Jacquard Dye Additives




Jacquard Synthrapol

Synthrapol is a mild soap specifically made for removing excess dye so that dried articles may be washed with other laundry. When dyeing not all of the dye will react with the fibre being dyed. Excess dye, therefore, must be removed to prevent back staining. Rinse the fibre as thoroughly as possible with a small amount of Synthrapol, then launder with one tablespoon per load.  Synthrapol suspends and carries the excess dye from the fibre.


Jacquard Airfix

An additive for Jacquard Textile Colours, Lumiere and Neopaque and Dye-Na-Flow or any acrylic fabric paint. Use as a catalyst to fix colours when heat-setting is not practical. Available in 60ml bottle.


Jacquard Beeswax

One pound block of 100% pure yellow refined beeswax for batik, candle making, and crafts. The flexibility of beeswax will give less “crackle” when used in batik.


Jacquard Soy Wax

These wax flakes come from a renewable resource as it is a vegetable by-product. It is biodegradable and has no fumes when heated. It is popular for candle making as it is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin. It has a low melting temperature and can be used for a gentle cold water batik dye method. It washes out with hot water and soap.


Jacquard Silk Salt

Sprinkle this puffed crystal salt on wet dye for a beautiful and varied textured look.


Jacquard Soda Ash Fixer

Soda Ash is also known as sodium carbonate, washing soda, or sal soda. A mild alkali that promotes the chemical reaction between Procion MX fiber reactive dye and cellulose fiber. Soda Ash is necessary to activate and “set” Procion dye.


Jacquard Screen Life

This is a necessary additive when screen printing with water-based textile inks. It is added to textile paints or to Lumiere to prevent drying in the screen. It allows for more open time in the screen and makes washing up much quicker. 1 teaspoon per quart (946ml).


Jacquard No Flow

A starch-like fluid to inhibit dye from flowing; particularly useful when making fine lines with a brush or pen. Apply to the entire piece or a specific area. It dries clear and rinses out with warm water. Apply straight from bottle. After paint or dyes have been set, rinse No Flow from fabric to restore its original softness.


Jacquard Sodium Alginate

Seaweed derivative and the best thickener for Procion and natural fibres.


Jacquard Permanent Dye Set Concentrate

An additive for Jacquard Textile Colours, Lumiere, Neopaque and Dye-Na-Flow or any acrylic fabric paint. Use as a catalyst to fix colours when heat setting is not practical. Add 1 teaspoon per (946ml) to any water-based fabric paint or 3% by weight. Used to set silk colours.

Additional information


Jacquard Airfix 60ml bottle, Jacquard Beeswax 453.6gm / 1lb, Jacquard No Flow 250ml bottle, Jacquard Permanent Dye Set 250ml, Jacquard Screen Life 250ml jar, Jacquard Silk Salt bottle 2oz 60ml, Jacquard Soda Ash Fixer 2.3kg / 5lb, Jacquard Soda Ash Fixer 453.6gm / 1lb, Jacquard Sodium Alginate 228gm / 8oz, Jacquard Sodium Alginate 56gm / 2oz, Jacquard Soy Wax 453.6gm / 1lb, Jacquard Synthrapol 250ml / 6oz bottle