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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
A dry cleaners can get that out.
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.
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?
You can try the Rit Color Grabber
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.
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.
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.
Hope you have success like I did.
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!
Baking soda and vinegar, I had a similar problem.
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?
By Sam I.
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Karen from Portland, OR
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)
I have not tried this myself but I have been told that hydrogen peroxide works for that. (08/27/2007)
By Marty Dick
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.
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.