Dye-Loc is a water-based fixing agent for direct and reactive dyes. It significantly improves both washfastness and crockfastness of dyed cellulosic and protein fabrics and their blends. It actually locks fugitive dye-stuff at the molecular level without affecting the light fastness of the dye. Tests show that after one treatment with Dye-Loc, dye-stuff will not easily migrate at future cleanings. Dye-Loc also provides an anti-static quality to the treated textile. DIRECTIONS Procedure for Cleaning Oriental Rugs that may bleed.
- Test rug for colorfastness. Pretest procedure below on small section of back of rug before proceeding.
- If you think rug may bleed, add 3 oz. Dye-Loc per gallon of warm water. Apply with professional sprayer.
- Prespray rug with Fabric Prespray diluted 1 to 8 with warm water.
- Rinse and extract with up to 3 ounces of Dye-Loc for each gallon in your rinse water. Test textile (fabric) for colorfastness.
If bleeding is not instantaneous, prespray with Bridgepoint Fabric Prespray, agitate, then add 3 oz. Dye-Loc per gallon warm/hot water and extract through machine as normal. Quick dry. If bleeding is instantaneous, prespray fabric with Dye-Loc (3 oz. per gallon warm/hot water). Dry foam application with Bridgepoint Upholstery Shampoo, then agitate with natural sponge. Extract with Dye-Loc as described above.