How to paint clothes?
Painting clothes can save not only the thing itself, but also your budget. Give a wardrobe a new shade is much cheaper than buying something. Yes, and it is a pity to part with what is comfortable, sits well or is associated with pleasant memories. In general, if necessary - paint, and we will tell how to paint clothes and where it can be done.
How to paint clothes at home
Stock up on the following inventory:
- Industrial or natural dye (instruction required!).
- Ammonia (2 tablespoons).
- Salt (50 g).
- Large dishes for painting (pan or bowl).
- Linen tongs.
- Vinegar (10 g).
- Spinning fabric (thick).
Carefully inspect the product. If a production tag has been preserved on it, examine the peculiarity of the thing: what temperature to wash, whether machine wash is allowed, and so on.
Carefully pick up paint. Not all fabrics respond thankfully to the update attempt. For example, industrial dyes are ideal for clothing made of cotton, wool, flax, silk, nylon and nylon.Viscose is also able to change color, but not in a hundred percent of cases.
If we are talking about clothes from mixed fibers, then one paint is indispensable. As a rule, a mixture of dye intended for cotton and nylon is used. But the clothes of lavsan will be colored very, very problematic.
Do not buy paint in places where you do not give guarantees for their quality. It is better to resort to the help of specialized online stores, consult with the vendors of the department of fabrics, consultants for dry cleaning. Sometimes fabric paints are found in special shops for designers and artists.
Determine the weight of the product before painting. Any dyes are calculated on a certain mass of fabric. As a rule, it is 1 pack per 400 grams of product. In case you need to enhance the effect, the amount of paint increases. Reduce - decreases, as, for example, in matters of how to dye black clothes.
Wash clothes before painting, carefully remove all the stains. Otherwise, the new color will fall unevenly. Soak clothes in warm water. If the fabric is thin, it is advisable to rinse it in a solution of ammonia at the rate of 2 tablespoons per bucket of water, and then again, but in pure water.
Dissolve the paint in a container with water as written in the instructions.Drop the product there and bring it to a boil in low heat. Clothes should be carefully turned and boiled for about 20 minutes. We make a fixing solution: dilute 50 grams of salt in two liters of water.
Lift the product with linen tongs and pour the prepared fixative into the container. After that, boil another 15 minutes. Remove the container with the product from the heat and keep the clothes in a hot composition until it cools down. During this time, turn the product over several times. Remove the product and let the solution drain. Then rinse the thing in warm water until it becomes clean. Then rinse again, but add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to the water to fix the color. Now place the item between the two pieces of fabric and roll it into a roll. Wring out without twisting!
The thing should be dried at room temperature, without direct sunlight and heaters. The product of lightweight fabric can be hung on a rope in a dryer, while straightening well. A fleecy fabric - spread on a horizontal surface.
- Beige or brown clothes are soaked and rinsed in strong strained coffee or tea.
- It is possible to paint clothes black by soaking 3 teaspoons per liter of boiling water in a filtered infusion of tobacco.
- Yellow and green things are soaked for 6-8 hours in onion peel, and then boiled in it for about 4 hours.
- Blue fabrics should be refreshed with elderberry decoction, pink ones - St. John's wort, and red ones - sedges.
Where to paint clothes
- Dry cleaners
By the way, experts advise to apply for painting in specialized places, and not to subject the product to a home “rebranding”. The fact is that after painting the fabrics, a thorough rinsing is necessary, which can not always be achieved at home.
In addition, in case the painting failed, there is always someone to file a claim for damages. And it can be requested if the updated product sheds during washing and leaves traces on the body or adjacent clothing. So the choice of how and where to paint clothes is yours!