Dylon

DYLON FAQ

How much fabric can I dye with one pack of DYLON Machine Dye?

One pack will dye up to 600g of fabric to the full shade (up to 1.8kg of fabric to lighter shades).
Use multiple packs to dye larger amounts of fabric (e.g. 2 packs will dye 1.2 kg of fabric to the full shade).
Always use the whole pack(s) in one go.
You can use up to 5 packs in one wash.

How does the original colour of the fabric affect the end result?

Colour mixing rules apply, e.g. blue dye on a red fabric will result in purple.
Patterns on the fabric may also still be visible after dyeing.
Stains, faded areas or bleach marks may not always covered by the dye.

Do I have to add additional salt or a fixative?

When dyeing, don’t use additional salt or fix, as the dye already includes these.

Why is it more sustainable to dye faded jeans than buying a new pair?

The dyeing process with DYLON with 3 warm wash cycles consumes 60 litres of water. The production of a single pair of new jeans consumes about 8000 litres of water – primarily for the production of cotton and the irrigation of the fields.

How long does the fabric dye last? Will it fade?

You can treat dyed fabrics just like new fabrics. The shade will last longer if you use a colour care detergent instead of an all-purpose detergent.

Will fabrics dyed with DYLON fabric dye run onto other fabrics in subsequent washes?

Dyed fabric is the same as a new item in terms of colour. It should be washed with similar-coloured textiles to minimize the risk of colour runs. Red fabrics for example should not be washed with white fabrics.

Is it possible to dye dark colours to a lighter shade?

Yes sometimes, but you would need to use DYLON Pre-Dye first to remove the original colour.

Is it possible to dye faded fabrics after they’ve been through many wash cycles? Do the colour mixing rules still apply?

Yes it’s fine to dye well washed fabrics and the colour mixing rules still apply.

Will stains or bleach marks be covered?

The best results will be achieved on stain free, clean fabrics. Stains are not always covered when dyeing and may still be visible.

Is it possible to do a white wash after I have dyed something a dark colour with DYLON in my machine?

Yes, but the machine has to be cleaned with a separate wash cycle (ideally 40°C). This is necessary in order to remove the risk of any traces of dye being left in the machine. 

What should I do if I dyed with DYLON and some marks or stains appear in the subsequent washes?

It is important to clean the washing machine after dyeing as per the instructions in order to prevent any issues with subsequent washes.

Is it possible to dry dyed fabrics in the dryer?

Yes, after the first wash after dyeing you can put your dyed fabrics in the dryer. You can treat your DYLON dyed fabrics like any other coloured fabrics.

Is it possible to use DYLON fabric dye in a top loader?

Yes, it is possible to use DYLON fabric dye in a european top loader.

Is it possible to use DYLON fabric dye by hand?

Yes, DYLON have a range of Hand Dyes.

Will DYLON harm my washing machine? Will dye residues remain in the washing machine after dyeing? Is it possible that dye residues will damage subsequent washes?

DYLON will not harm your washing machine. Due to the fact that DYLON is a dye, slight staining of rubber parts e.g. seals is possible. The staining will not affect following washing loads. You are advised to follow the instructions in the pack and to clean the machine with a separate empty wash cycle (40°) after dyeing. Traces of dye on the rubber seal can be removed by wiping with a small amount of bleach on an old cloth. 

Should I use different temperatures with different type of washes?

A 40°C cycle is needed for the dyeing process. It’s best to use the longest 40°C cotton cycle available and not a quick wash, prewash or ecomony program. The best results are achieved with the standard 40°C coloured wash program. A lower temperature or another program (e.g. easy-care) is possible but results may be affected. Please refer to the leaflet in the pack.

Is it possible to iron dyed fabrics?

Yes, it is possible to iron dyed fabrics – just like any other new or coloured fabric.

Do I have to consider anything when dyeing patterned fabrics?

The patterns are very likely to remain after dyeing so they still be visible with the new colour.