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How can I refresh black denim?

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TheAwfulDaughter Sun 02-Nov-14 13:57:35

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CMOTDibbler Sun 02-Nov-14 14:06:56

Dylon velvet black machine dye works wonders for anything cotton

TheAwfulDaughter Sun 02-Nov-14 14:12:12

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BikeRunSki Sun 02-Nov-14 14:14:59

It will work, but the colour will not be so deep.

CMOTDibbler Sun 02-Nov-14 14:20:23

IME, the colour comes out of the cotton, not the polyester/lycra so it doesn't make any difference

wildone81 Sun 02-Nov-14 15:16:47

2nd the Dylon black velvet-I have a pair of jeans being refreshed in the machine just now smile

dexter73 Sun 02-Nov-14 16:22:37

I'm surprised NoelleHawthorne hasn't turned up - she is the queen of black dylon!

TheAwfulDaughter Sun 02-Nov-14 16:44:22

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chipsandpeas Sun 02-Nov-14 16:49:33

another vote for black dylon - can get it in home bargains a bit cheaper as well

SWIMTHECHANNEL Sun 02-Nov-14 20:10:46

Apparently, coffee in the machine works. Someone will be along soon ...

NoelleHawthorne Sun 02-Nov-14 20:15:47

OH MY GOD YOU NEED TO DYE. in obsessed with it. Dylon machine wash. I'm like a crack addict with it. There's a whole thread on here

NoelleHawthorne Sun 02-Nov-14 20:16:43

My tip is to use only one pair of jeans per bag. I buy topshop jeans on eBay for £4 and dye

TheAwfulDaughter Sun 02-Nov-14 20:16:50

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NoelleHawthorne Sun 02-Nov-14 20:21:48

Will look shit I think. You could try. Rinse machine with bleach after and wipe seals etc.

NoelleHawthorne Sun 02-Nov-14 20:22:15

I think they'd go blue black.

maybemyrtle Sun 02-Nov-14 22:11:18

You can refresh your blue jeans with the Dylon "Jeans Blue" all in one. It's a bit dark imho but cheaper than buying new ones. Velvet Black is £4.08 in Wilkos, Jeans Blue is £4.50 here

TheCraicDealer Sun 02-Nov-14 22:41:11

Noelle, do you just buy stuff so you have material to dye?! grin

I did this last month- one bag of dye per item, unless you don't mind a less intense colour.

NoelleHawthorne Mon 03-Nov-14 07:39:47

Er ... Maybe ^edges off stage*

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 03-Nov-14 09:00:15

I'm thinking my beloved Primark black skinnies need a refresh, but, actually, since they are £9, I might get a new pair and save my £5 dye for the more expensive stuff. I have already dyed them black before, but they are looking faded again. I wish dye was really cheap, as then I'd just refresh my black clothes every month or so. As it is, I do use the Waitrose black and dark denim laundry detergent, even though it doesn't smell as nice as Persil.

NoelleHawthorne Mon 03-Nov-14 09:18:55

Oh I justified that by doing two pairs on one session. The denim is so thin in those

BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 03-Nov-14 09:28:47

Good point. Will order more black dye

lurkingaround Mon 03-Nov-14 09:29:13

Dying blue denim with black dye didn't work for me, they came out a horrible colour. Dyeing black cotton/denim is marvellously satisfying. My fav pair of ancient black jeans look like new.

NoelleHawthorne Mon 03-Nov-14 09:34:31

Lurkers and I arevjn a self help group

lurkingaround Mon 03-Nov-14 09:38:25


BelindaAllWorkedOut Mon 03-Nov-14 10:15:09

I'm not joining your group. De Nile isn't just a river in Egypt.

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