I used two packets of dye mixed in a stock pot with 8 tablespoons of iodized salt. I dissolved the packets in the water and continued to stir until it was brought to a boil.
DYLON HAND DYE INSTRUCTIONS
- Weigh dry fabric. Wash thoroughly. Leave damp
- Using rubber gloves, dissolve dye in 500ml warm water
- Fill bowl/stainless steel sink with approx 6 litres warm water (40°C)
- Stir in 4tbsp salt. Add dye & stir well
- Submerge fabric in water
- Stir for 15mins, then stir regularly for 45mins
- Rinse fabric in cold water. Wash in warm water and dry away from direct heat & sunlight
So I followed the directions, of course doubling the salt since I was using two packets instead of one. After an hour, I ran them through a rinse cycle in my washing machine. So far, so good. I then put them through a light cycle with detergent.
Dylon is amazing. While the coveralls aren’t the super dark olive green that I wanted (I should have left them in the dye longer), the dye worked quite well! No more ugly scrub green! They’re pretty close to accurate in color. Also once I rough them up and dirty them up a bit they’ll be much closer.
I recommend Dylon for any cotton/poly blend fabrics that you need to dye!