Can you dye a gradation affect, like ombre’ dyeing?
Ombre dyeing (or dip dyeing) is not a service we offer.
Can you dye darker colors to lighter colors?
It's not impossible to make dark colors lighter but it is not recommended. The proceshis for lightening colors can damage the fiber and may make it weak and more prone to ripping or tearing. For this reason, this is not a service we offer.
Do you dye wedding dresses?
We do dye wedding dresses! You can easily find out if your wedding dress can be dyed by using our online consultation.
What are the risks with wool?
Wool has a tendency to shrink when dyed. Our procedures minimize shrinkage, but approximately 5% shrinkage should be expected, possibly more in some instances. Wool garments are hung to dry after being dyed to avoid further shrinkage.
Can you dye over patterns?
Patterns are usually slightly visible after being dyed. The entire garment should be dyed because if not it will create another spot that may be more obvious than the original spot. Occasionally, patterns are completely covered.
Can you dye just a piece of my garment back to its original color?
Spot dyeing a certain area of a garment isn't recommended. It will create another spot that may be more obvious than the original spot, the entire garment should be dyed. Black is usually the best color choice for covering stains and spots. However, sometimes certain spots and stains are still visible after being dyed black.
How much shrinkage will the garment experience?
It's difficult to tell how much shrinkage will occur, it depends on the type of fabric and how it's been washed in the past. Fabrics such as silk, wool and cotton may shrink slightly from being dyed, perhaps as much as 5 - 10%. Polyester, nylon and acetate fabrics typically do not shrink, but shrinkage is possible.
Can you still dye my garment if there is not a fiber ID tag?
We can attempt to dye garments without fiber id tags, however, it may be risky. Different dyes are used for different fibers so the trial and error process could extend the amount of time your garment is in the machine. This could result in outcomes such as excess shrinkage and/or other damage, such as torn seams.
Can you dye anything?
Most fabrics can be dyed including cotton, silk, velvet, rayon, linen, viscose, nylon, cashmere, mohair, wool, polyester... However, you must complete our consultation form in order to find out if your specific garment can be dyed and if there are any risks.
We do not dye leather or suede garments.
Why are your turnaround times approximate?
Dyeing finished garments is unpredictable. Sometimes they need to be dyed more than once to achieve the desired outcome, which could add several days to the turnaround time.
Will your colors be an exact match on my garment?
We always strive for perfection, however, there are times that exact color matches are not possible due to finishes or treatments on the fabric such as water repellent or softeners. Unfortunately, finishes cannot always be removed and can effect the final color of the garment. Further finishes often cannot be detected prior to dyeing as they are invisible to the eye.
My shirt has discoloration from deodorant in the underarms. Is it possible to dye it the same color to cover the stains?
Most likely dyeing your shirt the same color will not cover deodorant or perspiration stains. Dyeing your shirt black is always the best option for covering stains.
My garment is not completely navy, it is actually a navy and white mix. Can the whole thing can be dyed a uniform black?
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