A fixative used to prevent dye bleeding. Soak fabrics in Retayne before washing them for the first time. Use one teaspoon per yard of fabric in a HOT (at least 140º F) soak for 20-30 minutes, with enough water to cover the fabric, then wash in hot water and Synthrapol to get out any remaining, unfixed dye. If you don't do this last step with the Synthrapol, then only wash in cool water rinse and cool water for the life of the fabric. You do risk some fading when using the Synthrapol and hot water, as it will remove any remaining "fugitive" dye.
- Function: Dye Fixative
- Form: Crystalline
- Typical Use Rate: 1 tablespoon per yard of fiber
- Package Size: 16.0 oz.