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Dyeing Sunbrella, anyone attempted this?

Has anyone successfully dyed Sunbrella? I am looking to change our off white binimi and mainsail sock to a tan color and looking to accomplish this without replacing and redoing all the Sunbrella.

I have read some previous posts but as of yet, never heard of anyone attempting this. I understand that Sunbrella has issues with dyeing, especially from a light color to a dark color. I did hear that if you boil the fabric, and then provide the dye, and then set the dye, etc... it may work.

Any successful projects?

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Patrscoe, Sunbrella fabric will not accept dye. What makes Sunbrella long-lasting and fade resistant is also what prevents it from accepting dye. Its like a carrot where the color (orange in this case) is all the way through. A dyed fabric is like a radish, where the color is only on the outside.

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