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 lhedgpeth 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.
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.
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