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How to Fix Dye That Bled on Khaki Pants

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, 20091 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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August 12, 2019

Unfortunately I accidentally washed my khaki pants with black clothes without noticing. Is there any way that I can revert my pants to their normal color?

Can I go to the laundry and get it fixed? Please help, I literally start school next Monday.

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Try a product called the Rit Color Grabber.

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Looks like you are not alone. Other people have done this too.

Refer to:
- www.thriftyfun.com/tf37102108.tip.html
- www.thriftyfun.com/tf57536314.tip.html

Other sites you could read:
- www.clorox.com/.../
- www.thespruce.com/remove-dye-transfer-stains-2146658

Best of luck! Have a great school year.

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August 13, 20190 found this helpful

There are several solutions to try but most of these take some time and you seem desperate to find a quick solution.
Sometimes people recommend a product called 'Color Grabber' but this product to for putting in your washer BEFORE washing to keep you from having a color run in the first place.

There is a product called ' Color Run Remover' that is made by several companies and can be purchased at Walmart, Target type stores (or online but you need yours now).
Read full instructions before starting.

www.walmart.com/.../17283474

carbona.com/.../

Buy Color Grabber/Color Catcher to use the next time you do your laundry (if mixing colors).

www.walmart.com/.../35644057?athcpid=35644057&athpgid...

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August 13, 20190 found this helpful

Hopefully you have not dried them in the dryer as that often causes the stains to set.

There is a recipe for home made Oxi Clean on Thrifty Fun:www.thriftyfun.com/Homemade-OxiClean-Recipes.html

Test the mix on an inconspicuous space to make sure it does not bleed the Khaki color. If it is good to go soak the pants in it for an hour, then pull it out of the solution and gently massage the mix directly into the stains, then wash on cold and line dry outside. The sun helps.

It may take a few times to work.

Hopefully this will be the trick you need! Post back with an update.

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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.

  • 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?ie=UTF8&qid=1531048566... (Affiliate Link)
  • 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.
  • 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.

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, 2012

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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