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Primark PJs destoyed my sheets!

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newnamenewnamenewname Sat 13-Jan-18 19:25:16

I don't normally wear pyjamas in bed but I've been plagued by insomnia and having a regular bedtime routine was suggested - a relaxing bath then taking some time to wind down. Not wanting to traumatise DS and his friends with the sight of me in my nightdress, nor for the cat to use my bare legs as a pin cushion, a couple of months ago I decided to buy some PJs in Primark to wear post bath before bed.

They were great. They looked fantastic, a plain black jersey V-neck top with wide leg pants with velvet trim. They were comfy. They washed well, no need to iron them, they came out of the washing machine creaseless. My legs have not been scratched to pieces and no one has been blinded by my white legs. All good.

Until this week... I've spent the week home alone in bed with flu. With no one else to tackle the laundry mountain, after several sleepless, sweaty nights, I was out out of clean nightwear so I resorted to wearing the Primark pyjamas in bed. The next morning, my beautiful white 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets had been turned into a filthy looking, grey stained mess angry

I've tried washing them with colour run remover but it's done nothing sad The stained part is still grey. Not just a bit grey, the same colour as DS's actual grey bedsheets.

AIBU to think that pyjamas that you can't actually wear in bed without staining your sheets aren't fit for purpose? angry angry angry

GoldenWondering Sat 13-Jan-18 19:29:34

I have taken to spending all day in bed with my clothes on and my white sheets always get a navy mark where I have been lying. I find the mark comes off after washing a few times on an intensive setting. I feel your pain. It is horrible when something bad happens to your nice sheets.

NewYearNiki Sat 13-Jan-18 19:30:07

The next morning, my beautiful white 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets had been turned into a filthy looking, grey stained mess.

Maybe you should have done better than Primark for pajamas then.

Their stuff is crap and pours with dye.

fantasmasgoria1 Sat 13-Jan-18 19:35:34

Always buy primark pyjamas and never ever has this problem!

uncoolnn Sat 13-Jan-18 19:41:33

I have the same problem but with Tesco F&F pyjamas. My grey sheets now have a red tinge angry

newyearnewname18 Sat 13-Jan-18 19:41:45

Can't quite get past the fact that 'they don't need ironing'. Who irons pjs?

WatchingFromTheWings Sat 13-Jan-18 19:41:47

Myself and the 3 kids have tons of Primark pjs. Never had a problem!

brizzledrizzle Sat 13-Jan-18 19:46:59

No problems here either, we've had them for years and it's never happened to our white sheets.

NeganLovesLucille Sat 13-Jan-18 19:48:03

Who the fuck irons pjs?

Asiaticlily Sat 13-Jan-18 19:48:48

I’ve had clothes where the dye runs before (not primark) but it’s generally before the first wash and definitely before the first 5.

As you’ve had them a few months I’d say that was really unusual! Could they have picked up dye from any other new clothes/ pen ink/ oil from your last wash?

Idontdowindows Sat 13-Jan-18 19:50:04

It can happen I'm afraid and it's horrible sad

For your sheets: bring a large pot of water to boil and add 1 cup of vinegar. Remove pot from heat and add your whites. Soak your laundry overnight, then wash as usual.

I also wash all new clothes and put vinegar in the rinse before I wear them.

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Sat 13-Jan-18 19:50:44

I think you've been unlucky - I always buy Primark pyjamas and have never had a problem. Mind you I've never gone for the more elegant dark colours.

If the sheets are white you could try soaking soaking them in bleach or Milton - that gets most things out.

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Sat 13-Jan-18 19:51:10

Maybe test a patch first...

witcheshats Sat 13-Jan-18 19:51:17

Oh god no. Tell me it's not true!

HickDead Sat 13-Jan-18 19:56:09

I had similar sounding PJ’sfrom Primark for after I had DD3 and didn’t have a problem, spent a fair amount of time in bed as unwell afterwards too. How long have you had them? Would they not be colourfast by now?

QueenThisTime Sat 13-Jan-18 19:59:30

Oh no i’d be so upset op! I love nice bedding and i’m not averse to cheap pjs, and I don’t think this is to be expected, even if they are primark.

I’m not a big complainer, but in this case i’d take a photo and send it in an email to their customer service and explain what’s happened (nicely, not all guns blazing) and ask if they can reimburse you for a new sheet.

Rumblemumble Sat 13-Jan-18 19:59:53

I had the same problem with a primark pair. Will only buy light coloured PJs now

QueenThisTime Sat 13-Jan-18 20:00:35

Is it dye, or is it actual fibres? Tiny dark fibres could have shed and got embedded in the sheet.

StaplesCorner Sat 13-Jan-18 20:03:51

DD's boyfriend bought her pjs from Primark (only 16 I might add) for Xmas, they looked cosy. Then suddenly my washing was full of glitter, everything, totally fucked with glitter. My DCs are teens now but this reminded me of glitter "craft" fucking stuff when they were in pre-school etc - turns out the PJs actually had real life kids glitter stuck to them. Primark has its place, I put it too you MNetters that its not our beds.

CremeFresh Sat 13-Jan-18 20:04:57

I've had the same happen with dark brown pj's , I think they were from M&S. There was a brown Creme shaped stain on the sheets that I could never get out.

southboundagain Sat 13-Jan-18 20:12:35

Have you tried Vanish oxy for white clothes? I accidentally got dark pink stains on white towels and it removed it really well.

TheWhisperingSky Sat 13-Jan-18 20:16:39

I'd complain and ask to be refunded or exchange pj's. If the sheets are plain white cotton, then soaking for a short time in a dilute bleach solution should sort them.

Amanduh Sat 13-Jan-18 20:17:21

My primark pj’s have never done this.
My white company ones have.
You’ve had an unlucky pair!

fastfrank Sat 13-Jan-18 20:18:22

Fancy sheets people iron PJs, obviously. I lie there on my Tesco value tracing paper sheets in my creased as fuck primark colour running PJs grin

If the Tesco value sheets are in the wash I usually just use bin bags.

LightastheBreeze Sat 13-Jan-18 20:19:02

You can get that colour run remover from Wilko, probably Dylon that works well

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