We have experienced significant cost increases for this item. That paired with its short shelf life made us find another color remover. Check out JACSH. It has a much longer shelf life and can also be used in your indigo vats!
Also called Thiox or Spectralite, this chemical (Thiourea Dioxide) is often listed as one of the ingredients in Indigo dyeing recipes.
DyeHouse Color Remover was actually invented to remove the color from whole pieces of fabric, also for "reverse" Shibori, or tie dye where you are removing dye in a pattern from something already dyed - either by simmering in a pot on a stove or using very hot tap water in a bucket or washing machine, which can be heated more by adding boiling water (carefully!). It works with varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the dye and the colors to which it is being applied. Simmering works best. It is usually very effective for use in correcting dyeing mistakes made with Procion dyes, again, depending on the color. Some colors discharge totally, others change color. (Occasionally, some blues seem to come out and then come back after you pull the out and expose them to air) Testing first is always recommended! Not to be used with Aluminum, cast iron or copper pans or utensils. Stainless steel or enamelled pots work best. A 2 oz. packet is good for about 4 lbs. of fabric. You'll also need 8 oz. of soda ash and some Synthrapol. See our discharging instructions in our How To section.
Always work in a well ventilated area. We recommend that you use Color Remover with a Respirator Mask using Gas/Vapor Cartridges especially if you have allergies or asthma as this product has been known to aggravate those conditions.
To prolong shelf life, store in airtight container in a cool place. Exposure to moisture and heat makes it go bad. It will gradually turn yellowish if it has gone bad. It has about a 6 month shelf life when stored under optimal conditions. When in doubt, test!
**Because this is flammable, we can only ship them by UPS SurePost, UPS Ground and FedEx Surface, only to the continental U.S.