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Retayne

Anti-bleeding rinse

 4.50 ( 14 review )
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Stock# Product Details Quantity Dharma Price
#RET4
  4 oz.
$2.69
#RET16
  16 oz.
$6.95
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Use this product to 'fix' dyes in commercially purchased solid colored cotton fabrics or clothing to prevent color bleeding during washing. Also use to add washfastness to your own dyeing. Particularly valuable to quilters. Soak fabrics in Retayne before washing it for the first time. Use one teaspoon per yard of fabric in a HOT (at least 140º F)  soak for 20-30 minutes, with enough water to cover the fabric, then wash in hot water and Synthrapol to get out any remaining "fugitive" dye. If you don't do this last step with the Synthrapol, then only wash in in cool water for life of the fabric. You do risk some fading when using the Synthrapol and hot water, as it will remove any remaining "fugitive" dye.

Further info: Retayne and Dharma Dye Fixative act to swell and positively "charge" dye molecules to improve adherence to fabric. Effective with Fiber Reactive, Direct and Acid dyes. The penalty can be some reduced lightfastness.

Dharma Dye Fixative is a comparable product to Retayne but can be purchased in larger, more economical sizes.

Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)

PRODUCT REVIEWS
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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
9/28/2009
5
Retayne seems to do exactly what is claimed - set color. I used it on a beautiful rayon dress that had been tie-died but wasn't wearable because the colors weren't set. I used Retayne then another product to remove any excess die and now I can wear this gorgeous dress. Thanks!
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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
3/12/2010
5
Used this on a quilt when I discovered that one of the fabrics (which were not prewashed) was not colorfast. Worked perfectly and the quilt is now finished and on my daughters bed.
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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
9/15/2009
5
I am using this on many rayon and cotton tie-dyed and batik items that we bought commercially and find to be very runny this stopped that problem and now we can wash with everything else.
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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
7/4/2010
5
I have used this product before. Beats the price of the sheet you have to buy. It works the same.
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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
7/29/2010
4
Good stuff but I didn't see better results than when I just used Synthropol.
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MOST RECENT REVIEWS
7/11/2011
5
I have used this product before and think it is great.
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3/7/2011
5
Worked great and it set the Indigo dye I was using of which I had concerns about.
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3/7/2011
5
It definetly set the Indigo dye I was using. So glad you carry it.
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2/4/2011
5
FASTest service on the internet and the product does what it sez.
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5/14/2010
3
Works pretty well but not always. Better than nothing.
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4/19/2010
3
haven't washed things enough to know if the color holds. It did in rinsing
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10/17/2009
3
When I purchased this product I did NOT realize that it can't be used in a front loading washer so that was a disappointment. However I did use it in the sink soaking some fat quarters and worked fine but I would not use it for 3 or 4 continuous yards of fabric if I have to do it in the sink. If the product can be used in a front loading machine then the directions need to include that.
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7/5/2009
5
Ordered for a friend--it was just what she wanted.
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