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Making Your Own Color Catchers

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If you are washing mixed colors, you may want to use a color catcher to to prevent brighter cloths from transferring dye to lighter cloths. This is a guide about making your own color catchers.


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August 20, 2012

Colour catchers catch loose dyes in your wash water and prevent dyes from running or bleeding into each other. You can wash lights and darks together to save time and money by reducing the need for half size loads. Just cut up white fabric or felt pieces, soak in a solution of 1 cup of hot water and 1 Tbsp. of washing soda; mix well. Saturate white rags and let dry. Then add to your wash. Always test first.


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February 9, 2014

I need a way to make a substitute for Shout Color Catcher. It's the laundry product that allows darks and whites to be washed in the same load. Wintertime most clothes are dark, and the whites are a minority. I like to wash it all together since it saves energy.

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February 11, 20140 found this helpful

http://www.oneg  or-catchers.html

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February 11, 20140 found this helpful

Wash your whites with your sheets, as long as they are a light colour.

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