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I've just accidentally washed new white tops (which contain slight splashes of color design) with a blue skirt. Now the main body of both white tops is pale blue. What can I do?
By chelsey from Sandpoint, ID
(format_html)I have dyed an item of clothing from white to blue (through another item bleeding in the wash). Is there any way to take this color back out, or am I now stuck with a blue top? The item is made of cotton and I have left it to soak in normal water.
Sarah from UK
By Guest from Delaware
Just dissolve the recommended amount for a full wash load in a container big enough to submerge the top. Use hot water, unless you're worried about shrinkage. I let it soak all day if that's what it takes.
If it's still a little blue, you can re-soak in oxygen bleach, or follow the directions for the old standby, chlorine bleach. I love oxygen bleach because it is safe, and it won't weaken the fabric, even if you soak it several times. You can throw in some other dingy clothes to whiten them up, too!
I recently had a white top that had unknown blue stains on it following a trip through the washer, and it came out so pretty and white after being treated with the Iron Out. You will find it in the cleaning aisle of your grocery store.
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How do I get blue dye out of white clothing?
By athayer from IN
Go to the store and buy RIT dye out or dye remover. Works great. Follow instructors. Water must be hot.
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I washed a blue shirt with a white shirt, and the white one came out with blue blotches. How can I get it clean?
By Larry Hedgpeth from Seattle, WA
The blue is the dye from the other blue shirt which bled onto the white shirt. It won't have set well, so you should be able to soak it out or use bleach to remove the unwanted color. I just got a blue spot on a red t-shirt with blue trim, but it came out after washing that area carefully several times. Avoid hot water, as that will usually set the dye.
By pam munro
Bleach is the way to go. And stay away from hot water and the dryer, or an iron, because heat tends to set the color or stain in. If bleach won't work, you can go to a drug store or a fabric store where they sell Rit dye and buy Rit's dye remover. This should do the trick.
Simply put the bleach and the laundry soap into the water before adding the clothes, then after it's agitated and mixed in, add the clothes and agitate a minute or so. Then turn the washer off and leave your clothes to sit about half an hour, then turn the washer back on and wash as usual.
Go to the super market, and buy a packet of Runaway. Follow instructions. I found that this works the best.