What I used:
- One gal. of hot water, the same amount used for dying;
- 2 oz of Dharma Fixative;
- Added the coil of dyed cane;
- I turned it after 10 minutes but if your water completely covers the coil you could just leave it in the Dharma Fixative for 20 minutes;
- Let it dry over night.
I have not had a problem with bleeding using either coil that I treated.