I'm dyeing here.
September 30, 2012 10:45 AM Subscribe
RIT dye and a stainless steel sink - now there's a line in the sink where the dye level was. How, why, and can I get rid of it?
posted by spinifex23 to clothing, beauty, & fashion (18 answers total)
Renting a house with the landlord (I live with her), and I asked for permission to dye an article of clothing. She said that the stainless steel kitchen sink would be the place she recommends, because it won't stain. So, that's what I did. I used Navy Blue RIT powdered dye according to the directions, and according to the directions, I scrubbed down the entire sink with Comet (which includes bleach) afterwards. And I only had the dye bath in the sink for 30 minutes. But now there's this line where the dye level was - it's like the steel that was exposed to the dye is a lot lighter and shinier than the steel above it, and it's obvious. Like, the dye also did some sort of weird chemical cleaning process to the steel. The sink isn't damaged, but the line is obvious.
(This was also a one-off dyeing project, I don't dye things on a regular basis, nor do I expect to.)
So, is this normal? Will it fade in time? If not, how do I get rid of it? I REALLY don't want to have to replace her sink!