The dye could stain the washing machine.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Mal Paso

      I want to dye several items the same color – DyeMore Frost Grey. Can I reuse the same batch of dye/water over and over, or do I need to make a new batch of dye for each bunch of shirts?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Mal,
        Thank you for reaching out. We suggest making a new batch for each dye bath needed, our liquid dyes can dye up to 2lbs of fabric and you can go to 8lbs at a time in each bath. We don’t recommend going over 8 lbs so the color can be even, You just want to make sure each item is able to move around freely and not be bunched or pushed together, this will avoid splotchy spots and unevenness. By using the same bath the color starts to get lighter and lighter and you wont have a true Frost Grey. Hope this helps.

    • Cindy

      I tried to dye a khaki colored polyester/nylon trench coat using Rit dye
      more chocolate brown, and it turned a greenish gray. Any suggestions
      on how to turn it brown?

    • Sharon Hood

      If an item is 95% polyester and 5% spandex will it melt with the high heat needed?

    • Cindy

      I tried to dye a khaki colored polyester/nylon trench coat using Rit dye
      more chocolate brown, and it turned a greenish gray. Any suggestions
      on how to turn it brown? I used the stovetop method. If I dye it again with the brown and add orange, would that work? I would like to fix it this week. Thanks.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Cindy, You can try overdyeing it brown again. Adding in orange would make it more of a rusty brown, rather than a true brown. Keep the water at a boil and stir constantly for at least 30 minutes to achieve the best results. Hope this helps!

    • http://www.ritdye.com jimmy m

      I need to dye some plastic motorcycle gas tanks to a nice black. The original would be a nice blue, something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Clarke-Tanks-11409-01-Natural-2000-2012/dp/B00GLSI9LW/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0QNCA9WBJ1QX4VED56QN

      Would this product be able to bring this type of plastic to black?

      Thanks

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Jimmy, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can use DyeMore to dye plastic gas cans, the black in DyeMore is called Graphite, the only time it does not turn a true black is on 100% polyester. Hope this helps.

    • Karen J

      Can I put all 3 small covers for an outdoor chair in the pot together? or do I need to dye them all separately? I have a large 8 gallon pot.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Karen, As long at the pot has enough water for all 3 covers to move freely when dyeing, they can all be dyed at the same time. When there is not enough water in a dyebath for fabric to move freely, the color result will be blotchy. Hope this helps!

    • Maj

      I’m looking to dip-dye (ombre effect) a skirt. Is there a preferred/recommended method specifically for synthetic fabrics?

      Also a question in general – to achieve a lighter color, should I use less dye/more water or give it less time?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Maj, 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.

        • Maj

          Thanks for the reply! My goal is actually to not make the colors too dark, so that’s fine with me!

          What’s the best strategy to achieve the lighter “layers” of color – should I add more hot water to dilute, or is it enough to just give it less time?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Maj, You might take a look at the instructions for ombre dyeing using Rit’s all-purpose dyes: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/creative-techniques/ombre/ To experiment ombre dyeing using DyeMore, refer to steps 7 through 11. Keep in mind you may need to keep the fabric in the bucket longer to achieve the desired colors. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Llnda

      How would you use rit dye more if the item is too large to fit in a pot on the stove??

      • 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.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Hayley, Thank you for reaching out. The Graphite Dye More may only reach a dark grey due to the polyester in the material. For best results, you would want to boil the water and do the tie dye process on the stove top for about 30 minutes for the darkest hue. Hope this helps!

      • Hayley

        Would the active boiling dye the whole shirt or would the rubber bands make it come out looking like normal tie dye? I have never tie dyed anything while boiling and stirring and I am afraid the parts that are supposed to remain undyed would get dyed this way.

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Haley, The water temperature required to activate DyeMore is 180 to 212 degrees. Therefore, DyeMore does not require a full boil, 212 degrees, but will activate in simmering water of 180 degrees. Rit offers tie-dye instructions for the bucket method using Rit’s all-purpose dye https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/creative-techniques/how-to-tie-dye-using-the-bucket-method/ These instructions should be helpful using DyeMore on the stove top for tie-dyeing, but we do recommend keeping the fabric in the dyebath for 30 minutes when using DyeMore. The rubbers bands should produce a normal tie-dye effect. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • amy

      Quick question does the fire /heat need to stay on the pot for the entire dyeing time ? Or do you turn off?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Amy, Thank you for reaching out. We would recommend keeping the water at a simmer during the dye process. Let us know if you have any other questions!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Corinne Tutak

      Hi! I’m looking forward to trying DyeMore to dye my acrylic yarn. I do have a couple questions I’d like to ask beforehand. First, are there any ingredients in the dish soap being used that should be avoided? Second, can this dye be used to over dye my acrylic yarns? Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Corinne, Thank you for reaching out. There are no ingredients in the dish soap that would need to be avoided. You can certainly overdye, but please keep in mind the existing color can affect the color you receive when overdyeing. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Heather,
      Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately since the dress was bleached we can not guarantee that any of our colors, even DyeMore, will be able to successfully dye your dress. We do not have a product to achieve a white for polyester, the best you may be able to achieve would be a grey using our graphite DyeMore.
      There is no guarantee that this will successfully cover the red if you decide to try it.
      Hope this helps!

    • Yan Lui Gabbard

      Hello, I am totally new with dyeing. I got a mint and peach color polyester dress i would like to dye to dark green color. should i use color remover first then use DyeMore or just have to use DyeMore?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out! Color Remover does not work on polyester unfortunately. We would suggest using just using the DyeMore.
        Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Chelsea, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create a burgundy or maroon hue using Dye More at this time. The closest you could achieve to a forest green would be by using the Peacock Green Dye More. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Cathy

      I want to dye a polyester lace top a plum color. The dyemore dyes do not have a wine color to mix with the purple, what other color can I use in the dyemore colors?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Cathy, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are unable to create a plum type hue with Dye More at this time. If you want to experiment, you can try darkening the purple with the graphite and testing with a paper towel. It may not adhere the same on the polyester garment as it does during the paper towel test though. Hope this helps!

    • Janice

      I would like to dye 100% polyester valances to a plum color. Can I create a plum color with the DyeMore dyes?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Janice, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we are unable to create a recipe for a plum. If you want to give it a try, you might be able to achieve a dark purple by mixing Graphite and Royal Purple together. Hope this helps!

    • Molly

      My job is to produce black choir robes with khaki colored stoles. One option we thought of was to dye our current royal blue robes black and do the same with our existing white stoles – dyeing them khaki.

      Last night, produced interesting results. First, there are no tags in these garments but I am now guessing they are either 100% polyester (the choir robes) or a blend of polyester acetate (the stoles). And am now reading and learning why the basic RIT dye I used – even with high heat and vinegar – did not work. My royal blue robes are STILL royal blue and my white stoles that sat in the Camel RIT bath are now an interesting purpley-brown. I’m guessing this is partly because of using the wrong product on the wrong fabric and maybe has something to do with the bluing used in producing the “white” found in fabrics.

      So.

      I have ordered Graphite from the DyeMore line. Do you think this will work to dye our royal blue robes black (assuming they are, in fact polyester)?

      And, should the Sandstone from the DyeMore line work to dye our white stoles a khaki color?

      My only other question would be…quantities to use in the bath. I bought 2 bottles of Graphite. These robes, I’ve no idea how much fabric or yardage is in each but I want them to be BLACK. And the stole…well, I have to show proof of concept before I go dying all the items we have in storage. So, I’m not really sure how much to use in the first batch. Last night, I used half a bottle (could be another reason I got such a saturated result). How much should I used in my test case on one stole? They are small!

      Final question…do I need to set the dye with salt or vinegar? I’m not finding that anywhere….?

      Thanks for any help you can provide!
      Molly

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Molly, If the robes are 100% polyester, the Graphite would only be able to reach a grey hue and not a black. It could potentially made the blue look darker depending on the shade of royal blue. The Sandstone would be the best option to try to obtain a khaki color. We would recommend using the Rit Color Remover to first try to remove the purpley-brown hue. When dyeing polyester, we recommend using 1 bottle per pound. If you are just testing one you could use 1/4 bottle per every 1/4 pound of fabric you have. Salt or vinegar does not actually help to set the dye, it only makes the color more vibrant when using the all-purpose dye. Salt/vinegar are not needed when using Dye More.

    • Michele

      Hello, I have a white pair of pants that are 97% cotton & 3% elastane, that I would like to dye black. Is this possible, and if so would I use the DyeMore Liquid – “Graphite” or the Rit – “Black Azabache” ?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Thank you for reaching out! Since the pants are 97% cotton, we would recommend using the regular all-purpose RIT dye. Should you decide to use the DyeMore line, it will cover the pants as well. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Thank you for reaching out! If you are in search of a specific color, you are welcome to email us a picture of it and we can do our best to try and match it and get you the dye recipe. Before dyeing we recommend using a color remover to lighten/remove the color, that way the fabric will come out the correct hue intended. Unfortunately when over-dyeing we are not able to guarantee what the results may be. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Pam, When dyeing fabric, there needs to be enough water for the fabric to move freely while being agitated or stirred. If the fabric is bunched. the result will be uneven. You might experiment by adding the water to the pot and adding the curtains to ensure there would be enough water. 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. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • nana dot

      hi there! i have this amazing jumpsuit but i’d like it to be FULL BLACK now. it’s 100% viscose. would it be possible? and if so, how ?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, since the item has a pattern it would not be able to be dyed to a solid black. The different hues would dyed varying shades of black. Let us know if you have any other questions!

        • nana dot

          thank you for your answer! i was wondering, would it eventually be completely black if i dye it many times with black dye?
          and what if i use a pre-dye before dyeing it, to remove the original colors, and then dye it once/twice with black,
          would it work ?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello, Unfortunately, there is not a way to turn the jumpsuit into a solid hue. Rit Color Remover would not be able to remove the pattern and overdyeing would still allow the pattern to show through.

    • Nellie Dailey

      I washed my medium tan parka in liquid laundry detergent. Somehow it came out with large areas of a lighter shade on the left sleeve and left front. If I use dye more on the parka, will those areas be a different shade?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Nellie, Unfortunately, yes, if you use DyeMore to dye fabric that has different shades, the color result will remain uneven. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Carrol

      I have used DyeMore with good results to dye polyester cushion covers on my patio furniture, matching the old somewhat faded color. Can I successfully use the leftover dying solution to dye more cushion covers?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Carrol, Thank you for reaching out. With DyeMore we suggest using in same dye bath due to shades in color, Example if you dye Black and re-use dye bath the 2nd bath could deliver different shades of black. You want the material to be done all at once if you would need a 2nd bath to finish the project we recommend leaving on heat and not letting it cool down to help hold the color. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Cindy, So sorry to hear you did not achieve the results you were after. Did you dye the fabric on the stove top?

    • paigekiley

      Hi, I have a pair of royal blue nike pro shorts which i would like to dye green for my sports day tommorrow using a bottle of daffodil yellow rit dye more, on the bottle it says that this dye works on polyester? the shorts are 80% polyester and I was wondering if it was worth risking the yellow dye and if it would make the shorts any sort of green shade? thank you 🙂

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. You should achieve a green hue overdyeing them with the Daffodil Yellow. Dye More is best done on the stove top with an item containing that much polyester. Hope this helps!

    • Janice Sue

      First time dying. I used a full bottle of royal purple DyeMore in an 8 quart pot. Using the stove top method I dyed a blouse with no label from the thrift store for 30 minutes. I’m still rinsing on day two. The water does not run clear. Does the temperature of the rinsing water matter? Should I be adding anything to the water to help? Do I need to set this dye by adding anything? Can that wash in soapy water, towel, and hang dry part be done in the washing machine safely?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Janice Sue, Thank you for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that your project did not go as expected. So that we can further assist you with your project, we have emailed you some questions.

    • Debbie

      I need to dye a lycra dance costume – please advise me?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Debbie, Is the item 100% lycra?

    • Kaylee

      Hi there! If I dye a 100% polyester (wedding dress) using the super pink colour and it turns out too dark, is there any way I can lighten it later? I really want a light pink colour

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Kaylee, Thank you for reaching out. The Rit Color Remover would work to remove the dye applied to the fabric if you decide you do not like the color.

    • KP

      I have a powder blue 100% polyester skirt I want to dye. I love the Apricot Dye More colour, & I realize the blue of the skirt might affect the end colour. I’m wondering what shade you think it might come out if I overdyed with the Apricot? Thanks so much!

      These are two pics of the skirt, the second one being exposed to more sunlight.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, it is hard to say what would happen with overdyeing. It could make it more of a muddy brown hue. You might try cutting a piece of a hidden seam to run a test dyeing on to see if it will adhere to your satisfaction.

        • KP

          Well, here are the results of my overdye, after using two whole bottles of Apricot DyeMore. After the first one, it was a muddy brown, as you predicted. But after the second bottle, it is now a beautiful cinnamon!!!

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi KP, So glad to hear you are satisfied with the results. Thanks for sharing! Looks great!

    • Tory

      Hi! I’m trying to dye a massive white 100% polyester wedding dress (super puffy, tons of layers, I included a picture) light blue so I can use it as my prom dress. Basically I have 2 questions.
      1) the dress is fairly heavy and pretty large (I don’t have the tools to weigh it unfortunately). I was hoping 5 bottles of Kentucky Sky would be enough? thoughts?
      2) I did a LOT of intricate hand beading onto the front of the dress, it almost covers the entire front. Therefore, not only is my dress heat sensitive (beading will melt off), but I can’t throw it in the dryer because the beading might get messed up. If I can use the heat sensitive method and then let the dress dry outside, will that be okay? Prom day is going to be really hot and I wouldn’t want the dye rubbing off on my skin or anywhere else!
      I hope this made sense!
      Thank you!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Tory, 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. The heat sensitive method would not work on the dress since it is so large. The material needs to be stirred continuously in enough water for it to freely move around to dye evenly. Five bottles would be enough for 5 pounds of fabric. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Mary Freese

      Hi! I am planning to dye a white 100% polyester dress using your Rit DyeMore product. I’d like to achieve a deep eggplant color. I’ve included a photo of the desired color below. Can I mix certain Rit DyeMore colors together to create eggplant? Please let me know how to achieve this color! Thanks 🙂

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Mary, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create that specific color using Dye More at this time. If you wanted to experiment, you might try Royal Purple and Graphite. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Evi

      Hi,
      I’d like to know if it’s possible to remove Rit Dye More from fabric, and if yes, how?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Evi,
        Thank you for reaching out. Rit Color Remover will remove our DyeMore dye nicely. Get back to us with any other questions you may have.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Aia,
      Thank you for reaching out. All-Purpose Rit is intended for all natural fabrics such as Cotton. It will have a limited, if any effect on polyester. Should you decide to dye then we would recommend using the DyeMore line of dye for synthetics. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Melissa, What is the fabric content of the material you are looking to dye?

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jen, Since it is labeled as synthetic, we would recommend using out Rit Dye More for synthetics line. As long as you rinse and rewash the fabric prior to wearing, it should not run in the rain. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi April, We would recommend Dye More for both items. The Dye More would work on both the cotton and polyester. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Patricia A. Hunt

      I want to dye two dozen new standard size white pillow cases with your DyeMore Sand Stone dye. The fabric is 60% Polyester/40% cotton. I would prefer to do this in my washing machine. I suppose I could heat water on the stove to make the water in the washer hotter than my normal hot tap water if that would be necessary. Will that method work and do you have any advice or suggestions? Thank you for your help.

    • Penny Cabanaw

      Hello I have two sets of polyester brown curtains. Is there anyway you can dye them a lighter color? Like grey?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Penny, Unfortunately, the Rit Color Remover is not effective on polyester so there would not be a way to achieve a grey over the brown. You could try overdyeing with Sandstone to tone down the brown to a lighter hue. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. Sunbrella is made from acrylics. Since your covers are acrylic, they can be dyed with our DyeMore line of dyes for synthetics. Should the Sunbrella have any type of coating that is UV or water resistant, then the dyes may not work successfully as the dye can not penetrate the coatings and make it to the fibers. Should you decide to try and dye them, we would recommend dyeing them all in one large dye-bath (of about 180-220 degrees) to ensure they come out the same color.
      Hope this helps.

