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What chemicals to use to whiten recycled paper

There is no white dye that you can add to your wood-pulp slurry to whiten it. Any and all dyes will only make it appear darker. Bleach is used to whiten paper the same way it is used to whiten your ...
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Dry Erase Marker Issue: Mixed Colors

Drag the red marker over a paper towel while rotating it. Do it a few times over a day or two. The rough absorbent surface will help remove the black flakes of pigment.
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How to color water milky/white, - non-molding, non-sinking?

Anything you can suspend in water that will look white will be a particulate of some kind (like paint pigment). Any particulate larger than colloidal size will fall out of suspension over time. Dyes ...
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How can I prevent a new canvas backpack from fading its color over time?

You can use any of the following: Salt: Add a tablespoon of salt to the wash, and the chloride will help our clothing pack a colorful punch when it comes out of the dryer. Chloride found in salt ...
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How to color water milky/white, - non-molding, non-sinking?

Inorganic soluble cutting oil used in industrial machines such as lathes and mills. It's mixed with water, stays in solution as far as I know, and doesn't mold.
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How can I restore my garment's colour after I washed it with black colours?

One has to ask how essential it is that a pair of pyjamas doesn't take on a darker hue – few people will know or even care. The easiest solution is to write it off to experience, and be thankful it ...
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How To Get Food Dye Off My Hands?

For small areas such as an ink stain, I use a pumice stone to gently rub the dye off. You might need to use this if other answers do not work. Do not scrub hard, because it abrades the skin. It might ...
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How To Get Food Dye Off My Hands?

I use bleach and water and soak them for a few minutes. If they are really stained with red it may take straight bleach. After that I use liquid soap or even dawn detergent. And yes, don't forget to ...
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I cleaned scuffs off shiny finished leather shoes with the wrong kind of toothpaste

Toothpaste contains an abrasive, and leather is much softer than your teeth. If you can't match the colour, use clear or neutral shoe polish. If you scuff the shoes again, only use a cleaning product ...
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Removing blue light from a reading light

The Mellow Yellow Reading Light Lifehack You can make a transparent optical quality filtering "paint" by mixing gelatine powder with water and adding yellow food colour to the mix. Apply (...
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Removing hair dye with baking soda

I add baking soda in the bathtub when I take baths (about 250g per "serving"). I usually take at least one full bath per week, and I use baking soda for at least a year (actually, I ...
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How can I remove the orange color from my shoes midsole?

Make a mix of water and bleach at 8:1 ratio. Put shoes in sink, then pour in the mix until it cover the midsole but not high enough to touch the shoe upper fabric. Leave overnight, check the next day, ...
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How do I fix unevenly bleached hair that's already been dyed blue

Anything you do to the colour of your hair now it going to fail keeping the blue in now and may make a mess of what colour is in. Before a bleach can reach the natural colour in your hair, it will ...
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How to remove Henna color from acrylic practice hand board?

Hydrogen peroxide can work to remove it, you can also try lemon juice 1:1 with baking Soda after the peroxide. Strong hydrogen peroxide is likely to be more effective but not too important, it is ...
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How to lighten dark black hair to brown using lemon + hairdryer

I found that the best way was to wash hair and rinse with lemon juice in the water and then go out in the direct sun to let air-dry. Not that much slower than a hairdryer unless of course it is a ...
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How to color water milky/white, - non-molding, non-sinking?

The stuff only has to look milky; not be milky to achieve your goal. When I shoot liquids for advertising that I want to glow (or look like they do) such as a glass of frosty beer or a jar of ...
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How to color water milky/white, - non-molding, non-sinking?

Commenting on another answer gave me the idea to use an anis spirit (ouzo, sambuca, pastis, raki) mixed with water. The ouzo-effect results in a milky solution which, according to the Wikipedia ...
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How to color water milky/white, - non-molding, non-sinking?

You could try adding something to milk to sterilize it. Household bleach may work, but may also turn it clear (bleach turns coloured things white, but I'm not cure if it turns white things clear). ...
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