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14 Jun 2014 - 15:41114129
Can I dye acetate with dylon dye?
Hi, I've brought lots of satin acetate for a project thinking I could dye it but I've now brought the dyes and realised that acetate is harder to dye that I thought. I don't mind if the colour comes out lighter i just want to know if it can be done. The dyes I have are dylon machine and hand dyes.

14 Jun 2014 - 20:28114134
Probably not, acetate is synthetic. Most dylon dyes can normally only dye natural fibres unless you bought their specialist dyes and not many places stock them in stores. You can get acrylic dyes which will work fine online though!

Failing that you can make your own dye with acrylic ink and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) but it's hard to get a good balance and if you're dyeing a lot of fabric it will work out very expensive compared to a premade dye.

Good luck

14 Jun 2014 - 22:36114137
No, not with dylon dye.

Synthetic dyes work differently, and if you use one you need very good air flow.

Here's a website that sells them if you don't wanna make your own http://www.thedyeshop.co.uk/acatalog/Polyester_Dyes.html

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14 Jun 2014 - 23:45114139
As someone who has tried gradient dye on polyester with Dylon and iDye, I would not advise it.

Edit: both were designed for synthetics, but it didn't work

If you want it a pale colour, that might work. If you are attempting a bright or strong colour, the synthetic fibres won't hold the colour. The garment may not turn a nice shade, and it will bleed like a bleeding thing on bleeding day. And also the colour tends to rub on stuff.

PM me if you need any more advice or want to hear about my polyester dye disaster.

Good luck!

Last edited by Kei Lin Sama (14 Jun 2014 - 23:46)
15 Jun 2014 - 08:46114141
Your best bet might be to soak it in watered down acrylic paint but obviously the color is not going to stay in the long term!

15 Jun 2014 - 10:43114142
Thanks guys xp I guess I'll have to find an alternative, I thought it might work because it's a regenerated fibre. I was thinking of using Idye instead, has anyone used that?

Last edited by SaffronJay (15 Jun 2014 - 10:43)
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