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Laundry Success- got bleeding color out of clothes, great tip!

I posted the other day about bleeding colors on laundry. I found this on google and it actually worked. I was thrilled! Here is the link; you have to scroll down to the bottom to read the original.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf510219.tip.html 

To sum it up, you boil a large pot of water and just as the water is about to boil, put in about 1/4 cup of bleach. Drop in the clothing item and stir for a few minutes. I got the color out of 2 shirts and a pair of khaki pants. It even worked on my colored clothes!

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Re: Laundry Success- got bleeding color out of clothes, great tip!

  • The bleach didn't affect the original color of the shirt? 
  • mm&mmmm&mm
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    No, it didn't, I was really surprised! I went into thinking that even if it got bleached out, I still wouldn't wear it since it was covered in bluish spots, so I had nothing to lose. I read several of the comments on the link made by people who had done colors, so gave it a shot. It did warn against not using this on fabrics/dyes that were not "colorfast."
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  • chuchu40chuchu40
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    edited March 2015
    just be sure to use oxygen-based bleach-NOT CHLORINE BLEACH..unless the clothes you wanna get the dye out of is white which in that case it's ok to use chlorine bleach.  :)
  • chuchu40 said:

    just be sure to use oxygen-based bleach-NOT CHLORINE BLEACH..unless the clothes you wanna get the dye out of is white which in that case it's ok to use chlorine bleach.  :)

    Pretty sure the OP is long gone....it's been SIX YEARS since that post!  If you want to chat about a topic, feel free to start a new thread rather than bringing up a very old one.
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