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« on: March 02, 2010 12:45:23 PM »

Hi guys Smiley

I have a problem with a t-shirt... well, I guess a bunch of my t-shirts really.  I accidentally put a load of light-coloured tops in the wash with some black jeans that ran and turned everything dirty grey (or dirty greeny-grey in the case of a yellow top) Sad  I was just wondering if there was an easy way of getting rid of this awful colouring, or changing it to be more bareable?  It makes it even more awkward because I wanted to recon a bunch of them!  Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010 02:09:08 PM »

You can try washing them again with some color safe bleach, though you may get some additional lightening.  I actually like powder dish detergent and baking soda for tough stains, but there's definite fading incurred, if you use hot water.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010 04:22:58 AM »

Okydoke, thank you for the tips Smiley  I think I'll try the colour-safe bleach first to see what sort've result I get.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010 04:54:27 AM »

If that doesn't work, you could always dye them with Rit or something of the ilk.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010 07:46:37 AM »

If you haven't done anything with these yet, try washing with Shout Color Catcher sheets, available in the laundry aisle at the supermarket.  These work really well if used when the dye transfer is recent. Try 1 or 2 tees and 2 sheets per tee.  If it works, do the rest.  If it doesn't, you have the rest of the box for future oopses.
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010 01:28:49 PM »

I use this stuff called Mrs Smiths blueing.  It's mainly for whites, but I also use it to take the edge off red.  It may or may not work, but it's worth a try.  Can use a bunch of it, or just a little, whatever, and do a presoak in the washing machine. 
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