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Bleach ruined black coat - any ideas how to restore?

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Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 12:00:36

One of my beloved DC have sprayed dettol mould and mildew spray on a black coat so it is now speckled pink angry

Anything I can do to remove the pink bleach affect?

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 12:33:03


LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:35:20

Nope, it's been bleached. Bleach changes the pigments in the dye, turning black to pink, and is permanent. You could try dying the spots black again but you'd need to wash it first to remove any trace of the spray. That or try a black sharpie.

Sorry sad

SavoyCabbage Sat 13-Dec-14 12:35:51

You can't remove bleach. Your only hope is to dye it.

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 12:37:11

Black Shapie, fantastic idea, just need to work out how to wash it first hmm

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:39:01

What's it made out of? I tend to use a wool wash (30oc) for my coats if they have a wool content.

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:40:04

Be careful with the sharpie method though, the sharpie may not be necessarily the same shade of black as your coat. Better than pink though.

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 12:40:59

It's itallian moleskin?

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:44:29

Okydoke, I'm assuming it's dry clean only then? In that case I wouldn't wash it. I'd get a cotton bud and really gently dab a little milk on the pink spots. Bleach is an acid, milk is an alkali so it should neutralise the bleach.

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 13:07:40

Will try the milk thing in a sec but
will it make it smell of sour milk?

MaudantWit Sat 13-Dec-14 13:10:53

Whereabouts are the pink spots? Is a corsage or a bit of creative applique to cover them an option (or would that not work with the style of the coat)?

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 13:13:58

It's DH's cost confused

Will try and photo it

EdwiniasRevenge Sat 13-Dec-14 13:15:28

Bleach is most definitely an alkali. And should NEVER be mixed with an acid.

Milk is fairly neutral I think.

MaudantWit Sat 13-Dec-14 13:16:26

Oh, so a corsage is probably not an option then.

flamingtoaster Sat 13-Dec-14 13:20:53

I was going to suggest some creative embroidery and you could pretend it was Desigual - but not if it belongs to DH. I think covering the spots with a black Sharpie is probably your best bet.

WhaddayWant Sat 13-Dec-14 13:22:27

Eek, that doesn't sound too hopeful. confused

How big are the pink spots?

MaudantWit Sat 13-Dec-14 13:25:36

Have you got a good dry cleaner who offers a dyeing service? They may be able to advise on what (if anything) they could do.

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 13-Dec-14 13:27:00

Now, you can see why I failed my chemistry A'Level blush

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 18:17:53

It's down one of the arms, sorry for delay have visitors.

LemonBreeland Sat 13-Dec-14 18:20:06

I don't want to put a damper on things but dying over it most likely won't work. Dye doesn't cover bleached fabric.

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