With wool, be careful with shrinkage at high temps. Cottons are the easiest to work with.
Ad Instructions Start by removing the original color. This step also works on dingy whites. Use a color remover. I used the Jacquard brand dye remover and it worked wonderfully well.
For best results, do it in a large pot not aluminum! Boil the water first, and add 1 heaping tsp. Wet one pillowcase and add to pot. Keep on low heat, stir and after 15 min, remove from heat and wash in detergent. Then repeat to do the next pillowcase. If your pot is big enough, do them together. It is important to wet first to get even results. You can also do it in a bathtub, but it might take longer and require more dye remover. I did the larger sheets in the tub, with very hot water.
I caution against dying or removing color in a front loading washing machine - or any machine. I once had dye residue damage on several loads of laundry : Your bathtub or sink is easier to clean and safer. You will notice that the fabric might still be a bit grey or yellowish, although I was very impressed at how well it turned out. For all of you perfectionists out there, try these tips, in this order: Borax - Safe, cheap, and it should do the trick. You can soak without fear of damage. I reached for this next, and it did the trick!
Oxy-clean - Safe, not cheap, but also soak-able. White vinegar - Safe, cheap, deodorizing. Try mixing it with baking soda. You can soak too. Hydrogen Peroxide - Safe, not so cheap, also soak-able. This is really good at getting red wine stains out of fabric. You can also mix this with baking soda. The baking soda can be a bit abrasive, so mix well into a paste before applying. Ad Lemons - I haven't tried this but hear good things about it.
Remember that lemon is acidic; it may weaken fabric if you let it soak for too long or use too much. Not a cheap solution this time of year! Stewart's Bluing.
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This doesn't actually whiten, it just makes it look whiter by adding blue pigment to the rinse water. Enviro-friendly, but be sure to dilute and add only a few drops, and don't pour it on the fabric directly! One bottle will last you years. I almost always add a couple drops to my whites. Automatic dishwashing powder Cascade, lectrosol, etc. Can be cheap,and will work, but can weaken fabric. Not environmentally friendly. Be sure to enjoy your new "brightey whiteys".
By Wangchok from Canada. Ask a Question Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question. My hat is sun damaged and discolored. Is there any way I can salvage the hat and make it wearable again? I was cleaning a stubborn stain off a pair of colored jeans, but the dye came off as well.
I am just wondering if there is a way to correct this problem. Ad Thank you. I'm sure I'm not the only woman who has this problem. You buy a really nice blouse or shirt and a few months down the line you can clearly see the breast marks on the shirt due to being a bit busty. Is there anyone out there that has found a way for this not to happen? Or if it does happen, how do you fix it? Actually I have one maroon colour Raymond shirt, but after washing it with detergent powder, white patches appeared on my shirt.
How can I remove them? Try soaking it swishing it around by hand in cold water in a bucket or tub to see if it is just powder residue and comes out. Years ago I stopped using powders because this happened all the time. If that doesn't work, examine the spots closely to see if they go all the way through which means you may have had bleach leakage if you have a dispenser and used bleach on a prior load.
In that case, you may want to try to dye your shirt back to the original color Rit or other products are nice. Or you could get all fancy and embellish the damage with beads or embroidery to make a fashion statement. If that doesn't work or doesn't appeal to you, you may want to give the shirt it's 2nd life meaning wear it when painting or some other messy task.
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My husband left a jacket on a sunny porch over the summer, now it has a big faded patch on the back. Is there any way to get rid of this without dyeing the jacket? The sun, especially shining for such a long time on the jacket, has essentially bleached the material. Some fabrics can lose color from even a day of sun exposure. You can try dying the jacket, however, there may be a problem in how the dye affects the bleached area. I ruined my favorite shirt and tried to buy another one, but they don't sell it anymore.
I can't even order it. It is dark purple and made out of rayon. It has a huge light pink spot on it in a couple of places. It looks like the color faded out of it for on these spots. How can i fix this? Can I dye rayon? I read something about a crayon and iron. Can I iron rayon? Please give me ideas, I will try anything. Sounds like a bleach stain.
Purple will bleach out to pink sometimes. Bleach or a cleaning product that contains bleach does this. Usually, capillaries are narrow. But in port wide stains, they are overly dilated allowing blood to collect in them. This collection of blood is what gives port-wine stains their distinctive color.
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Port-wine stains on the scalp, forehead, or around one of your eyes, may be a symptom of a condition called Sturge-Weber syndrome. This condition happens when there are unusual blood vessels in the skin and the surface of the brain, which affects the flow of blood to the brain. Learn more about Sturge-Weber syndrome. When port-wine stains appear on the arms or legs, but usually just one limb, they may also be a symptom of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.
This rare genetic health condition causes changes in the blood vessels in the affected leg or arm. These changes can cause the bone or muscle of that limb to grow longer or wider than usual.