In a message dated 19/05/2003 18:30:57 GMT Daylight Time,
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> Generally, my dye-pots need to be rinsed with solutions of bleach and water,
> >then rinsed numerous times after to get rid of the alum.
> I wouldn't recommend bleach at all: it can hydrolyse the aluminium
> sulfate and leave aluminium hydroxide or hydroxychloride behind; both
> and only slightly soluble in water. I suggest several changes of very
> hot water.
Personally I'm lazy - I just keep one pot for alum mordanting -it saves a lot
of hassle, I just wash it out with hot water after use and don't use it for
anything else ;-)