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Getting "pink" clothes back to white

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Getting "pink" clothes back to white
By Missbookworm on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 08:50 pm:

My ds was putting in a load of laundry and accidently mixed a pair of red pants in and they ran! My dd's new shirt went pink, no big deal, but so did one of his favorite shirts and he's really upset!


By Reds9298 on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 09:07 pm:

Is it already dry? If not, you should be able to just re-wash it and have it come clean. Oxy-clean to the rescue!! :)

By Karen~moderator on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 09:17 pm:

I use liquid Cascade dishwasher detergent (has bleach in it) and/or Resolve carpet cleaner. Believe it or not, sometimes I actually just pour the Resolve in the wash with the clothes. I've had great results with whites using these things. Be sure to run through the rinse cycle a couple of times to get it all out of the clothes though.

By Imamommyx4 on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 10:30 pm:

There is a product to remove dyes from clothes. It is made by Rid and is in the same section as the Rid dyes. I did that once and ruined a nice new white shirt of dh's. Tried bleach and a couple of other things. Then I was going to try to dye it another color and found the stuff while I was looking for a good color to dye the shirt. And it worked.

By Missbookworm on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 10:50 pm:

It's been through the dryer already that's why I'm looking for some other way.

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I'll have to make a trip to the store tomorrow.

By Reds9298 on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 10:59 pm:

I have also found that Resolve carpet cleaner works well. Good luck!

By Ginny~moderator on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 11:16 pm:

Oh, the joys of a working parent. I'll bet you did all the laundry before you started working outside the home, and this is one of your son's early efforts at doing the laundry. That is not a criticism in any way, Catherin, just a recognition of what happens in the famiy life of a single mom. As you know, I've been there, done that. (Crayons also do interesting things to laundry).

I suggest starting with the Cascade or Resolve before you try the dye remover, but I very much fear that because the clothes went through the dryer, none of that will work.

For what comfort it may be, I doubt your son will make this kind of mistake again.

By Dawnk777 on Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 09:45 am:

Ginny, this problem even happens in 2-parent families, too! LOL! We've had a few laundry mishaps, over the years!

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