The Bottom Line
Ever feel like you want a closet makeover? Feeling like the colors in your closet are drab? Well, if you are looking to recreate or recycle some fashion finds in your wardrobe, Rit Dye can help! It is the $2 trick that can help breathe new life into some of your lifeless clothes.
- You can buy Rit Dye for about $2 at your local craft store.
- You can recolor your entire wardrobe in just a few hours on a shoestring budget!
- It is shockingly easy to go from one color to the next.
- Cleaning up is easy. Scrub containers with hot water and powdered cleanser or bleach.
- If you mess up, you can make small fixes with Rit's Color Remover powder.
- You must be willing to sacrifice a roomy pot that you will no longer cook in for the dye process.
- You have to remove labels & buttons if you don't want that dyed...and replace them afterwards.
- Rit dye does not work on all fabrics, only natural & washable ones.
- This is not a quick process, you will need to designate some time for the dye and dry process.
- The dye will ruin porous surfaces, so be careful when you decide to take on this project.
- Rit Dye comes in either liquid or powder form.
- Rit works best on many natural, washable fabrics such as 100% cotton, linen, silk, wool and ramie.
- Rit also works with synthetic fabrics like rayon, nylon and acetate.
- Garments and fabrics will take dye differently due to their fiber content and weight.
- Always wash your dyed clothing with similar colors in cool water with mild detergent.
Guide Review - Recolor Your Wardrobe on a DIY Budget
For what it's worth, I really like this dyeing alternative. It is very inexpensive and better choice for someone like myself who doesn't want to pay the money for a custom service. If you have the time and patience, you can recolor your closet! Reinvent your timeless pieces and give them new life with the help of some dye, hot water and table salt!