Recently, I bought some new cloths, one of them is a jean, and some other white cloths. By accident, I washed the jeans together with other light colored cloths, and the white cloths got colored. When I finished washing, I didn't notice since it was at night and I couldn't see clearly. So when I noticed, the cloths were already dry. Immediately I tried using bleaches but unfortunately it didn't work, is there any way to remove the stain?

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    I bet you meant to say, that the white cloths got colored and not the light colored ones, right?
    – Alex
    Jun 11, 2015 at 14:43
  • @Alex yes..,..... Jun 11, 2015 at 18:27

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It would have been easier if done before they dried, but neither of us can turn back time. Some ideas can be found in the answers to How to remove pigments from white clothes that have been accidentally laundered? on this site, and some more from searching for remove color bleed stains at google.

The general idea seems to be one of the below:

  • Presoak for several hours using a non-chlorine (oxygen based) bleach before a normal wash. Might need to be repeated
  • Use a color remover product (according to its manual)
  • Soak using a chlorine based bleach, but for a shorter amount of time like 10-15 min, before washing

So there you have the basic options, and now lets leave it up to the community to provide the really hackish solutions, if they exist.

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