How to Dye Clothes From Camouflage to Solid

by Chrystal Mahan

Camouflage clothes are cool, but only to a certain degree. Many people outside of the service enjoy the coloring, but others out there prefer something less busy and simple. The style and stability of those popular pants and shirts can’t be beat. That is why our armed forces wear these. If you want the coolness and style but you don’t fancy the green on green camouflage print there is something you can do.

Items you will need

  • Newspaper or drop cloth
  • Sponges or paper towels
  • RIT Color Remover
  • RIT Color Dye
Step 1

Lay down the newspaper or drop cloth in your work space.

Step 2

Fill your washing machine according to package instructions based on the amount of camouflage clothing you want to change.

Step 3

Let the RIT dye color remover dissolve in the washing machine water.

Step 4

Put in your camouflage clothing and let it soak according to package instructions.

Step 5

Turn the washing machine back on to go through the entire cycle after soak time.

Step 6

Dry the clothes.

Step 7

Repeat the process if needed to ensure all of the coloring has been removed.

Step 8

Fill the washing machine again, according to the package instructions and the amount of clothing you are changing.

Step 9

Let the RIT dye color dissolve in the washing machine water.

Step 10

Put your now color free clothing in the washing machine water and let soak according to package instructions.

Step 11

Again, turn the washing machine back on to go through the entire cycle after soak time.

Step 12

Dry the clothes.

Step 13

Clean up any dye that might have splattered so that it does not stain.

Tips

  • Amounts of water and dye will be based on the amount of clothing you are coloring. Follow package instructions.

    Clean everything right after dying to avoid staining.

    Clean the washing machine by doing an empty load on the highest setting with 1 cup of bleach.

About the Author

Residing in Michigan, Chrystal Mahan is a graduate of Baker College with a bachelor's degree in business and accounting. Currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration, her education also includes liberal arts studies at the University of Oklahoma. Mahan has been writing professionally since 2005, working for various websites and with private clients.