By Lisa from Lubbock, TX
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I put my black jeans in with my blue jeans. Now they've got black marks on. I've just used a color run. Will it work or make them look washed out now?
By jean leiner 01/31/2011
Try washing it by itself with a Shout Color Catcher sheet, which I think is what Beesugarpie is referring to. This is one product that really works. At least it has for me.
By Barb Kominek 01/31/2011
There is a product called color out or something to that effect. I can't remember the exact name but it is usually located by the bleaches or color dyes in stores. I know Jo-ann fabrics has it and i have also see it at Walmart and Hyvee grocery. It is supposed to fix the problems you have all described, hope it works, good luck to all!
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How do I take color that bled from fabric sewn onto a towel off the towel, but not take the color out of the material it belongs on? My husband decided to help with the laundry and washed two new fancy dishtowels together. The color bled onto the cotton backing. We are talking red, orange, yellow, and green.
I want to take the color off the backing, but not off of where it belongs. Can I use the removers for dye or will it also remove the color from the original fabric which is still attached? Help. Mom doesn't know what has happened to her gift yet, I don't think. If she did see it, I'd like her to see that it was repaired and not destroyed. Thanks.
Sniffles from Omaha, NE
I have a blouse that is 100% ramie. The instructions were to machine wash, but I chose to hand wash. The fabric is white background with a print of black, tones of green and brown, beige etc. I used some Spray and Wash (or similar product), because it had a food stain. In some places the black has run, not all. Is there any way to get the bleeding out? I would really appreciate some help since, I really love this top. Thanks.
I washed my husband's blue shorts with a new red shirt of his, in cold water. The blue shorts which have been washed once before bled into the red shirt. The red shirt now has blue spots on it. How can I remove this mess?
If it is not uniform, then re-dye it a blue color. If this looks more uniform, either leave it this purple tone or dye it yet again with a red dye. This should end up a tolerable color of purple-ish red. At this point, if nothing seemed to work, dye it black. Repetitively. The first should work. (06/15/2009)
I washed colored laundry and had a blue towel in with them. Now all my colored laundry has blue spots on them. My children wear these clothes a lot. How can I get the blue dye out of my colored clothes?
By happygirl0923 from Lawrenceburg, KY
I tried cleaning a food spot from an expensive cotton sweatshirt, which is dark blue with a wide yellow stripe. The spot was on the yellow stripe, which has a dark blue backing. The blue bled onto the yellow. Washing instructions say the shirt can be washed in cold water and dried flat. Does anyone have any idea how I can remove the stain? Thank you.
By Evie Mae from Sunnyvale, CA
By Kate from Euclid, OH
I handwashed a bright multi-colored striped swimsuit with mild liquid soap, and the color from the stripes bled into each other, particularly into the white striping. Can this be removed? I saw where you suggested to use Shout Color Catchers with other items or Brite White, but would this work on a swimsuit?
By Kim from Iron City, GA
I have a red garment which had blue colour run onto it. I need advice as to how to get rid of this blue colour? Regards.
By Maura from Malta
I have a black and white cow print jacket made out of cotton. I washed it with sweatshirts that I've washed a lot. One was light pink. It faded on the jacket. How do I get the pink out?
By Norma from Stockbridge, GA
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