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Can i dye my Uggs with machine dye?

(17 Posts)
usefultoken Fri 24-Mar-17 19:02:59

Pale grey uggs have gone a bit grubby looking but otherwise in good condition, thought I would dye them a darker grey. I know you can buy special suede dye but as I'm lazy, and I've already put them in the washing machine and they survived, I thought it might try machine dye.
Would this work do you think, or would the dye not take?
Anyone got any succesful Ugg dying stories?

CaoNiMartacus Fri 24-Mar-17 19:48:50

I have absolutely nothing to base this on aside from a gut feeling, but it doesn't strike me as a good idea!

usefultoken Fri 24-Mar-17 21:51:52

Haha! As I've washed them before (not very well thought out country walk resulting in very muddy Uggs) I don't think it will ruin them, just thought they might not take the colour. I suppose they might get unevenly dyed though, which would not be good.

dudsville Fri 24-Mar-17 21:53:41

If you do dye then please post your attempts here, with pics!

JustSpeakSense Fri 24-Mar-17 22:19:57

I'd give it a go (but the inner sheepskin may come out a different shade to the outer suede) if you do please post pictures!

usefultoken Sat 25-Mar-17 00:52:33

Is that because you might like to do the same thing or just because you want to watch me wreck my boots? grin ok, I'll buy some dye and see what happens.

dudsville Sat 25-Mar-17 07:47:05

I suspect I have the same boots. I don't wish to dye them now, but if they last a long time I might in the future wish to freshen them up so if you're giving it a go then i'd be grateful to learn from you! Could you do a before and after pic?

usefultoken Sat 25-Mar-17 07:50:59

No probs!

Redyellowpinkblue Sat 25-Mar-17 07:55:18

I've dyed my Emu boots using brush on suede dye, no need for washing and lithe results are bloody brilliant. I've dyed a fair few pairs now!

dudsville Sat 25-Mar-17 07:57:17

I did not know that such a product existed! Thanks RYPB!

MrsPringles Sat 25-Mar-17 07:58:41

Op - how did you wash them in the machine?
I've got 3 pairs that could do with a clean but I'm scared to machine them, but to get them done at a dry cleaner is £25 a pair confused

Frouby Sat 25-Mar-17 08:00:40

Following for updates and pictures.

I have a slightly scratty looking pair of uggs I slob around in and they are fading. Would be interested in doing this.

Redyellowpinkblue Sat 25-Mar-17 08:03:00

Honestly it's ace stuff @dudsville
Best thing is to clean them with a suede brush as this gets rid of dirt and gets the suede ready to be absorbant and wipe the soles with a damp cloth, then the dylon dye is sort of an alcohol based dye (I stuffed the boots with newspaper as it's quite liquid) you just paint on the dye and leave overnight to dry and hey presto - boots that look almost new again grin

olderthanyouthink Sat 25-Mar-17 18:05:05

I know there's different dyes for synthetic and natural fabrics and then some dye says don't use on silk and wool.

UGGs are leather and wool, so I guess the wool would dye fine (with the right dye) but lord knows how the suede would take it.

usefultoken Sat 25-Mar-17 22:44:14

Redyellow, I had seen that dye but was thinking it sounded a bit of a hassle, but as you've had such good results maybe I'll try...

usefultoken Sat 25-Mar-17 22:46:12

Mrs Pringles, wool cycle with a small amount of soap. Worked fine for me but please don't sue me if it goes wrong grin

usefultoken Sat 25-Mar-17 22:47:16

Wool cycle with a little bit of soap seems to work for most things that you're not meant to put in a washing machine ime

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