Shake well before using. Use 1 bottle for 2 lbs. Dry fabric (dark or bright dye colors- 1 bottle for 1 lb. fabric). Add 1 cup salt to dyebath for cotton, rayon, ramie, linen, or blend. Use RIT Color Remover before dyeing to lighter or different color. Polyester or acrylic blends dye lighter. Not recommended for 100% polyester, 100% acrylic, or fabrics with special finishes, rubber backing, washable only in cold water, or labeled Dry Clean Only. If in doubt, test dye small swatch. Do not pour dye on fabric. Wear rubber gloves. RIT will stain plastic or fiberglass. Not for tub dyeing. Washing Machine Dyeing: Fill machine with HOTTEST water safe for fabric. Add dye. Agitate to mix. Add wet, unfolded fabric. Set washer for extended wash cycle (total 30 min in dyebath by resetting wash cycle before rinse cycle begins). Rinse in cool water until clear. Wash deep shades in warm water and detergent. Remove. Clean Machine Immediately with hot water, detergent, and 1 cup chlorine bleach using complete cycle. Clean lint traps; wipe spilled dye with bleach. Sink or Stove-Top Dyeing: Add 1/2 bottle dye to 3 gal. Hot water for each dry lb. Fabric. Add Wet fabric, stir constantly 30-60 minutes. For dark or bright colors, double amount of dye, simmer and stir constantly 30-60 minutes. Rinse in warm, then cool water until clear. Wash in warm water and detergent. Clean container with chloride bleach or powdered cleanser. Wash dyed garments separately in cool water.