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Preventing Color From Bleeding on Clothing

I bought my new grandson an outfit that is white and red cotton. We washed as instructed and the red faded on the white. I returned it and thought I would try again. Can you please tell us what to do to keep the red from fading on this cute little "flyer radio" outfit.


Do we soak it in some type of solution before we wash it to keep the red from running? Please help.

Debra from Bryce, Louisiana


Preventing Color From Bleeding on Clothing

Try soaking it in cold water and salt. I did that with several red and white blankets, and the salt seems to set it. (I just used table salt.) Good luck! (02/07/2006)

By elaia

Preventing Color From Bleeding on Clothing

There is a product you can buy to prevent colors from running in the wash. I'm sorry I don't remember the name of it right now, but its a common one. Look in the detergent aisle of your grocery or discount store. (02/07/2006)

By Carol

Preventing Color From Bleeding on Clothing

I have always been told to soak it in a solution of vinegar and water to fix the color. (02/08/2006)


By Claudia-MD.

Preventing Color From Bleeding on Clothing

If it happens on the second outfit, I'd be afraid that the company did not set the colors properly and that the fabrics would keep bleeding. I use Dye Grabber by Carbona when I mix my lights and darks to save water/electricity/time. You can find it in the laundry aisle as Carol suggested. (02/08/2006)

By Eileen Celeste

Preventing Color From Bleeding on Clothing

There is a product out there called retayne, it is sold in the quilt shops and is used to keep the colors from bleeding. Works great! (02/08/2006)

By Diamondee

Preventing Color From Bleeding on Clothing

I wash all new colorful clothing in table salt. I set the washer level on low, use cold water and add probably half a container (grocery store size) of salt. Wash normally and then wash with detergent. It may be a manufacturer problem but this always works for me. (02/22/2006)


By Ann4

Dye Grabber

Can you advise me where these can be purchased? I previously bought some from Hancock Fabrics but when I went to re-order these, I was told they do not sell them. I am a quilting teacher and try to advise my students to use the dye grabber when they wash their fabrics before they begin quiting. I appreciate your help. Thank you (01/14/2007)

By Marion Lundgren

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