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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.
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.
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.
sometimes adding straight up hydrogen peroxide would work. If it is white, using bleach would be OK too
Try washing the bra with a color catcher. I took out a dye stain from a quilt this way.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Editor's Note: Because bras are quite often made from synthetic materials and also have elastic, boiling water might be too hot for them.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.