How To Dye Satin Shoes
Learning how to dye satin shoes can be a great way to recycle shoes that you would have only worn once, such as your wedding shoes. Make sure that you allow enough time for the shoes to dry completely before you will need them. It would also be a good idea to go through your wardrobe before learning how to dye satin shoes. Obviously, a neutral color would be best since it will match more outfits.
To learn how to dye satin shoes, you will need:
- White satin shoes
- Piece of satin for pre-testing the color
- Cooking pot that can be thrown away
- Large spoon that can be thrown away
- Small amount of multi-purpose dye
- New sponge or brush
- Rubber gloves
- Prepare the satin shoes. Make sure the shoes are completely clean before starting. Stuff tissue or some other paper inside the shoes to keep the dye out of the shoe. Preparation is very important when learning how to dye satin shoes.
- Pour 1/2 liter, or seventeen ounces of water into the pot. Heat this until it is almost to the boiling point.
- Add a small amount of dye to the water after putting on your rubber gloves. Just a pinch of dye will be plenty at the beginning of the process.
- Mix the dye into the water thoroughly. Continue adding and mixing very small amounts of the dye until the color is what you want.
- Test the color on your spare piece of satin. If the color is too light, continue adding small amounts of dye. If the color is too dark add a little water.
- When the color is right, it's time to apply it to the shoes. Using your sponge or brush, apply the color evenly, starting at the back of the shoe. If it looks darker in some areas you can apply the dye up to three times to even it out. The satin dries lighter than it looks when wet. But be careful not to use too much and saturate the shoe.
- Allow at least 24 hours for the satin shoes to dry before wearing them. Learning how to dye satin shoes can be rewarding and fun.
- Be very careful when learning how to dye satin shoes as the dye will stain. Wear old clothing and cover all surfaces with waterproof material.
- Wash the pot and spoon immediately when finished if you need to keep them.