Soda ash is a mild alkali that promotes the chemical reaction between Procion MX fiber reactive dye and cellulose fiber. Soda ash is also known as sodium carbonate, washing soda, or sal soda. One pound of soda ash is required to activate and "set" Procion dye for approximately 15 T-shirts.
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Is this mixed in with urea and the color, or is it just used to get the sizing out of fabric to be dyed?- Asked by Terry on 21-Feb-14
The Soda Ash Dye Fixer is used to improve the chemical reaction between the fabric and the dye so that the color becomes more washfast. It can be applied during a pre-soak, hand dyeing or in a washing machine. Depending on the dyeing method, the Soda Ash may be mixed with urea and dye.- Answered by MisterArt on 27-Feb-14
Do I put the soda ash dye fixer in the hot water along with the dye at the same time - in a washing machine?- Asked by george overlock on 16-Feb-13
Soda Ash is necessary to activate and set Procion MX dye. For tie dye (pre-soak method): Use one cup per gallon of warm water. Soak fabric in mixture for 20 min. Squeeze/wring out excess solution by hand. Do not rinse out. For immersion dyeing cellulose fibers: Use 1/4 to 1/3 cup per 3 gallons of water. Add to dye bath per instructions. For dyeing cellulose fibers in washing machine: Use 2-3 cups per load. Dissolve in 1 quart hot water. Gradually add to dye bath in washer per instructions.- Answered by MisterArt on 21-Feb-13
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