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Thread: Using WARM (not hot) water to prewash batiks

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    Using WARM (not hot) water to prewash batiks

    Here is an excerpt from Sew Batik's website describing Retayne. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they recommend using warm water....I always fear that hot water may cause some degree of fading.

    http://www.sewbatik.com/detail.aspx?ID=360
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    Yet the retayne label does say to use HOT water!

    What a great price at only $2 per bottle. WOW!
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    The info they give is not what is recommend by the manufacture of Retayne. The instructions on the bottle states use a mimium temperature of 140 degrees. That is hot water.

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    I would believe the manufacturer.

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    Sorry, but I'm sticking with the recommendations of the manufacturer of Retayne, not the seller of the fabric.
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    I only wanted to share their "experience" with the cooler temp.

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    I washed Batik strips in straight hot water in my sink with Retayne several times til the water was clear. But when dried the colors were still clear and bright.
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