With all of us spending a lot time at residence throughout lockdown, it stands to purpose that we would get a bit of drained with our personal homes and the way in which they appear.
As such, plenty of folks have used this era as a time to strive their hand at some DIY.
We have seen folks utilizing pennies to revamp their kitchens and others making their very own pubs within the again backyard.
With the intention to do that they have been utilizing Dylon dye pods, however specialists from Dylon have issued a warning in opposition to this as it’s unlikely to finish nicely.
The dye pods are solely supposed to be used within the washer, to alter the color or refresh the color of clothes or gentle furnishings resembling pillow instances, desk cloths and curtains.
As an alternative folks have been attempting to spray or paint the dye onto their carpets, to economize on shopping for a brand new one.
However Rachel Ferreira, Model Supervisor at Dylon has urged folks not to do this hack at residence.
In an official remark, she stated: “DYLON Machine Dyes are solely for use in a front-loading automated washing machines, and can’t be utilized by hand or painted onto material. The multi function formulation has a ratio of dye too elevated for the hand dye course of.
“DYLON Machine Dyes aren’t appropriate for wool and nylon, from which carpets are mostly produced, as such supplies can’t be recoloured with the usage of home dyes. It’s vital to notice that carpets are sometimes handled with a particular end to extend lifespan and forestall staining, which additionally means it can’t be dyed.
“Freshly dyed objects need to be washed totally, free and unfixed dye might be eliminated on this stage. This can be a obligatory step, additionally linked to product security.
“Carpets can’t be washed within the washer, due to this fact our machine dyes can’t be used.”
She added: “The Machine Dyes can be utilized by merely inserting the pod within the washer along with your cotton, linen or viscose materials to deliver again your clothes to life simply and at a low price – whether or not or not it’s reviving your pale denims, or your front room by including a contact of color to your a pillow instances, pale curtains, desk napkins and even your sofa cowl there are 22 colors to select from, combine and match and convey your garments and residential again to life.
“When utilizing any dye, observe the directions on the packet. For extra data, go to our web site.”
Again in February a person confirmed us all simply how unsuitable issues may go when he ended up ruining his carpet with dye.
In a put up on the DIY On A Finances UK Fb group the person defined how he’d seen different folks use the dye pods to make modifications to their properties and determined to strive it out for himself.
He tried to darken his beige carpet – however the finish outcome wasn’t precisely what he’d hoped for.
He wrote: “Tried the Dylon dye [on] one a small a part of carpet. Thought to myself that appears alright, so I did half my front room! Appears to be like like I might be needing a brand new carpet lol.”
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