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Brauns-Heitmann GmbH & Co. KG
Industriegebiet Warburg-West/Lütkefeld
Lütkefeld 15
34414 Warburg

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Brauns-Heitmann GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 1163
34401 Warburg


+49 5641 95141

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General information

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Yes. You can continue to tumble-dry and iron your dyed textiles according to the care label

Before dyeing, you need to consider three things:

  1. The type of fabric (e.g. cotton or silk),
  2. The dye temperature (the maximum temperature at which your textile can be washed),
  3. The amount of fabric (so you know how much textile dye to use

To redye, refresh, and recolour easily, we recommend our Textile Dye intensive. Simply use it in the washing machine.

For creative dyeing, there is Textile Dye expert. It can be used in a washing machine, bowl, or pot. Textile Dye expert can also be used to dye wool and silk.

To refresh black and blue textiles in particular, there are the colour renewal products all-in-1 Back-to-Black and Back-to-Blue for the washing machine.

You can determine the exact weight of textiles using a kitchen scale. To do this, weigh the textiles when dry.


The dyed textiles behave like purchased coloured textiles when washed. Please wash garments dyed with the textile dye intensive or back-to-products with similar colours.

Please wash textiles that you have dyed with the textile dye expert separately with mild detergent at max. 40°.

When answering this question, a distinction must be made between the three colour series.

The simplicol Textile Colour Intensive and the Back-to products behave like high-quality, newly purchased textiles. Their colours will shine brilliantly for longer if you use a colour detergent and do not use detergents containing bleach (e.g. universal detergents). We recommend washing with similar colours.

The textile colour expert may discolour slightly during washing. It should be washed separately and with mild detergent. It is washfast up to 40° thanks to the simplicol colour fixer expert. For bright, brilliant colours that last longer.

Increase wash fastness and colour brilliance with simplicol colour fixer expert.

Yes, after dyeing, wash the fabric and the washing machine again with detergent. This removes all residues from the machine.

Yes, these are called non-dyeable fibres. These include:

  • Polyester, polyacrylic and polyamide
  • Seams and zips made from this material


Also not dyeable are:

  • Microfibres such as Goretex and Sympatex
  • Textiles with down filling or Scotchgard finish
  • Non-washable, PU-coated fabrics
  • Very heavily worn clothing
  • Jeans with a used look

No, this is not possible under any circumstances. The different types of dye interfere with each other and the colouring can become very blotchy.

Yes, you can mix your desired colour shade. Please only use colours from one series: only mix textile colours intensively with each other or textile colours expert.

How to mix the intensive textile colour

You mix the intensive textile dye by using two colours at the same time. Select your two desired colours and put the entire contents of the pack into the drum (i.e. both paint bottles and both bags). You can thus dye 1200 g of fabric in a deep colour.

How to mix the expert textile dye

You can also mix the expert textile dye by using two colours at the same time. Select your two desired colours and use the entire contents of the pack in each case. This allows you to dye up to 600 g of fabric in a deep shade. If you want to fix the colour afterwards, one bottle of fixer is sufficient.

You can order all simplicol textile colours conveniently in our online shop.

Our intensive textile dye and the back-to products for colour renewal can be used in the washing machine.

The simplicol textile dye expert is suitable for dyeing in the washing machine, bowl/bucket and pot.

Bowl dyeing is particularly suitable for creative dyeing. You can easily work with several colours or use the dipping technique.

Delicate wool and silk are dyed in a pot.

You should wear rubber gloves when colouring in a bowl or bucket.

This is how it works:

  • Heat 6 litres of water to at least 60° (60 °C = 4 l boiling + 2 l cold) and pour into a bucket or plastic bowl.
  • Now dissolve the simplicol textile dye expert in it.
  • For silk only, add around 300 ml vinegar (or 50 ml vinegar essence 25 %).
  • Immerse the clean fabric well in the dye bath and dye it for one hour while stirring.
  • Wash the fabric at 40° with detergent.

Finally, you can fix your dyed clothing. This will make it washfast up to 40°.

Dyeing textiles in the washing machine is particularly easy and clean. With the colour series from simplicol, you put the colours directly into the drum with the textiles. After dyeing, the fabric is washed again – and the washing machine is cleaned.

Yes, this is possible with the intensive textile dye. Textiles that can only be washed at 30° can also be dyed with this colour at 30° in the easy-care programme.

However, the colouring will be slightly less intense. There may also be slight colour shifts. The best dyeing results are achieved at 40°.

This depends on which simplicol colour series you choose and how warm your textile can be washed.

At 40 degrees, dye with the intensive textile dye and the back-to-products.

At 60 degrees, dye with the expert textile dyes.

Exceptions: Wool and machine-washable silk can also be treated at 60°, contrary to the manufacturer’s instructions. However, not in the washing machine, but in a pot.

No. This is not to be feared because the dyeing process includes thorough rinsing and washing of the dyed textiles and therefore also the machine.

In the unlikely event of slight discolouration on the machine and plastic parts, you can simply wipe this off with 5-10% commercial chlorine bleach.

No. Dyeing is completely safe for the washing machine. Any colour residue is also removed from the washing machine by rinsing the fabric once.

Very rarely, rubber seals, for example, may be slightly discoloured during dyeing. However, this discolouration is not transferred to subsequent washes. You can easily remove such discolouration with a 5-10% solution of a chlorine detergent.

With simplicol Back-to-Black colour renewal, your clothes will be deep black again. It is very easy to use in the washing machine.