Colour Splash Blog

Dyeing with Pots

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Using the stovetop fabric dyeing technique produces vibrant or deep colours. Avoid using dyeing containers to prepare food, but remember that pots do not need to be fancy.  You can find inexpensive pots at reesale thrift stores, garage sales, kitchen outlets or even big box stores...Read more



Valentine's Day Dyed Red Dress

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Update any dress in your closet with Scarlet Red fabric dye for a bright Valentines Day worthy look. You can also choose Cardinal Red fabric dye or you can mix both together for a custom colour...Read more

Red Dress

Spot Dyeing Fabric: Touch-Up Basics

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Do you have a light spot stopping you from wearing something?. Consider the 'spot treating' dyeing technique when there is a small area that is la different colour than the rest of your garment. This technique may help you ‘touch up’ a small lighter area in your fabric....Read more

Hot Water Dye Tips

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Tintex is a hot water direct fabric dye. Our dye is designed to work on most washable fabrics (not for 100% polyester or 100% acrylic). All-purpose fabric dyes provide bright colours, but the wash-fastness may differ from other dye types. 

Tips for Successful Dyeing Projects

  • Tintex works best on clean and damp fabric with the powder dissolved in very hot water (use a kettle or microwave to heat the water). Hot tap water is not ideal.
  • The hand dyeing, stovetop method is the preferred technique for bright and deep colours. 
  • Use double the usual amount of dye for the dry fabric weight to get more vibrant colours.
  • Active dyeing times may vary from 20 or 30 minutes to an hour depending on desired results and the fabric used. You can optionally wrap your tie dye project in plastic wrap overnight if desired.
  • For best results, it is beneficial to wash freshly dyed items alone or with similar colours. You can also hang to dry after dyeing and optionally use an iron.

Living Coral Pantone's 2019 Colour

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Pantone has announced the new Colour of the Year for 2019. Living Coral is a soft warm coral. You can make a custom dye for Living Coral by just mixing these popular colours together...Read more

Living coral

Substituting Dye Colours

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Have a colour problem? The solution is often just using core Tintex fabric dye colours -- you probably already have the colours you need at home. Learn how to substitute one colour for another and make your own custom colours. Mix core Tintex colours together to create a new shade for your dyeing project.

Using a smaller amount of any darker dye from the same colour family can create a light pastel colour...Read more

Grey Sweater

What Tintex Dyes

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Often people will ask questions about Tintex. We are happy to help you know the fabrics our product responds to. Tintex is for most washable fabric (and cord) made up of natural or synthetic fibres. You can dye many common organic items around your home too. Get creative and add colour to update clothes, renew home accents or make colourful crafts for your friends & family...Read more

Women Holding Dyed T Shirts

Pink Tintex

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One of the most asked questions we used to get was about how to make the colour pink. Using less Scarlet or Cardinal Red will make pink (adjust amounts used to make lighter or darker intensities). The colour guide has more information about mixing dye colours. 

Now you can also get pink fabric dye bulk exclusively form our store...Read more

Bulk Pink Fabric Dye

Dyed Sock Holiday Wreath DIY

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This simple holiday craft will help you add a little bit more holiday cheer while you up-cycle old socks into a wreath...Read more

Red Socks

Dyed Paper Garland Tree Decoration

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This fun fabric dye craft is suitable for beginners. In minutes you can match the dye to any tree colour theme. See how white or light paper decorations change into something much more colourful. This is a great Christmas tree decoration DIY project, but you can easily change the colours for different holidays, events or parties...Read more

Dyed paper tree garland decoration

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