Synthrapol LF

$5.23

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Synthrapol LF: A low foaming version of Synthrapol SP. It is a great alternative for those who own front loading washing machines.

  • Will remove excess dye from hand dyed fabrics.
  • Will remove sizing from fabric before dyeing.
  • Use in the dye bath for even color.
  • A concentrated wetting agent, known as a surfactant.

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Synthrapol LF: A low foaming version of Synthrapol SP. It is a great alternative for those who own front loading washing machines.

  • Will remove excess dye from hand dyed fabrics.
  • Will remove sizing from fabric before dyeing.
  • Use in the dye bath for even color.
  • A concentrated wetting agent, known as a surfactant.

When to use Synthrapol

  • To wash hand dyed fabrics before using them in a garment or quilt.
  • When fabric is already quilted and bleeds into adjacent fabric.
  • To soak fabric before dyeing.

How to wash hand dyed fabric with Synthrapol

Washing machine

  1. Fill your washing machine with 140°F (60°C) water. Boil water on the stove and add it to the washing machine if your hot tap water is not hot enough.
  2. Once the washing machine is filled, add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) of Synthrapol. This is just enough to form ¼" of suds in the machine.
  3. Add your dry cotton fabric and let the machine run for a 10 to 12 minute wash. Let the machine run through the complete cycle with a warm rinse, then dry.

How to wash hand dyed fabric with Synthrapol

Hand Wash

  1. Use the sink, a plastic tub, or an old enamel canning kettle this is not used for food preparation. Heat the water to 140°F (60°C).
  2. Add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of Synthrapol per gallon of water.
  3. Add dry hand dyed fabric. Swish your fabric around in the hot Synthrapol bath for 5 to 10 minutes with a spoon or wooden dowel. Rinse well in warm water and dry.

How to wash hand dyed fabric with Synthrapol

Synthrapol soak before dyeing

  1. Fill a plastic bucket with enough hot water to cover your fabric.
  2. Add ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) of Synthrapol per gallon of water.
  3. Add your cotton fabric and swish it around for 5 minutes. Squeeze out excess water from your fabric before adding it to the dye bath. How to care for hand dyed fabric Launder hand dyed fabric in warm water with a cold rinse. Do not wash it in hot water.

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