By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
By Jean from Buffalo, NY
Have the garment either dry and damp with cold water, rub in by hand methylated spirits, undiluted, rinse well in cold water, then wash as normal. To remove sunscreen stains from the neckline and hems of my bowls uniform I usually use diluted bleach. This time the red contained in the State emblem on the top right front of my blouse ran into the neckline and also ran into the hemline of the skirt being soaked in the same container. I knew metho worked on Biro ink, so decided to try with the colour run. It disappeared as I rubbed.
Editor's Note: Methylated spirits are also known as denatured alcohol.
How do I remove the colour stains of another colour shirt?
By Nityasri from R.A. Puram, Chennai
I don't know if you can get it in your area, but Rit has a product that will remove it. Hope you can find it there.
I bought a new shirt and wore it before I washed it. I wore a white sweater over it. I noticed the next morning that the dark blue color from the shirt bled on the inside of my white sweater mainly in the armpit area. How can I get the blue dye out of my white sweater?
By Kathryn S.
I soaked my white shirts along with my red and black shirts. The white shirts have stains of red and black. Can you please give me any suggestions to remove the stains?
My husband bought white satin/silk shorts for his upcoming fight in March and he asked me to wash them before he wore them and I lost my mind and threw a pink shirt in with them and it turned the shorts into a heavy tint of pink. I have tried the Rit and white vinegar and nothing has seemed to work. PLEASE help I need to fix them because there is no way to get another pair in time for them fight.
I usually do this one item by hand, but this particular day it got washed with delicates. It's a sheer blouse with a crocheted vest in front, it's off-white in color, at least it was. When it came out of the washer, the sheer netting at the bottom half was a light blue and the all over color had a blue hue, the crocheted vest had turned a white bluish. Is there any thing or way I can take it back to its original color without losing its original color?
By JoJo from Phoenix, AZ
In the US you should look for Rit Dyes products, they make a dye remover for natural and synthetic fabrics-check your blouse to find out what it's made with so that you get the right product.
I put a children's t-shirt in with my wash, by mistake. The t-shirt is white, the front is white and pink, it came out of the wash light blue. I have tried most of the colour removers but no luck. I have to be careful what I use as there is pink in the front of the t-shirt. Please help!
Try hot water & a little bleach in a white (hot) wash, alone.That just might do the trick.I've washed items this way in the past, & it worked. Also,sometimes certain fabrics don't bleach out like you think they would-& things come out clean & not even faded,let alone bleached.I put colored prints like pjs & pillowcases in hot wash whites w/bleach & the stains come out but are clean w/no fading.I put them in 1st, then put the Real whites in on top.You can also go to Good Housekeeping or The library & go to Ask Helouise column. She knows everything! She has books out & has been doing this for years- like Dear Abby. Good Luck. : )
I have a Santa suit; the red bled over into the white fur. The suit is not a throw away. I paid $750 two years ago. I need help for how to get the fur white and not ruin it. Does someone have any help? Please. Thank you.
It really depends on the material the fur part is made of-spot cleaning with the wrong cleaner or application technique could make the problem even worse.
For something that expensive you might want to call around to dry cleaners in your area who have a good reputation (check with the Better Business Bureau and online review sites for businesses in your town).
If someone in your family sews and crafts, he/she may be able to remove the fur to clean it or replace it with new fur.
A brown shirt faded on several pieces of laundry. I have not dried the load yet. What can I do?
There are dye "catching" cloths you can purchase in a lot of stores now. By now it is probably dry and you can't do much about it though. One time I was doing a load of whites and missed something dark. When I saw the water I threw the cloth in and it captured the dye. The clothes came out perfectly fine. You might want to keep them on hand.
I did a load of clothes in cold water with both light and dark colors, but I had the Shout color catcher sheet in with the clothes. I had put my daughter's brand new pale pink pants in with blue shorts and some faded denim (not the first time for washing these) and the blue color ran on to the pink pants.
I have a black shirt with white on the sleeves. The black ran into white. How can I remove this on the white cotton material?
By gustafson from Danforth, ME
One should never let the item dry out after the dye has spread. Contact Amway... they have 2 product syou can use if you use it while it is still damp, and they really do a great job. The products to use are Amway fabric bleach and Tri-enyme laundry pre-soak and detergent booster.
