Idye Poly - too dark!
  • Hello,
    I just used the "silver grey" idye poly on some polypropylene strap and the grey turned out so dark! Is there any way I can lighten it? I boiled it for only 30 minutes and kept stirring the entire time. I let it sit for about 5 minutes before washing it in soap and water. I think it was about 2# of strap and I used one packet of the dye.
    Thanks,
    Catat
  • Hi. I have had this happen too. Some synthetics just love to suck the dye up and it can be hard to predict. We have had some success boiling again in clean water with another polyester fabric in there to soak up the dye from the one you want to be lighter. It will dial it back a shade or two, but won't make it a whole lot lighter. Let me know how this works.