Dyeing Sheer Curtains a Different Color

March 3, 2009

Sunlight coming through sheer curtains.How do you dye polyester sheer curtains?

P from Peoria, IL



March 5, 20090 found this helpful
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I "dyed" a lace curtain with water based paint. I wanted a creamy/tan color to blend with my walls so I took a white lace curtain (don't know the fabric content - it was an old curtain) and dipped it in some watered down paint leftover from the walls. The I wrung it out (do not rinse) and hung to dry, smoothing carefully so there would be no wrinkles. This curtain was used on a cabinet door (behind glass) and has been there for several years. I do not plan on washing it. It looks antique and blends well (it's not as dark as the wall)

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May 25, 2019

How can I change sheer pink curtains to a dusty rose or rose gold?

Dyeing Sheer Curtains - pink sheers


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May 25, 20190 found this helpful

You can dye them in a large pot with a dye like Rit. Instructions are on the package.

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May 26, 20190 found this helpful

You will have to check what type of material are your sheer curtains to find the correct dye.

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May 26, 20190 found this helpful

Dying sheers is tricky depending on the fabric.

Often the colors come out super splotchy and then it ruins the look.

If you were game for something like a tie dye look, you could possibly (depending on the fabric) get good results.


If they were at all expensive, or if dying them and it not turning out would be a financial hardship, I personally would not try it.

You could see if your dry cleaner has a professional dying service--some in the bigger cities do.

Hope it all works out for you.

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April 21, 20210 found this helpful

Rit has a synthetic dye. Should work on polyester fabric.

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March 3, 2009

Can anyone tell me if you can dye sheer curtains another color? They are white and I would like to dye them a cream color.

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