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Red-faced laundry lady with blue washing

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Gogogran Thu 05-Nov-15 13:45:20

I am a little embarrassed to even admit this. I have NEVER had a washing machine incident - no shrinking or anything. But last week I somehow managed to put my new white shirt in with a denim skirt. My white shirt is now pale blue blush. I've put it in on another wash with one of those sachets of whitening things but it hasn't worked. What else can I try? The shirt is a polyester blend in case that makes any difference?

hildajenniJ Thu 05-Nov-15 13:51:12

Try Dylon Colour Run. I have used this successfully in the past. My dear late MiL decided to do my washing once when we were away on holiday. My toddler son's new red shorts were among the other things. MiL didn't know they had not been washed before, consequently everything pale in colour came out pink. Colour run restored them to normal. Keep your blouse wet though, as, if I remember correctly it will not work if the garment has been allowed to dry.

loopylou Thu 05-Nov-15 15:01:19

Bung it in a bowl of bleach and hottish water, it'll be fine. I did this with a red tea towel (no idea how) and it worked a treat. Leave to soak overnight then wash normally.

TriciaF Thu 05-Nov-15 17:28:14

Reminds me of an incident when we had a young newly married couple staying with us, until they found a place of their own.
She put a load of her husband's new white underclothes into our washer, and must have mistakenly included something dark green. The "whites" all came out peppermint green - poor lass!
I can't remember what she did about it, but they're still together.

rosesarered Thu 05-Nov-15 17:30:56

Well, you have a nice pale blue shirt now!Enjoy.
Years ago, a naughty odd red sock got in with DH's pristine white undies, as you can imagine, they all came out pale pink.

Greenfinch Thu 05-Nov-15 18:27:03

I can identify with that Tricia. When DD was at. school I washed her lab coat with something green. She was the only one with a peppermint green lab coat. At least it was easily identifiable. !!

Ana Thu 05-Nov-15 19:22:24

I agree with loopy. Bleach won't do it any harm and is a lot cheaper than those branded wonder remedies.