Always use rubber gloves for dyeing with Marabu Fashion Color as the dye can leave stains on damp hands.Structure of the textiles
Even colour results can only be achieved on fabrics of the same fibre and the same weave type. Mixed fabrics containing man-made fibres can produce mottled colour results as only the cotton fibres absorb the Fashion Color dye and the synthetic fibres retain the old colour. Try playing around with this characteristic – it can be used to achieve very attractive effects!Dyeing silk
Silk can also be dyed with Fashion Color. However, we recommend dyeing by hand as machine dyeing would be too harsh for the silk and negatively affect its quality.Finishing treatment
After dyeing with Fashion Color, wash the dyed items with detergent to wash out any excess dye and to clean the washing machine. Avoid direct sunlight and direct heat when drying. Wash separately the first two times. Always use gentle, colour-preserving detergents.Correct dosage of salt
The amount of salt required for Marabu Fashion Color is independent of the amount of dye used: It is always 1 kg.Temperature
The washing temperature for textiles dyed with FashionColor should correspond to the dyeing temperature (textiles dyed at 60°C can be washed up to 60°C, the same applies for 90°C).Decorating dyed textiles
After dyeing with Fashion Color, the textiles can be further decorated with the textile paints Marabu Textil, Textil plus, Textil Glitter and Textil Metallic as well as with the multi-purpose special effect liners in Glitter, 3D and Metallic colours.Preparing the textiles
The textiles for dyeing have to be clean and free from stains and finishes. Textiles which were treated with fabric conditioners, starch or impregnation have to be washed with a detergent (several times, if necessary) before dyeing to ensure that there is no residue in the fibre.
Incorrect dyeing results with Fashion Color
What could be the reason for incorrect dyeing results with Marabu Fashion Color?
This is often caused by adding less than 1 kg or no salt. Another problem is not using enough dyestuff or not using a high enough temperature.Uneven dyeing results with Fashion Color
What could be the reason for uneven results with Fashion Color?
Jeans or jackets are often treated with a persistent chemical finish which will not allow even dyeing. Stretchy fabrics and fabrics with up to 20% man-made fibres can also show uneven results.