Dying Nylon material (Jacket)


maybe not the best place to ask but i thought i’d give it a shot.

Anyone know of a surefire way to dye a jacket which is basically a Nylon shell?
Is it possible to do at home?
Or is there possibly a place that could do it without costing an arm and a leg?

I dont think normal household fabric dyes will work due to them being water soluble.

This jacket I ordered said it was Red… i got high vis red/orange… its a bit too much for me haha.

Keen to dye it black or something.


This sounds like a job for http://justfuckinggoogleit.com/

Seriously, just google “dye nylon”. The first result is:

FAQ: How to dye nylon or polyamide
Nylon, a synthetic fiber also sometimes labeled as polyamide, can be dyed with either of two completely different dye classes, acid dyes and disperse dyes.


Thanks m8

I was posting in here on the chance that someone might know a friend with a hot dye bath, or has possibly done this before and might be able to put me onto someone in Melbourne, or a place to pick up a good dye.

so rediculous? no.

thanks Spud. I have some Rit dye here but didnt think it’d work.