    • Sam

      I was wondering if this dye can be used for spot-dying an object. In particular, I have an item which has a specific pattern I’d like to dye over. Ideally I could use a brush or something similar (sponge?) to dye a masked-off area of the item.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Sam,
        Thank you for reaching out.What type of fabric are you wanting to dye? Please get back to us at your earliest convenience.

        • Sam

          I am dying a plastic object. I know that the type of plastic is heat resistant and also that polyester dyes work very well on it. However, I don’t want to dye the whole thing, and so one solution I want to know about would be to spot-dye using a brush or a sponge or something like that, rather than immersing the whole thing.
          Sam

          • http://www.ritdye.com Absinthiumnightmare

            I saturated a bit of a paper towel in the dye then rubbed it on the back of a toy I was dyeing, The dye took while it was still hot but I had to re dip and reheat the liquid on the towel several times. It might help to heat up the item in regular water for better application.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Sam, It may or may not work if you were to use a spot dye approach as plastics do dye best when submerged and it may be difficult to keep the dye on just the one area of the plastic. If you decide to give it a try, please let us know the outcome.

    • Jessica

      I would like to dye my wedding dress. It is an Ivory lace (polyester), with a champagne colored silk underlay. I only want to dye the lace either black or red. which dye would work best?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Jessica, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the dress being polyester you would need to dye with DyeMore our synthetic dye line, Right now we have 12 core colors, you can find them here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . In this dye line we do have Racing Red and Graphite but Graphite will only turn a dark gray on 100% polyester. Are you able to remove the lace? When using Rit Dye the material needs to be submerged in a very hot dye bath and moved around for at least 30 minutes for the color to adhere, if you are unable to remove the lace the underlay would be dyed as well. Let us know if you have any other questions.

        • Jessica

          The lace and the underlay are only connected by the zipper, so I should be able to separate them. The dress is a long gown. Any suggestions on how much dye I will need to use?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Jessica, We suggest using one bottle per pound of fabric. If you have a scale, you might step on the scale weighing yourself with and without the item to see if it even registers as a pound or more.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jessica, It definitely could bleed onto the underlay when washing. To try to prevent that, we would suggest washing in cold water for the life of the item.

      • Jessica

        To prevent bleeding, should I wash it right after I dye it, or should I wait to wash it until after I actually wear it?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hi Jessica, Since you are able to separate the lace and the underlay, we would recommend washing each piece separately in warm water and detergent immediately after dyeing. This helps to ensure any excess dye has been rinsed from the fabric.

    • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

      Hi, I have a dress that is 50% polyester and 50% nylon. I don’t have any more info than this, here is the dress and the label offers no insight about lining versus lace content: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Smily-Crochet-Fitting-Cocktail/dp/B016C26HEM Love the dress but the tan is more pink than I need, so I’d like to overdye the dress using Chocolate Brown DyeMore. I don’t mind if the dress color actually ends up being chocolate brown or somewhere between SandStone and Chocolate Brown. I also suspect that the two layers (underlayer and lace) will absorb the color differently and I don’t mind if there is slight variation between the two layers. What I *do* care about is that the color is consistent. g gliok

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. As long as you continue to keep the item constantly moving and it has enough room to freely move around, you should not have an issue obtaining an even brown hue. It could cause shrinkage due to the water temperature that will be used. You can add boiling water to the bucket and then keep a close eye on the fabric until it reaches the desired color. Hope this helps!

        • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

          Thanks. You say “keep a close eye on the fabric until it reaches the desired color.” Since I don’t care about intensity, and knowing the dress will lighten when it dries, shall I just keep stirring the dress until I like the color, and then give it a few more minutes before pulling it out?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello, When wet fabric is lifted from a dyebath, it will appear darker than when it dries. Although we re commend fabric be agitated in a dyebath for at least 30 minutes, it can be agitated longer for a darker color result. Hope this helps.

            • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

              Thanks, and one last question. Since the dress has 50% nylon and I’m not trying to drastically change the color, could I first try regular RIT dye (1 8oz bottle of dark brown), skip the boiling and just use hot water, and see what happens? I think that is less likely to ruin the dress, and then I’d expect that the final color would be somewhere between current beige color and the dark brown. Do you agree? Finally, if I try this option and it doesn’t work, can I then try DyeMore or do I need to strip the dress first? Thanks for your advice.

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hello, Yes, you could try the all-purpose dye first. If it does not work out, you can use the Rit Dye More to over dye or use the Rit Color Remover to remove the color and redye with the Dye More. If the water is not hot enough with the dark brown (160-180 degrees), it can turn purple so it is hard to say exactly what you would end up with due to the polyester content and water temperature. Let us know if you have any other questions.

            • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

              Thanks, I appreciate the heads-up about the purple possibility if I don’t get the water hot enough for Dark Brown. Is is the same with the all-purpose Cocoa Brown color?

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hello, Yes, it can be the same with the Cocoa Brown due to undertones, however, not as much as could be possible with the Dark Brown.

            • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

              Thanks! I will try and see how it goes. Thank you for all your help.

      • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

        Okay, I did it. Turns out the dress is not 50%poly/50%nylon, it is 100% polyester. So the all-purpose RIT did nothing. Given the 100% poly, I opted for TWO bottles of DyeMore. I only needed a half bottle based on weight, but I doubled due to the dark color and I doubled due to the 100% polyester content. I used the sink since the dress is cold water wash only, and I noticed it did shrink a bit when I did the all-purpose RIT (and that was a lower heat). I poured boiling water into the sink, added the 2 bottles and a squirt of dish detergent, and let it stay in the full 30 minutes. The tag (not 100% poly) turned the exact color I wanted. Obviously, the dress ended up a lighter shade but it is still good. Once the dress dries, I will take a picture and upload it (and let you know how much shrinkage I experienced). I wouldn’t do this for a more expensive dress, given the chance to shrink or ruin it, but I am glad I did it for this one. I am praying right now that the dress looks great and is the right size when it dries. Thanks for all your help.

        • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

          Here is the dress, which is a pewter/silver color instead of chocolate brown. It didn’t shrink any more after the first RIT dye, but the color went from beige/taupe to pewter/silver. As I said, the tag and zipper are both brown, but the rest of the dress is this shade. Nice, but won’t work at all for the wedding. Can this be fixed?

        • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

          Hello, Thank you for letting us know of your experience. You could try overdyeing again with the brown. The issue with polyester is that it requires very high heat to open up the fibers of the fabric to accept the dye. Best results are achieved using the stove top at a constant simmer. Since the water cools down in the bucket, the dye is unable to absorb into the fabric as much as it would if the water remained a constant temperature. Hope this helps!

          • http://www.ritdye.com TaDyeFor

            Thanks. I used a stainless steel sink with boiling water, so the water
            was steaming for the first 20ish minutes. The zipper and the tag both
            turned brown, so I am skeptical that boiling on the stove will change it
            from purple/silver to brown. Did you see the picture I posted? Do you really think it may help? I don’t
            want to ruin the dress in the process.

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hello, Yes, High constant heat is the best method for DyeMore and synthetic material, when in the sink it tends to cool down the longer it sits and the constant stirring. By having the water on stove top it cant cool down so the heat has a chance to open up the fibers on the material. The only problem you might run into is shrinkage since this will be higher constant heat to the material for 30 minutes and the tag is “cold wash only”.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Cory, Unfortunately, the Rit Color Remover would not be effective due to the polyester content so the only option would be to try overdyeing. The Navy Blue would mix with the color applied to create a new hue. The best option would be to try overdyeing with the Peacock Green, but the existing blue will affect the color you achieve.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Mari-Lynne Eastland

      I was wondering if it would be possible to dye a dress with beading. I can’t take the beads off and need to know if the beads would take the dye as well as the fabric? The dress is either a jersey or a chiffon fabric. Also I would like to dye the dress either a dark navy blue or a charcoal grey – do you know what formula I would use to be able to do this? After the dying process and air drying – will the dress still retain it’s flowiness? I’m concerned it will not come out soft and flowy. A photo of the dress is attached. Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Mari-Lynne, Thank you for reaching out. The beads would take on dye. Unfortunately, a dark Navy would not be achievable with Dye More. If the item is 100% polyester, the Graphite would dye a dark grey on the fabric. It should maintain the flowiness, but that would also depend on the washing instructions of the fabric as Dye More requires very hot water for optimal results.

        • http://www.ritdye.com Mari-Lynne Eastland

          So there is no formula to achieve a dark navy? I’m sure the washing instructions would be to dry clean only. Can it still be done?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Mari-Lynne, Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for navy blue. Also, when an item states dry clean only, the very hot water required to activated the dye may cause damage or shrinkage.

            • http://www.ritdye.com Mari-Lynne Eastland

              I’m ok with a little shrinkage, when you say damage – what do you mean? I thought I read somewhere that there was a method of dying without boiling on the stove? Would I be able to do it that way. I’m good with the graphite grey colour.

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Mari-Lynne, If it says dry clean only, they could pose an issue with washing the fabric since those items should not be submerged in water. Is the material 100% polyester?

            • http://www.ritdye.com Mari-Lynne Eastland

              I have not bought the dress yet – it’s only available in white but I’m afraid of it getting dirty. That’s why I’m thinking of dying it. I have to find out if it’s 100% polyester. I’ll get back to you once I know for sure. Thanks for all the help so far!

    • Maegles

      I would like to dye a bright yellow dress made of 76% acetate, 22% nylon and 2 % spandex and says Dry Clean Only. I am thinking DyeMore is the way to go, but concerned about the heat. Also, I don’t really care too much about the color, just don’t want it yellow. What would cover it best? Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Maegles,
        Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes are recommended for use with fabrics that can be washed in hot water. If a fabric is labeled “cold water wash” or “dry clean only” there could be damage to the fabric if it is dyed in hot water. “Dry clean only” fabrics are often used in garments with interfacing and linings. These fabrics could shrink and cause puckering and unsatisfactory results.
        Should you decide to try and dye, any of our darker DyeMore colors should color the yellow depending on the hue. When over dyeing the color may still be visible.
        Hope this helps.

        • Maegles

          Thanks for the response. The lining is 100% silk and is just in the lining of the top of the dress. It is a pretty dark yellow hue. Would silk be damaged by the heat?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello Maegles,
            Thank you for reaching out. We would recommend the use of our DyeMore line of dyes as there is acetate in the dress. We can not guarantee that the silk would not be harmed as silk can be damaged by high temperatures. It dyes well when used with temperatures around 140 degrees, anything higher then that may harm the silk fabric. Hope this helps.

    • Shannon

      I am looking to dye a sweater that is 63% polyester and 37% cotton and I want it a true black. Which dye can you recommend?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Shannon,
        Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is mostly polyester, we would recommend using Graphite, in our DyeMore line of dyes. You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric or online.
        http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
        Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Rit Dye More Graphite will dye black on materials except for polyester, so you could use Dye More or the all-purpose dye to dye the fabric. You would not need to use both dye lines as either would work on both fabric types. If you use the all-purpose, you would use 1 cup of salt or vinegar depending on how much cotton or nylon you are dyeing. If it is more nylon, add vinegar. If it is more cotton, add salt. Hope this helps!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Jindy Turner

      Is it true that the item needs to be done in a stainless pot that can no longer be used for cooking?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Jindy,
        Thank you for reaching out. 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 in this case.
        Use chlorine bleach or a cleaner containing bleach, such as Comet or Ajax, to remove any dye that may remain in the washing machines, mixing containers or pots and pans. Hope this helps!

        • http://www.ritdye.com Jindy Turner

          Thanks so much. While I have you online, may I ask your opinion? My daughter is getting married in Cancun in one month. I found a beautiful dress I want to wear, but it only comes in white. I bought it in the hopes of dying it any shade darker. It is 100% poly throughout . I don’t really care how dark I get it at long as it’s absorbs a little. Looking for a champagne or nude type color. Was going to try to use the sandstone, but wondered if I needed to use two bottles to make sure? Thanks

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Jindy, We recommend one bottle per pound so using 2 bottles could produce a darker hue. Stainless steel pots can be reused for cooking as long as you first clean it with the bleach or powdered cleanser. Hope this helps!

    • Barbara

      Can I mix DyeMore colors, for instance, if I want a warmer purple, can I add fushia or red?
      Can I mix regular RIT dye and DyeMore, if the regular dye is just used to push a color in a certain direction?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Barbara, Thank you for reaching out. You can mix Dye More colors. Mixing Dye More and all-purpose would not be beneficial as the all-purpose would not work on acrylics and polyester fibers. Hope this helps!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Rina Kam

      Hi Rit Studio!

      I bought a dress and I’m so not obsessed with the color. I’ve been wanting to dye it but been disappointed hearing that polyester doesn’t dye well. So I got really excited when I heard about DyeMore!! The dress is 86% polyester, 12% viscose, and 2% elastane. It’s mainly red, but has a bunch of other colors patterned in (including yellow, blue, white black; looks like a patterned carpet). I basically want to get rid of the redness in the dress. Any suggestions? What color would it turn out if I use Graphite? Would the pattern remain? Would the dress be all one color or would the colors in the fabric effect how the dye works?
      Attached is a picture of the dress.

      I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Rina, It is hard to say when overdyeing 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. The dress would dye one solid color, the patterns would still show through and each hue would dye a different shade. Hope this helps!

        • http://www.ritdye.com Rina Kam

          Thanks for quick and helpful reply!
          Can you suggest a color (or a mixture of colors) that would make it an eggplant purple? There aren’t any hems or seams 🙁

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Rina, Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a mixture of colors using Rit DyeMore over red to achieve an eggplant purple. When able to use Rit’s all-purpose dyes, using royal blue to dye over red will achieve a purple shade. You might experiment using DyeMore sapphire blue over the red, but we cannot guarantee the color result. Should you not like the color result, Rit color remover would try to remove as much of the dye as possible but would not effect the original color.

            • http://www.ritdye.com Rina Kam

              Ok thank you very much for your help

            • rina

              I was thinking about this and was wondering what you think- if i mix graphite with sapphire to get a darker blue, and then dye the red dress with that to try to get a dark purple??

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Rina, It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. If you can cut a piece of fabric from a hidden seam, we would suggest doing a test dye to see if the material will dye the color you are looking for. Hope this helps!

            • http://www.ritdye.com Rina Kam

              I was thinking- how about mixing sapphire blue with graphite for a darker blue shade, and then dyeing the red dress? Would you think that might achieve a darker purple?
              Looking forward to your feedback! Thanks 🙂

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Rina, It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. We would suggest cutting a piece from a hidden seam and doing a test dye on the fabric to ensure it will dye the color you are looking for prior to dyeing the entire dress. Hope this helps!

    • Patti Surico

      I’m planning to use Kentucky Sky to dye a women’s 100% polyester blouse (which is currently white). Will I need to use the whole bottle?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Patti,
        Thank you for reaching out. We recommend using half of a bottle for every pound of dry weight fabric. Hope this helps!

    • Briana Lewis

      Hi will this work to dye 95% polyester 5% elastine that is already light pink (blush) to like a taupe color? What do you recommend?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Briana,
        Since your fabric is synthetic, polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line. Over Dyeing would be your only option as your item is polyester. We would recommend going as dark as possible as the pink could show through or mix with the color being applied.
        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!

    • Emily

      Does DyeMore work on cotton polyester blends?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Emily, Yes, Dye More will work on both cotton and polyester, so it will dye cotton/poly blends well.

    • Emily

      Also, do the clothes not shrink when dying as the water is so hot?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Emily, Yes, the materials can shrink. It just depends on the washing instructions of the fabric as to how much shrinkage may be achieved.

