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Old 02-06-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Can You Dye PUL??

I have a bunch of white AIOS, and I would love to dye them a different color- but I don't know if you can dye PUL ... or if I tried... would it ruin it??

Also- where do you get your dye and what kind do you use... I guess directions on how to do it would help to

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Old 02-06-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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I've never heard if you can dye it or not. I guess try doing one as a tester. Then let me know if it works out...lol I think it would be awasome to tye dye white PUL. Good Luck
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Re: Can You Dye PUL??

Well I have an aio sitting in an bowl of coolaid... as that is what my mom told me to try... but she said most likely I would need a stronger dye to actually get the pul to change from white... but it may "tinge" it as she put it (tint)...
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Re: Can You Dye PUL??

Just one more use for Kool-Aid...lmbo I love it! You could try that Rit dye I guess. I make diapers so I might try taking a scrap piece and try useing it as a tester.
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Re: Can You Dye PUL??

Since it's an AIO I would be afraid that the Kool-Aid would maybe clog up the soaking parts? If that makes sense.

There is a dye that you can buy at any cloth or craft store, even WalMart. It's in the craft department there, NOT the laundry. It's not RIT, I think it's called Dryel. I'm likely wrong though.
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There is a dye that you can buy at any cloth or craft store, even WalMart. It's in the craft department there, NOT the laundry. It's not RIT, I think it's called Dryel. I'm likely wrong though.
Is it Dryel or Dylon? Idunno about the PUL, but I have a bunch of osnaburg that I want to dye for a wrap!
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I used koolaid on just pul before and let it soak in vinager to set in the color and it has stayed for months
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Re: Can You Dye PUL??

Because PUL is Polyester, there is not a whole lot that will DYE it. Rit may tint it, but if you dye your AIO, it's going to dye the inside. It will also have to soak for quite a while for PUL to take the dye, and then you would have to heat set it, because otherwise, Rit will continue to bleed.

The other dye the previous poster was referring to is called Dylon. I've never used it since I don't dye anything other than cotton, and occasionally wool yarn.

I am not entirely certain why the pp was able to dye her AIO with kool-aid, unless it was one of the ones that is made with Nylon instead of PUL. Nylon will dye with Kool-aid. PUL generally will not.

Likely, you won't ruin your diapers though. So long as you are ok with the inside dyeing the same color.
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