Pot material for immersion acid dyes
  • Hello,
    For Jacquard acid dyes, why do the instructions for stove top dying specify to use a stainless steel or enamel pot? Is there a specific reason that aluminum, galvanized steel or another metal will not work? Is the pot-material recommendation related to dye performance, or is it that the dye will degrade other metals over time? (I’m trying to dye a single nylon jacket that is quite bulky and using a metal garbage can (for example) would be much cheaper than buying a large stainless steal pot for a single use.)

    Thanks, Peter
  • Did anyone ever answer this question? I have the same issue.
  • Hello, thanks for checking in about this. Looks like we missed the original post.
    We recommend stainless steel or enamel because other metals can react with the dyes and affect the results.
    I've found my collection of enameled canning pots at second hand stores so that may be an inexpensive alternative.

    annette