    • Emily

      If the label says hand wash does this mean the garment will shrink a lot?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Emily,
        Thank you for reaching out. It’s hard to tell how much shrinking will be achieved if there is no temperature specification on the tag. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

    • Jeannine Klaber

      I’m trying to dye a polyester/cotton blend coverall. I need it to be the olive drab color. Can you recommend a color mixture for me? Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Jeannine, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for olive drab. If the fabric contains 20% polyester, or less, Rit all-purpose dye can be used. A color recipe for olive drab using the all-purpose dye can be viewed at https://www.ritdye.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rit_FavoriteColors_2000_FINAL.pdf Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kristin, Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create coral using Dye More at this time. We would suggest trying a mix of Apricot Orange and Shocking Pink to obtain a light coral hue. Hope this helps!

    • Paula F. Robb

      I want to dye our BBQ canopy, not sure how to do it. I’m fairly sure the material is mixed & is water proof. Can you help?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

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

        • Paula F. Robb

          Do you have an ideas on how we can get the color back. The sun has done a great job on fading it out.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Paula, What is the fabric content of the material you will be working with?

    • Shauna

      I need to dye my flower girl dresses; tulle and polyester fabric. They are currently an ivory color with a yellow tinge. I am trying to achieve something along the lines of a dusty rose/blush pink. Something soft and romantic. I would use the DyeMore line, however, is there a color combination to help me reach this color or something close? I was thinking about mixing the sandstone & a super pink..?? Or do you have any other suggestions?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Shauna,
        Thank you for reaching out. We only have 12 colors available for the DyeMore line at this point in time.
        Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel and dipping 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.

    • Bailey

      Has anyone created a mix using apricot orange and the pink color from the dye more? I have a warm muted pumpkin-y orange cardigan I want to dye a peachy-coral color, more pink toned than orange. any suggestions?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Shauna,
        Hello Bailey,
        Thank you for reaching out. Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel and dipping 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
        Hope this helps.

    • brighid

      Hello! I need to dye 9 yards of red 100% polyester bengaline fabric into a deeper wine red. It’s already red, I would just need to go a few shades darker (For a queen Amidala red throne room gown color). Would I achieve this through the dyemore graphite and racing red? A Frankenstein mixture of the two until my darker color is achieved? Thank you so much!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say if you would achieve a Wine hue, however, mixing Racing Red and Graphite would likely produce a darker red. We would suggest dipping in a piece of paper towel to test the color prior to adding the fabric to ensure it is close to the color you are looking to achieve. The paper towel will dye a darker hue than the polyester. Hope this helps!

    • Mia

      How can I match your Pink #116 with dyemore colors? I’m dyeing 100% acrylic yarn. Or can I use the normal rit dye?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Mia,
        Thank you for reaching out. We do recommend using DyeMore when dyeing Acrylic. We are not able to create that hue when using our DyeMore line of dyes. Should you decide to experiment with the colors then you may be able to achieve a similar hue when mixing Super Pink with Sandstone. We would recommend taking a small piece of the fabric from the inside hem of the garment and putting it in the dye bath of your choice to make sure you are getting the intended hue before submerging the rest of the fabric. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jessica, Is the dress polyester chiffon?

    • Brandy Thrush-Moravy

      Hello, I am a newbie to the dye game. My daughter has a blue swimsuit top that got some bleached out areas from swimming in a heavily chlorinated pool. The suit top is a medium shade of blue. We are trying to save it and I am wondering if I can dye it another color? Will it be a uniform color or will the bleached areas end up lighter? Also should we stick with a darker hue of blue or can we do another color? Thanks in advance for all your help! ?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Brandy, 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 can dye over the areas but the spots where the chlorine has damaged the material will either not cover or will be a lighter area. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Daphne

      I am trying to dye a pair of long nylon white gloves red. How much Rit cherry red dye to how much water do I need to use? I want to use the stovetop method.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Daphne,
        Thank you for reaching out. Every bottle of Rit Dye is good for about 2 pounds of dry weight fabric. For every pound of fabric being dyed (Half bottle), we recommend using about 3 gallons of hot water. You can always cut the ratio down for smaller items. So for a quarter of the bottle we recommend using a gallon and a half of hot water.
        Hope this helps.

    • Nadine

      Hi I need to dye a cheap Chiffon dress that is currently pale yellow. I would like to dye it light blue. Will it turn out green because of the yellow? Thank you.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Nadine, Yes, overdyeing with the Kentucky Sky could achieve a green hue. If there is a piece of fabric you can cut from a hidden seam, you might run a test dye on it to ensure it will dye the color you are looking for. Hope this helps!

    • Roxy

      Hi,
      I have a satin bridesmaid dress with a lace overlay that is lilac, but the color is a little too bright/pastel. I need to get a dusty tint on the dress. I was wondering if using the frost gray DyeMore would help tint the dress. I also read that the stove method suggests 30 minutes in the bath. Would less time (10-15 minutes) allow for a less dramatic color change. Again, I just want to tone down the brightness with a slightly grayer shade of lilac.

      Thanks

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Roxy, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. You could use the Frost Gray to try to get more of a dusty hue. Yes, less time could product a less dramatic color change. You might cut a small piece from a hidden seam and do a test dye to see if it turns the color you are looking for. Hope this helps!

    • Chloe Love

      I have a bridesmaid dress that I would like to dye to a lilac color. The materials are Chiffon: Silk. Ponte: Nylon, Spandex. Tulle: Polyester, Spandex. I would like to know what dye is recommended!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Chloe, 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. Due to the fabric content of the dress, DyeMore would be the recommended dye to use. There are 12 colors available in the DyeMore line: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Due to the limited colors available, we are not able to offer a color recipe for lilac using DyeMore.

    • Mimi

      I have a polyester dress and I used bleach to wash it will it still take the dye

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Mimi, 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. For best results, use Rit Color Remover to reduce the overall color, and then redye the garment. Please keep in mind that if you are trying to lighten blue denim with the Rit Color Remover it would not be recommended as the product is unable to remove the indigo blue dye and may result in the jeans to appear blotchy.

    • Linda

      I would like to dye my polyester or nylon patio umbrella using Dyemore, however it will not fit in my largest pot. Can I use Dymore in my washing machine?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Linda,
        Thank you for reaching out. We would not recommend using DyeMore in your washing machine as it requires a much higher heat then the All-Purpose Rit dye. There is also the possibility that it will try and stain the machine should there be any plastic pieces in it.
        Please keep in mind that Should there be any of the water proofing or resistant currently on the pillows then the Rit Dye will not be able to successfully penetrate the coating. You are more then welcome to experiment but the dye may wash right over the fabric and not be able to dye the fibers. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Amber, Thank you for reaching out. The dyes would not work to dye the spandex, however, since there is such a minimal amount it would not affect the dye results. Dye More or the all-purpose dye could be used on this fabric type. Hope this helps!

    • Chi

      Hi Rit , I have a black jeans but had some bleach on it , can You inform me how to use it ? I intend to buy a Rit dyes liquid black 236ml from Woolworth Sydney , thanks

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, 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.

    • Khali

      I bought Rit DyeMore in peacock green, not realizing it is for synthetic fabrics. I’m wanting to use it to dye 100% cotton prefold cloth diapers. Can I use this dye for cotton? If so, what directions should I follow?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Khali, Thank you for reaching out. Yes you can use DyeMore on cotton material even though it is made for synthetics the cotton material will grab the synthetic dye. DyeMore is best to use on stove-top so the heat can reach 180-212 degrees, if your unable to do on stove-top we recommend boiling the water on the stove and pouring into a large enough bucket the material can free flow and not bunch up. You can find directions here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ , if you have any more questions please let us know!

    • Lena

      Hi, Is there a way to combine colors to achieve a navy color? I have a very pale gray 100% polyester dress I would like to dye navy.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Lena,
        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.

    • Kimberly Clark

      I would like to dye my white work pants black. Some are 65%poly/35%cotton blend and some are 55%poly /45%cotton blend. Which product would work better Dyemore graphite or regular black Rit dye?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Kimberly, 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, polyester blends, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics. DyeMore would be the recommended dye to use. Graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Due to the polyester content it will not be possible to achieve black.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Sarah, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, there is not a way to obtain a lighter color on polyester as the Rit Color Remover is not effective in removing/reducing color from polyester fabric.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Rick Pyra

      I am going to start anodizing aluminum and would like to color the pieces. I heard Rit dye would work well to dye an aluminum part that has come out of the anodizing bath. Would DyeMore be a better product to fill in the pores of the aluminum before sealing? Or, standard Rit dye?

    • Lara Stephens

      Hi! I am wanting to dye some acrylic yarn with your Rit Dye More, but I would like to paint the dye on so that I can use more than one color. Has this been tried with this product? Has it worked? I know it would need to be heat set, but am looking for more information before I dive in. Thank you!!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Lara,
        Thank you for reaching out. Due to Rit DyeMore requiring more heat then the All-Purpose dye, we would recommend using the stove top method for the best results. We are not able to guarantee results other wise. For optimal results the temperature for DyeMore should be between 180-220 F, or about a simmer. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. It is hard to say what would happen when overdyeing. You likely would be unable to achieve a lilac color over the existing pink. If you wanted to experiment, you might try cutting a piece from a hidden seam to run a test dyeing to see if the material will dye to your satisfaction.

    • Mary Hahnert

      I made a large (almost covers a full size bed) crocheted tapestry. The acrylic yarn I was using was unfortunate from a brand that not only has dye lots but apparently the color varies considerably from dye lot to dye lot, which I didn’t notice until the piece was done. I was thinking of trying your dyemore to try to get it all the same color, but the size of the work makes it impossible to do it via stove top. Any suggestions?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Mary, Thank you for reaching out. Yes you can use DyeMore on this material, since it is too large for stove top we recommend using the bucket method using a large bucket that material will move around freely (if bucket is not stainless steel it will stain and not recommended for food prep or storage). You will want to boil 3 gallons of water on the stove around 180-212 degrees before pouring into bucket then adding dye and material. Make sure material goes in wet and constantly stirred around for at least 30 minutes, then remove and rinse in cool water until water runs clear. Dye process is complete and you can wash and dry as normal. If you have any more questions please let us know.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sherry,
      We are glad you enjoyed your results. Thank you for the feed back!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Steve, Thank you for reaching out. We have been able to dye some plastics with the new DyeMore, however, 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.

    • Steve

      Here is a picture of the tank to give you a better idea. I have read on the forums that this has done before with the old rit dye formula, and proline rit dye. Unfortunately I do not have access in Europe to your proline products, so I am willing to give DyeMore a go.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Steve, The original Rit dye, Professional line, can be used to dye plastics. However, now that DyeMore is available, it is the recommended dye to use for plastics. When dyeing fabric, we recommend 1 full bottle in 3 gallons of water for up to 1 lb of dry weight fabric. Since you are dyeing a gas tank, you will need to experiment. However, should the color result not be dark enough, you can re-dye the item to try to darken it. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Jason,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will work on cotton as well as synthetics. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kristin, Thank you for reaching out. We currently do not have a recipe to create an Emerald green using Dye More. If you wanted to experiment, you might try mixing Sapphire Blue with Daffodil Yellow. Hope this helps!

    • Leslie

      I have an item I would like to dye navy blue using DyeMore. What 2 colors would you recommend mixing to get navy? Thanks.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Leslie, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, a Navy Blue is not achievable using Dye More at this time.

    • Michael Gonzales

      What colors should I use of the DyeMore products to achieve a color closest to Emerald Green?

    • http://www.ritdye.com Dani Estrada

      To dye my med blue jeans (which are 65% cotton, 35% polyester) a rich navy blue color, would I mix sapphire blue and graphite? In approx what amounts?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Dani,
        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. Should you like to experiment with the colors, we would recommend using a paper towel and dipping it in the dye bath to test the hue make sure you have created the intended color you are wanting. Please get back to us with additional questions.

        • http://www.ritdye.com Dani Estrada

          Bummer. Graphite is not black? With this fabric content, how well do you expect the regular dye to work to get it a navy blue color?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Dani, Graphite will dye black on all materials except for polyester. The all-purpose dye will work to dye the cotton, but not polyester so it would dye lighter than what you are expecting.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Allison, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, that color is not achievable using Dye More at this time.

    • Yvette

      Hello,
      Is it possible to bleach/lighten polyester fabric with one of the DyeMore options from RIT?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Yvette, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, at this time there is not a way to remove color from polyester fabric. You could try lightening the hue or toning it down by overdyeing with the Rit Dye More Sandstone.

    • Alejandra

      Hello:
      I would like to know if this rit more red is like cherry rit red regular, thats that color i want get, if not how i can get these color i need combine with another colors ?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Alejandra, Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore Racing Red is lighter that regular Rit Scarlet but a hue darker than the Rit Cherry Red. You can lighten the DyeMore by adding more water or darken by adding more dye, you can also check the color by dipping a paper towel in the mix to get an idea of overall color. You can also view the colors we have here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ , https://www.ritdye.com/color-library/core-colors/ . If you need further assistance please let us know.

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1089070887829106/ Lazyfactory

      Hi. can I mix a dyemore with another color to make different color just like regular one?
      Lets say if I put more black on blue, can it be darker blue?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can mix Dye More colors, however, it may not always produce the results you are after on polyester. If you were dyeing 100% polyester and mixed the Graphite with Sapphire Blue it could turn more of a grey blue rather than a darker blue, but on cotton or nylon or acrylic you would likely achieve a darker blue. Hope this helps!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Ava, Thank you for reaching out. The existing color and color applied would mix to create a new hue. It is hard to say exactly what color you would obtain. If you can cut a piece of fabric from a hidden seam, we would suggest doing a test dyeing to see if the dye will adhere to your satisfaction.

    • Monica

      I used Rit DyeMore on a polyester shirt and it seemed to work. I rinsed it in the sink until the water ran clear. AT this point the color was perfect. Then I washed it in the washing machine and all they color from the dye was gone after. What happened? Do I need to do something differently? I used the stove top method and left the garment in the bath for well over an hour.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Monica, Thank you for reaching out. Did you stir the fabric while it was in the dye bath?

        • Monica

          Yes. I stirred and made sure it was moving around freely in the bath.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Monica, We have sent you an e-mail to further assist you.

    • Sandi

      I have a Nylon/Cotton/Spandex blend dress, very pale pink dress with lace overlay, that I want to dye to be periwinkle. Can you suggest a color, or recipe of dyemore colors that could achieve this?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Sandi, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe to create that hue using Dye More, however, the all-purpose dye would work to dye the nylon and cotton. A recipe using all-purpose dye for perwinkle can be found here: https://www.ritdye.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rit_FavoriteColors_2000_FINAL.pdf

        • Sandi

          So, I CAN use the all-purpose dye? I was concerned with the blend of material, that I would have to use the Dye More.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Sandi, Fortunately, nylon can also be successfully dyed using Rit all-purpose dye. Hope this helps!

            • Sandi

              That sure does! Will the original color (pale pink) affect the final color at all?

            • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

              Hi Sandi, You could use the Rit Color Remover to remove/reduce the existing color. If it is extremely light, it likely would not affect the results.

            • Sandi

              Many thanks!!!!

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Matt, Yes, Dye More would be the best option for dyeing 100% polyester stuffed animals.

    • Sarah Bass

      I am looking at dying white acrylic/polyester to match the green wig in the picture. Is this color (or something similar) achievable with the current colors in the DyeMore line? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/396e55b0d3309d8047efa2409eb05eb028c239ce9a12f0c160f4c2386be69ca8.png

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Sarah, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, that color would not be achievable in the Dye More line at this time.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Daffodil Yellow and Frost Grey both have green undertones. The Dye More colors and the all-purpose are different shades so it would not produce the same color results if you were to mix those colors to obtain the custard. Unfortunately, color mixing options are very limited with Dye More at this time.

    • Patty

      I am trying to dye my light tan outdoor fabric cushions. I would like to achieve a dark red/burg red498 by mixing red with black. Will the dyemore colors mix the same as regular rit dye?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Patty, Thank you for reaching out. They do not mix the same as the all-purpose dyes. What is the fabric content of the material you will be dyeing?

