Is there anything you can use before washing red clothing so it will not bleed afterward?
By Lisa from Grand Rapids, MN
Put the item(s) in the dryer for a cycle-the heat should help set the color. Also, when you wash the item, use cold water and add about a half a cup of salt to the water. Red is a toughie though, there are no guarantees-sorry.
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My daughters were cheerleaders for 12 years and here is what we did to protect their clothing:
Fill washing machine 1/2 full with "cold" water, and add 1 quart of clear vinegar. Agitate for about 30 seconds, then add clothing and agitate for about 2 minutes (long enough to thoroughly mix all together). Turn off "Timer" and let set for 10 minutes. Repeat on/off method for about 5 times. Set timer to "ON" and let it run its full cycle.
Colors should be set and not bleed. If vinegar isn't available, use 1 cup of table salt. This works just as well.
By Cajun62234 from Collinsville, IL
How do you set dye in clothing? I am looking for a solution that really keeps it from bleeding. The clothes from Indonesia are great, but they all bleed horribly.
By Denise from Le Veurdre, France