Angie51370@yahoo.com
  • Hello - I have been using Jet Black for quite some time, generally with good results as far as the intensity of the color goes.

    In the past several months, though, it is turning out a charcoal gray at best. I am mixing at least 3.5 teaspoons of powder with 8oz of water, sometimes a little more powder. I presoak all my fabrics in soda ash, 1 cup to 1 gallon of water. Fabric is 100% cotton. I let the dyed fabric sit at least 24 hours. I do not mix anything in the dye bottle except dye powder and water.

    Is there anything else I can do to help the Jet Black turn out as black as possible? Thanks!
  • Yes I would use a little more dye. I usually use 2 tablespoons(6 tsp) in 8oz. The other thing you can do is add Urea. Have you ever done this? It helps bump the color up about one shade darker. It keeps the moisture in the fabric longer so the dye can really maximize its potential.

    http://jacquardproducts.com/urea.html



  • I do have urea but have not tried it. I will do that. Thank you!