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Synthrapol Detergent

As a prewash - As an afterwash

 4.69 ( 284 review )
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  Synthrapol - Pint (16oz)
$4.30
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  Synthrapol - Quart (32oz)
$8.25
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#SYNGAL
  Synthrapol - Gallon (128oz)
$29.50
$27.95
$25.95
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  Synthrapol Low Foam - Pint (16oz)
$4.95
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  Synthrapol Low Foam - Quart (32oz)
$9.45
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  Synthrapol Low Foam - Gallons (128oz)
$30.95
$28.45
$26.45
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Synthrapol works best with HOT water, yes, HOT water, when washing out excess dye, particularly Fiber Reactive Dye. You are getting out the excess loose dye molecules that have not been chemically bonded to the fabric. This is a good thing! Then you can rest asssured that the dye won't bleed on you, or the family underwear, the next time you wash it. Hot water is also best for the pre-washing we discuss below. Acid Dyes for wool and silk are a different story - hot water can actually break the bonds of the acid dye and cause more washout of color than you would want. Wash wools and silks dyed with Acid Dyes in cool to warm water. Synthrapol is great for washing silk and wool also because of its neutral ph. High pH detergents actually can damage silk and wool.

Prewashing in Synthrapol helps remove invisible lubricants, fingerprints, dirt, oil, silk worm gum and other impurities that can interfere with the dye and cause uneven dyeing. It is especially important for tub dyeing where you want an even consistant dye job. Not pre-washing is one of the biggest causes of a "splotchy" result. Even PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabrics, yarns and clothing should be pre-washed! We never recommend skipping this step, especially with all the imported fabrics and clothing these days.

Synthrapol as the afterwash keeps loose dye particles of dye in suspension so they don't stain other areas of the fabric. Also, since Synthrapol is pH neutral, it doesn't encourage loose fiber reactive dye particles to bind back on where they are not wanted, the way a high pH detergent would. So for tie-dyers, batik artists and printers: this helps white and lighter colored areas from being stained in the final wash by the excess dye. We get calls all the time about "muddy tie-dyes" - the secret is in the Synthrapol! (Also in the procedure for rinsing out the excess first!)

Use 1/4 cup (2 oz) of Synthrapol per full washing machine load for cotton, Rayon, hemp, etc. and 1/8 cup (1 oz) for silks or front loading wash machines. Some folks say you can get away with less, but it depends on what you are doing, the hardness of your water, etc.

Our special new Low Foam Synthrapol is better for those front loading washing machines. Use 1/8 cup (1 oz) per load.

You can also find a more eco-friendly substitute for Synthrapol with our own Professional Textile Detergent, which is less expensive and non-toxic!

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We also now have our own Professional Textile Detergent - #PTD which is non-toxic and more economical alternative to Synthrapol.

PRODUCT REVIEWS
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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
6/17/2009
5
Does what it's supposed to...and fixes running in clothing washed in regular detergent also...Whoo-hoo.
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4 of 5 users found this review helpful.
11/3/2011
5
Love this stuff! Accidentally washed a white sock with my newly dyed shirts and it came out white!
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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
7/23/2011
5
I would never consider washing out shirts without this detergent. I had a group of 12-year-olds tie dye shirts---they used A LOT of dye...and A LOT of different colors. After rinsing we washed them all in the same load with this detergent and didn't have any trouble with colors migrating. Even the parts of the shirt that were supposed to be white stayed white!
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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
3/12/2009
5
Still my favorite for removing excess dye and pre-washing everything for tie-dye. Meriah
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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
5/21/2009
4
I damaged a fringe first time I used it not understanding just how potent a scour it was.
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3 of 4 users found this review helpful.
MOST RECENT REVIEWS
10/17/2015
4
Has a funny smell. But it works.
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0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
10/6/2015
5
Good product.
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10/3/2015
3
I used as a pre wash for Dharma's silk pillowcases then I ombr dyed them with acid dye leaving the tops white. So sad when I took them out of delicate cycle with synthrapol that the tops are now light blue. Still prettybut maybe next time I need to rinse in the sink before washing.
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10/1/2015
5
Easy to use and necessary. A good product.
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9/23/2015
5
I was told by a friend that Synthrapol was the product to use for cleaning a cross-stitch project before I had it framed. It did a great job with cleaning the oil marks that my hand left on the fabric and the project came out wonderful!
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9/20/2015
5
Great stuff. A little goes a long way!
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8/16/2015
5
Works well to wash out the extra dyes that got on areas meant to be white during the rinse.
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8/15/2015
5
I never dye without it - a tiny bit in the rinse soak water keeps the darks off the brights. Use this to pre-wash and your garments will take the dye evenly and well.
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