Preventing Fading and Color Bleeding

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How can I stop colored items from losing their dyes?

Preventing Fading and Color Bleeding

We all have had that favorite dark colored shirt that fades and ends up with a "frost" of fade on it. Next time you buy dark (or bright) colored clothing, set the color by soaking the garment for an hour in a mix of 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 gallon of water. If the rinse water shows color after an hour, repeat the process. Use this technique only for single-colored items, because multi-colored items may bleed into each other. Multicolored items will likely need to be dry-cleaned. The clothing will still fade, but after many more washes. This will also prevent already laundered items from fading even more.

   

Comments

10/5/2007 9:08:40 AM
VICTOR said:

That's should be working well.

recently Huntsman has comeacross a color bonding technique which uses a different trichromic option to give a good user comfort on this subject.


3/2/2009 4:26:23 PM
Sybil said:

I had heard this before, but I wanted to confirm before I tried it. thank you!


7/26/2009 7:40:24 AM
Mary said:

I have a top that the colour has run, any suggestions on how to fix this? hope so. thanks


6/10/2011 12:18:54 AM
Karen said:

This really wasn"t thi info that I was looking for, what i actually wanted was info on how to remove faded stains from clothes.


12/20/2011 7:39:32 AM
prashant said:

We already aware of it give some new tips




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