    • Gary

      We want to dye a 10ft polyester umbrella Canopy. We can’t heat enough water to dye by the instructions. Are there options?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Gary, Rit DyeMore is intended for use on fabric that can be immersed in a dyebath and agitated for at least 30 minutes on the stove top. The alternate method for using DyeMore would be to pour boiling water into a bucket, which would result in a lighter color. You might try searching the internet to see if there is a different product that would work for you.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Jessica Cruz

      Does the DyeMore line have any recipes to create other shades of colors using the ones available at the moment? If so, where can I find them? Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Jessica,
        Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore currently has 12 colors available for the DyeMore line at this point in time.
        Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel or the inseam of your fabric and dipping it into the dyebath before introducing the full amount of fabric. This will help you guarantee that you have the correct hue that you are interested in achieving. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello, Thank you for reaching out. It depends on what you are dyeing. Graphite will dye black on most fabrics except polyester and would likely not adhere properly to elastic.

    • Katie

      Hello,

      I have a synthetic 100% polyester dress that I would like to dye black this week. I don’t see anywhere close to me that I can buy the new dye more synthetic dye. Can I use the same stovetop method with the regular liquid dye and still have results with polyester fabric?

      Thank you!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Katie, Thank you for reaching out. We do not suggest using All Purpose on 100% polyester, the polyester will reject the dye because it is not synthetic. You would have to use DyeMore, this can be bought online at Amazon.com, ritstudio.com or retail Walmart, JoAnns Fabrics or Hobby Lobby. Keep in mind the Graphite will only turn a dark grey/lead color on 100% polyester. Graphite is the only color that changes on polyester. Hope this helps.

    • Olivia Huh

      I am trying to dye a polyester dress blush pink for a wedding. What ratio of Dyemore “Super Pink” to water should I use to achieve the light pink? Or, as the fabric is polyester, should I use all of the dye knowing that polyester does not hold dye as well as other fabrics?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Olivia, Thank you for reaching out. We would suggest using about 1/2 bottle of Super Pink and dipping in a piece of paper towel to test the color. The polyester will dye much lighter than the paper towel. Add more water to lighten if needed.

    • Kelsey Yarnell

      Should I use a setting dye to make sure my newly-dyed fabric doesn’t bleed when I sweat? I used the Rit dyemore graphite to turn a white dress a dark grey.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Kelsey, Thank you for reaching out. What type of material is the dress you dyed with Rit DyeMore?

        • Kelsey Yarnell

          It has three different fabrics but they’re either a poly/spandex or poly/nylon blend

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Kelsey, The material should be set, no extra steps are required to set the dye into synthetics.

            • Kelsey Yarnell

              Awesome, thanks!

    • Gertie

      I am wanting to dye appliques on tulle, however, not the tulle. Can I hand paint? The appliques are polyester, and I will use the Dye More. If I use
      very hot water, and a paint brush, will the appliques absorb the dye? And…if I can get the appliques the color I want…light orange to burnt orange…will the dye be fixed into the applique fabric and I won’t have a problem when dry cleaning the wedding dress?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Gertie, Thank you for reaching out. Polyester requires very hot water to open up the fibers to accept the dye. Unfortunately, painting onto polyester would not be successful.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Lyn,

      Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, that color is unable to be created using the Dye More line at this time. Dye More for synthetics would be required for polyester and is only available in 12 colors so color mixing options are very limited.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for reaching out. When it comes to neon colors that is only available in our pro-line series, you can find here: http://store.ritstudio.com/professional-line/ . There is not a color chart for our neon colors. As for the core colors of our dyes All Purpose and DyeMore you can find on our website theritstudio.com under color library. Our recipes are there under pantone colors and archive, within both pages of the website there is a area where you can locate over 500+ colors and Favorite Rit Dye Colors. These areas I have mentioned shows pictures of the colors. Hope this helps.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Sharron Dillon

      I have a top that’s 56% rayon 41% polyester and 3% spandex brown or red dye more

    • http://www.ritdye.com Sharron Dillon

      I have a top that’s 56%rayon 41% polyester and 3%spandex it white but I want to dye it brown or red with dye more will it work

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Sharron,
        Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will dye your Polyester/Rayon blend nicely. We currently have 12 colors to chose from in the DyeMore line. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. If the tag does not say “Cold Wash” or “Dry Clean” only then you will be safe to dye it. We would recommend using our DyeMore line to give you the true color you are looking for since it is a polyester blend. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jonny, Thank you for reaching out. Dye More would be the best option for dyeing polyester. It would depend on the washing instruction of the fabric as to whether or not the hot water could potentially cause damage to the fabric.

    • Tracy

      I am trying to dye a 100% polyester ivory lace dress a light grey using a small amount of the graphite dye. The dress says “dry clean only”, so I can’t machine wash it afterward. Will the dyeing process shrink the dress? Will the dye run if I sweat? Any other tips? Thank you!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Tracy, Thank you for reaching out. The dyeing process would shrink the dress and could potentially cause damage to the fabric due to the hot water required for dyeing. The fabric would also need to be washed after dyeing to ensure the dye would not rub off onto other clothing or skin.

    • Jaime

      Quick question. We are doing a large tie dye station at a back to school carnival. I purchased your standard bottles of dye but needed more and the store only had DyeMoore left. Will that still work on 100% cotton shirts? I know it is for blends and other items but can I use it on cotton since we are in a pinch? We live in a small town with limited store options and it is too late to order.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Jaime,
        Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will cover the cotton nicely. Please keep in mind however, that DyeMore must be used on the stove-top as it requires a higher heat to activate the dye correctly. For optimal results, the water should be at least 140-160F for Rit All-Purpose Dye and 180-220F for Rit DyeMore. Hope this helps.

    • Kari Beukema

      Hi – I accidentally grabbed a household cleaner with bleach and sprayed a dress thinking is was a laundry product. Needless to say some colour came out. The dress is cotton and spandex. Will Rit Dye work to fix this ? Or is it a lost cause ?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Kari, 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 may not dye. For best results, you can try using Rit Color Remover to reduce the overall color, and then re-dye the garment. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Britney R

      Hello!
      I have used Rit Dyemore in Racing Red to dye a cotton-polyester blend and a small amount of spandex fabric. Both fabrics have taken the color well, however, depsite all my washing, the water will not “run clear” so to speak. I’ve been trying to wash out all the excess dye for over two hours and nothing seems to be working. Is there anything else I can do, or should I just accept that the color will continue to run?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Britney, Thank you for reaching out. You should be able to achieve clear water after rinsing out excess dye that may not have adhered to the fabric. Have you rinsed exclusively in cold water? Did the fabric soak at all during the dye process?

        • http://www.ritdye.com Britney R

          I started out rinsing with warmer water and gradually went to colder water, but the water still kept running pink. I left the polyester and cotton blend soak for a little longer then the spandex during the dyeing process. I wonder if I let it soak for too long? At this point, I kinda gave up and let the fabrics dry overnight. I’m not sure if ironing will have any effect on setting the dye but that was my next step.

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Britney, Soaking can absorb more dye into the fabric that does not actually adhere and can make the rinsing process more difficult. Ironing could potentially help set more dye in due to the heat. When re-rinsing we would suggest sticking with just cold water until that runs clear prior to washing.

            • http://www.ritdye.com Britney R

              Okay! Hopefully this will help. Thank you so much for the advice!

    • Dominique Sampleson

      Hi! I bought a bikini online that I love except that it’s more neon orange than the coral that I expected. The fabric is 80% polyamide (which google told me is just nylon) and 20% elastane. Could I use the color remover to lighten the color and then recolor with the pink DyeMore to get it less neon?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi,
        Thank you for reaching out. Rit Color Remover will help to lighten/reduce as much color as possible. Please keep in mind that since there is a high amount of Elastane in the bikini, the amount of heat needed when using Rit Dyes could damage the elasticity, causing puckering and unsatisfactory results. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Jen, Thank you for reaching out. When a dyebath is used, dyes are pulled from it. For this reason, re-using a dyebath will result in a lighter or off-shade. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Tina, Thank you for reaching out. You can lighten the color of a dyebath by adding additional water. We would recommend dipping a paper towel or clean piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color. When using DyeMore, all fabrics will result in a slightly different shade. Also, the color will dry lighter. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • S.N.

      hi, i have a pair of workout shorts made of 86% recycled polyester and 14% elastane. They are purple and have an allover pattern on them and i want to dye them either grey with the print still showing or a solid color like navy or black. Would this dye work without damaging the shorts?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi,
        Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is polyester, you would be required to use the DyeMore line of dyes. The darker you dye them, the better the results. Since the shorts have such a high amount of elastane, please keep in mind that due to the amount of heat needed it may damage the elasticity of the shorts. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

    • Rose

      Can I use sapphire blue to get a navy color or combine your navy blue regular dye with dyemore sapphire blue on a 77% polyester and 33% nylon blend?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Rose, Thank you for reaching out. No, you cant mix All Purpose dye with DyeMore because the nylon will take but the polyester will not so you end up in different colors. You can use the Sapphire Blue in DyeMore and instead of stirring for 30 minutes you can go as long as an hour, the longer it agitates the darker the color. Hope this helps.

    • Heidi

      Hello! I have a set of grey polyester curtains that I would like to dye blue or ombre blue. What would be the best approach to do this?

      Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Heidi, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is polyester we recommend using Rit DyeMore our synthetic dye line for your project. We do have 12 core colors you can view here: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ . Since the material is synthetic our Rit Color Remover will not take out or down the original grey color but you can over-dye with DyeMore. Keep in mind when over-dyeing the original color can mix or blend in with the original. Hope this helps.

        • Heidi

          Thanks so much! I’ll check it out. Is there a recommended amount of dye per panel?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello Heidi, Our liquid dye bottle will dye up to 2lbs of dry weight fabric, best thing to do is stand on a scale alone and with panels to get an idea on over all weight. We don’t recommend dyeing anything over 8lbs to help with evenness, if needed you can split the curtains into 2 dye piles. Hope this helps.

    • Claire Banks

      I have a polyester baby snow suit that is filled with down, do you think it will handle the heat in the dye process? I’m attempting dying it a light purple to a blue for my son. x

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Claire, Thank you for reaching out. Rit dyes are recommended for use with fabrics that can be washed in hot water. If a fabric is labeled “cold water wash” or “dry clean only” there could be damage to the fabric if it is dyed in hot water. “Dry clean only” fabrics are often used in garments with interfacing and linings. These fabrics could shrink and cause puckering and unsatisfactory results. If they dont mention cold water only the material should be fine in the hot dye bath for 30 minutes. Let us know if you have any more questions.

    • Michelle Lake

      Hi, I used the dyemore product and it works great. I died my crushed panne curtains I have a problem however I forgot to stir the pot on my last panel, therefore the dye congregated at the bottom of the pot and now I have a huge bright yellow blob in the center of my curtains. Is there anything that will remove the splotches and let me start the dye bath over? I tried acetone, pure rubbing alcohol, bleach…nothing works. There has to be something that breaks down the dye. What is the base of the dye?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Michelle, Rit color remover is recommended for removing both Rit all-purpose dye and Rit DyeMore from fabrics. Unfortunately, bleach damages fibers and we cannot guarantee the color remover will now be able to remove the dye that was applied.

        • Michelle Lake

          Ok thanks. I just experimented with a dime size spot so no worries. I also discovered just now that paint thinner takes it out but is really stinky.

    • Aimee Kidd

      What if I only want to dye the sides of my cell phone case? It came to me in a color not quite what it was supposed to be so I’ve been trying to find a way to alter the color. It is almost clear, but has just a hint of color to it, called rose crystal. I really love the case and didn’t want to have to replace it. I don’t mind if the color comes out darker or even solid as long as it covers the current tint, which is orange. Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Aimee,
        Thank you for reaching out. The only product that we carry that may work for your project is our DyeMore line of dyes. Please keep in mind when experimenting that our dyes are heat activated. For best results, Rit DyeMore should be used on the stove top with the water at a constant temperature between 180-220F for the full 30-60 minutes of dye time. We also recommend dyeing darker then the current color for best results. Hope this helps.

        • Aimee Kidd

          Thank you so much for answering! Just a follow up question, could I use something like a brush or q-tip to “paint” the dye on the sides of the case, thus hopefully controlling where the dye goes? Thanks again!

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello Aimee,
            Since Rit DyeMore requires such a high amount of heat to dye the synthetics materials, we must recommend for the item to be completely submerged for the full 30-60 minutes of agitation. We are not able to guarantee results otherwise. Should you decide to try and experiment, we would recommend activating the dye with hot water before painting it on. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sarah,
      Thank you for reaching out. What did you have in mind exactly? Please get back to us so that we may better assist you.

    • Nita

      How do I make a maroon color.My shirt is 65 polyester and 35 cotton.Please help!!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Nita, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for maroon.

        • Nita

          ?Okay would I get a good result using your regular dye? Or do you have any recommendations ?

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hello Nita, with the polyester being so high at 65% Rit All Purpose would be rejected by the polyester, you would have to use DyeMore. Sorry for the inconvenience that we are unable to create maroon, you can experiment by mixing dyemore colors on your own to achieve a look or color you would like.

    • Madeline

      Hello, I’m trying to dye a Lycra, polyester blend unitard. Will the high heat, stovetop method be advisable? And I’m wanting a more pastel version of the Kentucky Sky dye, how would you suggest achievng this color?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Madeline,
        Thank you for reaching out. If the tag doesn’t not state any special washing instructions then you should not have any issues. 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. We currently only have 12 colors available. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Katie, Thank you for reaching out. Thank you for reaching out. We are not able to create custom recipes for DyeMore as we only have 12 colors available for the DyeMore line at this point in time.

      Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel or the inseam of your fabric and dipping it into the dyebath before introducing the full amount of 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/

    • barb Krajick

      I’m dyeing my daughter’s nylon veil to match her dress which is off white on the yellowish side. Can I send you a sample? It’s edged by rhinestones. How will dye effect them? I’m concerned about going too yellow and the whole hot water process. I have extra tulle so I can practice. Thanks

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Barbara, Thank you for reaching out. Due to the limited colors in the DyeMore line, we would not be able to provide a color recipe for the shade you need. However, nylon is an exception because it is also dyeable using Rit all-purpose dye. If you would like to send a sample to Rit’s color expert to see if a recipe using the all-purpose dye can be provided, an email has been sent to you providing instructions on mailing in the sample. Hot water, 140 to 160 degrees, is also required to activate the all-purpose dye and successfully dye fabric. Depending on the material the rhinestones are made from, the dye may or may not adhere to them. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • @mariemeworld

      Hi RitDye,

      I bought a dark blue bridesmaid dress that i would like to dye to a dark purple.
      The material is 100% polyester. I would like it to just look more purple than it looks blue. What is the best way to go about dying it, and which one of your products should I use?

      Thanks a bunch!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes for synthetics. We currently have 12 colors available for the DyeMore line. Please keep in mind that DyeMore requires a much higher heat and needs to be used on the stove top. Hope this helps.

      • Hilite_Violet

        in theory, adding equal parts of blue and red will give you purple. (blue + red = purple). the less red you add, the more blue-toned it’ll be. since the dress is a dark blue, it may not have the results you want though. the only way to really know is to do a test on an inconspicuous area of the dress.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Joyce, Rit all-purpose dye is intended for use on natural fabrics. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully. Since acetal material is a form of plastic, we would recommend DyeMore. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Holly Hopkins Scoville

      Is there a Color Formula Guide for blending the DyeMore colors?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out. We do not have a formula guide for DyeMore as we only have 12 colors available at this point in time. Hope this helps.

