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Dylon Multi Purpose Dye Instructions

Dylon Multi-Purpose Dye Instructions

Suitable fabrics:

Cotton, Linen, Viscose, Wool, Silk, Nylon and Lycra® (elastane) .

NOT for pure synthetics (except nylon), polyester/wool mixtures, or fabrics with special finishes.

Multi-Purpose Dye is not colour-fast so garments should always be washed separately.

One tin is sufficient for up to 250g/8 oz dry weight fabric.

You will need:

  • 30g / 1oz of salt
  • Rubber gloves
  • A saucepan


  1. Weigh dry fabric. Wash fabric thoroughly even if new and leave damp.
  2. Fill saucepan or similar container with enough hot water to cover article and allow easy movement during dyeing.
  3. Wearing rubber gloves, dissolve dye in 500ml/1 pint of boiling water, stir well.
  4. Add solution to vessel with 30g/1oz salt, stirring well.
  5. Put in clean, damp article and raise temperature to simmer, then stir constantly for 20 minutes to ensure even dyeing.
  6. Rinse article until water run clear. Results are not colourfast, so dyed garments should be turned inside out and washed separately.
  7. Dry away from direct heat and sunlight.

Special Instructions for Wool:

Follow steps for 1 to 4 above.

  1. Put in clean, damp, unfolded article. Bring slowly to a simmer and  reduce heat at once. Stir gently for 10 minutes
  2. Remove article from dye and allow to cool before rinsing in lukewarm water, until water runs clear.
  3. Dry away from direct heat and sunlight.