You'll be in need of a dye or color remover for clothes if you've accidentally dyed some of your laundry through a color bleed or dye transfer.
This is, unfortunately, a really common laundry mishap -- throwing in something with a strong dye, such as red socks, in with lighter clothing and turning everything pink.
In fact, I get more laundry questions about this topic from readers than practically anything else.
The thing is, although the problem happens frequently, fixing it isn't always simple.
I've written an entire article on how to fix a dye transfer or bleeding color laundry mishap, which discusses some home remedies as well as tips for prevention in the future. (I suggest you read this article if you've suffered this problem, before checking out the reviews below, so you're fully informed about what I'm talking about.)
In the article I make a distinction between products to try to fix white clothes that have dye transfers on them, and colored clothes that have experienced a color bleed.
Logically, it is much easier to remove all dye from a piece of fabric than to selectively remove the offending dye, but keep the original color of the clothes.
That means fixing color bleeds on whites is much easier than for colored fabrics.
Here's some commercial color remover products used for this process, some of which are only for white fabrics, while others can be used on colored clothes as well:
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Once you're aware of what products are available, the question becomes how do they actually work?
That's where my lovely readers have really helped me (and you!)
I've collected reviews and stories from my readers, who've shared how various products worked for them when trying to fix the problems caused by a dye transfer stain on their clothes.
Hopefully these reviews will help you find the best products to use on this issue. Remember too, you can skip down and share your own review as well telling me what product you used, and how it worked for you.
Here's the reviews submitted so far:
Shout Color Catcher Saved This Quilt
Whink No More Yellow Saved Load Of Whites From Red Dye Bleed
There are several products available for removing dye transfer stains that occur in the laundry, and if you've tried one I'd love to know how it worked for you, good or bad.
Here are some helpful hints to make sure your review is as useful as possible:
Tell me which exact brand and type of product you are reviewing, and any other important identifying characteristics of it.
Further, helpful information would include how it cleaned your clothes, how it smelled, whether it removed stains in your clothing, how it effected wear and tear of the fabric, or any allergies or skin reactions you or a family member experienced, if these are applicable.
Any other details relevant to your opinions of the product or supply are all appreciated.
Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
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CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.
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