Dye can get onto clothing either in the wash or by transferring from other clothing such as jeans. This is a guide about getting dye out of clothing.
Here are questions related to Getting Dye Out of Clothing.
How can I remove blue jean dye from an orange colored shirt?
By Nancy from Wood River, IL
By susan 05/13/2010
The product you want is "Color Out" and it is sold in the area with fabric dyes. Works great.
I would like some suggestions for getting blue dye out of clothes.
By Chuck from NY
I had same problem and i bought RIT laundry treatment color remove you can buy in any grocery store.I got mine at walmart in laundry isle. it says only for white clothes but i had a yellow tank top, a yellow shirt with green lettering on it and a seagull also white shirt with blue lettering and i washed clothes first then washed again with RIT on hottest water. I can not believe it worked great. I did have to do it twice. but it works great. and i am so glad they were new shirts and from hollister and aero. you might not have to do it twice but i had a few other items i had to get blue dye out of.RIT also has other products for whiten whites and stain removing never tried them but after tring this i will try there other products.
I tried to tie dye a really nice shirt, but it looks horrible! How do I get it out? Please help.
By Mackenzie M
By HJ 01/19/2015
A box of Rit Color Remover might be a solution for you. I have used it to take color out of a sheet that came out of the washer all blotchy for some unknown reason. Sometimes grocery stores carry some Rit Dye products. I got a box recently at a craft store. Good luck!
I had a bright/light yellow tank and washed it with colors, but after washing it, my tank was grey toned. How can I fix this?
By Maria Ortiz12/01/2014
Been there try washing the tank top in a bucket or sink with a bit of Woolite and oxy wash powder in warm water then hang to dry. Hope my tip helps - Maria
How do you remove dye from black Levi jeans which has discolored a white blouse?
By Judith G.
By 2ndsight 09/08/2014
Carbona makes a product called "color run remover" It should be in the section with the dye. Also there is a color grabber cloth that you put in the washer with the garment. I can't remember what it's called, but it's in the laundry section of the store. If either of these don't work, you could try appliques or any kind of bling to cover the spots.
I've got a black jacket with a white fur hood. When I've washed it the black dye made the white fur hood grey. Any ideas how I can get the hood back to its right colour?
By Clare from Manchester
By Lois Kersti Brouillette 11/24/2013
I know that there is a product now, that works in the washing machine. I know that we may be reversing what happened, but it is worth a try. Of course I do not have the name. I watched a commercial about it and I know it works. It looks like a fabric conditioner dryer sheet. I found it at the grocery store in the laundry soap isle. If you do not read a better idea, and find this product, you could try it by rewashing them. It is a great product for those wash loads that you need to have done faster, like the night before school. Hope you get help. Lois
We made a red and blue transfer. We ironed it on a white t-shirt. It was worn all day and the next day, in the heat. Sweat caused the red ink from the transfer to bleed! How do I fix this? Clean it up so it can be worn again and not ruined?
By Mary C.
I wash a black and white poker dot 100% linen dry only dress the black dots bled pink on the white. I put some sea salt in some cold water and let it soak for a while, then I rinse the salt out with cold water and hang it out to dry. My dress look like new.
I have just washed my son's new school t-shirt which is yellow with my normal colours (none of which run) and for some reason when I took it out of the machine it had blue dye on it and now it looks a "dirty" yellow colour. Any tips on how to get it back to it's original colour would be appreciated.
By Ann-Marie A
Get Rit Dye color remover and follow the pkg directions. It should come out. Good luck.
How do I prevent or remove dye that is running on my garments? I put like colors together on cold and have used every type of detergent and my clothes still come out with spots. They look like grease spills and I know they aren't. They even appear on the back of a tee shirt sometimes. Help.
By Barbara J
By Louise B. 07/23/2013
Colors bleeding onto garments stain the entire garment or they stain the area where they sit for a length of time such as if you leave things in the washer for some time before putting them into the dryer. I suspect that you have some other sort of thing going on; if they look like grease spots, I would think they might very well be grease spots. For that, I find that any good stain remover for grease, such as Shout, works; although the best thing I have found is an Orange peel cleaner. If the marks are a lighter color, it could be some type of acne medication or something of that nature that you are using on your skin. That kind of stuff will bleach out color and discolor necklines, and also it will look like fingerprints on colored garments, but will not show up until after the garment is laundered.
My kids recently tie dyed some clothes at school and got unwanted dye on their regular clothes. How do I safely remove it?
I wore a black shirt under a white linen jacket and now there are black stains in the armpit area. How do I get this out?
I have a white jeans jacket that Oxiclean left blue spots on. My husband put it in the dryer. How do I get the stains out?
By Lorinda W
How do I remove green dye from my white pants?
By Jacqui S from Mulwala NSW Australia
How do I remove black dye from red clothing?
I had bought some grey pants for my husband and I washed them. When I took them out of the washer to hang them to dry, I realised that they had a light reddish pinkish spot on them. Is there a solution for this?
By Christina from Lafayette, LA
How do I get the blue dye out of the white ring of the neck and arms of a navy blue cheerleading shirt? I washed the top in with dark clothes and had a pair of jeans that faded onto the shirt. I then put it in the dryer. I forgot about it being in the wash and now the white is blue. I've used the Tide pen it took some out, I've used Clorox 2 no luck, and I've used Oxiclean stain remover. Anyone have any ideas?
I need to know how to get like a mustard color tie dye stain out of a pink shirt, if there is a way.
By Callie L.
The dress was on the back of a truck and it rained and soak through the suitcase and my new dress got stained.
By Judy B. from Norfolk, VA
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I did a dark wash with one red shirt and some assorted light color clothes. For some reason the red ran on everything. Can the red dye be cleaned out of the clothes? Mindy from NY
Also, it's best to do darks separately from lights.
Go to www.ask.com and pose your question as you might get some better answers than what I was able to give. Good luck! (09/06/2006)
Some nice shirts were washed with an item that leaked red dye. The shirts have been kept moist by soaking in cool water, not dried, while we search for a solution. Any suggestions? Thanks. Holly from Richardson, TX
By Tiffany Rohe
I have a new sweatshirt that I put in the laundry today and blue dye ran all over into it.
Cathy from Canada
I've just accidentally washed new white tops (which contain slight splashes of color design) with a blue skirt. Now the main body of both white tops are a pale blue! What can I do?