Tintex is Available at Dollarama Stores
We are pleased to announce that Tintex will be available with new packaging at selected Canadian Dollarama stores. The Canadian Dollarama stores that carry Tintex Fabric Dye will stock a new 50g size of assorted bright & deep colours. You may use the Dollarama store locator to contact the store near you to inquire about their Tintex selection. The colour assortment may vary and only selected Dollarama stores will carry our fabric dye.
Dollarama will carry these colours:
- Scarlet Red
- Tangerine Orange
- Brilliant Yellow
- Forest Green
- Navy Blue
Use the new 50g boxes for 1 pound (454g) of a light colour or 1/2 pound of a dark colour. Prints, patterns and stained fabric may not dye evenly. Darker colours use more dye and you can make pastels just by using less dye. All of the dyes can be mixed together to create new custom colours.
Basic Fabric Dye Tips:
Tintex is NOT for 100% polyester or 100% acrylic fabric. Tintex Fabric Dye is created for most washable fabrics (example: cotton, linen, silk, nylon, wool). For best results material must not contain more than 40% acrylic or polyester fabric. Do not use on rubber, metal, fibreglass or fabric treated with special finishes.
For many projects it is ideal to lighten fabric with Colour Remover (to an off-white or cream colour) before dyeing. You can overdye but the existing colour will effect the results. As an example, existing red fabric will turn purple if you dye it royal blue (without lightning it).
It is important to prepare your material before dyeing. Make sure to wash fabric without using fabric softener and keep it damp before starting. It is helpful to do a small fabric colour test on a scrap or unseen area of your real fabric or if needed you could substitute a white paper towel only if your fabric is white. Wear rubber gloves and protect work area from staining.