How to Get Dye Out of Clothes
Nobody likes that dreaded moment when accidental dye stains your favorite clothing. Don’t worry – with the right combination of products and techniques, you can successfully get out almost any dye stain from fabric. Here’s what to do:
Gather Your Materials
Before removing a dye stain from fabric, you’ll need to gather the right supplies. You’ll need:
- A cloth
- A sink
- Borax or baking soda
- White vinegar
- Liquid detergent
Remove Excess Dye
Brush off any excess dye from the fabric, then blot the stain with a damp cloth. Do not rub the cloth – this can cause the dye to spread. Use a dry cloth or paper towel to blot the spot afterwards.
Treat the Stain
- Mix equal parts white vinegar and liquid detergent, and then saturate the stained area with the mixture.
- Give the fabric 15 minutes to soak.
- Rinse with cold water until the stain is no longer visible.
- If the stain is still visible, mix ¼ cup borax or baking soda with ½ cup cold water. Soak the fabric for 15 minutes, then rinse until the stain disappears.
After the stain is gone, simply toss the clothing in the washing machine. Using hot water for the rinse cycle will prevent any remaining dye stains. And that’s it – you now know how to get dye out of clothes in no time.