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How to Fix Dye That Bled on Khaki Pants

Some clothing dye is not colorfast and can bleed on other garments in the wash. Non chlorine bleach may work to remove dye from khaki pants. This is a guide about how to fix dye that bled on khaki pants.
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November 26, 2007

I washed a pair of Khaki pants accidentally with a rust colored shirt. The shirt bled in splotches on the pants, how do I get it out?

Paige from AZ

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June 9, 20090 found this helpful
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A dry cleaners can get that out.

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June 9, 20090 found this helpful
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See if the khaki pants are colorfast--if they are, you can wash or soak them in bleach--diluted, of course. Turn the pants inside out and find an inconspicuous spot to test--a pocket or waistband. Put a teaspoon of bleach in 2 cups of water, then dab on some bleach solution on a spot and wait 2 minutes. If nothing happens to the khaki, it is colorfast. If the spot bleaches out it's not safe to bleach the entire garment.

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July 7, 2018

I washed some of my khaki joggers with some jeans. The jeans bled on to them and now they have blue streaks on them and they got darker. How do I fix them?

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July 7, 20180 found this helpful

You can try the Rit Color Grabber

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July 7, 20180 found this helpful

First soak in a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar and water for 8 hours.Then wash in the machine in cold water by themselves use color safe bleach.

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July 8, 20180 found this helpful

What kind of material are your khaki joggers? Be sure you do not use anything that is not intended for that material. Check label and also check out any solution before you try to see if it is safe for that material.

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  • Usually, vinegar and baking soda are safe for any type of material.
  • If buying a product to remove the jean color, be sure to not buy Color Grabber but buy Color Remover as they are intended for 2 different uses.
  • Color Grabber and Color Catcher are to use in your first wash to keep colors from "bleeding" onto other clothes (like your jeans just did to your joggers) but it is not intended to remove color run (after the wash has bled/run onto other clothes).
  • Color Run Remover is intended to use for just what happened to your jeans/joggers. Be sure to read what each is to be used for.
  • www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1_a_it?tag=thrif06-20
  • Some people have had success removing color run by using one of the Color Catcher products in the next wash so you can try this if the first Color Run does not work or is not supposed to be used with your material/colors. Be sure to read all directions before you try using any product.
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  • I never recommend using chlorine bleach because it is damaging to any fabric but many people use it with white cotton (never synthetic material).
  • You can also try a mild color safe bleach solution but be sure to read instructions.
  • Here is one web site with care solutions. They may recommend using bleach but I would tend to ignore this advice.
  • www.today.com/.../how-remove-colors-bleed-whites-t108135
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July 8, 20180 found this helpful

I had luck with a cotton/poly blend sweater that had the same issue by leaving it sit overnight in a clean bucket of cold water with 3 quarts of water and 2 cups white vinegar...then wash normally. LINE DRY...NOT DRY IN THE DRYER AGAIN UNTIL THE STAINS ARE GONE.

If it does not work the first time, repeat but this time add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the mix. It will fizz up. But that is OK.

Sometimes it takes several treatments.

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Hope you have success like I did.

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September 21, 2015

I washed my husband's shorts and by mistake I put a pair of black shorts with khaki shorts and now they have stains everywhere. How do I take off the stains? Can it be done with baking soda alone or baby powder? I need to fix it immediately. Help!

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October 26, 20170 found this helpful

Baking soda and vinegar, I had a similar problem.

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June 14, 20120 found this helpful

I washed somthing red with my load and it turned all four of my work pants pink, so how can I get the pink out of my khaki pants?

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

I have khaki pants and red socks. (You can see it coming, right!) The socks went through washer and dryer attached to the pants. Is there a way to get that kind of stain out?
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Thanks!
Karen from Portland, OR

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Red Dye on Khaki Jeans

RIT (the dye people) have something called "color remover"; I don't know if it would do it; but sure might be worth reading the package and seeing what they say? (08/26/2007)

By Jill

Red Dye on Khaki Jeans

I have not tried this myself but I have been told that hydrogen peroxide works for that. (08/27/2007)

By Marty Dick

Red Dye on Khaki Jeans

By 'khaki', do you mean light tan or the green some people call khaki?
If you mean the light tan, I have done the same thing-several times. Between me & my kids, it seems like we always have dye(red or blue), crayon or some other stain on our khakis.
You can start with a weak solution of bleach water, lay the jeans flat & put the bleach water on the stain. If it doesn't go away in a few minutes, you can increase the bleach & try again.

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I only had a problem with one pair of pants, where the spot ended up a tiny bit lighter than the rest of the pants. I threw them in the wash cycle with soap & 1 c. bleach & they came out the same shade. I'm not usually so cautious anymore. I figure if I don't get the stain out, I can't do much to ruin them more. So I usually just use 1/2 bleach 1/2 water, or I just throw them in the washer with 3/4-1 c. bleach. You might want to start out with the minimal to be cautious though. And be careful not to ruin what you are wearing when you do this.
(08/28/2007)

By Judy = Oklahoma

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