DIY - How to use Rit All Purpose Liquid Dye

DIY - How to use Rit All Purpose Liquid Dye

My recipe for a single Mego item:

Note: I lay down paper towels under bowls in case of splashing. Also don't add hot water to second bowl. Wait the 20 minutes after first process or the water will cool down.

Here is what you will need:
16 oz water (tap or distilled)
Dish Detergent
Stainless steel pot/saucepan, the size should be something you can cook a single can of soup in. 
3-4 caps full of Rit DyeMore Color Dye
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 caps full of ColorStay
Metal spoon
Paper Towels (To catch splashing)
1 Timer

Dying Process:

Start off fill the pot/saucepan with about 16 oz of hot water and turn on the burners to heat. I like to use an electric stove/burner so you can control the heat. Keep the heat very low at like a 2 or 2.5. 
Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar
Add 1 drop of dish detergent
Add about 3-4 caps full of Rit DyeMore dye. It depends on color. Use dipped paper towel to measure color.
Run the fabric under hot water before placing in pot. The heat will allow the fabric to hold the color better because the fibers of the fabric will open from the heat.
Once its been ran under hot water place the fabric in the dye mix and stir it for about 20 minutes. I use a timer for this. Keep stirring the whole time.
When the time is up remove the fabric and now run it under cold running water. This will help trap the color in the fibers of the fabric. 

Colorstay Process: (Optional)

Start with about 16 oz of clear hot water in a clean saucepan/pot 
Add 2 caps full of Colorstay then mix.
Take the dyed fabric out of the dye bowl and set in Colorstay bowl.
Stir it occasionally for another 20 minutes. Timer used again
Remove fabric and rinse under cold water until it runs clear.
Allow to air dry. 

If dying fabric use Rit Dye. If Dying Rubber or plastics, use Rit Dyemore following the same steps as above

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