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Jacquard Acid Dye - Textile Dye for Wool & Silk

40 shades of Acid Dye - the best dye for wool & silk ✔︎ Also for screen printing, silk painting and printing ☆ The most versatile dye ☆ more
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Content: 0.227 Kilogram (€250.88* / 1 Kilogram)

Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Brand new: 8 new shades - including neon dyes & magenta

Dyeing of wool, silk, nylon - Acid Dye is the perfect textile dye

Jacquard Acid Dye for nylon and protein fibres: silk, wool, cashmere, alpaca, feathers etc. 
This special Acid Dye is perfect for uniformly dyeing brilliant, colourfast shades.  
Believe us - no other textile dye can achieve these intense results - only Jacquard Acid Dye in 40 shades.
The dyes are very well absorbed by the fibres and do not bleed or fade when washed. 

You get one of the most versatile dyes - in addition to dyeing yarns, fibres and fabrics Jacquard Acid Dye can also be used for direct painting and printing applications where steam fixation is required. 

 Farbkarte / Colour Chart / Nuancier: Jacquard Acid Dye

Dyeing at very high temperatures?

The hotter you dye the more intense the colour will be. The same applies to the dye time. You should leave the textile at least for half an hour in the dye liquor to get an awesome result. 
Forget about the manufacturer's recommendations on the labels! Wool and silk tolerate a hot wash without any problems - just like polyamide (nylon).
The cotton of your jeans was hot bleached and washed several times before it became a garment. And why iron cotton and linen on the highest setting if, according to the manufacturer, it cannot tolerate a temperature higher than 30°C? The same applies to wool (=hair). In the washing instructions it says that wool can only be washed cold. But you wash your hair in warm water, don't you? And it does not felt nor shrink... High spin speeds, tumble drying and a strong movement in the dye liquor are more problematic for all fibres. That makes garments shrink. Not a hot wash! And you should also avoid temperature shocks during dyeing. Never rinse wool in cold water after a hot dye bath. 

Acid dyes - are they corrosive?

No - these dyes are not corrosive. Protein fibres need some acid in the dye liquor to allow the dye to penetrate the fibre. 
The only acid needed is the white vinegar or citric acid that you add to the dye bath. 

How do I dye with Jacquard Acid Dye?

The factors influencing dyeing are temperature, dye concentration, time and amount of fabric. Washing machine dyeing is the easiest way to dye fabrics in one colour. 
However, if you want to achieve the most accurate and reproducible results or get the darkest colour, we recommend the cooking pot method. 
Use the instructions as a guideline. Acid dyes are quite forgiving and open to variations in approach. The more you experiment the more you will discover!
Tip: you save on dye if you dye in a pot. 

Hand dyeing in a cooking pot:

It is the best dye method for wool!

1. Fill a stainless steel or enamel pot with just enough hot or warm water (cool for wool) to allow the fabric to float freely. Turn the heat to medium. 

2. Add the dye powder to the pot and stir until dissolved. Use the appropriate amount of dye for the desired shade (see chart underneath - click on the corresponding tab).
3. Wet the fabric thoroughly with warm water and put it in the dye bath.
4. Gradually increase the temperature to 85 ̊- 95 ̊ C, just below boiling point. Stir frequently.
5. Add a quarter cup of vinegar (60ml) per pound of fabric. Alternatively you could add citric acid (1 tablespoon per pound of fabric). Try not to pour the vinegar directly on the fabric. 
6. Maintain the temperature and stir frequently for half an hour. Wash the fabric with Synthrapol® or a mild detergent and warm water. 
NOTE: When dyeing wool, gradual heating and cooling of the dye bath is important to avoid schock reactions and matting the wool.  

Washing machine dyeing:
Not suitable for wool (wool can mat in the washing machine - use the cooking pot method instead).
1. Use the appropriate amount of dye for the desired shade (see chart below - click on the corresponding tab) - between 1 and 6 packs (14,17g) of Acid Dye depending on the colour tone.
2. Dissolve the dye powder completely in hot water. 
3. Set the washing machine on the longest wash cycle at a temperature of 85° - 95°C (important: the longer the wash the more intense the colour and the better the fixation) 
4. Pour the dye liquor through the washing powder compartment 10 minutes after you have started the machine. 
5. Add 1 to 3 cups of white vinegar (depending on water amount) and be careful not to pour the vinegar directly onto the fabric. You can also use 1 tablespoon of citric acid per pound of fabric. 
6. To ensure the excess colour is completely removed you should wash the fabric in another cycle with cold water and a little Synthrapol® or mild detergent. Take the fabric out of the machine.
7. Wash a long rinse cycle to clean the machine and remove excess colour. 

We recommend Synthrapol by Jacquard before, during and after dyeing:
• Pre-wash to remove impregnations or finishes.
• During dyeing, a drop of Synthrapol in the dye liquor takes away the surface tension and allows the dyes to penetrate better.
• After dyeing, Synthrapol removes all free pigments and prevents subsequent discolourations.
• When hand dyeing, protect yourself with rubber gloves

Detailed dye instructions can be found here: Acid Dye Instructions

Selling unit: 1 piece (14g, 227g or 454g)

Danger warnings:
Use product with care. Always read label and warnings before use. 
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May cause allergic skin reactions. 
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