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Dye Transferred in the Wash

I washed a white sweater with a hot pink one and now the white is pink. The granddaughter is going to be really mad at me. Help.

By Cathy

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April 13, 20120 found this helpful
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Try washing each sweater by itself with 2-3 Shout Color Catcher Sheets, available in the detergent aisle at the supermarket. The box will say use 1, but I have found more is better. Then let the sweaters air dry. If they were dried in the dryer, the color may be set, but it is worth a try.

Another method you could try is soaking each sweater by itself over night in warm water with powder dish washer detergent dissolved in it. Use a container deep enough for the sweater to be completely submerged in the water and detergent. Weight the sweater down by putting a plate on top to keep it under the water. Use a cup of detergent to a bucket of water, mix well, then soak. Then rinse well and air dry.

Both of these methods have saved clothing for me. Hope this helps.

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April 14, 20120 found this helpful

Try soaking in warm water with lemon juice, might work.

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