Alum - For pre-treating fabric before marbling so designs transfer well.
Calgon - Used with hard water. Calgon is a water softener which neutralizes metallic ions in tap water, allowing for a deeper, more even dying.
Carageenan - A natural seaweed gelling agent that provides viscosity for marbling on fabric.
Color Remover - Removes dye & stains and whitens fabric. It is not a bleach and will not harm fiber. This color remover is very strong and can be used for a variety of discharge techniques.
Discharge Paste - Will remove most fiber reactive colors, direct dyes and acid dyes from fabric. As easy as 1-2-3! Apply with a brush, iron with steam and wash out.
Methocel = A less expensive synthetic replacement for carrageenan.
Soda Ash - 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.
Synthrapol - 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 fiber being dyed. Excess dye, therefore, must be removed to prevent backstaining. Rinse the fiber as thoroughly as possible with a small amount of Synthrapol, then launder with one tablespoon per load. Synthapol suspends and carries the excess dye from the fiber.
Urea - Is a humectant. A humectant attracts moisture from the air, keeping the fiber damp longer allowing a greater reaction time for the dye. Urea is used with sodium alginate thickener when printing, painting or directly applying Procion dye to fiber or is added to Procion dye for super intense color.