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I have an old cotton red and white knitted sweater that I love. I always washed it carefully in cold water and occasionally in vinegar so the red wouldn't bleed. The last time I took it out of our front-load washer (gentle, cold, delicate detergent) the red had bled more than it ever had. Is there any way to reverse the bleeding? If not, is there any way to keep it from bleeding further?
This situation defies the rules of laundry.
If you already washed it multiple times, then there isn't any logic to it running now.
We have removed dye transfer with our Stain Solution, however this will be tricky to treat between the red and white.
Basically, the "reverse" would be to remove the dye which is removable since it transferred in the first place.
As for further bleeding, perhaps the machine is too aggressive and you have more control in hand washing.
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Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Signature Detergent 32 fl. oz.
Scented Vinegar 16 fl. oz.
How do you keep black fabric from fading in the wash? I have heard I should put vinegar in the water. I also understand there is a new product on the market for this problem. Do you know what it is?
To achieve the best results with dark denim, launder with Denim Wash or Darks Detergent in cold water, turning them inside out to preserve the dark color. Dark denim is best maintained by not using the dryer cycle as this is where most fading occurs. Air drying is preferred.
To keep white denim looking brand new, use Whites Detergent in warm or hot water. Pretreat stains with Stain Solution, especially on the hem. Re-wash if stains are still visible before the drying cycle.
To keep your distressed jeans with the perfect rips, wash on the delicate cycle in a Mesh Bag and line dry.
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Denim Wash 16 fl. oz.
Darks Detergent 32 fl. oz.
Whites Detergent 32 fl. oz.
Mesh Bag Bundle