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Discharge Paste Color Remover

 4.37 ( 27 review )
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#DDP8
  8 oz.
$7.75
#DDPQT
  32 oz.
$20.49
#DDPGAL
  Gallons
$43.95
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Discharge paste is a reducing agent for safely removing color from natural fibers, and is even safe on silk. It removes most fiber reactive dyes (such as Dharma's Fiber Reactive MX dyes), direct dyes, and many acid dyes, especially the "leveling" ones. The pre-metallized ones and some milling don't discharge. It is thick enough to block print, brush it on, screen it on, stencil it on, etc. You can apply the paste to your fabric, let it dry and steam it with a steam iron or steam in a steamer for 10 minutes or so, until it stops discharging. Then wash your fabric in a good detergent like Synthrapol, and rinse in Milsoft to restore softness.
Discharge Paste does not always remove all of the color, it depends on the dye and the color to which it is applied. For example, some yellow Fiber Reactive Dyes don't discharge, but the blues do, so when you discharge a green, you may get a yellow, orangy or peachy color. Always best to test! We have also found it works best when fairly fresh. It can be used for creating interesting negative image effects. Use in silk painting and tie-dye: paint on retied, dyed garments after they have dried for great effects.
See our Discharging Directions for more info. It is fairly safe to use but does have a strong ammonia smell so use it in a well ventilated place.
Note - Due to a changes in the black dyes used on our pre-dyed BLACK clothing items, Discharge Paste sporadically works on these items. Other commercially dyed fabrics and garments are a total crap shoot, because you have no idea what they are dyed with. Test, test, test!!! Sometimes if this won't discharge something, bleach or our new Jacquard Screen Ink Discharge will, so the best discharge artists do a lot of experimenting! 


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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
1/27/2009
4
I will echo the perennial reminder: TEST! This was the first time I had tried discharging and the results were not what I expected but they were definitely interesting. I found that steaming with an iron did almost NOTHING. Had to use a pot on the stove with one of those folding metal steamer baskets. WOW! I discharged raw silk dyed with acid dye (color was spruce). Areas painted with the discharge paste turned shades of blue and orange. Very cool but very unexpected!
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5/15/2010
5
Wow! This stuff is great! I never had this kind of control with bleach!
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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
4/5/2010
5
This product goes along ways. I bought it to teach a class of 18 people how to use the product using stamps and stencils. We used about a third of a quart.I had about a 18 cup from a jar I had purchased several years previous. That product did not remove as much color sodon't buy more than you can use in a year or two.I did notice the fumes when we began to steam iron our t-shirts. I'm glad we had set up outside to do this.Everyone was pleased with what they did.
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4/15/2010
4
I've just used this once and next time I'll thin it down a bit so I can really get into the fibers. It did remove color enough that I could tranfer a design on to it so it was successful. I need to practice some more.
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10/6/2009
3
I wish it was thicker I think it would work better on stamps. I tried using a brayer to apply it to a stamp and it didn't spread evenly.
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MOST RECENT REVIEWS
6/18/2012
2
This product was hit or miss. One time it worked very well on some rayon dresses that I had dyed but the 2nd and 3rd times using it did not work on cotton t shirts. Smells terrible
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7/20/2011
5
smelly stuff but i have used it since 1997 and love the technique that i use on the pillow covers... need to order those in my next order... great product.
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6/20/2011
5
I screen printed 250 shirts with the discharge paste. I had to squeegie the shirts many more passes than with regular ink but it worked. Initially I ironed the shirts after air drying because I called to ask if I could use a flash dryer and the phone tech said no. But after a while I decided why not try the flash cure as if it was plastisal or water base ink. It worked. As long as the paste was still wet it worked perfectly. This made the process so simple. The shirts were a hit at girls camp.
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6/18/2011
5
Thinned it out a bit and sprayed it onto very darkly-dyed fabric for some texture. I used a tiny little spray bottle and it worked great! A fun product with which to paly...
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6/18/2011
5
THIS WAS SO FUN! and easy to use! A great way to clean up booboos lighten up resist areas (I had good results lifting the leaked black dye off of a batiked piece) and even painted on with a brush. I like this stuff lots!!
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12/17/2010
5
Great fun product to work with. Works best (most predictably) with fiber reactive dyes acid dyes less so but still a much better alternative to bleach in my opinion.
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10/30/2010
5
This product is a lot of fun. You can create amazing designs and highlights with this paste.
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10/18/2010
1
didn't work well for me with the dyed black scharves
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