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Clothes dye recommendations?

(8 Posts)
WorkingBling Sun 05-Jul-15 18:39:41

I have a lovely white cotton shirt. Sadly, on my first wearing of it I got a big stain which won't come out. So M thinking of dying it. Any brand recommendations or not tips?

Nettletheelf Sun 05-Jul-15 19:20:14

I did this with machine Dylon after a lovely pale blue cotton shirt was washed with a new, bright yellow J cloth (!!! What was my husband thinking?)

Worked brilliantly. Run the machine empty afterwards to get rid of the dye. Also, the colours tend to come out darker/brighter than you'd expect, so choose accordingly.

paxtecum Sun 05-Jul-15 19:22:18

Be aware that the stitching will not dye, so it has top stitching it will all stay white.

Sgtmajormummy Sun 05-Jul-15 19:36:32

Yes, as pax says, if your cotton garment is sewn with polyester cotton it won't take the dye. Also, if the stain hasn't come out, the colour may be deeper there because the stain makes it darker.

Sgtmajormummy Sun 05-Jul-15 19:37:52

polyester thread', sorry!

WorkingBling Sun 05-Jul-15 20:21:00

All helpful
Comments. Thank you. Will do some shopping. Hope it works!

hugoagogo Sun 05-Jul-15 20:24:59

I'd be tempted to keep trying to get the stain out.

lilolilmanchester Sun 05-Jul-15 20:33:32

My lastly ditch attempt before throwing out or dyeing is to us mould & mildew remover which contains a mild bleach, keep an eye on it and rinse as soon as the stain seems to have disappeared. Worst case you end up having to dye

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