Fiber reactive dye instructions
Step by action Instructions:
Pre-Wash your textile. It is a very important step. Make use of hot-water and 1/4 cup Synthrapol or Dharma Professional Textile Detergent (PTD) per machine load. This may remove any dirt, grease, or other gunk. Enzyme detergents are widely used to remove starch however if you cannot get any enzyme detergent then adding 1/4 cup soda ash together with your detergent helps. Fabrics addressed with permanent-press, conditioners, sizing or water proofing, etc aren't suggested. This will be a very important action. Pre-washing can really make a big difference. We even suggest constantly pre-washing so called PFD (made For Dyeing) materials, as you never know "where they are". Even fingerprints trigger blotchy dyeing.
Break down your dye. Paste up the Fiber Reactive Dye with some tepid to warm water, exactly the same way you paste-up flour for gravy - pasting is a beneficial action to get dye mixed properly. After that, include about a cup of hot water to the dye paste in order to make a well dissolved slurry. Finally, add to the bathtub of tepid to warm water and stir to combine uniformly. (for dye dimensions )
Note: Some colors is harder to break down than others, specifically some reds (including mixes with purple in them, like purples, blacks, browns, etc.), also a few of the darker yellows. For these tough colors you need to use approx. 1 TBS of Urea mixed in 1 cup heated water which will make your dye slurry as overhead. Urea is a wonderful dissolving agent. To avoid "freckles" of undissolved purple, you may also utilize some thin textile like 5 or 8mm Habotai silk or something like that comparable in a funnel over your dye shower and filter your really thinned and dissolved dye. Re-paste up any dye caught within the filter so you don't wind up skewing the last color.
Break down the Non-Iodized Salt totally inside required amount of warm (about 105ºF) plain tap water and increase bathtub. You should use our finely powdered Dyer's Salt to miss this irritating dissolving component - it dissolves almost instantly! For Turquoise and blends that contain Turquoise (marked with a (T) next to their particular title), if you sub Glauber's salt for regular, the Turquoise will hit brighter and much deeper! Add Calsolene Oil (Optional - breaks surface stress for more even, less streaky outcomes; recommended for huge loads).
Add the material. Stir carefully, but usually, for 20 minutes. In a washing device, set it up to agitate. Do not let it drain away! - with many machines you must keep setting it back into the start of the period. Make use of a timer and that means you cannot loose track - absolutely nothing even worse than dropping your dye along the strain before you decide to're done! The washer is preferred for large loads, when you're too busy to stir often enough, or even for more even outcomes.
Add the Soda Ash. Dissolve Soda Ash with hot regular water and add gradually, over about 15 minutes, into dye bath while stirring. Never pour it right on the fabric (concentrated Soda Ash option coming in contact with the material can leave darker splotches!) When using a washing machine, change it off and use one thing to maneuver the material over to one side while incorporating the Soda Ash in the otherside. Mix the soft drink ash option to the water before stirring the material around or switching the device back on. Blend frequently or set machine to agitate once again - 30 min. for light colors, an hour for deep colors.
Rinse & wash-out extra dye. Use cool working water until it operates very nearly obvious, or place it through a couple of wash cycles in the washing machine. Then wash in hot-water using Synthrapol or Professional Textile Detergent to finish washing out the extra dye. With a few of darker colors, like blacks or reds, a second clean can be needed. Additionally, making use of Milsoft (a concentrated, professional material softener) relating to its instructions will restore a luxurious softness to fabrics that have been dyed.
Measurements / FAQs:
Just how much dye do i would like?
The simple method: unless you have an accurate scale, plus don't care about color-matching or repeatability: for method tones of many colors add 1 tablespoon of dye per 1 pound. of textile (3 gallons of water), or 1/2 cup (two 2oz containers) of dye per 8 lb. washer load (20 gallons of liquid). Take note: Colors marked with * on the color card or container label require twice those amounts, and the ones marked with ** need 4x those quantities to obtain the depth of shade on our color card.