I washed a peach colored tank top with other colored clothing. An item that was turquoise faded into the tank top. I have tried using various cleaning items on the top, but cannot get all of the turquoise color out.
Can someone advise me what I might use? I do not want to remove all color and redye.
By Kay E.
I put purple cotton pants in with the rest of my colors, including a gray sweatshirt which is cotton, it has some purple dye on it. How do I get it out?
By Christie B.
Was the item dryer dried or air dried? If dryer dried the color may be set. One thing to try is Shout Color Catcher Sheets, sold in the detergent aisle at the supermarket. Wash the shirt by itself with 1-2 sheets. The directions say 1, but I find 2 works better.
Another thing to try is soaking the item in a solution of powdered dishwasher detergent, 1 cup detergent to enough warm water to cover the shirt. Keep it submerged overnight, weighting it down with a plate if needed. If you do not have a dishwasher, the el cheapo brand from the dollar store works well. Just rinse thoroughly and air dry. Hope this helps.
I have a long black dress with white detail around the chest area. I washed it with dark colours and now the white bits have gone blue. It cost a lot of money and I only wore it once. What can I do to get it back to white. The dress hasn't been dried and I've soaked it in hot water
OOOHHH-Girl.Hot water is a No-No! You probably set the stain in now.Never put things in hot water unless it's white, & w/bleach & fabric safe for bleach.You didn't say what material the dress was made of either.You could try a cold wash alone w/color safe bleach & color catcher.Other than that -I don't know. Good Luck! : )
I washed this greenish brownish jacket with some colored clothes, and the color from the jacket has bled onto my purple and blue bra, turning it a lime green color. I also have a gray pair of pants that got washed with this jacket and now have a brown tint to them. Is there any way to remove the color that has bled onto the bra and the pants?
By Randa from MO
Try washing just the bra and pants with several sheets of a product called Shout Color Catcher Sheets, available in the laundry aisle of the supermarket. The box says use 1, but I have found 3 seems to work better. Air dry the clothes, and repeat if needed. This product has saved several pieces of clothing for me. If you dried the items in the dryer, this may not work.
I've managed to dye my new cream coat, pink, in the washer. How do I get it back to cream? Will bleaching it turn it white? Help if you can please!
I once worked for a lady and and did this same sort of thing. I turned all her whites a pink shade! So embarrassing! I thought she was going to fire me. She didn't. Thank goodness! I don't know how long ago this happened but for me, she said to just re-wash everything on cold (after taking out the red item) and everything turned back to white. Not sure how it worked, but it did.
I have washed a white cotton sweater and it came out of the washer with pink blotches. Is there anything I can do to remove the color?
Half cup of Clorox, half cup of Cascade powder in a gallon or so of warm water. Let soak overnnight. (Then wash us usual. It has worked every time for me.
I washed a new dress with a load of colored clothes and the dye from the dress faded onto some of the other clothes. How do I get the pink spots out of the other clothes?
I have had great success with the color catcher sheets that you throw into the wash cycle. I usually put one into each load of laundry, but occasionally forget and something bleeds onto something else. Try putting the spotted/color-run clothes in to wash again but use a color catcher sheet to catch the excess dye. Hope you are successful the first time around.
I washed a very expensive grey sweatshirt with a new pair of jeans and the blue bled onto the sweatshirt. Yes, unfortunately, I also dried the sweatshirt.
By Denise T.
I would wash the sweatshirt with some white towels or colorfast items and add a little bleach, like a quarter cup.
I have a pair of yellow shorts and when I washed them they got spots of blue dye on them from a blue t-shirt of mine that I accidentally mixed in with the load of clothes. How do I get the blue dye out of my yellow shorts?
Unfortunately, I don't think there is anything you can do to reverse that.
I bought a white-based dress with blue, yellow, and red stripes on it. I put in the washing machine for the very first time. When I took the dress out from the machine, the red colour at the bottom of the dress faded into the white area and also transferred to the other shirts as well. May I know how can I get rid of colour from the white area? Thank you.
I washed some color clothes and I had a pink scarf in them. So now everything is pink. Is there any way to change them back? Especially my gray Bama sweatshirt!
