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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
My mother put a red top in the wash with my favourite white linen trousers, the colour ran, and there are now pink stains on them. :crying: What is the best way to get the stain out?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can't offer you any help in getting the stain out (although Mrs MoK likes Stain Devils)...

    I might suggest that at least you have something which you won't mind using to mop up your Mum's blood...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you could try that Oxy Action stuff although I don't know what it does about dyes. My mum got blood out of her top using that though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Problem is that it's been washed into the fabric. Like permanent dye. Tell your mum she owes you a new pair of trousers, cos quite frankly a 12 yr old boy would know better than to put new dark colours in with whites.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They sell things specifically for this, well we do in Tesco anyway i can't think of the name offhand but they are normally found with the washing powders and stain removal stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dylon do a colour run catcher that's quite good, I used it on a white top a few weeks ago and it worked a treat.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Vanish might help. Is that still on the market...
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    mazza wrote:
    Vanish might help. Is that still on the market...
    Its probably been re-named Yanish to fit in with some obscure EU regulation
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Either the vanish bar soap (which is much better than that fizzy crap) or Bright White, which is little packet things you put in the wash to whiten things.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ha ha! very funny. What a truism. Remember Ajax to Xaja! Immac to Veet - though unsure if these are EU directives. That made me chuckle though what you said, Pirate.
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    Dont forget Jif to Cif ;p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its simply the economics of mass production, why make a different bottle for all the EEC when you can make one.
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    Why not just let the Europeans call it 'yif' and keep the J? =\

    We don't go around renaming all their products.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dr Pirate wrote:
    Why not just let the Europeans call it 'yif' and keep the J? =\

    We don't go around renaming all their products.

    And we dont want their foreign muck anyway because we are a proud island race.
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    I'm not sure how I should read that, sarcastic or what?

    I'd just prefer it if we didn't have to be so 'continental'
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Id suggest putting them in a bucket with some dilute normal household bleach. Just the thin cheap stuff, it doesnt need to be thick domestos or anything. It should have instructions on the bottle for bleaching clothes. Obviously dont put the bleach on the fabric neat, or it will make holes in it. You dont need much bleach at all.
    http://cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/c-503.html
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