Yes. The fabric will get a light “drying” look. I use this product in a 5 gallon pail which I can spray with any of the “Dry” liquids. I also mix it with a little apple zest and it keeps it light and keeps the dye from drying out. If you have a high ratio of dyeing liquids to chemicals, you may need to spray in larger volumes. I use a 1:1 mix of 5 gallons of water and 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (can also use apple cider vinegar). This stuff dries the fabric very quickly.
I had a lot of questions about stain removal on black clothing like pants, shirts and gloves. Can you help?
For stains, I would recommend the following:
1) Using a bleach or stain remover with a strong detergent so it does not soak into the fabric.
2) Using a non-polar stain remover which will dry the stain. This may need to be reapplied every few washes.
This product does not dry fabrics.
3) I have one tip that helps with stain removal; use your fingers to help loosen stains or to spread it around the fabric. This is what works for me in that I am able to spread it a little with a brush.
4) If the stain is very deep in some areas, I would recommend wearing cotton pants for the first wash. For stains on the skin, you should wash the pants in a warm or hot water cycle which will dry the pants, which removes most stains except for ones that may not get as deep deep on the skin. Wear gloves because white skin will not be able to absorb this product.
5) Do not use fabric softeners as this may soften or dull the fabric.
6) There are other things that I can’t help with just yet. Most of these stains are a result of not washing your clothes thoroughly or not washing the fabric properly before.
7) I have been working on a project with a client’s daughter that we will be discussing in future posts. The project is a large project that is comprised of several items and the fabric from one. For the project, I need to remove the dye that is left. I thought it would be great to try all of the products that are available at the store, but unfortunately I needed to go with someone who understands the chemicals and methods I need to employ.
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