How to Dye Clothes in a Tub

Getting your clothes dyed can be quite an experience option, but doing it yourself can be great fun. It is an interesting activity being constructive at the same time. If the color of your favorite piece of clothing has faded and you do not want to part with it, one good alternative is to dye it. It is also an easy process and you can manage to change your dress color within a day.Whether it is a rug cover, or a scarf or old pants you want to dye with favorite color, grab the tub and the dye and start coloring.Oh yeah!! it is that easy.Follow our step by step guide to get the perfect dye in a tub.

Things you will need:

– Cloth you want to dye
– 1 tablespoon Rit dye (increase the quantity for deeper shades and decrease for lighter ones)
– 1.5 Gallon Tub of water
– Spare metal rod for stirring


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    Pick up the color of your choice. You can explore ideas for contrasting and complementing colors online or even check them within Paint option available on your computer.

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    Put on your hand gloves. Direct contact with the dye can not only color your skin but also expose you chemical harm.

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    In a tub of water mix the dye. Mix well so that you have an even color. Soak your clothes in another tub. When thoroughly wet, shift them from that tub to the dye one.

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    Stir the clothes for more then twenty minutes with the metal rod. Remove when you feel the dye has settled in. Remove them and rinse in warm water. Lower the water temperature gradually from warm to cold.

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    Leave the clothes to air dry. In the meanwhile wash your tub with a chlorine detergent so that it does not color permanently.

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    If you want to get different designs, swirl, pleat and swirl.Watching the patterns unfold is a great experience. Play and experiment with colors. Use color charts if you want specific colors.You can also come up with your own shades by mixing different colors.

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