I need to find out how to get color stains out of other colored clothes?
Try using OxyClean or a similar non chlorine product. This may help. Otherwise, just keep washing and hope the other color fades. You could also consider dying the garment.
- Susan (06/26/2003)
There is a product on the market called "Rit Color Remover". Grocery stores and Wal-Marts carry it in the cleaning aisle. Priced at just under $2, you add it to the hottest water that is safe for the garment, agitate to dissolve it, then add the article of clothing and let it soak for a few minutes. Check every few minutes for color change (you don't want to bleach all the color out, just the color that doesn't belong). When the abnormal color is gone, spin out and wash as usual. You can also do this in a pan of water if you don't want to use the washing machine. You follow the same steps to remove all color prior to dying a garment. I have used this product several times in the past with great success. (06/28/2003)
From Removing Stains from Clothing and Fabrics at (weblink)http://www.toledoaasr.com/Kitchen/stains.htm(/weblink):
Dye - If dye transfers from a non-colorfast item during washing, immediately bleach discolored items. Repeat as necessary before drying. On whites use color remover.
NOTE: Do not use color remover in washer, or around washer and dryer. It will damage the finish of them
The Tide Fabric Care network may give you a solution. I don't know enough about your stain and/or affected clothing to carry out the process. Check with the Stain Detective at (weblink)http://www.clothesline.com/staindetective/selectStain.jhtml# (/weblink).
I believe there is a new product out for just this purpose which you put in the dryer to absorb the transferred dye; however, I can't remember the name of it. Checking the laundry aisle where you shop may uncover it.
If the red clothing is new, make sure you don't wash it or dry it with anything light colored no matter what temperature you use (otherwise you get some nice pink clothes, towels, etc.) The temperature isn't as important as the other clothing with it. Until you are sure all of the red dye is out, wash it with other reds or darker clothing. (01/09/2005)
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