      • Hilite_Violet

        hi! reading up on colour theory would be helpful. it’s pretty easy to learn. a colour wheel will help also. just search the internet for “colour theory” and “colour wheel”. then you can do tests with fabric swatches and small amounts of DyeMore.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will dye all of your synthetics, natural fabrics and blends nicely. Hope this helps.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Sharyn, Thank you for reaching out. Since the material is cotton you can dye Black using Rit All Purpose dye. We do have different techniques you can follow step by step instructions for both here: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/sink-or-bucket-technique/ , or https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/stovetop-technique/ . As for the amount 1 bottle of liquid will dye 2lbs of dry weight fabric and the powder will dye 1lb of dry weight per box. Its best to double the amount needed when working with dark colors. Hope this helps.

    • Jessica Roe

      Hi. I am looking to dye some faux fur. Problem is I cannot find the fur that I would like to use in a form of white. The lightest color they have is light blue. Do you think if I used the Rit DyeMore Yellow, Orange, or Green that it would take and look somewhat like those colors? Will it cover the light blue or just look like a mess?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Jessica,
        Thank you for reaching out. We usually recommend dyeing darker then the current color. When over dyeing the previous color may show through but there is no way to guarantee the results since synthetics are very tricky to dye. Please also keep in mind that you may end up with darker to lighter hues where there is deeper color currently. Should you decide to dye, out of the 3 colors you listed, we would recommend using the Peacock Green from the DyeMore line as it is the darkest of your preferred hue. Hope this helps.

    • Madison Napp

      Can you dye synthetic hair with the Rit DyeMore? Please say Yes and I’ll be your BFF.
      Thank You Ever So.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Madison, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can use Dyemore our synthetic dye to dye the wigs, we have a few examples and step by step instructions here: https://www.ritdye.com/?s=synthetic+wigs . Let us know if you have any other questions.

    • Amanda

      Hi. I tried posting this question yesterday by phone, but I don’t see it anywhere so here goes again…

      I have a pair of kids’ hand-me-down snow boots with pink plaid uppers that I’d like to dye blue or gray. The label says “manmade”, but I don’t know the exact fabric contents. I have two basic questions. First, will the dye create an inverse plaid (that is, the currently white areas will be darker than the currently dark pink areas), or will it dye one color evenly? Second, I know you cannot create blue by mixing other colors, but do you have any advice about trying to get a darker shade out of sapphire blue? Should the boots be soaked longer?

      Thanks!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Amanda,
        Thank you for reaching out. To achieve a darker hue, we would recommend doubling the amount of dye. There will always be a difference in hue if you are over dyeing 2 different colors so we are not able to guarantee that you will get a solid color all over. Please keep in mind that DyeMore requires a much higher heat to activate and the item must be submerged in a hot dye bath on the stove top to dye correctly. Should there be any type of rubber on the bottom of the boots then please remember that our dyes are Semi Permanent and the dye can rub off onto things like the carpet when walking. Hope this helps.

    • Kevin

      Interested in dying the cloth portion of the front seats in a car I am rebuilding. Is there a way to apply this without dipping? Perhaps using a sponge or something?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Kevin, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately our dye have to have a very hot water bath of 140-160 degrees and the material submerged and moved around for the duration of 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes time the item needs to be rinsed thoroughly until water runs clear to get all dye that did not adhere off so there is no bleeding or dye transfer. Since your material wont be able to be rinsed off after dye application there is no guarantee the dye will not rub off on anything that touches it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Anna Way

      I am trying to dye some polyester shorts with the graphite color. Will this color stain the cooking pot or any areas where the dye might spill in the kitchen?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Anna, Thank you for reaching out. It will not stick or stain a pot made out of stainless steel, any other pot material we dont recommend using. If the dye was to spill or spot areas of the kitchen we suggest to clean up as quick as possible because the dye can stain areas around the kitchen if spilled. Make sure you wear rubber gloves it will also stick to skin finger nails and will have to be rubbed off. Let us know if you have any more questions.

        • Hilite_Violet

          i was also wondering if Graphite will turn out dark grey or true black, since i want to dye a white coat which is 100% polyester.

          i guess we’ll have to experiment with the colour “using a paper towel or the inseam of the fabric”.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi Kacey, Rit DyeMore will successfully dye cotton. However, DyeMore requires much hotter water to activate, 180 to 212 degrees, whereas, the all-purpose dye only requires 140 to 160 degrees. The concern with cotton is that the hotter water required for DyeMore may cause shrinkage. Also, DyeMore is not recommended for use in a washing machine because it will dye plastic parts. The stove top method is recommended where the hot water temperature can be maintained. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Taylor Holbrooks

      Hi, I would like to dye a white polyester dress Ivory/Off-white. Are there any color combinations that you recommend?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Taylor, Thank you for reaching out. We are not able to create custom recipes for DyeMore as we only have 12 colors available for the DyeMore line at this point in time.

        Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel or the inseam of your fabric and dipping it into the dyebath before introducing the full amount of 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/

    • Melanie

      Hello everyone! I am trying to dye a 100% polyester white dress a wine color…like a cool red or violet red from the ColoRit Color Formula guide. Any suggestions? I am playing on using DyeMore because of the polyester. This will be my first dye so any tips are appreciated!

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Melanie, Thank you for reaching out. We are not able to create custom recipes for DyeMore as we only have 12 colors available for the DyeMore line at this point in time.

        Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel or the inseam of your fabric and dipping it into the dyebath before introducing the full amount of 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/

    • Mary Sue Wiggins

      Can I get close to a navy color by mixing some purple with the sapphire?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Mary,
        Thank you for reaching out. You may be able to come close to the color you are wanting but there is no way to know for sure with out experimenting. Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel or the inseam of your fabric and dipping it into the dyebath before introducing the full amount of fabric. This will help you guarantee that you have the correct hue that you are interested in achieving. Hope this helps.

        • Mary Sue Wiggins

          Thanks. It is a nylon petticoat. I will let you know.

    • Nathan Fedor

      can the dyemore line be used to dye linen and linen/rayon blends? heat is not an issue as i like to preshrink my fabrics.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Nathan, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, you can use DyeMore dye line on natural material such as linen, like you said due to the high heat there may be some shrinkage just no telling how much shrinkage can occur. If you have any other questions please let us know.

        • Nathan Fedor

          thank you!

    • Lily

      I need to dye white polyester shorts red but I want it to come out close to a true red would I be able to do that with the rit dye or am I better off searching for red shorts?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Lily, Rit DyeMore does offer racing red: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/dyemore-liquid-racing-red/ The red shade that can be viewed on the front of the bottle right under the gray line is the color what would be achieved on 100% polyester. We would recommend the stove top method where the hot water temperature, 180 to 212 degrees, can be maintained. You will want to follow the directions and constantly agitate the fabric for at least 30 minutes. This should achieve a nice red shade. Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Walmart, in the craft section, are the stores we recommend when searching for DyeMore. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

        • Lily

          How many bottles do you think I would need for almost 2 pounds of fabric

          • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

            Hi Lily,
            Thank you for reaching out. Every bottle of Rit Dye is good for 2 pounds of dry weight fabric. If you are wanting a darker hue then we recommend doubling the amount of dye. Hope this helps.

    • Emily Baldi

      I want to dye a lace overlay dress, where the lace part is polymide nylon fabric with a polyester lining. Will dyemore take well to both portions?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Emily,
        Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore should be able to cover the full dress with success as it works well on those fabrics. Hope this helps.

    • Lanette

      What colors would you mix to achieve a burgundy color?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Lanette,
        Thank you for reaching out. Please E-Mail us a picture of the shade you are looking for and we can try to create a custom recipe for you. Please also include the type of fabric you are dyeing so that we can best match the project to the correct dye line. Please get back to us at your discretion.

    • Julie

      Hi, I am attempting to make a taupe color like the new style ghostbusters for my daughter’s Halloween costume. The fabric is a 65% poly 35% cotton blend. I bought the Rit Dye More in Sandstone but wanted to mix it to a taupe color. The newer uniform is less true khaki and more of a gray taupe color. Thoughts? I have used your color recipes in the past but wasn’t sure with the Dye More line.

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hi Julie, Unfortunately, due to the limited colors in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for taupe. Should you wish to experiment mixing colors, we recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color.

    • Ashley

      I need to know about dying a white tuxedo red. I was going to use dye more but I’m not sure if the fabric can take the heat. Any help?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Ashley,
        Thank you for reaching out. What type of fabric is it made from? Please get back to us so that we may better assist you.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hello Dani,
      Thank you for reaching out. We have sent a message to your personal e-mail on file so that we can better assist you. Please get back to us at your convenience.

    • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

      Hi, DyeMore does not require the addition of salt or vinegar to a dyebath. DyeMore is formulated differently from the all-purpose dye. You might try re-dyeing the pants, as this often helps to darken the color. Make sure you are following the instructions for using DyeMore: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/stovetop-technique/ If you did not dye the pants using the stove top method, a lighter color would result. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Chelsea

      Can you mix two colors to achieve a teal color? Perhaps 2 parts Kentucky sky to one part Kelly green?

      • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

        Hello Chelsea,
        Thank you for reaching out. Mixing is an option. Please keep in mind however that if your fabric is synthetic, that you would need to blend the DyeMore line of dyes. Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel or the inseam of your fabric and dipping it into the dyebath before introducing the full amount of fabric. This will help you guarantee that you have the correct hue that you are interested in achieving. Hope this helps.

    • http://www.ritdye.com John

      What is the purpose of adding dishwashing liquid? I read somewhere that this acts as a surfactant or emulsifier, but since I’m not a chemist I don’t fully understand what this means. Is the purpose to make the dye mix well with the water, or to help the dye adhere better to the substance being dyed? Also, how much is necessary? (I am using DyeMore to color ABS plastic)

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi John, Thank you for reaching out. We recommend adding 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid to a dyebath because it helps to loosen the fibers of fabric and promotes level dyeing. Hope this helps!

    • Joyce

      Hi, Please give instruction on how to dye acetal using dye more. Tia.

    • Brenna

      Does the stove top dying method damage pots? Would it be safe to cook with a pot after dying something in it?
      Thanks

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Brenna,
        Thank you for reaching out. To avoid any type of damage to the pot, 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 in this case. Rit Dyes are non toxic so after they are washed, they can be used for cooking. Hope this helps.

    • Mark W

      I have a shirt that’s 95% cotton and 5% polyester. It has a lining which I think is the polyester part, which I am not too fussed about. Would you still recommend DyeMore or will the All Purpose dye be enough?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Mark,
        Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric has such a low percentage of polyester, the All-Purpose liquid dye should be able to dye it with no issues. Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Barbara, 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 stove top method is used. It is important that there be enough room in the dyebath for the fabric to move freely or the color result may be uneven. Rit color remover works very quickly to remove the dye applied. In place of using the color remover to lighten the color, we would recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color prior to adding all of the fabric. The color would dry lighter. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Melissa, When dyeing on the stove top, 1/2 bottle of DyeMore will dye up to 1 lb. of dry weight fabric using 3 gallons of water. We recommend doubling the amount of dye for bright or dark colors. You might take a look at instructions entered by a Rit expert for dyeing yarn using either a stainless steel pot or crock pot: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/materials/hand-dye-yarn-with-crock-pot/ The problem that may arise if you try drying the yarn in a dryer is that the yarn may become entwined and be difficult to untangle. For this reason, it is recommended the yarn be hung to dry. As long as the correct steps for dyeing are followed, you can work with the yarn without it bleeding once it has dried. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Tania

      Hi Rit Studio, I’m trying to dye a beige 100% polyester canopy to a light pink colour (or a pink in general) http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/60290209/ – I recently tried with the sugared pink but it came out Purple. Any advice on how this can be achieved before I buy another one and try again? Hope you can help

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Tania, Thank you for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that your project did not go as planned. So that we can further assist you with your project, we have emailed you some questions.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Kim,
      Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes. We only have 12 colors available for you to choose from in the DyeMore line at this point in time.
      Should you decide to try and experiment with the colors then we would recommend using a paper towel or the inseam of your fabric and dipping it into the dye bath before introducing the full amount of 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/
      Please get back to us with any additional questions.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Angel

        are yall developing new colors for rit dyemore? i want to dye a dress a nude “mocha” color. i’ll need rit dymore cause its 66%rayon/35%nylon 5% spandex its got 100% polyester lining. i plan to mix colors till i get the right color. my dilima is finding my own undertone. im NW 48 in Mac. im tackling nude color and changing what “nude” means

        • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

          Hello Angel,
          Thank you for reaching out. The DyeMore line is still on the new side. There may be new colors at some point in the future but we only have the 12 colors available at this point in time. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

    • http://littlebeast.awardspace.com littlebeast

      Dyed for the first time using the chocolate brown today and just wanted to let you know, whatever purple compound it is that rinses out with the dye made the paper towel test wholly inaccurate. I thought for a while I was given black dye in a brown bottle.

      (So, you know, you might want to mention that when talking about the paper towel test.)

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Did your dye project not achieve chocolate brown when the fabric was dyed? We would like to clarify if you are commenting only on the paper towel test, or, if your dye project did not go as planned. Thanks!

        • http://littlebeast.awardspace.com littlebeast

          It was just the paper towel test. I tested it a second time with a (cotton) shirt and it turned out the expected color.

          (My final project was overdyed so it’s a little hard to be sure but it turned out more or less as expected.)

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hi, Thank you for clarifying your dye test. We are happy to hear your dye project was successful!

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Charlotte, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, due to the limited colors in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for emerald green.

      • http://www.ritdye.com Rebecca Luciano

        Is their a recipe for aqua torquise?

        • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

          Hello Rebecca,
          Thank you for reaching out. Please send us a e-mail with your recipe request to: colorformula@theritstudio.com
          In this e-mail, please attach a photo or pantone number of the hue you are wishing to achieve and we will create a custom recipe for you if possible.
          Please also include the fabric content of the material you are dyeing so that we can ensure that we are using the correct dye line.
          Hope this helps.

    • Jae

      hi could i use wit dye more in my washing machine to dye something or does it only work on the stove top? The thing i need to dye is 97% polyester.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Jae, DyeMore is not recommended for use in a washing machine because it will dye plastic parts. The stove top is the recommended method because the hot water temperature can be maintained for the optimal color result. 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. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Maddi

      I have a light yellow polyester dress. I’m looking to dye a deep red/ burgundy. What do use? If it has silver jewels on it will they absorb the dye also?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Maddi,
        Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is polyester, you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes. Since DyeMore is meant to dye most types of synthetic material, it will attempt to dye the jewels as well. Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Nancy,
      Thank you for reaching out. You can find the DyeMore line at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabric, Wal-Mart or online.
      http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
      Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Sally,
      Thank you for reaching out. You can clean the pot by using a small amount of bleach and dish detergent. As long as you wash it then it will be good to use after wards. No color should stay in the pot as long as it is washed free of any dyes. Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Lilly, Yes, Rit DyeMore colors can be mixed. Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available, we are not able to offer a color recipe for spicy mustard. Should you wish to experiment further with mixing colors, we would recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color. A paper towel or clean piece of cloth can also be used, however, different fabrics will result in different shades of the color. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Scarlet, Thank you for reaching out. When dyeing fabric, it should be agitated in the dyebath for at least 30 minutes for the dye to properly adhere to the fabric. If you were to immerse the dress for only a short time, most of the dye will rinse out of the fabric. You can lighten the color of a dyebath by adding in additional water. We recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam of the dress to dip into the dyebath to test the color. The color would dry lighter. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Alexis, When looking at a bottle of DyeMore, you will see various shades of the color. This is to show that different fabrics will dye different shades. Where the name of the color appears on the bottle is the color that would be achieved when dyeing 100% polyester. Unfortunately, due to the limited colors, we are not able to offer a color recipe for golden yellow. Should you wish to experiment mixing colors, we recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color. The color would dry lighter. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Jane, We see that you entered your inquiry under DyeMore. Is the fabric that you are working with 100% synthetic, or, a synthetic blend? Please provide the fabric content from the care tag of the item. Once we have this information we will be better able to assist you. Thanks!

