HELP!! I've ruined my son's Christmas Present!

(22 Posts)
Shoppingveggie Sat 05-Jan-13 16:17:46

I have just put my son's new football shirt in the wash together with his kit he played football in this morning, which included a new royal blue skin (undershirt). I have been washing football kits for 10 years BUT the white cotton collar on the black and white Newcastle United has turned blue from the skin angry.

It hasn't turned any of the nylon type material blue, just the cotton collar. Should I try and bleach the collar only? confused

frasersmummy Sat 05-Jan-13 16:26:18

try vanish with bleach..you can just put the vanish on the collar and then stick the whole top back in the wash.. good luck

Agree with frasersmummy but put a colour catcher in the load as well just in case.

Shoppingveggie Sat 05-Jan-13 17:08:00

Thank you - will wash again now .....

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 05-Jan-13 17:23:29

Get some colour run remover to soak it in, it's always best to keep some in reserve.

Homebargains do it cheaper, the cost in the supermarkets is eyewatering.

Shoppingveggie Sat 05-Jan-13 21:38:05

It's still the same after a second wash with vanish soaked on the collar. Thank you - I will try colour run remover. Otherwise it looks like Zi may have go visit the club shop again sad!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:28:50

Colour run remover will sort it out. Brilliant stuff.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sat 05-Jan-13 22:30:53

How old is he?

Good luck!!

tigerdriverII Sat 05-Jan-13 22:32:04

If all else fails then bleach will probably work, but how you keep the bleach off the rest of the shirt, goodness only knows. Worth trying, these shirts cost a fortune, I am always worried about staining them! (Not Newcastle ones of course grin)

Shoppingveggie Sat 05-Jan-13 23:30:43

I will definitely hunt down some colour run remover in the morning.

He is ten Chipping and as it was a Christmas present had his name and premiership badges on each sleeve - was £60 shock.

Shoppingveggie Sat 05-Jan-13 23:32:20

Tiger was thinking same about the bleach - it literally touches the black bits so it would never be perfect :-(.

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Sun 06-Jan-13 19:49:10

What about rubbing vaseline into the black bit to act as a water barrier and then applying bleach to the white/blue collar?

I'm kinda thinking its ruined anyway so may as well give it a shot.

Should any of the black be bleached off I would colour it in with a permanent marker to fill in the bleached bits. It may take a few bleachings and colouring in to get the right white/black colour.

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Sun 06-Jan-13 19:50:39

I would use a lot of vaseline, to make sure it protected the black part.

Shoppingveggie Sun 06-Jan-13 23:27:51

Thanks solider. I agree that it's ruined already so might as well try - had not thought about using Vaseline ....

Mspontipine Mon 07-Jan-13 02:02:42

But vaselines greasey - that'll add oil marks too sad would not recommend.

Shoppingveggie Mon 07-Jan-13 08:29:14

Umm - good point! I'm off to buy some Colour Run Remover this morning - see if that works first .....

Shoppingveggie Mon 07-Jan-13 13:23:21

Not worked ................. just bought another online angry

Thanks for all your ideas - only good thing is managed to find it cheaper (£48!) at Sports Direct.com.

What's the betting he gets spag bol down in first wearing!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 07-Jan-13 17:55:08

Did you soak it overnight? First time I did my pillowcase it needed an overnight soak.

Shoppingveggie Mon 07-Jan-13 21:19:05

No fluffy, I soaked it for 5 hours with both packets. I then tried one more wash ..... oh dear, hope I haven't been to hasty - although to be honest there was no change whatsoever ...

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 07-Jan-13 21:22:30

Well you tried and that's all we can do. Very annoying though.

I ruined one of dh shirts once. It happens to us all he had said don't soak that wash too so it was ALL MY FAULT

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Tue 08-Jan-13 14:32:31

Shame.
Ps my son always eats spag bol naked on his top half unless he is wearing black!

januaryjojo Wed 09-Jan-13 13:23:58

Can you try painting neat bleach on the collar with a brush, then leave it for a bit?

You'd have more control about where the bleach went then?

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