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If you've been following our series on dyeing you'll now know how to:
.... and after all of this you're now ready to dye a fabric.
Most dyers suggest that they are "Good Stirrers", which doesn't mean they stir up trouble just that they have to continually stir the dye bath.
Why? Well, this ensures that the dye has the best chance of covering the fabric evenly and that as much of the dye in the bath as possible is used. Keep stirring and slowly but surely the water will become clearer as the dye enters the fabric, except with the very deepest colour shades. At some point the water will not lighten any more, which is when your fabric should be ready.
When the water has remained the same colour for a time you want to drain the tub, have a look at the garment and then add cold water. You need to cool the fabric down because if it stays hot the dye will migrate out of the fabric as you rinse, spoiling the coverage of the dye.
Rinse twice more with cold water and then spin dry the fabric.
Remove it from the tub and hang it to dry. It's best not to use a dryer as this may heat the fabric enough to give some colour bleed.
To clean your equipment use bleach in the machine and complete a hot wash or heat the bleach after filling to the top level if you've used a tub or a cauldron. Make sure you remove any parts within the bath - like an agitator - to check that there is no cloth or thread wrapper around any part. If there are you may spread dye to another wash when you use the machine again.
Dyeing clothes fabrics and clothes can get years more use out of them ---- so HAPPY DYEING.
Simple and Safe + Effective
Net-Trol Wood Cleaner and Colour Restorer is a safe one-part treatment that restores the natural colour and beauty of wood.
Unlike bleach or chlorine based cleaners it will not damage the wood fibres. Instead it naturally cleans the wood to remove the grey weather beaten look caused by exposure to the sun and rain.
Being natural Net-Trol is safe to use, requiring no specialist equipment or protective clothing and will not harm surrounding plants or shrubs.
A concentrated formula, Net-Trol offers exceptioonal value for money, as it may be used neat or diluted in ratios up to 1:4 with clean fresh water.
Net-Trol is ideal for decking, exterior furniture (including plastic), stone, concrete and GRP. Net-Trol will even remove rust stains.
Net-Trol is ideal for restoring the colour to faded & weathered garden furniture. Suitable to teak and other hardwoods, it restores the rich natural colour and prepares the wood for a penetrating wood finish.
Clean Your Iron While Still Hot
Clean any hot iron simply, with the Ez-Off and a lint free cloth
We're often asked by visitors to the site to find certain products used by professionals and to supply them through DrClean. Perhaps the most requested is anything that might clean an iron easily - and now we've found the perfect answer. Ez-Off is made in the USA and is designed for professionals to clean their commercial irons.
Here's how it's used;
Prepares Any Surface For Paint
Paint on absolutely anything with ESP. Glass - Tiles - Kitchen Units - Absolutely Any Solid Surface
Water-Based ESP (Easy Surface Prep) is a special blend that preparesd and primes the surface in one. It gets high gloss surfaces ready or painting quickly and easily - negating the need for the dusty and dirty job of sanding.
ESP provides a 'micro priming' bonding film that paint really stick to. Just 2 hours after applying ESP you can be painting over it with any water or oil based paint, assured in the knowledge it won't peel.
Easy on the hands and odourless, Owatrol ESP is the easy, quick and effective way to prepare any non-porous surface whether inside or out and being odourless makes it ideal in confined areas. Just clean the surface, apply ESP, wait 2 hours then paint.
Can be applied direct to ceramic and glass surfaces as well as baked enamels, laquers, plastics and many more surfaces.