Laundry Stain Tips

by Rachel Petersen

Jomar Wholesale

Laundry Stains: When Colors Bleed in the Wash

laundry stain tips DIY Shout

Laundry stains. We hate em. 



We’ve all been there. Something pink or red gets thrown into the laundry with white items, and now you have red splotches all over something that is not supposed to be red, and that makes you see red. 

It's the worst.

If you throw it back into the wash, nothing seems to happen. You just have splotchy, pinkish clothes.

I’m going to share a secret trick with you today to get those dye bleeds out in one try.

Take the offending item and pre-treat the splotches. I prefer to use Oxy-clean spray, but I also like using Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover.

For this post, I used Grandma’s Spot remover gel. 

stain treatment laundry clothing wash pre-treat

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:

Zip close laundry bag
Shout Color Catcher Sheets

After pre-treating the fabric dye bleed spots, put the item in your laundry bag with 2 or 3 Shout color catcher sheets.

Zip the laundry bag closed, and toss it in the wash — run it on a regular cycle with cold water.

Pull it out immediately. Hang to dry. The fabric dye will have been pulled onto the color catcher sheets. Occasionally, the dye bleed is serious enough that you may need to run this cycle again, with fresh color catcher sheets. Typically, however, one wash cycle is enough to pull the color transfer out of the item.

This also works when a printed item was washed and the colors within itself bleed.

This is one of my favorite tricks to use to refresh items, remove color transfer, and fix laundry fabric issues.

Now sit down, drink your coffee or maybe eat some lunch for once, and enjoy your fresh, spotless laundry!

This blog post originally appeared on Xo, Rachel Blog on October 8, 2019. You can read the original post here. It contains affiliate links for amazon.com. 

Customer Favorites

Liquid error: product form must be given a product
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces
GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces

GRAPHIC TEES | men’s/women’s irregular NEW | 50 pieces

$50.00
MEN’S ITALIAN SOCKS | NWT/NWOT BULK | 427 pairs
MEN’S ITALIAN SOCKS | NWT/NWOT BULK | 427 pairs
MEN’S ITALIAN SOCKS | NWT/NWOT BULK | 427 pairs
MEN’S ITALIAN SOCKS | NWT/NWOT BULK | 427 pairs
MEN’S ITALIAN SOCKS | NWT/NWOT BULK | 427 pairs

MEN’S ITALIAN SOCKS | NWT/NWOT BULK | 427 pairs

$685.00
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece
AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece

AMERICAN APPAREL | Assorted styles men's / women's NWOT | 50 piece

$99.00
SHOW ME YOUR MUMU MAXI DRESS | Women's Bulk | 50 dresses
SHOW ME YOUR MUMU MAXI DRESS | Women's Bulk | 50 dresses
SHOW ME YOUR MUMU MAXI DRESS | Women's Bulk | 50 dresses
SHOW ME YOUR MUMU MAXI DRESS | Women's Bulk | 50 dresses

SHOW ME YOUR MUMU MAXI DRESS | Women's Bulk | 50 dresses

$400.00

Related Posts

HOW TO: Repair Holes in Small Gauge Fabric

HOW TO: Repair Holes in Small Gauge Fabric

I’m going to preface this post with, “I hate trying to repair holes in small gauge knit fabrics”.It’s never invisible. Give me split seams, moth holes in boiled/felted...

Read more
How To: Manage Reseller Inventory

How To: Manage Reseller Inventory

Now that I have transitioned to a full-time business owner, the size of my inventory has exceeded the capacity of a shared shelving area! With over 1,000 active...

Read more
How To: Upcycled Blazer DIY

How To: Upcycled Blazer DIY

Sometimes, you don’t always need a new outfit. Often what we’re looking for is right in our closets, waiting on a reset. With a little patience and a...

Read more

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published