Bleach stain struggles: Here's how to save your clothes from ruin 3 days ago

Bleach stain struggles: Here's how to save your clothes from ruin

End result: a black jumper that looks way better than it did in the first place!

So, the worst thing happened the other day: I got bleach on my jumper. Most people know that bleach and favourite clothes do not mix well.

 

The first thing I did was go to the dry cleaners to see if they could do anything about it, the answer was a definite no, also a look of "are you serious?!" So that was a no-go.

Then, of course, I thought I might as well ask my Instagram followers to see if they had any tricks up their sleeves. Excuse the pun!

Well, it turns out this has happened to a lot of people who follow me on Instagram. I got about one hundred replies. The results were as follows:

  • Bin it!
  • Tye dye it with more bleach
  • Buy a fabric dye and dye the whole jumper another colour

So I thought instead of risking ruining the jumper with bleach, I would dye it black. Sounds simple enough: buy a dye pod that you can get in most pharmacies and put it in the washing machine with your clothes that you want to dye.

So I went to the chemist down the road and picked up a Dylon pod. The instructions on the pod are pretty straightforward: you dampen the clothes before putting them in the washing machine. Then you stick them in  for a 30/40 degree wash, with the pod inside.

After the wash, you take the empty pod out and put some detergent in and wash the clothes again. Then take them out and dry them... and that's it. You now have a new jumper.

You'll have to wash your machine a few times so that there's no dye left but I've since washed a white wash perfectly... so I presume it's all gone now. Hopefully.

End result: a black jumper that looks way better than it did in the first place!