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My son has white 100% polyester work shirts. I have already used bleach and fabric softener on them, but it is not working. They look dirty all of the time and I can't stand it. What can I do to make them white again?
I accidentally washed a dress that had purple tie dye on it and it leaked onto to a few of mine and my childrens' t-shirts. How do I take it out? I tried bleach and baking soda, but nothing is happening! Any solutions please?
I have a white t-shirt. I've just washed it and the dye from an emblem on the t-shirt has run onto the white leaving pink stains. I can't remove the emblem as it's an integral part of shirt. Any help please?
I accidentally washed my brand new multicolored bikini with hot water and new black shorts in the washer. Not only did the shorts bleed, obviously, but my new swimsuit is not stained, but the whole thing has a much darker obviously dingy color to it.
I washed a pair of yellow shorts after washing dark cloths. Now my yellow shorts have blue dye on them. I did not put them in the dryer and have been trying many things to get the stain out. The stain is still on my yellow shorts. Any advice?
Since the question is how to remove tree sap from clothing, wouldn't it make sense not to use peanut butter, lotions, or other "oily" substances? It seems like that is replacing one kind of difficult stain with another.
I washed "hand wash only" dresses on the gentle cycle and tossed in a new dress, black and white tie-dyed, that was never washed before. It bled on all the dresses and a pair of gauze pants. How do I get the black/grey streaks out? They are currently soaking in cool water with laundry detergent and vinegar.
My kids recently tie dyed some clothes at school and got unwanted dye on their regular clothes. How do I safely remove it?
Spray deodorant on the stain, then rub with a cloth. It should come off. If it doesn't come off straight away, but instead only fades after you have rubbed it, then spray more deodorant on the stain.
I washed my curtains and forgot I had a pair of black jeans in the washing machine. Now they have gone like a grey colour. How can I get them back to the right colour?
First, "do not" get clothing wet! Go to a Walmart and purchase Permatex Hand Cleaner. It says on the top of the cap, "Toughest on Laundry Stains".
I have a top that has sleeves that are white and the main part is pink. I accidentally washed the top with a pair of tie dye pants and now the white sleeves have tie dye in spots. Is there any way to get the dye out that isn't expensive? Can I still use bleach with this top even though there is pink?
How do you remove paint from light colored denim after it has been in the washer and dryer?
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've got a pullover with a bolognese sauce stain. I already tried to use a stain-remover, but it's not working. What can I do?
When Softball/Baseball season comes around, my hubby and son play on multiple teams and in lots of tournaments. Their uniform pants - usually white - are consistently subjected to ground in dirt, grass, even blood stains.
I washed my whites with a couple of light green cold wash items and all of my whites turned a dull yellowish color. How do I get my whites, white again?
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?
How do I remove stains from a 60 year old crocheted baby christening shawl?
I was at a glow in the dark party and got fluorescent dye on my favourite t-shirt. How can I get out?
I washed my daughter's new white jeans in alongside a pink face cloth. The jeans are pink. Please help, she is gonna kill me.
There is a blue colored stain on a mustard kurta. I tried lemon, toothpaste, Vanish liquid, and detergent, but there was no effect on the kurta.
On my woolen clothing there are some stains that transferred from other clothes. How can I remove them?
Whatever I try I can't get the ground in dirt out of my work jeans. I am a carpenter and so this dirt is not greasy nor mud, its just dirt from working with wood and being on a construction site.
First I tried Murphy's Oil Soap on the water-wetted shirt spot. It took a bit of the stain out, but not much. Then I sprayed Top Job Spot & Stain carpet cleaner, it comes in a red plastic spray container, directly onto the spot and rubbed it with an old white cotton sock.
I have a lovely pale teal/seafoam colored dress with white lace at the top, it was accidentally thrown in with a brand new black article of clothing and some of the dye leeched into the dress. The problem is, after it was washed it was thrown in a drawer and stored all winter, so the stain has been setting for several months.
I have a ranch dressing spot on a satin shirt. I need to know the best wat to clean it.
