If you’re looking for an easy way to breathe new life into your wardrobe, look no further than the washing machine and a bottle of Rit dye.
How to Use Rit Dye in the Washing Machine for an Easy DIY Project
With just a few simple steps, you can use Rit dye in the washing machine for a quick and easy DIY project.
What You Need
The first step is to gather all of the supplies that you need. You will need a bottle of Rit dye (in whatever color you choose), gloves, a pair of tongs, and something to put between the fabric and the metal drum of the washer (like towels).
It is also essential to ensure that your washing machine is empty before beginning.
Once all of your supplies are gathered, it’s time to begin!
- The first step is to pour one-fourth cup of Rit dye into the washing machine. Then, fill the washer with warm water so that it is two-thirds full.
- Next, add 1/3 cup salt and stir until it’s dissolved in the water. After that, place your garment(s) into the washer and any towels or other items you are using as dividers between your fabric and the metal drum.
- Finally, start your wash cycle on its regular setting, then let it run through its rinse cycle. Once complete, transfer your garment(s) from the washer to the dryer on a low heat setting and wait until they are dehydrated before removing them.
Taking Care of Your Garment After Dying
To ensure that your dyed garment looks excellent for years to come, you should take some additional steps post-dying process. These include washing all dyed garments separately (at least for their first few pieces of washing), avoiding fabric softener when laundering dyed items, and air drying garments whenever possible instead of putting them in a dryer.
How to Avoid Ruining Your Washing Machine
A washing machine is an essential home appliance. After all, it’s the only thing that can keep your clothes and other fabrics clean. But what if you’re not careful with how you use your washing machine?
If you don’t take certain precautions, there are a few things that can ruin your washing machine and render it useless. Let’s discuss some of the most common causes of damage to washing machines so that you can avoid them.
Overloading the Machine
This happens when too many items are put into the washer at once.
When this happens, the drum cannot turn properly and won’t be able to spin or agitate effectively, which can cause wear and tear on the motor and other parts of the machine.
Additionally, overloaded machines use more water than normal, leading to higher water bills.
To avoid this problem, make sure you check your manual for load size recommendations before starting each wash cycle.
Using Too Much Detergent
Another way to ruin a washing machine is by using too much detergent. Overdosing on detergent can lead to soap suds building up in the machine, which will cause it to become unbalanced while spinning and may even cause it to stop working altogether.
Too much detergent will leave residue on your clothes after they are washed and dried, making them look dull and dingy.
To avoid this issue, be sure to read both product labels for instructions on how much detergent should be used per load size.
Leaving Wet Clothes in The Washer
Finally, leaving wet clothes in the washer for too long after a wash cycle has finished can also lead to damage over time if not done properly.
If left in the washer for extended periods of time without being dried or taken out promptly after a cycle has finished, wet clothes can start to smell musty due to mold growth inside the drum of the washer as well as other parts of the machine itself.
To prevent this from happening, always make sure that any wet clothing is taken out of the washer promptly after each cycle has finished and dried appropriately before being put away in storage or worn again.