< Previous
To Top

Using RIT Dye in a Washing Machine

Can I dye a sweatshirt with RIT dye in a front loading washing machine?

By Glen1Co from Lafayette, IN


Using RIT Dye in a Washing Machine


No, the dye will get into the little areas you don't think about and will give "shed" color to items over the next few washings afterward. If you do decide to use your washer, be sure to run at least 3 empty loads (waste of water and power) with 2 cups white vinegar in the water, no soap but it can also stain any light plastic parts as well. Best solution is to either use a 5 gallon bucket and do it the "hippie way," lol. Or go to the local pay laundry, you will be glad you did! (09/17/2009)

By Beau D

Using RIT Dye in a Washing Machine

Please do not use a pay laundry and possibly be ruining the clothes of the next one, two, three and possibly four users after you.

If you have a large aluminum (or other large non-porous kitchen) sink, just dye the article in the sink (or a non-porous bathtub). You can use a large spoon to keep stirring the water and fabric for even dyeing, or wear rubber or plastic gloves. Then rinse well, soak in vinegar and water (to set the color), rinse again, soak in dish soap, rinse again, and then put the article in your washing machine. If you don't have a non-porous sink or bathtub, then use a large bucket or large plastic tub and use the same recipe. (09/24/2009)

By Deeli


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Article
Using RIT Dye in a Washing Machine
< Previous
January 14, 2010
Making a quilt square on a home sewing machine.
Machine Quilting on a Home Sewing Machine
Washing Machine
Extending the Life of Your Washing Machine
Up close photo of red, wavy hair.
Homemade Hair Dye Recipes
Sink with hair dye stains
Removing Hair Dye from a Bathroom Sink
Mother's Day Ideas!
Easter Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site.
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 23, 2017 at 4:32:20 PM on in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!