White Bra Dyed by Dark Clothing?

New clothing can transfer dye onto a white bra during normal wear and this can be difficult to remove with regular washing. Special products may be able to restore your white bra or, at least, lighten the dye.
Advertisement

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

May 17, 2018

Today was a hot sweaty day. My burgundy shirt from Kohl's bled on my white bra. How do I remove the color from my white bra? The shirt and bra both have been washed separately several times. The shirt is 2 years old and the bra is 2 months old.

Answers

May 17, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

Soak the bra in a 5-gallon bucked to which you have added 2T powdered dishwashing detergent and 2T hydrogen peroxide. Soak overnight and wash out in the morning.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 18, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

Buy some Rit color remover from the store and follow the directions to the letter. It should remove the dye in one treatment- sometimes two are needed.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 18, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

sometimes adding straight up hydrogen peroxide would work. If it is white, using bleach would be OK too

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 20, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

Try washing the bra with a color catcher. I took out a dye stain from a quilt this way.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 23, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

I have had luck in this situation by soaking the item in a white vinegar, baking soda and Dawn dish soap mixture (1 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup baking soda and two squirts of Dawn) in with just enough cold water to cover item. The vinegar/baking soda froths up so make sure you do this in a clean bucket or laundry tub that won't overflow.

Advertisement

Swish and soak overnight. Repeat if necessary. Wash in a regular load to remove vinegar smell once it is back to it's original color. PS. Only use Dawn...other dish soap don't work... at least for me.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

April 19, 2007

I have a new white bra that is now half blue from wearing it with a new (non-washed) black blouse. I have washed it in Woollite, soaked it in Oxyclean and nothing has worked. Help!

Melinda from Edmond, OK

Answers

April 20, 20070 found this helpful
Best Answer

RIT makes a dye removal product that is supposed to work well. You should be able to get it at any craft store and probably even a larger supermarket or box store. I've never tried it but it might be worth a try.

Advertisement

Jess

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 21, 20070 found this helpful
Best Answer

I did this awhile back, with a pink t shirt, everything came out pink. I got some sachets from the supermarket. I put all the white underwear in a bucket and added the powder and left it for a few hours then washed it all again in the washer and it came out all white again. I cannot remember the name of the product, but I'm in the UK but check the washing products in your supermarket.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By thelma from manila, philippines (Guest Post)
April 23, 20070 found this helpful
Best Answer

melinda, try soaking the bra in boiling water with detergent and see if it would work. i've tried doing this on some white t-shirts which got dyed by the colored clothes, too, and it worked. hope it works for you ,too, thelma

Advertisement

Editor's Note: Because bras are quite often made from synthetic materials and also have elastic, boiling water might be too hot for them.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By barb (Guest Post)
December 14, 20071 found this helpful
Best Answer

I can across a product I now use in various cleaning and stain jobs and it is a natural deodorizer as well. It is Borax and can be found in your supermarket. Green box and called 20 Mule Team Borax - I would soak in that for several hours and then wash as usual. This product is great on grease stains, food stains, etc. I add a 1/4 to my wash water before adding my detergent. It is a water softner as well.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question...

May 8, 2020

I have a brand new bra that was worn with a black scrub top and black tank top. After work I noticed it was stained how can I remove it?

Answers

May 8, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

Another member - Pghgirl - gave a formula for taking care of this and I tried it - it worked. She will probably be along and provide her formula but I just used a gallon of tap water, added 1 1/2 cup white vinegar, 3/4 cup baking soda, about 2 or 3 tablespoons of Dawn dish soap and soaked my top in this solution overnight.

Advertisement


The vinegar & baking soda really froths up so be sure you use a large enough container or, since you only have a small item you could use less water and less of other ingredients. I do not think it will make a lot of difference if the amounts are not exact.
This solution should not harm your bra and you can repeat it if necessary but you can dump this solution in your washer - place your bra in a lingerie bag and wash on delicate.
Hope this works for you.
I only use Dawn as it always seems to work best.
I have tried the 'color grabber' but this 'stuff' is always on hand and a lot less expensive.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 8, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

Thanks, cybergrannie! Glad it has worked for you!! Hope it works for the original poster! I have saved many an item with this combo! The only thing I will add is if there are stubborn spots to use the vinegar, baking soda and Dawn as a paste, no water. I only use the simple or original version because it is so much less, and I rub it into the spot...like a teaspoon of vinegar, baking soda and few drops of Dawn.

Advertisement

Then I wash in the full with water mix. Never dry in dryer until it is stain free, or if you are like me that is a moot point as I haven't used a dryer in years. Post back with an update!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 9, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

Proxide, baking soda, dish soap and water is he best ingredients I know of to get these stains out. Normally you need to mix these ingredients together in a very large pot and allow the item to soak over night. After this you can drop it in the machine and wash it as you normally do.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 10, 20201 found this helpful
Best Answer

Drop a couple denture tabs into a bucket of water to remove stains from white clothing. It'll blast through coffee, tea, or tomato stains - all the hard stuff.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question...
Advertisement

In This Page
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning Clothing StainsJune 4, 2019
Pages
More
🐛
Pest Control
🌻
Gardening
😷
Coronavirus Tips
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-18 15:07:16 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/White-Bra-Dyed-by-Dark-Clothing-1.html

Add to PageAsk a Question