When washing clothes, colors may bleed. This guide is about how to prevent or fix color transferred on pieces of clothing.
I have a white football jersey with blue strips on the sides and blue sleeves. I washed it and the blue bled onto the white making it baby blue. How do I return it to its original white color?
My daughter's dress's background colour has run on to the main colour. What do I do?
I HAVE WHITE AND BLACK DRESS AND THE WHIITE PART OF THE DRESS IS FADE WITH NAVY BLUE. HOW DO I GET THE DRESS WHITE AGAIN.
I have a silk shirt which is black and white stripe. On the label it said wash in cold water which I did and the black has run into the white. Is there anyway I can fix this?
My shirt is silk and it says not to use on silk, also I live in
Australia and haven't heard of the product.
I am in need of help. I have a white polyester blazer with black lapels, and the black has transferred onto the white in patches that look purple all over the blazer. Is it possible to remove the purple patches without disturbing the black lapels on the blazer? I haven't even been able to wear the blazer yet.
Any feedback is appreciated.
I have a white jacket with black trimmings. It's my absolute favorite!
The outer shell is:
70% viscose, 26% polyester, 4% elastene lining.
94% viscose, 6% elastane.
I have hand washed it before and it has been fine although I accidentally used hotwater this time and it has come out yellow. It is curently soaking in cold water. Please does anyone know if this is fixable or have I ruined it? I can't find any information for cleaning tips anywhere!
try dying it white - use your washing machine and a Ritz or Dylon dye solution (liquid dye would be best rather than the powder).
Good luck - no harm in trying
If you rub a sliced open lemon on it, it will draw the pink coloring out.
Try rewashing it again this time putting salt in ur water. It will stop the colors from running, and hopefully take out the stains.
I washed a white piece of clothing with red thread embroidery and all the red bled onto the white, so now it is a shade of pink. Another piece of clothing that I washed had a maroon lace, the clothing itself is a self-print light beige, and the maroon lace bled onto the shirt. So now there are light maroonish color stains below the lace. (I washed both clothes separately).
I wanted to know will the boiling water and bleach method work on these shirts or will it completely ruin my clothes? Any other suggestions?
My mother-in-law told me about soaking clothes in salt water, I have also heard about vinegar water, but never had any success with either one. Actually what I was told was that the soaking kept the clothes from fading, not from colors running into each other.
Help! I made my daughter's pink and white uniform tie-dye on the white. She has 2 tournaments this weekend. It cost $200 and no way can I buy one as it can take weeks. What can I do?
By Esther W.
Rit dye used to make a product called color removal, that may work.
Color safe bleach.
When I soaked my new white and black striped dress in cold water using Surf xcel some part of the whitish part was covered with the black colour of the dress itself. How do I clean it now? It's new and my fav dress. Pleass help me as soon as possible. Arpita
This sound like a fashion problem. If it's white, don't be afraid bleach it, girl :) Hope this helped.
I have a jacket and a vest made of 86% nylon and 14% spandex that I soaked in cold water and Epsom salt before washing. The black bled into the pink and it has left spots, lots of them on the garments. I washed them in cold water with no fabric softener after the soaking, but the color still bled. What can I do now?
By Lyn from Saskatchewan, Canada
I just used Oxi Clean and it worked like a charm. I washed cranberry fabric with colors/white print and all the white was pink! 5 yards of fabric at $9.00 a yard and I thought I ruined it before I even started! I put it in the sink with warm water and a bunch of Oxi Clean and the water instantly turned pink, within minutes the white was white again! I am amazed and relieved. It really works!
I have a red and white striped dress that has turned out pink and red when washed! How can I get it back to red and white again? Would appreciate any help.
Linda from Sydney, Australia
Sorry if I'm late with this - have had computer problems for over a week. Dylon have a product called Runaway that removes dye that has run in the wash. I have used it succdessfully. Here is a link to the product: