Bleach Stains? Don’t Throw Anything Away, Try to Fix It Like This First
We’ve all been there: an unfortunate bleach stain on our favorite dress. While the initial reaction might be despair, leading us to consider discarding the seemingly irreparable garment, sometimes it is possible to rescue the dress with an old trick. This method doesn’t involve adding more bleach stains, which might work for t-shirts but not actual dresses, trousers, jackets, or tablecloths and sheets. Instead, we can explore some tried-and-true grandmother’s remedies.
What to do in case of bleach stains?
The approach you should take depends on how much time has passed since the bleach stains appeared. If you notice the bleach splatter on your clothes immediately, you can attempt to salvage them using a degreaser. Spray a generous amount of degreaser on the stain and allow it to sit for at least five minutes. Then, put the shirt in a basin full of water and laundry detergent.
Bring the mixture to a boil, and once it’s boiling, let it simmer on the stove for a minimum of thirty minutes. After this period, allow everything to cool down. Then, wring out the dress and placing it in the washing machine, using the appropriate program for the fabric. In theory, the stain should be gone.
However, if too much time has passed since the dress became stained, the stain is now irrecoverable. You can consider recycling the clothing. Start by using bleach to remove any remaining color, then dye it with a color of your choice. Problem solved. Obviously, not all fabrics can be treated this way. Recovering or dyeing a silk dress stained with bleach will be difficult.