How to Rescue Clothes Dyed in the Wash

Dyed your undies pink when they are supposed to be white? Try the following tips to regain the sparkling white of your clothing.



Steps

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    Separate the dyed clothes from the offending article of clothing that accidentally dyed everything the wrong color.
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    Add the dyed clothes to the washing machine.
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    Add vinegar to the clothes.
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    Wash the clothes but do not dry them.
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    Rewash the clothing using bleach, if the vinegar did not remove the dye. Use non chlorine bleach as a final measure to remove the dye.
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    Add the clothes, whites only, to the washing machine.
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    Start the washing machine and fill with water.
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    Add the non chlorine bleach and let the laundry soak for 45 minutes.
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    Restart the washing machine and run the cycle as usual.
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    Remove the clothing and dry as usual.
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    Done.
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Tips

  • No matter the stain it is best to immediately treat the stain before drying clothes. It is much easier to complete stain removal, if the clothes have not been dried.
  • Always separate your laundry based on color, clothing weight and clothing type. It is never a good idea to wash your undies with socks for example.

Warnings

  • Use care when adding the bleach.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinegar
  • Non chlorine clothes bleach


Sources and Citations

Article Info

Categories: Laundry