I tried out color remover on different types of fabric and even stains. I’ve included a video so you can see the process and the results!
If you’re removing color you may be looking to ice dye or maybe do a little shibori folding! I have so many dyeing tutorials for you so don’t miss out on those.
Color Remover has interested me for a long time as a tie dye enthusiast. It can be used to remove dye that you didn’t want to get on clothes. It also removes vibrant colors from natural fibers. I tried a dark red, orange, and purple. I also tried some synthetic fabrics (which didn’t work but I had to know!)
Tools to Remove the Color
Natural fabric fibers
How to Use Color Remover
Here is a video but if you’d like step by step instructions see those below!
Start by boiling some water.
Put your remover powder in the pot. You’ll want to use a whole package if you’re doing 1 or 2 towels. If you’re doing a small item then half a packet should be fine.
Put your fabric in the water.
Use tongs to stir your fabric. I let mine sit for about an hour on low heat.
Remove the fabric and wash it.
What type of color can be removed?
Stains: The stain was lifted and not as bright but it wasn’t completely gone! Baby poop is pretty dang pigmented though and I haven’t found anything that gets it out so this didn’t really surprise me.
Bright Colors: This will help you a lot if you want to lighten a bright color. The dark purple and bright orange both turned a tan color. If you wanted to make these both one color you totally could! However, the polyester thread on the hemming remained the color of the towel.
Color from other tie dye: I accidentally washed one of the sleepers with some ice dye and got a lot of teal on the sleeper. The remover got it all the way out.
How to Use Color Remover
I tried out color remover on different types of fabric and even stains. I've included a video so you can see the process and the results!
- Natural fabric fibers
- Color Remover
- Stainless Steel Pot
- Start by boiling some water.
- Put your color remover powder in the pot. You'll want to use a whole package if you're doing 1 or 2 towels. If you're doing a small item then half a packet should be fine.
- Put your fabric in the water.
- Use tongs to stir your fabric. I let mine sit for about an hour on low heat.
- Remove the fabric and wash it.
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Sarah Skaggs says
This is amazing! I can’t wait to try it on some of my stuff. I also want to declare that I can get baby poop out of clothes 99% of the time. White onesies can be white again. I rinse the yellow out, put the clothes in VERY hot water and put oxi clean powder directly on the stain. Let it soak for a couple of hours and then wash. Usually it’s gone after I do that! If the stain is still there, repeat.