How to Dye Polyester Curtains

Sprucing up your home environment doesn't have to cost a bundle. You can customize your current accents to completely transform the look of a room. For example, dyeing polyester drapes can bring new colors to your living area. Dyeing polyester curtains isn't a difficult task and can be completed cheaply in your kitchen or bathroom.

Dyeing your polyester curtains gives can give you variations that cost less than buying new drapes.

Step 1

Fill the wash basin or stainless steel sink with hot water. Use one gallon of water for each yard of fabric.

Step 2

Mix in one 16 oz. packet of fabric dye powder. Choose a color that is darker than the current color of the curtains. You can find fabric dye in craft and hobby supply shops.

Step 3

Add the salt and vinegar and stir. These two ingredients will enhance the brightness of the color.

Step 4

Dunk the curtains into the hot, dyed water. Saturate them completely and let them soak for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Use a long plastic spoon to agitate the curtains by twisting them around in the water.

Step 6

Rinse the curtains in cold running water until the water runs clear. Hang to dry.