Dye For Faded "denim"

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  1. purreow*

    purreow* Member

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    I have a pair of "denim" (not really denim, but they're designed to look like denim - very thin denim-like material / cotton) trousers that have faded from too much washing. Normally, the look of faded denim would be no problem, but they have faded from a very dark, dark blue to a medium colored blue that's just rather boring.

    Has anyone tried dying anything similar to this to get a darker color, or restore the original darkness? Any tips?
     
  2. tangerine

    tangerine Soviet Camaro

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    Back before I became too lazy, I used to like the results of using procion dye on cotton. Permanent cold water dye, great colors, unfortunately somewhat labor-intensive.

    Here is a link to one website that sells it (this was just the first result from Google, I have no endorsement of or experience with this vendor. It's just to give an idea of the process.)
     
  3. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    dharma trading is a really good company, i recomend them
     
  4. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    A little emery-tape or gauge 1 glasspaper might do the trick :wink:
     

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