Pam said, ” I bought a pair of Gloria Van jeans a few years ago. I can’t wear them. My hands turn blue from touching them. I have tried vinegar and washed them more times than I can count, funny I haven’t worn them out from washing them. Is there something else I can try?”
Dark colors of jeans are treated with so much dye to give them their rich color that it often comes out in the laundry or even onto things that rub against the jeans while you wear them, such as a couch or purse. Follow the steps below to set the dye so that it no longer bleeds.
You Will Need:
- Rit Dye Fixative
Steps to Set the Dye:
- Get some Rit Dye Fixtive. It is available in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets.
- Follow the instructions on the label to use it. This product is used to set the dye so that it no longer will bleed.
- After setting the dye, test the jeans in another wash with something white that you don’t mind ruining, such as a cleaning cloth, to be sure the dye has fully set.
- If the Rit Dye Fixative does not do the trick, you can use Synthrapol to remove the excess dye. It is available online, as well as at craft or quilting supply stores. Keep in mind that using the Synthrapol may lighten the color of your jeans though.