I bought the shirt on eBay as, "new with tag". The same tag since the shirt sat on display for an entire golf season. There is a perfect ractangular tape strip discoloration where the adhesive attached the tag to the front of the shirt.
I wonder if some lovely lady is able to help me. I bought a dress which is black with white trim on the collar and on the leg of the dress. I used Colour Catcher sheets in the wash and the white parts have still turned grey. It is made from 90% polyester and 10% rayon.
I have a pair of white pants that have been hanging in the closet forever and I wanted to wear them. I took them out and their was a yellow stain on the leg. How do I get the stain out?
How do I get black dye out that ran in the wash on a mint colored shirt?
The gown was in a cedar chest and now has rust looking spots in a few places.
I have a cream cashmere sweater with a very light yellowish-brown spot on it that didn't come out at the cleaners. Please suggest a way I can remove it.
I washed a load of laundry with mostly lighter colors and accidentally had a pair of blue jeans in there. Unfortunately, they had already been dried before I noticed. Is there any way to get my clothes back to their normal color?
I have a beautiful long black coat that has a 100% polyester exterior and I spilt clear nail varnish down the front. It is Sally Hanson triple strong strengthener to be exact and I can't get it out. I've tried using remover, but it just won't work. Does anyone know of anyway I can remove it?
I got permanent marker on a sweatshirt that is 50% polyester and 50% cotton. I tried hairspray, but it didn't work. Any other suggestions?
My husband brought home a Fels Naptha bar yesterday because he heard good things about the stain-removing qualities. He gets stains on his work shirts and they don't come out in the wash with our homemade detergent. However, I'm concerned about quite a few of the ingredients in that bar!
I have a top with red and green colors, but after washing the green color bled onto the red color. Now I can't wear it. Is there any solution to remove the green color from red color?
I am getting married in October and am going to be wearing my mom's wedding veil. It has been in a box for 30+ years and has turned yellow. What are some ways I could get it white again without damaging the netting and lace?
I recently bought one of those Topshop blue denim jackets with cream borg, fleece, lining. This is my first time washing it and I followed the instructions. But the borg lining has still turned all blue. Any ideas on how to get this out?
I washed some colored clothes and I had a black scarf in them. So now my cream coloured dress has a black stain. I washed it with Surf Excel, but that did not remove it. How can I remove this colour?
How do I get cooking oil stains out of a 100% viscose mesh look jersey?
While using liquid Tide detergent to rub a stain on some clothes before putting them in the washer, I got a splash of Tide detergent on my London Fog brown coat. Now I have a dark brown, almost black spot on the sleeve. How can I get it out?
How do I clean yellowing and brownish age spots from 63 year old handmade baby dresses? I want to display them in a shadowbox.
I accidentally put my husband's white bowls shirt in the wash with a new black pair of pants. So now the white shirt is a nice shade of blue. How do I get it white again?
My son got gum on his basketball warm up shirt, he's picked the bulk of it off. Now it's set in the fabric. Exactly how, if even possible, am I to get it out? The quickest way please.
A few of my husband's tall white socks and white under tees were accidentally mixed in with a load of denim. This load contained at least 4 pairs of new dark-wash jeans. He is embarrassed at work for people to see them. They are brand new, so I cannot just trash them.
I bought a storage unit that had 15 really nice new gowns, but they all are stamped on the back with the brand name along with a small hole. The gowns are silk, chiffon, and taffeta. Is there anything that can take the ink stamp off or should I try bringing it to a cleaners.
I first used rubbing alcohol then I rinsed the warm water, nothing. Should I still try hairspray and rinse with warm water?
How do I get dye out of white pants that are now pink? It transferred from a red shirt.
Can satin brocade be whitened after 50 years of storage? It has yellowed quite a lot.
How do I remove nail polish from a pair of 68% rayon, 30% polyester, and 2% spandex dress pants?
Is there a way I can remove dark wood stain from my cotton sweatshirt after it has set? I have washed it, not dried it, and tried acetone, the stain set before I could try to remove it immediately :( It was MinWax woodstain that unfortunately hit my sweatshirt.
