Color remover is a chlorine-free, reductive type of
bleach that does not damage or deteriorate washable fabrics. Color remover is
mainly used to remove or reduce color from fabric before dyeing. The color
remover creates a blank base for dyeing the material.
Color remover is an effective material on cotton,
linen, silk, wool, ramie and rayon. Color remover is not effective on fabrics
contain polyester. Color remover also cannot remove patterns or printings from
fabric. Color remover cannot remove the blue color from jeans. Therefore, it
should not be used on blue colors.
Renkat color remover should be applied in a
well-ventilated environment. You can start the process after opening a window
or a fan.
How to Use Color Remover?
To get the best out of the color remover, you can use
the stovetop method in which you can easily maintain heat close to the boiling
point. You can also use the color remover with other two methods: washing
machine method and sink/bucket method. However, less reliable results can be
obtained compared to the first technique.
Using Color Remover on the Cooktop
Start with washing the fabric in soapy water. Fill a
stainless steel with water in which the fabric can move freely. Close the lid
of the pot and heat the water to the boiling point.
When the water starts to boil, add color remover and
mix it well. Then put in the fabric.
Keep the heat of the water down the boiling point. Some
fabrics may lose their colors less than 10 minutes. For some, this may take up
to 20 minutes. When the fabrics turns to white or off-white, you can take it out
of the water.
Then rinse the fabric in warm water with a mild
detergant until the rinsing water starts to run clearly.
Using Color Remover in the Washing
Color removing in the washing machine is not
recommended for extra-large or multiple products.
First wet the fabric and place it into the washing
machine. Set the hottest program that you fabric can resist with at least 30
minutes of washing duration. Mix the color remover with 500 ml hot water. If
you will remove the color from a small piece of fabric two package of Renkat
will be enough. For bigger fabrics you can use three packages. If you have
large numbers of fabrics you can use four packages of Renkat.
After adding the color remover you can start the
program. After the discoloration process is completed, wash the fabric in warm
water with a mild detergent and leave it to dry. It’s now ready to be dyed.
To clean the washing machine, add bleach to the
detergent drawer and start a program with high heat.
Using Color Remover in a Sink or
The color remover should be applied in a
Start with washing the fabric in warm, soapy water.
Fill a plastic container or a sink made by stainless steel that fabric can move
freely with water. The water should ideally be 60°C. Add color remover to the
bucket or sink and mix. Add wetted fabric into the warm water and stir it
occasionally. Once the fabric turns white or off-white, you can remove it from
the sink. Rinse it in cold water until the rinsing water runs clearly. Then
wash the fabric with a mild detergent and leave it to dry. Your fabric is ready
to be dyed.