Thursday, 14 August 2014

How to dye canvas converse sneakers with rubber soles

Dying Converse and other canvas sneakers is super easy with Dylon Hand Wash Dye.

  1. Remove the laces from the shoes- these are synthetic and won't dye so don't bother. Wash your Cons thoroughly (I put these Toddler Sized Converse in a delicates bag on the delicate wash cycle in my top loading washing machines with a small scoop of washing powder, came out clean as a whistle). Leave damp.


  2. Using rubber gloves, dissolve dye in 500ml warm water

  3. Fill bowl, bucket or stainless steel sink with enough warm water to fully submerse your shoes (40°C). The packet said 6 Litres for a large TShirt - I used less than a third of that with excellent results. These toddler sized shoes fit in my largest saucepan perfectly.

  4. Stir in 5tblespn (250g) of salt. Add dye & stir well.

  5. Submerge entire surface of shoe fabric in water- don't worry about taping up the rubber or the Converse Logo- it won't dye. Mine was khaki green with a big scratch through it to begin with and remained unchanged throughout.


  6. Stir constantly for 15mins, then stir regularly for 45min.

  7. Rinse fabric in cold water. Hand wash in warm water & dry away from direct heat & sunlight (do not tumble dry after dyeing).


    Done.


1 comment:

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