My husband was given a really nice heavy pair of coveralls, but they are covered everywhere with stains. I'm not sure what kind, but it looks like grease and oil. Is there a product that I can soak them in to get rid of some of the stains? Thanks.
I washed my daughter's purple duvet cover and it's dyed 2 white t-shirts. How can I get the dye out? I have tried bleach stain remover and still nothing.
I got a light grease mark my wedding dress and two small yellow spots. How do I remove them?
I recently received three dress shirts. As nearly as we can determine they are from the late 1800s or very early 1900s. They have removable collars and cuffs, bibbed fronts, etc. The problem is that they are stained with orange spots and what isn't orange is very yellowed.
How do I get oil base paint out of my cotton pants?
How do I get white paint stains out of black dress pants.
I washed a pair of my hubby's jeans with a burgundy cotton twill chair cover. The dye ran out of the cover unto the jeans; what a mess! I pulled the cover out and washed the jeans separately and they seemed OK so I put them in the dryer. When I removed them, his jeans are pinky blue.
How do I remove ingrained black cuff stains from my favourite peach jumper/sweater please?
My son has a pair of black Nike socks with the white Nike symbol and white blocking stripes up the back. I washed them with my darks and the white is now red. How can I get it out?
I tried to tie dye a really nice shirt, but it looks horrible! How do I get it out?
I have a Merino wool sweater. When I was washing dishes in my copper sink, the sink left a green stain on the bottom of the sweater. The sweater is machine washable, but the stain did not come out. Any suggestions?
I put a white jumper in with jeans by mistake. It came out all blue. How do I get it back to white?
I have a pair of white pants that has black eyeliner on it. I need some tips on removing it please? The pants are made up of 70% cotton, 27% polyester, and 3% spandex.
How do I remove white perspiration marks on a dark blue fine wool jumper?
How do you remove lite yellow paint from a red wool coat that's dry clean only?
Heat an iron. Damp a face cloth. Put the face cloth on the item of clothing with the crayon or wax to be removed. Place the hot iron on the damp face cloth and move around for 30 seconds until wax or crayon is removed.
I spilled coke on my cream colored cotton sweater at a Georgia Bulldog game. I put Shout on it. I am wondering if I should wash it with warm water or cold.
I wore a new dark pink long sleeve top under a white down vest. The new top bled color onto the white vest. Help! I tried Spray 'n Wash in a cool wash (I didn't dry it) and no luck. I've tried soaking overnight in Oxi-clean.
I was wearing red suede gloves and a white wool dress one day. It started raining, the gloves got wet and leaked all over the dress. Is there a way to remove these stains?
A pen was left in my husband's t-shirt and it broke and got ink on almost everything. I didn't see it until I took the clothes out of the dryer. Is there anything I can use to get the ink out of a lot of clothes?
I got pen ink on my cargo pants and I don't know how to get it off. What should I do?
My son was working with this transfer dye at school, but someone bumped into him and he has got it on the back of his school shirt. I don't know how to get the transfer dye out of it.
If you have a chocolate stain on clothes, try Murphy's Oil Soap. Dab it on the stain and rub. Once the stain is gone, rinse with cool water til soap is removed and launder as usual.
How do your remove the yellowing stains from a 31 year old christening gown? This gown is crocheted with white yarn, and has a white satin slip.
What is the best cleaner to use to get out a grape juice stain?
I've got a small dried on food stain, on the front of my blue velvet blazer. The stain is only the size of a grain of rice, but it is on the front centre, so in full view. I have not tried cleaning it yet, as I would surely make it worse not knowing the correct trick.
So, I accidentally washed and dried my grey skinny jeans with acrylic paint on them and didn't realize it was on till after. How do I get it off?
I got wax on a pair of pants and it dried before I found it. I put stain removal product on it and washed in cold water. After washing it is still there. What do I do? How do I get this out?
A bowl of chili loaded with sour cream was dropped in my lap. Any suggestions for removing chili and sour cream from wool pants that say "dry clean only"?
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?
How do I remove a Coke stain from a white raincoat?