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I have a pair of organza-like curtains that I would like to change to white. Do I do this using the bleach/water mix? Has anyone done this and had success? It's just that it's a bit of a leap of faith to try it.
Use a colour remover first. Rit sells it. Hang to dry before you color them.
Then choose a white dye. Follow the box instructions. Put water in first and add dye then mix well.
You can use more than one box and leave it in longer to soak in the dye.
How can I change the color of sheer panels from ivory to white?
If they are colourfast, you can't. Sheers are not expensive. If you want white ones, buy them, and save these for the future or sell them at a yard sale.
I have an old set of curtains that are quite nice and thick that I'd like to dye to a darker shade. Does anyone have any tips or words of caution before I begin?
Megan from Durham, NC
Megan, Are they curtains or drapes? If they are the thinner smaller curtain, they may dye alright, but I would think twice about dying drapes, as they are so large and made of stuff that might not take dye well. But I have bought cheap shower curtains to put on the back of drapes to keep the heat and cold out. You could do that with a very dark shower curtain, most of the time they can be found at the $ store. You will need 2, one for each panel. I smoothed the drapes faced down, on the floor and layed the shower curtain on top and lined them up at the header on top, then just wiped stiched the headers together, tucking it into the pleates some.
Wash well first!
If dyable, use double the amount of dye, but be aware that the dye might smudge the wall later on if it isn't totally rinsed out of the curtain.
I tried dyeing polyester curtains that I had gotten at Sears years ago. I washed them thoroughly first. The dye streaked and the curtains looked awful. I should have just left them the cream color and added ribbon banding to the hem and edges. It would have changed the look of the curtain and I probably would have been happy with that. Just my .02 cents...
I am wanting to do the same thing. I am curious to know if you tried it and how it turned out. What kind of dye did you use?
I have beige linen look draperies and want to change them to white. How can I do this?
Have you considered using bleach? Perhaps undo a bit of hem (top or bottom) to do a test?
Don't think this can be done, sorry
Buy strong bleach and soak for few hours
How can I change the colour for sun block curtains?
They sell several different types and colors of sun block curtains, just because they are sun blocking does not mean they have to be dark in color. If they are lighter in color they are typically just thicker or made from different material than your regular curtains but as far as I know you can pretty much get any color you like and still have them be sun blocking curtains.
You can buy sun block liners and use them under regular drapes.
How can I dye thick cream colored curtains white?
By Dionne from Manchester, UK
You can probably bleach them enough that they would be closer to white. Or else if you can find Rit dye products over there, look for some Rit color remover.
Depending on the fabric it might not be possible. You could try using bleach but do some homework first because some fabrics will simply melt or get holes in them from the bleach.