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How To Dye Clothes Using Venus Dye

Hi Guys! This is Andrea and I’m here to give you some instructions and tips on how to dye your clothes.

Before starting the tutorial, Venus fabric dye or also known just as “Venus Dye” can be applied on cotton and polyester. Many people have been asking me how I dyed my shorts to ombre using other dyes but I only recommended Venus Dye since it is easy to use and it is sold on an affordable price at National Bookstore Outlets in the Philippines for only 5 pesos per sachet. 


Anyway, for my first try I tried the yellow Venus dye on my jeans, it still worked but if you’re expecting the exact color of the dye to come out, please don’t ever dye your jeans without bleaching it or else it will become like this:

Result of dyeing maong shorts without bleaching

Well, I call this a total experiment. I was just curious about the whole thing because I have to make my own costume. Anyway, going back to the dyeing topic, here is an originally gray reconstructed shirt that I dyed yellow this is without the bleaching process. 


Gray Shirt Dyed Yellow
I know it’s not the bright yellow you expected the reason for that is the colors mixed because I haven’t bleach this top. I’ll try on dying it yellow again next time. But for now, what I advise you is to use a white clothing.

Okay, these are the things that you will be needing for the dyeing process:


Water 


– Any amount will do. What’s in the instructions was to use 1 gallon but I only use a half gallon to make the color darker. Now, I have done this a lot of times already and the more water you use the lighter the color will become. Just make sure that the whole clothing will be submerged in water. I recommend you to use a small basin if you’re dyeing only one shirt. but if you’re dyeing many clothes, go for the bigger one.


Venus Fabric Dye (Color of your choice)


– I usually use 5 packs of dye because I want the color to be stronger or darker. It’s available at National Bookstore (Philippines).


Salt (1:4)


– If you use a half gallon of water, put 2 tablespoons. If you use 1 gallon, put 4 tablespoons of salt. 


Clothing (It’s better if it’s white. You’ll get the color that you want if it’s like that.)




Are you all set? Let’s start to dye our clothes!

Step 1: Boil water along with salt.

Step 2: Mix Venus Dye first and then boiled water into the basin.

Step 3: Put your clothing into the mixture and DO NOT LEAVE IT or else the color would not be distributed properly. You need to flip the clothing from time to time or if the water is still hot you can stir it with a spoon or a wooden stick. Don’t worry, the color won’t stick to your spoon. Do it for 30 minutes. (I do it for about an hour or even until the water gets cold.)

Step 4: When you’re done, wash your clothing with cold water WITHOUT SOAP/DETERGENT.

Step 5: When you’re done, make sure that you’ll DRY IT COMPLETELY AND IRON IT BEFORE WASHING IT AGAIN WITH VINEGAR. That’s a tip so that the color won’t fade after dying your clothes.

THEN YOU’RE DONE!



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Dunhill Bryan Yu
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only venus dye and salt are the requirements?no vinegar?

Dunhill Bryan Yu
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i mean the components. ^_^

iampaulaaquino
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How many packs of venus dye did you use for the shorts? I used 3 packs of venus black dye and it turned out gray. FAIL. -__-

andz
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Hi! 🙂 Yup. I only use dye and salt… I haven't tried the vinegar yet. But SOON.. I will.

andz
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Hi.. The black dye doesn't really work the way you wanted. Also in my case here.. I used 5 packs of black dye but it turned out to be dark gray. I recommend that you need to use another brand for the black. Venus dye easily fades too.

Yumi Remora Espiritu
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I have shorts that are purple in color. I want to dye them black. I tried it using this technique and well, it just turned into a darker shade of purple. Can you recommend me a stronger brand that will fix it? 🙁

andz
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Hi! Sorry for the very late reply. I was on vacation. You could try US brands like Rit Dye perhaps if you want to be sure of the quality of the color. You can research other good brands as well. In my case too, my black dye also turned into failure. The dye isn't just that strong to bring a darker shade.

giann nnaig
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very helpfull tips.
tnx:D

Crista Maningo
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hi. how about brownish pants and dyed with black venus? whats the result? is it grayish?

Kristen Sison
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Thank you for this how-to!

Liezl Justine
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Hi! How about the prints of the shirt? Does the dye affect it?

andz
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Thank you!

andz
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Haven't tried that one but if you wanted to have a gray shade, you can use black venus dye on a white clothing since venus dye isn't that strong.

andz
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It depends on the paint used on the shirt. But for rubberized fabric paint, it doesn't affect it.

andz
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Your welcome! ^^,

jesper kim Japitana
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will this affect on vans?

Cathleen Lopez
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i bleached my maong pants and ill dye it using venus i what to have a color combination .it is a sexy shorts will that be okay?

hederabhie
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Hello. I accidentally spilled bleach on my gray blouse and it resulted to discoloration. I bleached the whole thing and now its brown. If I use the venus dye (black color), would my blouse be back to its gray color? 🙂

a9-yuzuki
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heyya~
thanks for this..

uhm, if i dye my pink pants with a red one, how many pack would i need to turn it into a dark red one?

thanks!^^

Unknown
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Can i used it on a bleach stain?

rakenrol44
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San nakaka bili ng ibang brand ng dye… Pag washing ng dye yung white nagiging dark din eh sabay ung kulay parang fafade after hugasan

rakenrol44
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San nakaka bili ng ibang brand ng dye… Pag washing ng dye yung white nagiging dark din eh sabay ung kulay parang fafade after hugasan

mary gracce recto
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Paano ba ang safe procedure ng bleaching..magdye kase ako ng maong jeans in a differ blue. Thank you

Meg Bate
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can i use the venus dye for tie dying? Like yung procedure niya is different so is it ok?

Unknown
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Hey. 🙂 my rashguard got brown stains in its white part on the two sides i don't think if venus dye can cover it? Is it?

Edward James Santiago
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Hey. 🙂 my rashguard got brown stains in its white part on the two sides i don't think if venus dye can cover it? Is it?

Jhada Padillo
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Just wondering how much the amount of vinegar for a half gallon of water?