To remove dye stains from your scarf or other clothing just add a few scoops of Oxi Clean to the wash water. It will get it all out.
It was early in the morning with jeans I'd washed a hundred times, so I didn't think they would bleed! The sweater was in with the load prior and wasn't dry so I left it in and added 1 pair of jeans to dry and an orange sweater (why didn't that bleed?). The cream sweater turned into a cream and blue hued sweater. My mom is sooo angry! The sweater was brand new. Please help! Like I said, it was dried in the dryer.
I washed a new pair of dark blue jeans with a color sheet and a pair of light lime jeans and some other clothes. The blue jeans bled onto the lime jeans. They have been dried. Please help me to get the blue out. Thank you in advance.
If the clothing have been dried in the dryer, you may not be able to get the dye transfer out completely.
But you can try washing the clothing that has been accidentally transfer-dyed separately (nothing else in the washer) at the hottest water setting the garment will take (check the label), it has worked for me on some things. It usually takes a couple of washings to get the transferred dye out satisfactorily, and you may want to try a pre-soak in very hot water if your fabric will take it. Blue jean dye is usually easiest to remove this way but it doesn't always come completely out, though.
There are dye transfer removal products available but it's been my experience those remedies strip ALL colour, so be wary of that.
I just got a brand new lulylemon hoodie. I pulled it out of the dryer this morning and it has blue dye stains all over it! It is purple and white. How do I get the stains out?
Hailey from Canada
I washed a pair of jeans with a green t-shirt and a pink cotton top. It now has blue blotches. Is there any way to get it out?
By Carol from Kansas City
By Mary T
I wore a black polyester and elasthanne cardigan top over an orange linen knitted sweater and the black material bled all over the under arm area of the orange linen knit sweater. How do I remove this black staining? Any help you can give will be sincerely appreciated.
By bdtcsw from New York, New York
I have a mostly white shirt with some appliques that are not white. It is T-shirt fabric. I washed it with some red shorts and now the shirt is mostly pink. How can I get it white again?
By joycedeborah from Corvallis, OR
My husband washed his red shirt with my clothes and my clothes now have red stains all over them. His shirt had been washed many times, but this time he washed the load in the warm cycle instead of cold. He used detergent with color safe bleach and the clothes were also dried.
We were staying in a condo that has a washer and dryer together so there was no need to remove the clothes. Is there any way to remove these stains? Thanks.
By Annie from The Villages, FL
While bathing my puppy I had a black sweater and white jeans on. The sweater got a little wet and some of the black dye from the sweater spotted my white jeans. How do I get it out?
How do I remove a color from shorts that have had a college jersey bleed on them?
My teenage son washed his favorite 100% white cotton shirt with his new blue jeans in hot water. The shirt turned a light blue. .
My light pink blouse was washed with dark color clothes. Now it looks like it's a different colored pink.
My son is pretty upset with me. Somehow when I washed his very nice yellow shirt something blue apparently bled onto it.
How do I remove color bleeding onto other fabric?
My granddaughter has a black shirt. I washed it out by hand to remove excess dyes.
I left wet, washing together, including a pair of white linen pants with black linen pants. The white linen now has black stains over it. So I want to remove the black splotches before I can wear the white pants again. Please help.
How can I remove color that has run onto a colored top?
I bought some new clothes. I always wash them before I wear them. When I took them out of the washer I saw one pair of pants had been dyed by another item in the washer.
The dye transferred from a dark blue pair of jeans. A light brown pair of pants absorbed the dark blue color. How do you remove the dark color that bled onto the lighter color? Thank you.
I washed a yellow dress with my white clothes by mistake. Now the yellow dye is all over my white clothes . How do get the yellow color out of my white clothes? Help me please.
I just washed a new set of Mizuno Drylite material (maroon and white). I washed them in my cold care cycle, hot water turned off and the maroon color faded onto the white..
How do I remove a color stain (dye bled on fabric) from another garment?
I have a new white cotton shirt that has two black stripes on both sleeves and they bled onto the white. I have tried Oxiclean, Clorox Bleach Pen, Stain Stick, and Wisk detergent.
I have a couple of color shirts, one blue and the other purple, both with white sleeves and collars. I accidentally put them with my dark colors and the sleeves came out a little pink.