How to paint sweater
Published : 19-03-2016, 20:07 | Category: ACCESSORIES
To update an old sweater, it can be painted. For coloring use aniline dyes for yarn and natural dyes derived from infusions of leaves, fruits, bark, plants.
The most popular way - painting using aniline dye. First of all, consult with the sellers of dyes, which it kind of is right for your sweater. It is necessary to choose the right color paint, or close to it.
To find the correct amount of the dye, weigh sweater dry. If you want to repaint the sweater in radically different color, bleach it in bleach "Persol". However, this may affect the quality of the product. Wool things do not like aggressive actions.
So sweater soak in warm water. Prepare the dye according to the instructions on the packaging. For more saturated colors slightly increase the dose of paint. Pour the dye into the bulk metal (enamel) bowl, dip to wet sweater and bring to a boil. Boil it on a very low heat, stirring and turning. After 20 minutes, remove the sweater of the solution, add the salt (50g to 2n), again lower the sweater into the vessel and boil for another 20 minutes.
Turn off the stove and wait for complete cooling of the dye, remove the sweater, wring it out and rinse in cold water several times. In the last rinse, add vinegar to fix the paint. Press the thing through a towel, lay on a flat surface and dry. From time to time turn the sweater.
For painting with natural dyes, they still need to be prepared. To do this, grind the plant, boil it in water until soft broth, let it brew broth. Next, lower the sweater in the resulting liquid and boil it on low heat for at least an hour. Then leave to cool down completely, press, rinse and dry the previously indicated manner.
The black sweater you can paint using a conventional alcohol stains for wood. Before painting, thoroughly wash the sweater, rinse it. Then lay it on a table or other flat surface, wear rubber gloves, pick up stain and the foam sponge. Thoroughly soak the thing on both sides. After 60-90 minutes, rinse the sweater under running water, then wring out and put in a solution of vinegar (vinegar 200g per 10 liters of water). An hour later, rinse again, press and dry.