Dyeing Rugs That Have Already Been Dyed

I once dyed my bathroom rugs with Rit dye from steel gray to scarlet. I now want to change them to either drab olive or paprika. These color combo's are on Rit's website. I'm wondering if I want them the paprika which is supposedly a combo of "sunshine orange" and "scarlet", do I have to "remove the color" since they are already scarlet? Can I just use the "sunshine orange" and hope that they turn out paprika?


By Terri from Columbus, OH

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June 1, 20090 found this helpful

My guess is it would work if you just used the orange dye. I'm not sure, but that is what I would try.

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June 1, 20090 found this helpful

I'm a professional artist & I would recommend you stay away from Rit brand dye because it tends to fade & is one of the worst dyes out there. Instead use a quality non-fading, non-running dye like Procion. It's not pricey.

Call or e-mail these guys with any questions:

They sell all kinds of quality dyes & really know their stuff, plus, they are super-friendly!

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