Rit Dye - Pearl Grey # 39 Liquid
- Product ID: RIT39L RIT39L
- Manufacturer: Rit
Weight: 8 Fluid Oz
- Usage: Use 1 bottle for 2 lbs dry fabric. For dark or bright colors, double dye quantity. Add 1 cup salt to dye bath for cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, or blends. Polyester or acrylic blends dye lighter. Not recommended for 100% polyester, acrylic, or fabrics with special finishes, rubber-backing, cold water wash, or labeled Dry Clean Only.
For more information, see our Rit All-Purpose Dye Product Guide.
Pearl grey RIT dye effective on a variety of materials (see our website for specifics). Great for T-shirts and fine clothing too. Can be combined with other colors for unique colors and shades. 8 ounce fluid bottle.
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can this dye be used in the washer?
BEST ANSWER: Sure. Best to put the hot water in the washer first, then add the dye, and mix it up...Then add fabric. Might not work with a front load washer as the water should be in there first...But works great in a top load washer (I use an older washer for dying purposes)...
how do I dye my Bob sneakers?
BEST ANSWER: We haven't tried this ourselves, but people have had success dyeing Toms shoes the same way as fabric. (I assume you're talking about Sketchers' version of Toms shoes.) The rubber soles may dye a little, so if you don't want that to happen, cover any parts you don't want dyed in painters tape before submerging. Use Rit Color Stay Fixative before rinsing. If the shoes are already a color, use Rit Color Remover before dyeing.
Here's the dyeing instructions: www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/rit-all-purpose-fabric-dye/
I want to dye a cotton denim slipcover for a full size sofa. The slipcover is a very pale butter. Do you recommend dying right over this color? My goal is pearl gray
BEST ANSWER: If you dyed over this color, the results may be more of a taupe gray. You could use Rit Color Remover before dyeing to make sure you get the color you want.
May I use this product on leather car seats?
BEST ANSWER: Rit dye sometimes works on leather, but it really depends on the specific leather. Even if it does work, I'm not sure if it would come off at all on people's pants or not, since it can't be rinsed like you normally would with dyed fabric. All in all, we wouldn't recommend it, but it's possible it could work on some leather.
How well does micro fiber take dye and can I go from blue to gray?
BEST ANSWER: Many microfiber fabrics are made of polyester or other synthetic fibers. If it's made of nylon fibers, the dye will work, but not on other synthetic materials. You would not be able to get a true gray from blue fabric, but it could make a more muted grayish blue.
Update: We now carry Rit DyeMore, which works on polyester and other synthetic fibers. Find it in the Rit dye section: www.onlinefabricstore.net/brand-rit.aspx?product=fabric-dyes
I want to dye my linen (very thick) sectional sofa Pearl Grey. How well will the dye take on thick fabric? The entire sofa pieces are removable and can you estimate the number of bottles it would take.
BEST ANSWER: It should work fine on heavy linen. We suggest using plenty of salt in the dye bath to help the fibers absorb the dye. The amount of dye is determined by the weight of the fabric. You can find this out by standing on a scale with the fabric then subtract your weight without the fabric. The general rule of thumb is for every pound of dry fabric, use a 1/2 bottle of dye and 3 gallons of water. You can add more or less dye if you want a darker or lighter gray.
A couple other tips: Since the water has to be hot when dyeing, it's possible the linen could shrink if it hasn't been pre-washed by the manufacturer. You should also wash the fabric before dyeing to remove any stain resistant coating that may be on the fabric, which would prevent it from absorbing the dye properly.