How to Remove Dye Stains from Clothes

How to Remove Dye Stains from Clothes

Mixing colours can be fun, but when one garment bleeds onto another and a red T-shirt turns the whole load of whites pink, it’s a challenge. But worry not, there’s hope to get the original colour back. Just read on and follow our step-by-step guide on how to remove these colour stains from your clothes.

5 steps on how to remove dye transfer stains from clothes

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    Step 1: Pre-treat

    Use a bucket, a sink or a tub and create a soaking solution by mixing some Tide Double Power or Tide 3 in 1 powder detergent. Soak your colour-stained garments in the solution for 5-15 minutes. Use a towel to weigh to keep them fully submerged, if needed.

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    Step 2: Dose

    Use the necessary amount of Tide Double Power for a new bucket you want to handwash in, or in your washing machine.

    Add detergent
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    Step 3: Load

    Take out your garments from the soaking solution, and without rinsing off the detergent, place them into the new bucket or into your washing machine.

    Step 4: Load (Sweat stain)
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    Step 4: Wash

    Wash in warm water, or in the machine based on your usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated by the garments’ fabric care label.

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    Step 5: Unload

    When the process is complete, unload the garments immediately. If the dye transfer stain persists, repeat the previous steps. If they’re gone, dry your clothes as normal.


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