How to remove bleeding from clothes
We have all had it happen, the red sock that somehow make it in the wash with our white underwear, which are now pink. It’s frustrating right? The good news is that most of the time it’s a simple fix! You might even have everything you need to get rid of that color bleed right at home! So check out my tips for how to remove bleeding from clothes at home, and let me know if you have any other tips to add!
Here are my tips on how to remove bleeding from clothes:
- Use a Color Stain Remover! RIT makes a great color stair remover called Rit Dye Liquid Fabric Dye, 8-Ounce, Dye Fixative
which is great for removing unwanted color bleeding. Use caution when shopping for this, RIT also has another product called dye remover, which you do NOT want, unless you want to bleach your entire article of clothing.
- Color safe Bleach- Clorox 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster Bleach Fresh Meadow – 33 oz. (Pack of 6)
is a great color safe bleach, and will not bleach the colored parts of your clothing. Fill a bucket with warm water and Clorox 2 and let your clothing soak in the mixture for several hours, the color safe bleach should be able to remove the bleeding without affecting the other colors.
- Soak the stain in vinegar! Vinegar is great for all kinds of things, including almost every kind of laundry stains. Soak the entire stained area in vinegar and then wash in cold water!
- Use a color catching sheet. This is most commonly used to prevent color bleeding to begin with, but it can also be helpful in correcting bleeding. Rewash your clothes immediately and throw a color catching sheet into the wash and see if that will correct the problem.(I personally love the Shout Color Catcher Dye-Trapping, In-Wash Cloths – 24 ea
- Make you own oxyclean! To spot clean bleeds in your clothing, make your own oxyclean! All you need is 1 cup of water, 1/2 a cup of peroxide and 1/2 a cup of baking soda. Scrub the stain with the mixture (but be careful not to get it on any parts you don’t want bleached) and then wash as normal.
- And my last tip….use a little elbow grease! If you catch the color bleeding before the clothes have gone through the dryer then you can try using a heavy duty laundry detergent and try scrubbing the stain out. I’ve used this method plenty of times, and most of the time it actually works!
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