Preventing Navy Blue Pants From Fading?

What ca I use to keep the dark blue color in my work pants from fading? I like to have my pants starched at the cleaner's. So is there anything I can do before sending them to the cleaner's that would help them stay dark navy blue longer. Please help.


By Charles E Brown from Memphis,TN

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 15, 20090 found this helpful

Soaking dark clothes in water with either salt or vinegar helps to "set" the color and prevent fading.

I usually throw things in the machine with a cup of either, and run through a cycle.

July 17, 20090 found this helpful

I use both salt and vinegar on all my clothes before wearing. This not only "sets" the color in, it helps whites to stay white.


I learned this about 40 years ago from a lingerie dealer. She had parties in homes. (More tasteful than todays lingerie!)

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Its not a comment but a question. Im soaking my son's navy blue uniform pants in the basin in the salt and vinegar how long should i soak them for?


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
July 17, 20090 found this helpful

Besides the salt and vinegar to originally set the color it also helps to always wash the item inside out. Less wear and tear due to friction during the wash and spin cycle because it will be the inside fabric getting the beating ;-)


Bronze Request Medal for All Time! 64 Requests
July 18, 20090 found this helpful

Dry them inside out and NEVER in the sun!


Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Home and Garden Cleaning LaundryJuly 14, 2009
Summer Ideas!
Fourth of July Ideas!
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2024-06-29 23:16:24 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2024 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.