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Dying Sheer Curtains a Different Color


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.

Sandy

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Dying Sheer Curtains a Different Color

Sandy,

It all depends on what kind of fabric the curtains are made out of. If they are more than 50% polyester than chances are they won't accept most dyes. Check out ritdye.com for a list of what kind of fabrics can and can't be dyed

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-Kristine (11/02/2004)

By Kristine Jones

Dying Sheer Curtains a Different Color

I would try a tea stain. Make a strong tea and put them in it. You may want to try just a small piece first, to get an idea how long it will take (usually doesn't take much, especially if you want it real subtle). I would suggest using a roaster or a large container that you can lay them out as much as possible, and stir them around to get an even color. (12/02/2004)

By Cherie

Dying Sheer Curtains a Different Color

I've already tried to dye sheets. They didn't take the Rit dye. I guess because of the polyester.
Jodie (11/19/2005)

By Jodie

Dying Sheer Curtains a Different Color

If you have sheer curtains and want them a bit darker but don't want to buy more, pick out coordinating material and sew the material onto the back of the curtain. Just measure the curtain to figure out how many yards you need (look for discount material, my local Wal-Mart has material for $1 a yard). Wash and iron material and fold under edges and sew. It's simple, easy, and cheap to fix up curtains and make them darker.

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By Cali (01/05/2006)

By ThriftyFun

Dying Sheer Curtains a Different Color

Do a search for "dharma fabric dye", it is a great site for all kinds of dyes and info. They have an impressive catalog too. I have not ordered from them but my daughter-in-law has and loves the products. (03/14/2006)

By Ruth Counter

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

Several things will dye polyester fabric. I have used beet juice, Turmeric and Black tea to dye cheap white lace or sheer curtains. Beet juice gives you a beautiful blush color. Turmeric has a very earthy golden color and Black Tea is an antique color. To use these items as a stain they must be boiled 1st then curtains can be added, rotated from time to time and left over night. The level of color deposited doesnt change much after 24 hours. It will reach its peak by the next day come. Always turns out beautiful for me I hope it does for you as well. The curtains in my images were white. I used black tea bags for these. Wish I could show the other curtains with the other colors but unfortunately they have been retired now. Good Luck.

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