Can dyed clothing be tumble-dried and ironed?
Yes. You can continue to tumble-dry and iron your dyed textiles according to the care label.
What do I need to know if I want to properly dye my clothing?
Before dyeing, you need to consider three things: The type of fabric (e.g. cotton or silk), The dye temperature (the maximum temperature at which your textile can be washed), The amount of fabric (so you know how much textile dye to use
How much does a pair of trousers, a pair of jeans, a hand towel, or a bath towel weigh?
You can determine the exact weight of textiles using a kitchen scale. To do this, weigh the textiles when dry.
Which simplicol textile dye should I 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 […]
Does dyeing damage the washing machine?
No. Dyeing does not damage the washing machine at all. Any residual dye is removed from the washing machine when the textile is first rewashed. In rare instances, the rubber seals, for example, may become slightly stained during the dyeing process. However, this stain is not transferred to subsequent wash cycles. You can easily remove […]
Does any residual dye remain in the machine? Will any residual dye be transferred to subsequent wash cycles?
No. This is nothing to worry about because the dyeing process includes a thorough rinsing and washing of the dyed textile and therefore also of the machine. In the unlikely event that the machine and its plastic components become slightly stained, you can easily wipe them off with a 5% to 10% solution of standard […]
What temperature do I use when dyeing?
It depends on the simplicol dye series that you have selected and the maximum temperature at which your textile can be washed. With the Textile Dye intensive and the Back-to… products, dyeing is done at 40°C. With the Textile Dye expert, dyeing is done at 60°C. Exceptions: wool and machine-washable silk can be treated against […]
How do I dye textiles in the washing machine?
Dyeing textiles in the washing machine is particularly easy and clean. With the simplicol dye series, you put the dye directly into the drum with the textiles. After dyeing, the textiles are rewashed once more—which cleans the washing machine too. Find the instructions for dyeing textiles in the washing machine here: Textile Dye intensive Textile […]
How do I dye in a bowl or bucket?
When dyeing in a bowl or bucket you must wear rubber gloves. Here’s what you do: Heat 6 L of water to at least 60°C (60°C = 4 L of boiling + 2 L of cold water) and pour into a plastic bowl or bucket. Next, dissolve the simplicol textile dye in the water. When […]
When should I dye in the washing machine and when should I use a bucket, bowl, or pot?
Use our Textile Dye intensive and the Back-to… products for colour renewal in the washing machine. simplicol Textile Dye expert is suitable for dyeing in the washing machine, in a bowl or bucket, and in a pot. A bowl is particularly useful for creative dyeing, as it is easy to work with more than one colour or use dip-dyeing techniques. Go to the idea […]
I cannot find a particular colour in the shops. Where else can I buy it?
You can easily order all simplicol textile dyes from our online shop
Can I mix textile dyes to create a new colour shade?
Yes, you can mix products to create your desired shade. To do this, only use dyes from a single series; that is to say, only combine dyes in the Textile Dye intensive range or dyes in the Textile Dye expert range. . Our colour mixer shows how the dying results might appear. How to mix Textile Dye […]
Can I use the different simplicol dye series together?
No, under no circumstances will this work. The different types of colourant interfere with each other, so the dye may be very blotchy.
Are there any materials that cannot be dyed using simplicol textile dyes?
Yes. These are called non-dyeable fibres. They include: Polyester, polyacrylic, and polyamide Stitching and zips made from these materials It is also impossible to dye Microfibres such as GORE-TEX and Sympatex Textiles with down filling or Scotchgard finish Non-washable, PU-coated fabrics Heavily worn clothing Used-look jeans
Can I safely wash light-coloured items after dyeing with dark colours?
Yes. After dyeing, you wash the textile with detergent, which also cleans the washing machine. Any residue is then removed from the machine.
How long does the textile dye last?
To answer this question, a distinction must be made between the three dye series. simplicol Textile Dye intensive and the Back-to… products behave like high-quality new textiles. Your colours stay brilliant for longer if you use a colour detergent and avoid bleaching detergents (e.g. general-purpose detergents). We recommend washing with similar colours. Textile Dye expert […]
Do dyed textiles transfer their dye to other items in the laundry?
Dyed textiles behave just like purchased coloured textiles in the laundry. Clothing dyed using Textile Dye intensive or the Back-to… products should be washed with similar colours. Textiles that have been dyed using Textile Dye expert should be washed separately.