Yes, if they are made from acrylic (the material mostly used) or polyester.
No, since this procedure can stain the fabric.
Yes, for dyeing denim we use a specific dye called COLORJEANS.
Yes, for best results use Tingecor together with Vivacor in a single bath.
Yes, given the composition of the yarn is mostly made up of dyeable fibres like cotton, polyamide (nylon), linen, jute, etc. both "Tingecor" and "Vivacor" do not dye acetate, acrylic and polyester. To dye acrylic and acetate, use Sintexcor.
Yes, given that the fabric is made of natural fibres. In this case you can remove the colour using TIRACOR and dye it normally. If the colour has not been removed, the result of the dyeing will be affected where the bleach has been previously applied.
Yes, the water must always cover the entire item of clothing to be dyed.
No, these are separate processes. Firstly, the item must be dyed using TINGECOR and then placed in another bath, using FIXACOR to fix the dye.
No, it just removes the excess dye, leaving the fabric suitable to be dyed again in the same or another colour. The use of TIRACOR is also recommended to revive the white of white fabrics, which has been lost over time.
Yes, if it is properly cleaned.
The use of FIXACOR is recommended after dyeing with TINGECOR (dye for cellulose fibres), to fix the dye better. It is also recommended for use on new clothes to avoid fading.
Yes, eventually there will be a slight change in colour in the pattern or embroidery, which can give interesting effects.
Yes, however it is important to first identify the cause of these stains.
The reasons are usually:
- use of improper dye for the type of fibre being dyed.
- not following the correct time in the dyeing bath as recommended on the bottle.
- excessive amount of dye in dyeing bath.
- dye badly dissolved.
- too small a container for the size of the item being dyed, not allowing it to move freely in the dye bath.
- inadequate rinsing of the item that was dyed. Once having identified the reason for the stains, for 100% natural fibre fabrics, we recommend prior colour removal using TIRACOR and dye once again.
The dye is a chemical formula and the result of this formula (colour of powder) does not accurately represent the colour of the dye or the colour as shown on the packaging. You should not associate the colour of the powder with the final result. To obtain a perfect result in dyeing, the instructions contained in the product package should always be followed.
Yes, we have a colour chart available. The colour chart indicates mixtures of dyes to achieve new and varied shades.
- Cotton, linen, ramie, jute and viscose = TINGECOR
- Lycra, nylon, natural wool and silk = VIVACOR
- Acrylic and acetate = SINTEXCOR
- Especially for 100% denim = COLORJEANS
Note: Polyester is the only fabric that our dyes don't dye. Many of our customers have achieved good results with SINTEXCOR, but since this dye is not suitable for this type of material, we advise doing a pre-test.
Some items of clothing are mixed and there is no indication on the label, when this occurs, burn a small piece of fabric and observe, noting that:
Cotton, linen, ramie, jute and viscose: burn and smells like a piece of paper.
Polyamide (nylon): makes a clear plastic ball as well as smoke
Polyester: makes a dark ball and smells like burnt plastic or like rubber burning
Natural silk and wool: characteristic smell of burning hair forming soot at the end
- Correctly identify the fibre
- Determine the quantity of dye: each 40g tubette dyes 300g of fabric
- Water temperature: throughout the process, water should be kept below boiling point (only in VIVACOR should the water be kept almost boiling hot) for the time needed. After the dying is completed the item should be under running water.
- Duration: the item must always remain 30 minutes while dyeing, and must be moved around so as not to stain it.
Fabric fibre takes a certain amount of dye when the fabric is not heavy. Too much or too little dye can be used. Interfering with the final dye colour. If the item is 100% natural, you can use the TIRACOR product to remove all excess dye and then restart the dyeing process.