Asked on Apr 29, 2012

Can anyone tell me what to use to dye a faded hunter green patio umbrella chocolate brown. out in full sun all day.

Cheryl Capron MChristi MPam


4 answers
  • 3po3
    on Apr 30, 2012

    Does the umbrella have a tag? Can you tell what it is made from? If it is canvas, I would ask at crafts store for canvas dye. They can also tell you how to use it properly. If it's synthetic, it might be trickier.

  • Pam
    on Apr 30, 2012

    If you don't mind the fabric being a little stiff, you can always use spray paint to spray the exact brown shade you pick out. Last resort. Sounds like you keep it open most all of the time. I don't know if there is a fabric dye strong enough to change from hunter green to chocolate brown. ONce the paint dries, it will be more water repellant. A twofer (2 for 1).

  • Christi M
    on Apr 30, 2012

    Pam D. is most correct...Spray paint is the best way to change the color of your umbrella...

  • Cheryl Capron M
    on May 1, 2012

    Thanks for the info.

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