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« on: March 11, 2006 09:53:07 AM »

So... my Ikea couch is currently covered in this: (it's sort of a light chartreuse)


And, I want to dye it a dark chocolate brown.   It's 63% cotton and 37% linen.  Is this even possible?  If I do it myself at home, is there a way to ensure that the color comes out even and not tie-dyed looking?   What products would you recommend?

Or...  Are there places that do this professionally?  I thought maybe cleaners or upholsterers, but I can't find any that advertise dyeing. 

Thanks SOOOO much for any help you can give!
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 09:02:59 PM »

Umm... shove it in a bucket of rit dye?
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006 12:08:13 AM »

Thats gonna be really hard to dye. I would say get color remover and remove all the color first. Bleach didnt work on ours. Ours was a deep burgendry and we tried to go black. 6 boxes of dye and two bottles of bleach latter we quit.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009 04:13:55 PM »

i dyed my klippan cover, however mine was already a unbleached natural color. so i would definitely recommend a color remover first, and i would do it in the washing machine. i don't know if i would recommend a choc. brown color though, b/c that is what i tried, and i could never get it to look brown, the color was even , but always looked more purple than anything, after 3 times though i just gave up and settled for a funky purple/brown.
the funny thing is, I'm buying another klippan cover so i can dye it that green color that your cover is, go figure.

good luck
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