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello, DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark grey and other fabrics black. We are not able to advise in certainty what color would be achieved when red is mixed with dark gray. We would recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color prior to adding the dress. The color would dry lighter. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Julie Shaw

      I’m attempted to dye some white faux fur to a Grinch-like green. What colors would you suggest mixing to make this color?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Julie, There are 12 colors available in the DyeMore line: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available, we are not able to offer a color recipe. Should you wish to experiment with mixing colors, we would suggest mixing daffodil yellow with peacock green. We recommend cutting a sample piece of fabric to dip into the dyebath to test the color. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Inga

      Hi there,

      I would like to dye a knitting project. The original color of the yarn is a variegated light grey/dark grey/reddish brown; I would like it to become a (more) uniform deep chocolate brown. The yarn is 55% acrylic, 40% wool, 5% polyamide.

      Would DyeMore dye the wool component of the fiber, too? Do I need to be concerned about the wool shrinking, since the fabric needs to be dyed at a high temperature?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore will dye both the synthetic and the natural fibers in your yarn. The high temperatures may cause shrinking or puckering in some types of fabric. We would recommend checking the product care tag before dyeing to ensure that it does not say “Cold Water” or “Dry Clean” only. Hope this helps.

    • Ducks

      Hi there, i want to dye white resin a dark purple-blue. Like a night sky. Would mixing the blue and purple with a bit of black give me this affect?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi, When looking at a bottle of DyeMore, you will view various shades of the color. This is to display all materials will dye a different shade. Due to the limited colors available, we are not able to offer a color recipe for a dark purple-blue. Graphite dyes 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Should you wish to experiment using sapphire blue & royal purple, adding in a small amount of graphite would darken the color. We would recommend dipping a paper towel or clean piece of cloth into the dyebath to test the color. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Demetria Santillan

      Is the “Graphite” a black or dark gray? I want to dye some faded black cotton/polyester blend workout pants back to black. Oops, nevermind I scrolled farther down I read a post stating that it is black.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Demetria, Just an FYI, graphite dyes 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Depending on the percentage of polyester in the fabric, it may not be possible to achieve a true black. Let us know if you have any questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Emily, DyeMore offers 12 colors: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ Unfortunately, due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, we are not able to offer a color recipe for deep blue or navy.

    • 6foot8

      I have an enamel pot but I’m looking at a bigger one but I have a question before I buy it. It’s all aluminum finish, not enamel. Will the dye react badly if I use the aluminum pot?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out. 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 in this case. The pan and the dye will not have any type of reaction what so ever besides that it may become scratched. Hope this helps.

        • 6foot8

          I wouldn’t worry too much about whether the pot gets scratched because it would only be used for dying.

    • Paula Strawser

      I want to dye a polyester stuffed animal mint green. It is currently a pale yellow. What colors should I use? Should I remove the stuffing and eyes? Will it also dye the stitching for the nose that is black?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Paula, The issue with dyeing a plush stuffed toy, is that it would be very difficult to ensure the the excess dye has been completely rinsed from the stuffing due to the bulk of the item. For this reason, we would recommend removing the stuffing. Since the dye may also adhere to the eyes, it would be recommended to remove them also. When dyeing over a dark color, the original color will mix with the dye. For this reason, the stitching would remain black. Due to the limited colors available in the DyeMore line, there is not a color that would dye over pale yellow and achieve mint green. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Claire,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will dye your polyester jumpsuit successfully. There is no way to know what the out come will be for sure but depending on how dark of a nude color you are working with the colors may vary slightly since the current color and the new colors will blend. You are welcome to look at ritstudio.com for some examples that customers may have written posts and blog’s on. This might help give you a better idea depending on what you are looking for. Hope this helps.

    • kylie

      Hi, I have a ballet dress whose bodice is Microfiber Polyester/Spandex, skirt is Polyester Chiffon, and sleeves are Nylon/Spandex Power Mesh. It is white and I want to dye it yellow using Rit DyeMore in Daffodil Yellow, and even though it’s very lightweight (less than a pound), I intend to use two bottles of dye to get the brightest color possible. Is that the right course of action? Given their fabric composition, how different will the bodice, skirt and sleeves end up? Thanks!

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Kylie,
        Thank you for reaching out. Every bottle of DyeMore is goof for 2 pounds of dry weight fabric. Using 2 full bottles of dye may give you a much darker shade then you are wanting. Doubling your dye by using 1 bottle should be more then enough to darken the yellow shade. When dyeing it is difficult to tell exactly what the fabric colors will come out with but you can expect the polyester to be a bit lighter then the rest since it is a difficult fabric to dye. The Nylon will come out a but dark since it will take the dye easier. Please keep in mind that if the fabric has more then 12% of spandex in it then we can not recommend using Rit. The amount of heat needed, especially with DyeMore, can damage the elasticity of the fabric. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

    • anoukaimee

      Hi: I’d like to dye Ikea Lill curtains (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90111980/), which are apparently 100% polyester, more or less mesh. They are warm water wash (delicate, I believe), and I wanted to make sure that a product like this—apparently indoor/outdoor–is suitable for your dye, and that the traditional “on the stove” method should be used.

      Thank you!

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore requires a very high amount of heat to activate and dye the polyester fabric. The water would need to be at about a boil (180-220F)for the full 30-60 minutes of agitation while on the stove top. If the tag states not to use hot water then we can not recommend using Rit. Since it is an indoor/outdoor fabric, keep in mind that should there be any type of water/sun proofing coatings on the fabric then our dyes will not be able to penetrate it. Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Jen, Thank you for reaching out. Rit’s color expert recently offered a color recipe that will achieve a navy blue color. This recipe was formulated for use in a three gallons of water:

      1 Bottle Saphire Blue
      2/5 (2.8 oz.)Bottle Royal Purple
      ¼ Bottle Graphite

      We would recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color. The color would dry lighter. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Kim,
      Thank you for reaching out. Since the fabric is a synthetic blend, you would need to use our DyeMore line of dyes. The amount of heat required to dye synthetics like polyester is almost a boil for the full 30-60 minutes of dye time. Since you fabric states Cold Water only, please keep in mind that Rit dyes are recommended for use with fabrics that can be washed in hot water. If a fabric is labeled “cold water wash” or “dry clean only” there could be damage to the fabric if it is dyed in hot water. “Dry clean only” fabrics are often used in garments with interfacing and linings. These fabrics could shrink and cause puckering and unsatisfactory results. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

    • Laurie

      Can I dye white, 100% polyester sheer curtains orange? How would I do it?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Laurie, DyeMore offers 12 colors: http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/ When you look at the bottle of apricot orange, right under the gray line on the front of the bottle is the color that would be achieved on 100% polyester. Therefore, this color should work well for you. 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. We recommend Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Walmart, in their craft section, when purchasing DyeMore. You could also use our store locator to search: https://www.ritdye.com/store-locator/?utm_source=RitStudio&utm_campaign=StoreLocator Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

        • Laurie Whynott

          I just finished dyeing my sheer curtains, and they turned out amazing. I love the orange color. How long do I need to wait, before I can wash them in the washing machine and then in the dryer?

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hi Laurie, Once the curtains had been agitated in the dyebath for 30 minutes, they are ready to wash. It is the hot water and constant agitation that causes the dye to successfully adhere to the fabric. From the washer, you can place the curtain into the dryer immediately. Hope this helps!

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Ivanna, Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully. DyeMore can be used to dye a polyurethane jacket. We would recommend checking the care tag on the jacket for washing instructions to ensure it can be washed in very hot water. You would also want to make sure the jacket does not have a water repellent finish, which could repel the dye. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Helen Stewart

      Hi, I have a large polyester item to dye. It’s too big for the stop method. I’ve read about some people boiling the water, pouring it into a big bucket and dying the fabric that way. I realise the colour would be less intense. Could it be intensified if the process was repated. Would the dye be set enough, or would it rub off on things?

    • Robin

      I tried to dye some acrylic yarn last nite. I did 10.5 oz. I set my temp at 190 and got the water hot. I soaked my yarn in water and wrung out the excess. I put in a whole bottle of rit dyemore dye in the water. I stirred and mixed up for 30 min. When I rinsed the yarn, all the color ran off and it was hardly colored at all. If you put it against the white yarn, you can tell it has changed, but I thought it would be darker. What did I do wrong?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Robin,
        Thank you for reaching out. We have sent a message to your personnel e-mail so that we may better assist you. Please get back to us at your earliest convenience.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Jaecee, Thank you for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that your project did not go as planned. So that we can further assist you with your project, we have emailed you some questions.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Jane, DyeMore will dye both natural and synthetic fabrics, so it can be used to dye fabric when unsure of the material. Keep in mind that Rit all-purpose dye requires a water temperature of 140 to 160 degrees to activate and successfully dye fabric, while DyeMore requires 180 to 212 degrees. If the pants contain a high percentage of cotton, the very hot water DyeMore requires may cause shrinkage. If possible, you might try searching online for the pants to obtain their fabric content. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Jane, We recommend using 1/2 bottle of DyeMore for up to 1 lb. of dry weight fabric in 3 gallons of water. If dyeing a dark color, we recommend doubling the amount of dye and using 1 bottle per 1 lb. of dry weight fabric. Hope this helps!

    • Allie Hughes

      Hello! I am trying to dye a polyester suit a light navy. Currently it is royal blue. What rit dymore colors can I use to get this color on already royal blue? Thanks!

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Allie, We would recommend using the recipe provided by Rit’s color expert for navy blue. In three gallons of water:
        1 Bottle Sapphire Blue
        2/5 (2.8 oz.) Bottle Royal Purple
        ¼ Bottle Graphite
        Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

        • Allie Hughes

          Those dyes won’t work on the fabric I have. The only dyes I can use are the dye more. Are there any color mixes for those?

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hello Allie,
            The recipe that was previously provided to you are dyes from the DyeMore line.
            http://store.ritstudio.com/rit-dyemore/
            Hope this helps.

            • Allie Hughes

              My apologies! I did not realize there were more in that line than the basic colors. Thank you very much!

    • ALYSSA DELAURA

      I’d like to dye a sweater made of acrylic that is dark green.
      I would like it to be less green , possibly grey so i got the grey dye. I
      m wondering if it will take and become grey.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Alyssa, In order to change the color of fabric that is dark green to gray, Rit color remover would be required to take the fabric back to an off-white prior to dyeing. Unfortunately, color remover is not able to remove dye from acrylic and synthetic fabrics. When dyeing over an existing color, the original color will mix with the dye. Dark green is not able to be dyed over using a lighter color. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Emily, Thank you for reaching out. Please send a picture of the color you would like to achieve to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you. Please include that you are requesting the color recipe for use on polyester.

    • haaseblume

      Hello, can you please tell me which colors I need to use to recreate the Rit “wine” color? Thank you!

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Because we offer wine in both powder and liquid dye, we are not able to provide a color recipe: http://store.ritstudio.com/index.php?p=catalog&mode=color_search&color=Red For a better selection of our dyes, we recommend Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Michael’s. We also offer a store locator at our website: https://www.ritdye.com/store-locator/?utm_source=RitStudio&utm_campaign=StoreLocator Hope this helps!

        • haaseblume

          Thank you for your response. I was trying to dye my polyester dress a burgundy color, much like your wine color but I am not sure if I know which color combination from the Dyemore products to use to make a burgundy color. The polyester dyes unfortunately do not come in burgundy or wine. Thanks.

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hello,
            Thank you for reaching out. We have sent you a message to your personal e-mail. Please get back to us at your earliest convenience so that we may better assist you.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Megan McFarland

      I’m trying to dye polyester fabric ivory/cream. What combo of Dye More would I use? This is for large outdoor cushion covers. Thanks!

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Megan,
        Thank you for reaching out. Information has been sent to your personal e-mail on how we can assist with getting your color created. Hope this helps.

    • Parker

      I’m trying to dye a polyester velvet fabric a dark dusty-ish rose pink. In the Color Library it would be Warm Red #335 or #339. Is there a recipe for one of those colors (or something close to them) that you’ve found with the Dye More line?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Parker,
        Thank you for reaching out. Please send a picture of the color you would like to achieve to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you. Please include that you are requesting the color recipe for use on polyester from the DyeMore line. Hope this helps.

    • KONSTANTINA PENTARCHOU

      Hello!! I have a mustard coat coloured and I would like to dye it chocolate brown. The fabric is 70% pol, 27% ray and 3% span and the tag recommeds dry cleaning. Could Rit Dye More for Synthetics help? If yes how many bottles should I use? And during the weighing the fabric must be dry or wet?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. We do not recommend dyeing an item that recommends dry cleaning. The reason is that the very hot water required to activate the dye and successfully dye fabric can cause damage and shrinkage to the fabric. If you decide to try dyeing the coat, we recommend using 1 bottle of DyeMore for up to 1 lb. of dry weight fabric using 3 gallons of water. DyeMore is not recommended for use in a washing machine because it will dye plastic parts. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. Please send us a photo of the color you are wanting and the fabric content of the material you plan to dye and we will try to create a recipe for you. Please send your Request for a color formula to: colorformula@theritstudio.com
      Hope this helps.

    • Ana

      Hi I have a 100% polyester chiffon floral dress. It’s off white with pink/red flowers, olive color leaves. Is it possible to dye a darker color. I know black turns out grey but I was considering a navy blue or a deep purple. Would it take or would the color be light? Thank you:)

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Ana,
        Thank you for reaching out. Over dyeing is tricky so there is no way to know how the different colors will blend with the new color. You may end up with several different shades. Going as dark as possible by doubling the amount of dye required is recommend since you are wanting a darker shade and are working with polyester. Please keep in mind that the pattern will always be on the fabric even after being dyed. Please get back to us with any additional questions.

        • Ana

          Thank you so much 🙂

    • Ana
    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Sheree, DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Black is the only color that will successfully dye over navy blue. When dyeing dark gray over navy blue, the 2 colors will mix to create a new color and you will not be able to achieve a true dark gray. Because DyeMore requires a water temperature of 180 to 212 degrees to activate and successfully dye fabric, we would recommend checking the fabric care tag on the dress to ensure it can be washed in very hot water. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Jamie

      I wanted to dye a beige faux fur coat mauve, dyemore doesn’t specifically offer that color . Any tips? Will superpink do? Can i use the regular rit dye powder on the coat or do i specifically need to use the dyemore?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Jamie, Rit DyeMore would be the recommended dye to use when working with faux fur as our all-purpose dye does not successfully adhere to synthetic fabrics. However, when dyeing over an existing color, the original color will mix with the dye to create a new color. Since the coat is currently beige, you will not be able to achieve a true pink color. Unfortunately, Rit color remover is not able to remove dye from synthetic fabrics. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Nui,
      Thank you for reaching out. Please send us a photo of the color you are wanting and the fabric content of the material you plan to dye and we will try to create a recipe for you. Please send your Request for a color formula to: colorformula@theritstudio.com
      Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. When dyeing synthetics with DyeMore, the only things that are needed in the dye bath are the dye and very hot water on the stove top. No soaps of any kind are needed. Hope this helps.

    • Andrea Miller

      i want to dye the polyester inner part of my wedding dress saphire blue but not the outer layer of tulle. it is a very heavy petticoated dress and im just want from the a-line waist down, underneath polyester and petticoat died. any ideas on how to do this? desperate need help. way to big and poofy to put on stove top not looking for perfection but i dont want the outer layer of tulle died.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Andrea, Rit DyeMore is intended for use on fabric that can be immersed in a dyebath of very hot water and constantly agitated for at least 30 minutes. If it is possible to remove the petticoat, you might give the bucket method a try. Make sure to use boiling water so you are starting out with the hottest water possible. 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. 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.

