Posted on May 28 2021
How to Dye Your Converse Brown
Shared from: Rit blog Dated: 23rd April 2021
We’ve noticed that our Dark Brown All-Purpose Dye has been flying off the shelves thanks to a particular TikTok trend. If you don’t believe us, just check out the #brownclothes or #dyingmyconverse (yes, we know it’s spelled wrong- blame it on autocorrect) hashtag.
And now that brown Converses are hard to come by, we’re here with a tutorial to help rock this trend. Since Converses are made of 100% cotton canvas, our All-Purpose Dyes are perfect for giving them new life. From Dark Brown and Cocoa Brown to Camel and Tan - we have plenty of shades for you to choose from. Don’t see the shade you’re looking for? Check out our Color Formulas to find the perfect match.
Electrical Tape (To Protect Soles)
Measuring Cup and Spoon
Container for Dyeing
- Total: 1 hour
- Before dyeing, remove any visible stains on the shoes and pre-wash in warm, soapy water without any fabric softener. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
- Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills.
- Remove shoe insoles (if your shoes have them), laces and set aside.
- To protect the soles of your shoes from getting dyed, cover with electrical tape.
- Fill a plastic container or stainless steel sink with three gallons of hot water. The water should ideally be 140ºF. If tap water is not hot enough, heat water on the stove and add to the dyebath.
- Add 1 teaspoon of dish detergent to help promote level dyeing.
- Wearing rubber gloves, add 1/2 cup of well-shaken Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye to the dyebath. If you are trying achieve a very dark or bold colour, double the dye quantity.
11. When desired colour is achieved, remove from dyebath. Fabric will look darker when wet and will dry lighter.