    • Andriy

      Hi RIT.
      I have sentytychnu fabric (polyester) white. I need fabric paint in the color Ivory. What color dye you recommend me?
      thank you

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Please send a picture of the ivory color you would like to achieve to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you using DyeMore. Please include that the fabric is polyester. Thanks!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Jordan Lehnhof

      I dyed a jacket green this morning that was labeled as 100% cotton with regular rit dye. It turns out it was mislabeled because the thread didn’t dye and I’ve since tested and found that it’s polyester. If I overdye it with dyemore, can I tone the threads green without dramatically darkening the jacket? It’s okay if it’s a lighter or different shade of green, that would actually look great, but I just don’t love the tan thread against the green. Also, can dyemore colors be mixed together?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Jordan,
        Thank you for reaching out. We would recommend using Rit Color Remover on the Jacket before dyeing with the DyeMore line. Using the Color Remover first will help give a more accurate shade and not darken the color as much. DyeMore can be mixed together. If there is a certain color you are wanting to acheive then you are welcome to e-mail us a photo and the fabric type and we will create a custom recipe for you. You can send your request to: colorformula@theritstudio.com
        Hope this helps.

        • http://www.ritdye.com Jordan Lehnhof

          I posted this before the jacket had completely dried, and later I noticed the color seemed a little uneven. I thought it was maybe because I didn’t stir enough so when I used the color remover i was careful to make sure I used a huge pot with plenty of water and stirred really well. But, the dye is being removed unevenly. If I treat it again with color remover would it help? Over most of the jacket the color is nicely removed and is a pale green, but there are places where it’s turned kind of light yellow, and in the heavier seams under the arms the dye is darker, no matter how much I stir. The light color is around the collar and in other places that makes me wonder if the fabric was treated to look distressed and I didn’t notice before dying because it was such a light color to begin with. I was planning to re-dye, but now I’m reconsidering. Can Dyemore color these places a little more evenly than regular Rit? I don’t mind some color variation, but on the original garment it was more subtle. I guess what I’m asking is, where can I find information about how dye works on treated fabrics? If the “distressed” areas are always going to stay pretty light then I will switch gears and go with a lighter color, but if Dyemore can penetrate those areas a little better so the color variation is more subtle, then I would like to stick with more of a jewel tone like I originally planned.

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hello Jordan,
            Thank you for reaching out. If the lighter areas have been treated to make it look distressed, then there is no guarantee that the dyes will be able to cover the fabric evenly. If you would like to use the DyeMore line, please keep in mind that it requires the use of the stove top with an almost boiling dye bath for the full 30-60 minutes of agitation. This will dye the polyester thread, however, it will give a much darker shade to the cotton fabric. Depending on how much damage was done to the fiber of the fabric when it was distressed, you may never get a solid color through out the fabric. Going a lighter color may help the fabric appear a little more even. Please get back to us with additional questions.

            • http://www.ritdye.com Jordan Lehnhof

              Okay, I have decided to try it one more time with Dyemore because I have nothing to lose if it doesn’t work. I’m readjusting my goals to basically just tone it so it is grey instead of khaki. My last question (hopefully) is if I can control the darkness of the color with the amount of water I use, or is it only time based? I know the poly thread will be lighter than the cotton jacket, that’s fine. But since I want a light color and I have to use heat to process, will the dye keep getting darker and darker as long as it’s in the dyebath or will it stop once it’s reached a certain point? I want to process it only as long as it takes to tint the thread. With the regular rit I have read you can control the lightness by how quickly you take it out of the dye but also by adding more water.

            • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

              Hi Jordan, Keep in mind that Rit dyes are intended for use on fabric that is white or off-white in color, so you will want to make sure you use color remover prior to re-dyeing the jacket. When dyeing fabric, it should be constantly agitated in the dyebath for at least 30 minutes. If you take the fabric out sooner, the color result may be lighter but could also result in an off-shade. We recommend adding less dye or additional water to a dyebath to lighten the color. You can dip in a paper towel, or ideally, a piece of fabric cut from an inner seam into the dyebath to test the color. The color would dry lighter. The fabric can be constantly agitated for longer than 30 minutes for a darker color result. The dyebath would continue to darken the fabric until all the dye was been pulled from the dyebath or the water has cooled. Hope this helps!

    • Jackie

      I want to dye a pair of light blue jeans black. I purchased black Rit dye, but am concerned about the stitching. The jeans are 99% cotton, 1% elastane, so they should dye well I think. However, the stitching is also very light blue and is probably polyester. Can I mix in black DyeMore with regular Rit dye to color the stitching? Or should I just use DyeMore? If I dye the jeans with regular Rit dye, how can I dye the stitching as well?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Jackie, You are correct that stitching is often made from polyester, which is not dyeable using Rit all-purpose dye. We do not recommend mixing the 2 different dye lines as they are different formulations and require different water temperatures. DyeMore graphite will dye 100% polyester dark gray and other fabrics black: https://store.ritstudio.com//rit-dyemore/ The problem when using DyeMore on cotton is that the very hot water, 180 to 212 degrees, may cause shrinkage: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Also, DyeMore is not recommended for use in a washing machine because it will dye plastic parts. Unfortunately, the only way to dye polyester thread would be to dye an item using DyeMore. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Natasha Fenwick

      Can I use rit dye more to dye velvet? If so. Whats the best way to approach it

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Natasha,
        Thank you for reaching out. Velevet can be made from different materials. 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.
        DyeMore will dye both all natural and synthetic fabrics but must be used on the stove top with the water at about a boil for the full 30-60 minutes of agitation. Please get back to us with any questions.

    • http://www.ritdye.com gina tyler

      4-When water begins to simmer, add one bottle of DyeMore (shake bottle before pouring) and a “squirt of dish washing liquid” (about 1 teaspoon).
      What is the dishwashing liquid for,have never ever done this?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Gina, DyeMore does not require the addition of salt, vinegar or dishwashing liquid be added to the dyebath. When using Rit all-purpose dye, 1 tablespoon laundry detergent to all dye baths to help promote level dyeing. Hope this helps!

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Trina,
      Thank you for reaching out. Please send a picture of the color you would like to achieve, along with the fabric content, to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you. Hope this helps.

    • Trish Meibers

      Can you still use the washing machine method with the DyeMore?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Trish, We do not recommend using DyeMore in a washing machine. The reason is that DyeMore will dye plastic parts in your washer. For best results, DyeMore is recommended for use on the stove top where the very hot water termperature can be maintained: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • GINA

      WHAT COLORS TO MAKE A DEEP BURGUNDY ❓❓❓

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Gina, We have two different dyes to choose from, depending on the material. Traditional Rit Dyes will work well on cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, nylon, silk or wool. Rit Dye More will dye polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, golf balls, lacrosse sticks, ABS plastics and poly based plastics beautifully. Please send a picture of the color you would like to achieve, along with the type of fabric you are dyeing, to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you.

    • Lindsay

      I have ivory tablecloths I want to dye chocolate brown. I believe the fabric is polyester. I’m not sure if it’s a mix . Is there anyway I can do it with the RIT dye more chocolate brown?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Lindsay,
        Thank you for reaching out. Chocolate Brown from the DyeMore line will dye your polyester blend successfully. We recommend using double the amount of dye required when dyeing darker colors. This will help achieve a true Chocolate Brown shade. Hope this helps.

        • Lindsay Mcvean

          What worries me is I saw someone’s review about dying their polyester wedding dress and it came out a purple grayish..

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hello Lindsay,
            Thank you for getting back to us. Rit dyes require a high amount of heat to activate and dye the fabric the correct shade. If enough heat is not used then the dye can not activate correctly and you will get undertones of other colors. Since DyeMore must be used on the stove top, the correct amount of heat will be achieved with no issues as long as the instructions are followed. Bringing your water up to about a boil and leaving it at that temperature for the full 30-60 minutes of agitation will help you to acheive the correct color. We always recommend using a paper towel to test your hot dye bath before submerging the fabric. This will help you guarantee that you are going to acheive your desired shade. Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Quia, Thank you for reaching out. Please send a picture of the wine color you would like to achieve, along with the fabric content of the dress, to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Kayla Berry

      Soooo… I just washed some brand new maroon and white 100% poly basketball uniforms on cold and with light detergent …and the maroon bled aggressively and dyed the white a nice bright pink. I’ve tried to rinse them in oxyclean and failed to get the white back. Any tips for color removal without totally messing up the maroon?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Kayla,
        Thank you for reaching out. Normally we would recommend using Rit Color Remover, however, it will have a limited to no effect on synthetic material. Rit does not carry any products that would assist with removing the color from the white of the fabric and leave the maroon as it is, especially on polyester. Please get back to us with additional questions.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Tina, Thank you for reaching out. Purple is an undertone of blue shades and can result if one of the required steps for using DyeMore was not followed. Color remover would try to remove as much dye as possible, but would likely only take the fabric back to an off-white shade. This should not cause a problem when dyeing the fabric using Kentucky Sky. When mixing colors, we recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color. The color would dry lighter. So that we can assist you with your dye project, we have emailed you some questions asking the steps you followed when ombre dyeing.

    • cricketK

      Can you use the DyeMore Synthetic to color plastic bags (i.e.: from supermarket, clothing store etc)? If yes, do you recommend a particular process? Thank you!

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore should be able to dye the plastic bags successfully, however, the amount of heat needed may not allow the thin plastic to hold up correctly. DyeMore must be used on the stove top with the hot dye bath at around a boil for the full 30-60 minutes us continual agitation the is required. Hope this helps.

    • Zara

      With the new DyeMore, do you use a fix before or after dyeing? I don’t see a reference to it. I plan on using green on a poly shirt, print, to dye the teal darker.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Zara, Thank you for reaching out. Rit Color Stay Dye Fixative is for use on natural fabrics to help double the amount of color retention in fabrics which have been dyed with Rit all-purpose dye. DyeMore is a different formulation than the all-purpose dye. When dyeing synthetics, it is the very hot water, 180 to 212 degrees, along with constant agitation that enables the dye to successfully adhere to the fabric. We do not offer a dye fixative for synthetics, nor is one needed. However, all Rit dyes are semi-permanent and will fade over time. Hope this helps!

        • Zara

          Thank you for the quick reply. I *always* use the stovetop method with at least 200 degree water. With this method, I have always had my results to be a ‘true’ color as pictured by RitDye, even when I do the coloring mixing for colors like chartreuse. That color doesn’t come in a bottle.

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hi Zara, Should you wish to try to achieve a color that is not available in the DyeMore line, you can send a picture of the color along with the fabric you are working with to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you. Hope this helps!

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Linda,
      Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore will dye Cotton however, since it is intended for synthetics and synthetic blends, the dye must still be heat activated with almost boiling water. We would recommend checking to see if the store will let you exchange the dye. Please get back to us with additional questions.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Sean, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, Rit color remover is able to remove dye from nylon even though it is a semi-synthetic fabric. Nylon is the only synthetic fabric that color remover and Rit all-purpose dye will work successfully on. Therefore, you are able to use all-purpose tan dye once the color remover is used: https://store.ritstudio.com/liquid-dyes/liquid-dye-8-oz-tan/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Kchard

      I died a nude dress using graphite and it came out the right darkeness but it looks a little blue when I was hoping maybe more brown or black undertone? of grey. Can I dye something twice? How much dyemore would you recommend in order to not drastically change the darkness but rather change the light blue tint?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello,
        Thank you for reaching out. We have sent a message to your personal e-mail in order to better assist you. Please get back to us at your convenience.

    • Liz Erwin

      Can you dye natural & synthetic fabrics together by using DyeMore products? I’ve always wanted to try to dye my faded black clothes.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Liz, Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore will dye both natural and synthetic fabrics. However, you will want to keep in mind that the very hot water required to activate DyeMore and successfully dye fabrics may cause shrinkage to cotton and other natural fabrics. Also, DyeMore graphite dyes polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • Thomasina Gallagher

      I have a black sweatshirt that is in need of a spruce me up. The fabric is 60% cotton and 40% polyester. I had planned on using your black All-Purpose dye but while doing research I came across a couple of sources that said the fabric would come out patchy. Your DyeMore step by step guide indicated a temperature of 180F is needed. I’m concerned that the sweatshirt might shrink. Do you recommend I use your All-Purpose dye or DyeMore?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Thomasina, Thank you for reaching out. The general rule we follow is that if fabric contains 40% polyester or less, the all-purpose dye can be used. Since the fabric contains 60% cotton and because you are concerned about shrinkage, we would recommend using the all-purpose dye. Since you are concerned about shrinkage, the all-purpose dye only requires a water temperature of 140 to 160 degrees to activate while DyeMore requires 180 to 212 degrees. Rit offers tips for dyeing black: https://www.ritdye.com/2014/03/28/keep-calm-rit-on-rebeccas-4-top-tips-for-dyeing-black-black/ Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

        • Thomasina Gallagher

          Thank you very much!

    • Tracey

      Hi I was give some white ish tulle/ very stiff net. Can I dye it using dye more? Im not sure what material it is made of

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Tracey,
        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.
        Most tulle is made from synthetic fabric and so we would recommend using the DyeMore line for best results. Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi Star, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not recommend using DyeMore in a washing machine because it will dye plastic parts. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Meggie Borkowski

      I have a very light grey/sage 100% polyester dress that I want to dye using dye more…..I only need the dress a little deeper in color. How do I decide how much colors to add to the mix to achieve the color I want? Thank you

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Meggie,
        Thank you for reaching out. When dyeing over another color the original color and the new color will blend to create an unknown shade. If you are looking to achieve a particular color then you are welcome to send us a photo of the color and the fabric type to our e-mail at: colorformula@theritstudio.com
        We will do our best to match your color. Please keep in mind that the color may not be as you are expecting since you are over dyeing another color. Hope this helps.

    • Dave

      I would like to dye an old pair of sneakers. They’re sort of like a leather material, they’re white, and I would like to dye them gray. Will that work? Can leather be dyed? Also, I don’t suppose the rubber sole of a shoe can be dyed, can it?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Dave,
        Thank you for reaching out. We do not recommend using Rit dyes to dye leather. Our dyes contain salt which may cause the leather to become dry or brittle. In some cases, Rit has been used successfully to stain leather rather than dye it. However, there is the possibility that the dye may rub off while wearing the item or if it gets wet. Hope this helps.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Merissa Marco

      I am attempting to dye a white ball gown to a bright golden yellow. I know the daffodil dye-more is a very bright almost spring chick yellow. Would anyone recommend the best color to add to darken the yellow? sandstone or apricot orange?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Merissa, Thank you for reaching out. Please send a picture of the color you would like to achieve, along with the fabric listed on the care tag of the gown, to colorformula@theritstudio.com and we will try to create a custom color recipe for you.

    • Neda Korablikovaite

      Hi, I would like to dye 2 1/2 metres of this white sweat fleece fabric to a light pinky peach could u recommend me what would be the best colours to mix for this and how big of a pot would I need? Thanks.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc5a1707bec9c74070dca1c78ee5cc4d5a0c0648d115422d1582be3ac9827d33.jpg

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello Neda,
        Thank you for reaching out. We would recommend that you e-mail us a photo of the color you are wanting and the fabric content of the material you are dyeing to: colorformula@theritstudio.com
        Once we have received your e-mail we will be able to work on creating you a custom formula. Hope this helps.

    • Rachael

      I have a synthetic fabric bridesmaids dress that was originally very light pink shade. I dyed it once with Rit to make it gray and it turned out great. I’m wondering now if it would be possible to re-dye it again to a navy blue. Since the gray is not very dark would I be able to just dye it again or would I have to strip it first and then dye it?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Rachel, Since the dress is currently a gray color, you could successfully dye over the original color and achieve navy blue. At this time, DyeMore does not offer a navy blue dye. Rit’s color expert created a color recipe for a navy blue shade that you could mix in 3 gallons of very hot water:
        1 Bottle Sapphire Blue
        2/5 (2.8 oz.) Bottle Royal Purple
        ¼ Bottle Graphite
        Let us know if you have any other questions we can help you with.

    • http://www.ritdye.com Laura H

      Hi, I have a long light pink bridesmaids dress I am going to dye to a grey/dark grey color. The dress is full length, so it is a lot of fabric. Do you think a large stu pot will hold enough water to dye the dress evenly?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Laura, Thank you for reaching out. 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 in this case. When dyeing fabric, it is very important the fabric move freely in the dyebath as any bunching of fabric will cause an uneven color result. We would recommend testing the pot by adding in water and the dress to see if the dress would be bunched in the dyebath.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out. DyeMore and our All Purpose dye line both require different formulas since fabrics take dyes differently. To request a color recipe, please e-mail us a photo or pantone number of the color you are wanting and the fabric type you are dyeing to: colorformula@theritstudio.com
      Hope this helps.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Mir,
      Thank you for reaching out. To request a color recipe, please e-mail us a photo or pantone number of the color you are wanting and the fabric type you are dyeing to: colorformula@theritstudio.com
      Hope this helps.

    • Bad Horse

      Will there ever be a black RIT DyeMore? Graphite ain’t black. I mean black; I have some jet-black polyester that I need to be actually black, without any blue or purple tinge to it.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore graphite will dye polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Unfortunately, polyester is a the most difficult to fabric to dye and we do not have a dye at this time that will achieve black on polyester. Sorry for the inconvenience.

        • Bad Horse

          Thanks. What will Rit DyeMore graphite do to polyester that is already nearly black? Will it make it darker, or lighter?

          • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

            Hello, If the fabric is black, DyeMore graphite will likely have little effect on it since it is only able to achieve dark gray on polyester. The original black color would override the lighter color.

            • Bad Horse

              I’m trying to turn polyester that is black with a deep blue tinge to pure black. Might DyeMore get rid of the blue?

            • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

              Hello, When using Rit all-purpose black dye to dye over a dark blue color, we generally recommend adding 1/2 package of dark brown dye to the dyebath. Since you are working with the DyeMore line, you might try adding some chocolate brown to the graphite dyebath to see if it might tone down the blue tinge when dyeing the fabric. We would recommend cutting a piece of fabric from an inner seam to dip into the dyebath to test the color that might be achieved. The color will dry lighter. Hope this helps.

    • terry

      I have a 46 inch stuffed yellow lab that I need to dye black. It says it is made of poly-acrylic. Do you have a dye and a process i can follow to do this? We just lost our black lab and they no longer make the dog in black so I am hoping I can dye it.

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Terry, Thank you for reaching out. Yes, DyeMore will dye a polyester/acrylic blend, but please keep in mind that the fabric must be completely submerged and agitated non-stop in a hot water dye bath for the full 30-60 minutes of dye time. It will then need to be rinsed clean of any dyes until the water runs clear. This would be very difficult to do with a stuffed animal as it is full of fibers. Please get back to us with additional questions.

    • Amber

      Hi, I have a white dress that is 95% polyester and 5% spandex, tag says to wash in 30C temperature. I would like to dye the dress a pale yellow. What do you suggest? Should I still follow stove top high temperature method?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hi Amber, Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore requires a water temperature of at least 180 degrees, 82C, to activate and successfully dye fabric. Polyester requires the high water temperature to allow the fibers of the fabric to open up for maximum dye absorption. Unfortunately, a water temperature of 30C would not successfully dye the polyester dress. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Jocilene

      Hi, there!
      I want to revive the black on a BLACK COAT that is 100% Polyester. I’ve noticed that the darker shade for Rite DyeMore is GRAPHITE. I am afraid that it will give me only a DARK GREY and not the Black I am looking for. Should I use the regular Rite Black Dye?

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Rit DyeMore graphite will dye polyester dark gray and other fabrics black. Unfortunately, polyester is a the most difficult to fabric to dye and we do not have a dye at this time that will achieve black on polyester. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • HMMMMM

      I want to dye a vynal/poly blend purse I just purchased. (Two for one sale but only other was bone color which don’t like). I would like to dye the bone color Kentucky blue. Would this method work? It is a very soft bag but I don’t know if the heat would be damaging making the foe leather brittle. What process would you suggest?

    • Kimberly Thomas

      Hello, I would like to dye a white polyester blouse to make it a lilac color, would the Royal Purple dye acheive this?

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Lala,

      We are so happy that you have us in mind! Our dyes are designed to be used under hot temperatures. Dye More for instance needs temperatures of at least 180-210 degrees at a 30 minute rolling boil and agitation. Unfortunately, on your care tag it states”Dry Cleaning Recommend”. Whenever you dye anything made of fabric, you invariably have to wash it a lot. You must prewash it to remove surface finishes and any invisible stains that will repel dye. You must dissolve the dye in water to apply it. Finally, you have to wash it several times afterwards to remove all of the loose extra dye. Otherwise the dry excess dye will rub off on you, the furniture, your purse, and anything else the garment touches. This means that you absolutely cannot dye anything that is not washable. We cannot guarantee that your garment wouldn’t either damage o shrink due to high temperatures. At your own risks here are some tips on the ombree effect: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/creative-techniques/ombre/. As well as some additonal tips on our Dye More Line which are mainly synthetic fibers just like your garment :https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/dyemore/. Hope this helps you Lala!

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Elisa,

      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.

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • Jacquelyn Mayo

      I dyed khakipants black and they look good,xcept the stitching remained khaiki. Can I redye using synthetic dye to cover the stitching?

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Denise,

      Thank you for choosing Rit Dye! Unfortunately our Rit Color Remover is suitable for use on most washable fabrics, including cotton, linen, rayon, silk, and nylon. Rit Color Remover will not work on polyester or any synthetic fabrics. Also, our dyes once applied on a white or off cream fabric they will only get darker not lighter. Hope this helps!

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Amy,

      We have sent an email to the email provided. Please get back to us at your earliest convenience.

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Lynn,

      We would recommend using our Rit All Purpose dye. This dye is formulated for the low water setting on your washer using hot water (140-160 degrees). Be sure to add in 1 cup of salt for cotton, rayon, ramie linen or blends. Add 1 cup of vinegar for nylon silk or wool. You can convert the recipe to other water levels by using this chart: https://www.ritdye.com/color-library/how-to-mix-colors/.

      Here are some additional tips for a successful dyeing: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/tips-for-successful-dyeing/ Our original dye, all-purpose Rit, dyes natural fibers well, such as cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, silk, nylon or wool. Our new synthetic dye, Rit DyeMore, dyes polyester, nylon, acrylic, acetate, and many plastics, like ABS and poly-based plastics, beautifully. This recipe is formulated using the all-purpose dye.

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • http://www.ritdye.com Evelyn Sederquisr

      What color dye do I need to buy for golden color as inn Beauty and The Beast Belle dress! I have a 100% polyester dress I want to dye! I have the Dyemore daffodil yellow and Sandstone!

    • Dto Thel

      Can you dye the front surface of a polyester panel, while leaving the rear surface untouched, by floating the front surface facedown on the surface of the hot water, rather than submerging it?

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Jenny,

      Thank you for keeping us in mind! We would recommend using our Rit All Purpose dyes since its cotton. However if you decide using the Dye More line instead keep in mind that yes, it will dye the trim the preferred color but, the entirety of the garment may turn out a lighter tone or it can vary. Therefore we cannot guarantee the same results. Hope this helps!

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Melissa,

      This is a tricky request because in order for your polyester tapestery absorb our Dye More line it needs to be completely submerged at 210-220 degrees rolling boil as well as 30 minute agitation. Meaning each time you add more color it will layer the existing tone and create an unknown hue. Stove top method will be the only method recommended for Dye More at this time.

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello,

      No we do not recommend using this on your hair. You may try a hairstylist professional instead.

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Terri,

      You may try and spot dye this following these instructions:https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/spot-dyeing/. Hope this helps!

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • Margaret Cobb Anderson

      Hi…I’m trying to dye 100%light gray poly baseball pants navy blue. What’s my best bet? I appreciate the guidance…TIA

    • DeLacey

      Hello,
      I dyed a 100% polyester fabric with racing red dyemore, and the color came out lighter than I was hoping. Am I able to just repeat the process again on the fabric? Also, I was hoping for more of a wine color, any suggestions to achieve this? Thank you

      • PerkyLoveDoll

        My exact question. Can I mix it with a brown?

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello,

      As neoprene exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range it should dye with DyeMore.
      The exact degree to which it dyes may depend on the particular fabric being dyed.

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Erika,

      What fabric is the dress?

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Antonia,

      Happy Friday!

      You can dye it with Dye More, but it will have a slight difference in color. Dye more does not require fixative. However, Dye More is meant to be used for synthetic fibers and at a higher temperature of 210-220 degrees of heat.

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • Emma Cirelli

      Hello,

      I have this top that is a strong nearly Fluro organge and I would like to dye it black/grey. It is 98% poly what would you recommended. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bc853a8b9d8f260a78f8dca4169c771f9485c611ccd5d4afa97edc08d3e811a.jpg

    • Amy Hauft

      Hello. Is it possible to buy Rit DyeMore in quantities of more than 7 0z. each? And if so, where would you direct me to purchase it? Thank you.
      Amy

      • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

        Hello,

        We have sent an email to the email provided.

        Thank you,
        Rit Dye

    • beth

      I would like to dye a rubber dress. How can I do this? Thanks!

    • Melissa Patten

      Can you use the elmers blue gel glue method of resist-dyeing with RitMore?

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Alaina,

      This is typically because either the fabric is made form synthetic fibers or the fabric has a special finish such as ” Water Proof”. Most outdoor fabrics have this finish and if it does our dyes will not adhere to the fabric. However, there’s a good chance the the fabric is synthetic. Our Dye More line will be suitable for this project. The Stove Top Method will be the only method to be effective: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/stovetop-technique/. Hope this helps!

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello,

      Unfortunately no, the only way for our Rit Dye More to work is being in the Stove Top at a rolling boil for 30 minutes (210-220) degrees. Here are some tips to help you: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/stovetop-technique/. Hope this helps!

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • Renee Brown

      Hello, I would like to know how to prevent the dyed product from bleeding onto other fabric when in close contact or when it get wet. I plan od dying my faded patio furniture, but want to make sure the color does not bleed or transfer on to my guests when sitting on them. Thanks

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Aw,

      Our Rit All Purpose dye in Navy Blue will do the trick. Here are some tips in using this dye: https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/the-basics/how-to-dye-101/. Hope this helps!

      Thank you,
      Rit Dye

    • Joanne Murray

      Is Dyemore Graphite actually black?

    • Emily

      I’m looking to dye an ivory wedding dress a navy/royal blue. It is primarily polyester.

      The Sapphire Blue seems really bright. Should I dye it twice with the Sapphire or add some Graphite? How could I achieve a navy/royal blue effect?

      Thank you!
      Emily.

    • Emily

      Hello I was hoping to dye a slip cover. I need to use the DyeMore because it is 100% polyester. Why should I not use the washing machine or bucket methods?

    • Unovian Baye

      Hello! For a costume project I’m thinking of tie dyeing a polyester jumpsuit in pink, green and yellow to get bands on it. I’m not too sure what I would do to dye them… would I just have to agitate the part I’m dyeing and hold the rest of the garment over the pot for half an hour, and repeat for each section?

    • Stephanie

      My question is about dying white nylon shoe laces. I don’t have any experience with dyeing synthetic fibers (yet). Do the colors mix as you would expect like on cotton? For example, if I were to dye something half yellow and half blue, would the overlapping parts turn green on nylon like it would with cotton? Thanks for your help!

    • Annishka Mitchell

      Hello, I dyed a light pink bridesmaids dress with Rit Dye More super pink hoping it will turn fuschia. It is 100 polyester with lace trim and tulle all pink. The tulle is now dark pink which is ok. How can I get the polyster parts closer to fuschia if possible? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d0d38031aeb37b3869a5780821cbc33c675c7d8247d05d9dfaab8337402c1e04.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8aa8d462055965ef9530d774901e03a4c095ca0ab5c79e4849e3648d7bbe66a.jpg

    • http://www.ritdye.com Hanna Burch

      Hello, had a great experience dying a pearly white 40% poly 60% cotton dress with a mix of the sand stone and super pink DyeMores. I love the dusty peach color that resulted! The only problem is there are a few blotches of darker color. I hand washed the dress first, but I suspect there were invisible stains. What should I do? I can use products like Shout on the dress? Can I dryclean it? Thanks!

    • Ilene Cohen Asuncion

      I have a white dress that I need to dye a pale pink color. If I were choosing all purpose I would probably choose the petal pink. However, the label says shell is rayon and lining polyester. There is only one pink option in the Dye More line. Is there a way to create a lighter pink with that product line?

    • Dora

      I want to dye my garden flags which have faded. Which product do I use? Also, I cannot submerge in a pot as each little piece is a different color. Thank you.

    • Joannie Ciociola

      Hi,
      I would like to dye a dress 100% polyester in cool red #111 or Cool Red #Wine with Dye More. How can I proceed to get the right formula?

    • Kate Moranville

      I received 8 polyester white tablecloths that I want to dye, is the stove top the only method
      to dye them ?

    • Paula Laflamme Majewski

      I forgot the squirt of dish soap in my pot while using dyemore. Will this matter?

    • Estefania Escolar

      hi! id like to ask if you can “re use” the dye bath? thanks

    • Amy Wright

      I’m looking to make a dark red. The dress I received came out too much on the purple side. What can I do?

    • Beverly Gunter

      hello, if i wanted to dye my satin polyester dress a dark green, should i purchase peckock green and mix wth black? or should i inccrese the number of bottles for peacock green?

    • Rachael

      Hi I previously dyed a dress with dye more from a light pink to the light gray color. I have decided now that I want to dye the same garment dark blue. Would it be ok for me to just dye it again since my desired color is darker or would the dress need to be stripped and then re dyed?

    • S Worsham

      If using Dye More color on cotton, do you keep the garment in the dye 30 minutes?

    • Amanda Watson

      Could you use this product to dye furniture, and if you did, would the colors transfer?

    • Sarahanne

      Is there a recipe with rit dyemore to make an olive green color? Or various hues of green? All I can seem to find is recipes for the regular rit dye colors. The last item that I just wanted to be any shade of green last time I used peacock green because it was the only dyemore color I could find that said green on the label.. and it turned my item blue.. very blue. Dyed it again quickly with the daffodil yellow dyemore and it did turn a shade of green luckily and looked even and I was happy. I want to plan it better this time and choose the shade if I can.

    • Stephanie G

      I have faded black pants that are 71% cotton 28% polyester and 1% spandex. Will this work with my pants? Will the graphite make them look black again?

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      The recommended way to dye successfully using DyeMore is stove top. I have known consumers that have tried dyeing in the washing machine. We can not guarantee it will work. You might want to turn your water heater up while dyeing in a washing machine.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      You can try and perform the dye process that way. We can not guarantee that it will work but you are willing to risk it then give it a try!

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hi,

      Can you please email info@ritdye.com a picture of the teal you want along with the fabric content you are dyeing and someone will be able to assist you further.

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      I am sorry but I have not heard anyone asking about dyeing a cellular blind.

    • Erin Payne

      Hi! I have a white top that I dyed Daffodil Yellow – and the color is SPOT ON! I would like to turn it Emerald Green… would you recommend that I use the Sapphire Blue or the Kentucky Blue? Thanks!

      • Erin Payne

        OH and the reason that I didn’t just straight out dye it green in the first place was because I had a pale yellow skirt that I also dyed daffodil yellow – so I could get both pieces the same base color. Want to turn them BOTH emerald green!

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello D! You can use Rit All-Purpose for the dyeing of your coat. We do have navy blue available in All-Purpose.

    • Jamie Harlow

      I’m dying a bunch of clothes that are all kinds of fabrics. I really want a grayish-teal so I accidentally bought Teal regular dye and Graphite DyeMore. Can those be mixed, or should I replace one or the other so the types of dye match? Will DyeMore dye my natural fibers as well as the synthetic ones?

      Also, if there is no Teal DyeMore, as I’ve read, can I use 3 colors (graphite, blue and green) of DyeMore in a mix? thanks in advance!

    • http://www.ritdye.com Eric Lembke

      I want to dye coyote brown nylon to blaze orange – or close to it. Which colors should I mix? I can play with ratios, I just need to know where to start.

     

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